{  Bread, Espresso & — パンとエスプレッソと  }

Bread, Espresso & -- パンとエスプレッソと
Bread, Espresso & -- パンとエスプレッソと
Bread, Espresso & -- パンとエスプレッソと
Bread, Espresso & -- パンとエスプレッソと

Stopped by this bakery cafe for brunch with Miss E recently. The cafe name in English makes no sense but in Japanese, it’s pronounced “Pan to Espresso to”. They are quite famous for having a good bakery and yummy coffee. I’m sure the coffee/espresso is good because it’s from Omotesando Koffee! However, we happened to visit the cafe on a day that their espresso machine broke so we unfortunately couldn’t order their specialty drinks. FAIL.

They have 2 lunch sets on the weekends. The ‘Weekend Brunch Set'(1500yen) includes an assortment of bread, side dish, ham, butter, honey, and drink. The ‘Panini Lunch Set'(1000yen) comes with a panini of your choice, side dish, and drink. You can also pay an extra 150yen to get soy milk in your coffee if you prefer. The bread was definitely good and the paninis were decent. I’m gonna have to come back here a few more times to fully explore this place.

After we left the cafe, we were walking around Omotesando and a lady came running after us asking us if we would be ok to be photographed for a fashion magazine. At first, we were like huh? I’ve always seen street snaps in Japanese magazines but never thought we’d be asked to be in one. I guess this really does happen! After hearing more about it, Miss E and I decided to pose for the camera. We then had to fill out a short form of what we were wearing and how much each item cost, etc. I’d have to say I’m a little excited/curious/worried about how this is going to come out…sigh*

Address // 3-4-9, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5410-2040
Website // http://www.bread-espresso.jp/


{  Kyoto Cafes  }

Kyoto Cafes
Kyoto Cafes
Kyoto Cafes

“Machiya cafes” have become quite popular in Kyoto these days. They are basically cafe’s which are created out of an old/traditional-style house and converted into Japanese organic cafes. They are typically located in residential areas of Kyoto and are a little hard to find but we came across one of them and had a nice dinner so I thought I’d share this place. Actually, there were quite a few Machiya Cafes on the same street after we were walking back to the main streets so I suggest to walk along this street and check them out if you’re interested.

{ Omo Cafe }
Address // 499 Umeyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan‎ (map)
Phone Number // 075-221-7500
Website // http://www.secondhouse.co.jp/omoya2_cafe-top.html


Kyoto Cafes
Kyoto Cafes

After having dinner at Omo Cafe, we walked towards Kamogawa and decided to chill at one of the nicer Starbucks in town. The terrace seating happens to be on top of the river and it’s a great spot to chill and sip on some coffee. Lots of love birds were hanging out along the river too. Nice romantic place for sure♡

{ Starbucks Sanjo Ohashi Branch }
Address // 113, Nakajimacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 075-213-2326
Website // http://www.starbucks.co.jp


Kyoto Cafes
Kyoto Cafes

Right before heading back to Tokyo on the Shinkansen (bullet train), we tea-ed at Malebranche inside of Kyoto station and had a nice treat. My Matcha-ore was yummm.

{ Malebranche/マールブランシュ }
Address // Inside Kyoto JR Station
Phone Number // 075-661-3808
Website // http://www.malebranche.co.jp/


This will be the last post of my Kyoto trip series. Hope you enjoyed them :)

Related Posts on Kyoto:
1) Hirobun
2) Nakamura Tokichi
3) Kyoto Trip
4) Kyoto Cafes