|Category||Cafe / Machiya Style|
Anybody who has been to Kyoto has probably realized this, but having a “traditional Japanese breakfast” in this city is surprisingly difficult. If you stay at a hotel or Ryokan, they have available stay plans that already include breakfast. You could opt for these, but here I have good news for those who find the breakfasts at the ryokans very expensive, and the hotel buffet breakfast not really that exciting. At Rojiusagi, you can find a breakfast menu that will not let your expectations for “the” Japanese breakfast down.
There are three different types of breakfast menu available, and this is the Japanese style breakfast “Kyo-no-Asagohan”(Kyoto’s breakfast). This is a typical Japanese breakfast consisting of the basics: Rice and miso soup and side dishes that changes depending on the day.
They serve several varieties of side dishes in small amounts - on this day these were rolled egg, grilled salmon, and a dish of vegetables, chicken and konjak. I highly recommend you to try the Japanese style breakfast, which is not only healthy but also delicious. And for those who do not like Japanese food, or the ones who got tired of it, bread and coffee western style breakfasts are also available.
You can relax at the Japanese style tatami room, which requires you to take off your shoes. There are also about 4 counter seats.
This restaurant has a beautiful well maintained inner garden. You can enjoy the view looking out on the garden while waiting for your food.
This restaurant also calls itself a “book café”, and one can find many books on its shelves. It seems that the owner used to be a guide of Kyoto, so there are many books on the city. Even if you do not speak Japanese, you can really enjoy the pictures in many of these books.
It is located at an alley on Miyagawacho-dori street, in Gion area. Since it is close to “Kaburenjo”(a theatre where geishas meet and practise their art), a place where “maiko” undergo training, you may be lucky enough to get a peek at a “maiko”. Also, it is located in the same quarter as Guest house RAKUZA, which I have made an introduction of before, so it would be a good idea to go to have breakfast at Rojiusagi when staying there.
176 Shimoyanagicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
|Open||8:00a.m. - 10:30a.m. 12:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. Closed 4th sunday of every month|
|Access||5 minute walk from Keihan Shijo Station 7 minute walk from City Bus Stop ShijoKeihan 10 minute walk from City Bus Stop ShijoKawaramachi|