|Category||Cafe / Curry|
The Chinese character "集"(Atsumaru, to come together) is a combination of the characters "鳥"(bird) and "木"(Tree), and expresses a scene where many birds gather on one tree. this cafe was named "鳥の木珈琲"(Torinoki Coffee) with the hope of becoming a tree where many birds gather, where people can relax and rest their wings inside.
Just opened in April, "Torinoki Cofee" offers delicious, home-roasted Pour Over coffee and hand-made sweets. coffee made with utmost care, and the simple yet deeply enjoyable food, combined with the atmosphere of the cafe makes this a place where time seems to pass slowly.
This cafe lives up to its name, and is a perfect place to take a break from experiencing the city just like a bird would rest on a tree.
The contrast between the beautiful white walls and the antique glass doors is the first thing that will catch your eye.
Inside, the store is small and cozy with only 2 counter seats and 8 table seats. The color of the walls and the soft lighting enhance the coziness. in fact, the owner did the interior design for the store.
The menu currently is as follows:
Coffee - 3 regular kinds(blended coffee, Kenya, Guatemala) & regularly changed kinds(When I visited, it was Brazil Dry on Tree)
Tea - Assam, Darjeeling, Chocolat
Foods - custard pudding, carrot cake, curried rice
What must be done to serve the perfect cup of coffee? After studying many aspects of coffee and coming to the conclusion that the roast is important, the owner purchased a small roaster and started roasting beans for the store. the reason for choosing a small roaster was because being able to roast small quantities allows for freshly roasted beans to be constantly available.
Additionally, the cafe uses an electrical, cutting grinder instead of a grinder that “grinds” in order to prevent heating of the beans during the grinding process. now that is some dedication.
The hand-dripped coffee, carefully poured by the owner, has a clear flavor and that distinct, original coffee scent.
The first cup costs 380 yen; however, refills are 200 yen, inviting you to try different flavors.
Shown here is the curried rice, which can be ordered from 11am. The parsley on top adds color to this cute dish, making it all the more appetizing.
It is only mildly spicy, and tastes wonderful. I recommend it for lunch.
(L)Their fried eggs go well with their curry. This is how they’re served.
(R)Put on the lid, and wait…
The owner strongly recommends this pudding.
Made without whipping cream, this pudding is made from lots of egg yolk and natural vanilla beans, and a lot of time and effort.
This rich pudding is a perfect partner for a cup of coffee.
The store is located south of the "Kyoto Gyoen"(Imperial Palace), on the Ebisugawa-dori street. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the shopping streets, this area is a good place to explore, with many new and nice cafes and restaurants popping up.
542 Yamanakacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都府京都市中京区夷川通東洞院東入る山中町542 モア御所南 1F
|Open||8:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.(Last order 7:00p.m.)
Closed - Wednesday, 3rd Sunday of every month
|Access||6 minutes walk from Subway Marutamachi Station
15 minutes walk from Keihan JinguMarutamachi Station