Don’t mind if I do.

Normally when in Japan I like to seek out the smaller, cosy little tucked away cafes but sometimes you just have to duck in somewhere nearby for a caffeine/sugar fix right?

HARBS is a coffee and cake chain found all over Japan (and elsewhere)  – 32 shops and counting! When shopping in the Kyoto Daimaru Department store (on Shijo Dori near Karasuma Dori ) it is a really easy mid-shop pitstop.


The quality cakes are always fresh and the service is as sweet as the ingredients.  Having said that – this trip I tried a cheesecake tart with  a very subtle sweetness and didn’t feel too overindulgent. On the other hand – take a peek at their delicious, totally naughty,  German Chocolate Walnut Torte, from a previous trip  HERE.

IMG_0676  Next time you are in the downtown shopping area  why not check out  HARBS.

For the record they also do some savoury items for lunch too – but it’s all about the cake for me!

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