Cafe Cheka

In retrospect it was probably a very good thing that I only found this sweet cafe, situated just a stone’s throw from my apartment, a few weeks before I left Kyoto…. Having a cup of coffee and a wee cake (or two  – after all how does one choose between the excellent regular items of “tiramisu” […]


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 […]

Dean and Deluca Kyoto

This is a very short post to say that if you are in downtown Kyoto  on the hop and in much need of a quick and decent cuppa and/or a burger/sandwich –  but you can’t stand the thought of going to one of the large fast food chains  – then check out the front cafe section of the large Dean and Deluca […]

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