Thursday, 24 June 2010

INODA COFFEE イノダコーヒー本店 (Kyoto)

INODA COFEE
INODA COFEE
INODA COFEE
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INODA COFEE
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INODA COFFEE is one of the oldest and the most famous coffee chains based in Kyoto. And I went to their head store for a morning coffee. Going into the machiya-style Showa-ish cafe, non-smokers are taken to the smaller building at the back of the main building walking through the lovely courtyard. I really loved all what was there, the cute red coffee pot logo, the coffee cup, the very polite waitress who looked as if time travelled from 50 years ago, the air and the light and...everything. It was quite relaxing just being there, I wished there was a coffee shop like that near my house so I could visit every morning before starting work. But then I realised that I was there having coffee at 8:30 in the morning because I was on a mini holiday having so little time to spend in Kyoto, and if this was in Tokyo I would not be able to do that anyway. Ha!

INODA COFFEE HONTEN (MAIN STORE)
140 Doyu-cho, Sakaimachi Dori Sanjo Kudaru (google map)
Open: 7:00 - 20:00


P.S. Do you know that HELLO SANDWICH now lives in Tokyo? Yes she does!!! Check out what she did on her first day in Tokyo as a Tokyo resident!!

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12 comments:

  1. I really loved this series Hiki !
    Especially the first one. So cute.

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  2. Hiki you are wayyyyyy too cute!
    xxx

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  3. i've been wanting to visit this cafe for ages!
    great to see your photos of it; looks just how i imagined it.
    my friend in kyoto sent me some beans from here along with a beautiful inoda towel (tea-towel?)
    was it packed with people?

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  4. like the style of the coffee shop. thanks for sharing!

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  5. ooooohhhhhh, I want a coffee in this place...too.
    !-)

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  6. what a beautiful little cafe!!
    love the courtyard!

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  7. I love the white chairs outside the café!

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  8. oh my your blog is just so beautiful. my boyfriend is going to tokyo for two days next week and I would just looove to join him..he got "hello sandwich" guide so I guess he will find some great spots : )

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  9. Marion,
    I'm so happy you enjoyed this :)
    That red coffee pot logo and the japanese characters are cute aren't they!

    tywo,
    THANK YOU!

    Ebo-chan,
    No, YOU are! ;)

    sekimachihato,
    I'm sure you will like this place! and yes i got the cute tea towels from here :) I went there early in the morning but yes there were quite a few people already, not packed but I can imagine there would be people lining up later in the afternoon! best to get there early i think.

    joanna,
    it was really nice there! very nice!

    Pascalou,
    i hope you can have a coffee here one day!

    Aron,
    ooo yes the courtyard was so lovely! it was a little too cold to sit outside when i went though. it would be nice in the evening too i imagine!

    tifanie,
    yes, lovely!

    Ulrika,
    aren't those chairs cute! i want to go back when it's a little warmer and sit in one of them next time :)

    mädchen,
    thank you! and lucky your boyfriend! he will be all good with the super hello sandwich guide :) it will be interesting to hear where he went and where he liked!

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  10. i want to live in kyoto and ride a bicycle...
    it's a whole other vibe, huh.

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your kind words are always welcome and appreciated! arigato :)

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