All posts tagged: Old School Cafe

Inoda Coffee at Kiyomizu Higashiyama - Kyoto Cafes

Inoda Coffee // Kyoto’s Old School Café

Founded since 1940, Inoda Coffee イノダコーヒ has been a beloved coffeehouse for more than 69 years, serving the residents of Kyoto with its own brand of coffee. Its first café opened in 1947 in Sanjyo 三条, and it has 7 other branches in Kyoto, 1 in Osaka, 1 in Hiroshima, 1 in Hokkaido, 1 in Tokyo, and 1 in Yokohama. It also has a take-out cake shop in Kyoto, called Ketel. Don’t expect swanky or hipster vibes in this Kyoto café. Inoda Coffee houses an old school charm that still appeals to the everyday lives of locals. There are no frills, no fuss, just a strangely familiar comfort that seems to belong to bygone days. Since 1947, Inoda Coffee has been a beloved coffeehouse for more than 69 years, serving the residents of Kyoto with its own brand of coffee. Instead of visiting the flagship café or honten 本店, we always made our way to the one in Kiyomizu as part of our exploration of the Higashiyama district 東山区 after visiting Kiyomizu-dera. You need strong knees …

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Five and Dime Eatery // Changed to Fat Lulu’s

[UPDATE] Five and Dime Eatery has changed its name and concept. It’s now known as Fat Lulu’s, serving grilled food and small plates. After looking at my friend’s photos on Instagram, pling thinks…it’s time to gather some friends to check out this quaint cafe, Five and Dime, along River Valley Road. Somehow, the name conjures up memories of ordering kopi and teh in coffeeshops at the price of S$0.50. And in that nostalgic mood, we trot to this cafe in search of some elements from the good ol’ days. Long bay windows greeted us, and those windows let in some cozy afternoon light into the cafe. Lovely. Nice chairs. Mightily important to have them, especially if we are going to chill the afternoon afternoon. We found the cafe charming with its tiled floor and vintage wares, juxtaposed against a modern bar counter. Brunch ends at 2.30pm. Coffee and desserts are served all day round. And of course some coffee to warm up the system. I ordered a Cafe Mocha and a Mini Guinness Cupcake. Cafe …