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Espressamente illy Kyoto Station

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8-3 Higashishiokojitakakuracho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-693-4310
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07:00 - 21:30
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Ohio
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149 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Quick and efficient service with my favorite Italian coffees. A rest from trying so many new tastes--not that I don't like doing that too.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Coffee is really tasty: a pleasant surprise in Kyoto station. We were in the rush so took it away, but you can enjoy it sitting in a nice bar.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Great little café at Kyoto station, a bit hard to find but worth it. My marocchino was one of the best I have had & was consistently good on the 3 occasions that we passed through the station. As another reviewer suggested, if you are a latte drinker order the cappuccino instead.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

What can I say.... Great coffee is incredibly hard to find in Japan although there are "cafes" and coffee houses everywhere. Illy has set up a beautiful little cafe in Kyoto station that serves consistently good coffee. We also had breakfast and it was good. Worth the effort to find this little gem. Just a little tip, for latte drinkers... More 

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1 Thank Viv_Mak
Medan, Indonesia
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

This small but cozy cafe is located in front of JR Shinkanse gate. The have separetad area for smokers and non smokers guest. It makes us more comfortable to take a little break while waiting for our departure time to Nagoya.

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Paris, France
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

It is uncommon to find such a good coffee in Japan. Sandwiches are also excellent. We tasted the avocado dried tomatoes shrimp sandwich. The non smoking area has the same size as the smoking one. Since most people are non smokers, the place is permanently crowded.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Back in Kyoto this time for the Cherry Blossom festival and of course we had to re-visit our favourite cafe in Kyoto station. Not only were the coffee and sandwich as great as we remembered but the price was still ¥450 for the set despite the recent government consumption tax increase of 3% from beginning April 2014. The flat rate... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Now that I am back in Malaysia, my wife and I still find this cafe is one of the best cafes. To begin with, it is centrally located, right inside the Kyoto train station, so it is a great place to start off our day with great, strong coffee. For breakfast, tt comes in a set (sandwich and coffee) for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

There are are a number of cafes in the huge complex that is Kyoto Station ( which contains two underground shopping malls, a hotel and Isetan department store ) but Esspressamente Illy is our favourite. First of all they make excellent cappuccinos. Secondly they have a a value for money breakfast set of coffee plus sandwich for only ¥450. It's... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

This was out morning pitstop for caffeine in Kyoto. Coffee is good and breakfasts are also great. Can be a few minutes wait for a table, but worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-3 Higashishiokojitakakuracho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-693-4310

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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