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“Step into the past...”

Takagi Coffee, Takatsuji Honten
Ranked #16 of 479 Restaurants in Shimogyo
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
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Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Old-school Japanese breakfast joint. Most regulars smoke cigarettes and sip on coffee as they read the morning paper inside this modest cafe whose interior still sports an older decor. It's very authentic.

I actually hesitated to give this 4 stars; still, it's an experience, the food is very good and the coffee is good too. I had eggs, toast and sausage, which came with a spoonful of potato salad, and everything was surprisingly tasty for how simple it was. If you like thick, fluffy Japanese bread with butter, you'll be served.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe in some of the back streets of Kyoto. Coffee was some of the best we have had in Japan. Food was ok but definitely worth going for a coffee stop with a warm, quaint feel.

Thank Alicia O
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

French style café that's simple with western breakfast menu and fairly good coffee. Thick slices of buttered toast with boiled egg or toast with scrambled egg and sausages, french toast as part of breakfast menu.

Lovely cosy atmosphere, jazz in background with excellent and quick service. Mostly frequented by locals. Doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is.

Just word of warning, you can still smoke in most cafés, bars and restaurants in Japan, especially the more local places.

Thank vickycoll
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Very simple but good food and quick service. Note the food here is grease but on a cold-snowing morning nothing better than this.. Coffee is ok. Prices are like any other places around the area, the set me us are good value for money.

We really enjoyed it and left our plates empty..

Thank Adrian Z
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Takagi Coffee is an old fashioned coffee shop in the center of Kyoto, near the financial district of Shijo Karasuma. Although it is an old shop, it is very comfortable inside, which recalls the good past times of Showa 40s. Their coffee is excellent. If you take it with lunch (there are variety of Japanese styled Western dishes), you pay only $1.3. Anyway, I will be back again.

Thank Kimitaka S
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