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“Hidden Kyoto Gem”
Review of Moan

Moan
Ranked #31 of 1,133 Coffee & Tea in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: View
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Chances are you won't be seeing this cafe in everyone's itinerary to Kyoto. Selfishly, I want to keep it that way and keep it all a secret. But Moan is beautiful and deserves the attention. It sits right on top of Yoshida Hill. Yes, there's a bit of a climb. But let's say that my wife (who doesn't do hikes) made it up (not without a complaint however). You'll soon realize after your climb that this was all worth it once you see the wooden house sitting all alone. And when you get seated on the 2nd floor and look out the window, you'll understand why this place is so solemn.

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Thank misterjar
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Really lovely place, really difficult to find, but it's worth it...if you can get a table! Problem is, it can often be very crowded with a long wait. If you're touring in Kyoto, try to go during the week. You can walk fairly easily from Demachiyanagi Station, past Kyoto University.

A few quirky menu items too: like matcha affogato and hot chocolate with brandy and whipped cream.

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Thank mikebern
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Well, we wanted so much to visit. We walked a lot and climb up to this place that indeed from outside look so special but were so disappointed by the lack of will this place displayed. The place closes at 18:00. We got there at 17:30 and we were told that they serve until 17:00. Given that it serves coffee, we wish they could have been more accommodating.

Thank ParisNadine
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The cafe is situated in the hills off road so you really have to carefully plan your trip to avoid so much detours. It's a perfect spot to sit back, relax and wait for the sunset. Although they close at 6 pm, last order is at 5 pm for food! Leave plenty of time to search the place. The surrounding houses and alleys before you reach Mo an is also a great spot for photography!

Thank KatherineP1834
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

I`ve been in Moan today and I immediately felt in love with the place. It remind to me a bit of Bali and a bit of Okinawa atmosphere. Really nice place to have a break, drink a coffe and read a good book.

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Thank Andrea G
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