Asipai & Hibi Coffee are two wonderful businesses working together in the same shared space to bring you the very best artisanal coffee and startlingly delicious curries.
I was really impressed with this place, with the friendly staff, with the presentation of the food and drink, and most of all with the taste. The curry was really good, and the cafe latte I ordered was one of the best I’ve had in Kyoto with a really rich, full flavor.
There are a variety of curries on offer with chicken, shrimp, and pork options and a vegetarian chickpea curry too. All are made to an original recipe, and I’m not sure what it is but it’s not your typical Japanese curry. This is good stuff.
This is a cozy little hideaway, ideal for a quiet lunch if you are in the mood for either curry or just a slice of cake and a cup of coffee. Take-away curry or coffee-to-go are also available, and there is free Wi-Fi in the shop.
The Asipai & Hibi Coffee shop is tucked away down a little lane just off the north-east corner of Shichijo and Kawaramachi streets. It’s about 10 minutes walk north of Kyoto Station and 4 minutes walk west of Shichijo Station. Look out for the sign at the front of the lane. Here is a MAP of the location.
Open: Hibi Coffee is open from 8.00 till 19.00
Asipai serves lunch from 11.30 till 15.00 (last orders at 14.45) and dinner from 18.00 – 21.00
Both businesses are closed on Tuesdays.
Address:460 Zaimoku-cho, Shichijo Doori/Kawaramachi Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto ã€’600-8146