Last week Mewby discovered this wonderful Japanese blog: せっかく京都に住んでるし. It’s worth a look. There are hundreds of Kyoto cafes, bakeries and sweet shops listed there and plenty of pictures, so even if your Japanese isn’t up to scratch, you can still make some nice new discoveries. Our nice new discovery was Citron Salé.
They have a patisserie on the ground floor, selling cakes, cheese cakes and baked sweets. If you want to sit down for a drink or a meal, head upstairs to the brasserie. We went up to the 3rd floor to enjoy the comfy sofas.
The glassware on display here is by the Finnish designers Timo Sarpaneva, Tapio Wirkkala and Kaj Franck and is notable for its gentle colors and graceful outlines.
Now let’s get to the food! We ordered a lot, but we both agreed the escargot and the fried salmon really stood out. Click through to see the pictures and prices.
You can see a full menu here. Washed down with a glass of draft Heartland beer (in my case) and an iced chocolat fraise au lait (in Mewby’s case) it all tasted very good indeed. Here are the menus for alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and wine. Citron Sale is located on the east side of Muromachi street, a little north of Bukkoji. Here is a most convenient map.