Back when I lived in central Kyoto I was frequent visitor to the bakery Bread Room and happily recommended that fine little shop on Deep Kyoto in 2009. A few years ago though I moved down to Fushimi, invested in a bread making machine, and naturally lost touch with that fabled purveyor of fine baked goods. As it turns out, in the intervening years the owners of that shop have moved to a new location too, and their new shop (I say “new” but it’s actually a couple of years old now) is called “Dough”. Over the summer I decided to track it down and reacquaint myself with their blue cheese rolls, olive ciabatta, tasty muffins, and multi-grain loaves.
I was very happy to find that the same friendly lady is at the register in the new store, and her high-skills-husband is still baking the very best breads in Kyoto. I do not lie. In terms of taste and variety this little shop cannot be topped.
What I really like about this shop, is that baker, who studied his craft in America, doesn’t restrict himself to the usual limited range of French style bread and pastries that you find everywhere else in Japan. Here you can find every style of bread from Italy to Finland and a great range of flavors.
Dough is located on the east side of Fuyacho Dori Street a short walk south of Marutamachi Dori Street and the Imperial Palace Park. Here is a MAP of the location. It is without question the best bakery in Kyoto.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday: 9.00 – 18.00
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: Closed
You can find more images of their drool-worthy cakes, breads and pastries on their official Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/doughkt
Full text and original photographs by Michael Lambe – All rights reserved.