Listed in the “Kyoto Music Spots” guide book (京都音楽空間 ) as one of the “legendary places” of Kyoto (Rokuyousha (六曜社) is a old-style café on Kawaramachi. A handy location to pop into for a breather if you are shopping, Rokuyousha is famous for it’s delicious home-roasted coffee beans and tasty home-baked donuts. In fact so famous are these old-style donuts that people of a sweet tooth travel from far and wide to try them based only on their reputation. A family establishment, the current manager Okuno Osamu is also a well known singer-songwriter, and his younger brother manages the shop when it becomes a bar in the evening. There are two floors; ground and basement but the basement has the cosier atmosphere with its green tiled walls and soft lighting from orange lamps. Okuno-san’s parents opened this café in 1950, and Rokuyousha still has very much the feel of that era. To find it just walk a few yards south of Sanjo on Kawaramachi. Rokuyousha is on your left. Here’s a map. Here are some pictures. Click through to flickr for a closer look.
1F Open every day 9:00 AM ~ 11:00 PM
BF Cafe open 12:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM / Bar open 6:00 PM ~ 12:00 AM (Closed on Wednesdays)
1F Tel: 075-221-3820
BF Tel: 075-241-3020
A limited English menu is available.