If you’re in the Saga area, the cafe Saganoyu is a pleasant spot for lunch or a cup of coffee. Originally built as a public bathhouse in 1923, the building has been thoroughly renovated and was reopened as a cafe in 2006. You can still see the original tiling on the floors and the faucets along the walls.
Which she washed down with an iced “Island milk tea” – so-named because it contains coconut milk (700 yen).
And I had a peperoncino with anchovy and nanohana (950 yen)…
…with a refreshing framboise squash (680 yen).
Everything was tasty and the service was good too. As you can see from the prices above, Saganoyu is not so cheap, but the Saga/Arashiyama area is rather touristy so cheap places are hard to find…
Saganoyu is located a short walk south of the JR Saga/Arashiyama Station. There is a map on their website and also a Google map. Check out the website menu also for other dishes: http://www.sagano-yu.com/