Yojiya Cafe (Ginkakuji)
Posted on 19 February 2012
Travel Date: 28 October 2010
Location: Along the Philosopher’s Walk, Kyoto
Tabelog info: http://r.tabelog.com/kyoto/A2603/A260301/26002253/
Lunch time. Was starving after temples visiting and photos taking so I hop into this Yojiya Cafe (よーじや カフェ) which I read about it somewhere in a guidebook, hoping to enjoy a good meal. But what I didn’t know prior entering the cafe was this branch of Yojiya Cafe serves only sweets & desserts. Ara?! (Say what?!)
Anyways, I ordered a sweet potato Mont Blanc (600Y) and an orange yuzu soda float (580Y) for lunch, both on the seasonal special menu. My first ever Mont Blanc! So pretty it’s purple in colour! Kinda too sweet to my liking though. Also instead of soda float, I could have order their coffee which comes with the Yojiya logo latte art, come and think of it. What was I thinking eh?
Yojiya is actually a cosmetic company founded in Kyoto itself in 1904, and their flagship product? The aburatorigami, aka the facial oil blotting paper. ^^
A fun thing about this cafe is how they arrange their customers to sit – everyone sits in rows facing the big windows with traditional Japanese garden view. Fine with me as I was sitting on the first row but feeling quite weird knowing that I might be blocking someone’s view who’s sitting behind me. ^^”
How To Get There
- It’s on the Philosopher’s Walk, near the Ginkakuji’s end.