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Lignum is a stylish café located on a five minute walk from Tozai Line's Higashiyama station and is across the street from Miyako Messe Exhibition center. It sits on the groundfloor and has a complete white façade with a slope to the entrance which makes it accessible for people in wheelchairs.

Inside you will find a spacious interior with plenty of (roughly 28) seats. The café has a modern style interior with stylish dark grey wall tiles one one side and a white wall with an alcove that has a beautiful flower arrangement on the other side to contrast the dark interior. The furniture consists of wooden tables with 'bow back' and 'stick back' chairs. The interior is dimly lit and has a cozy atmosphere.

There is a breakfast and a lunch menu that are could change over time but at time of writing consist of "homemade granola, avocado toast, french toast, cheese toast, cobbs salad" to which you can add sides like "kale, fried egg, scrambled egg, bacon or sausage" that come at extra costs. For lunch (usually starts from 11:00 AM) they have a different, more elaborate menu that includes a "BBQ pulled pork burger, shrimp sandwich, quiche" as well as a variety of sweets like "parfait, fruits sandwich,  pudding, terrine and more". As for drinks there is a lot of choice between coffee, tea, a variety of juices and even alcohol.

The cafe is located on a walking distance from Miyako Messe Exhibition Center, Heian Shrine and Kyoto City Zoo which makes it an ideal cafe for before or after an outing in the area.

Lignum is a stylish café with a great and delicious menu that deserves a visit even if you are not in the area, but we recommend contacting the café before your visit as they don't announce their random holidays on their social networks.

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Contact Information

36-1 Okazaki Enshojicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8344
Business Hours
09:00 - 18:00, Sat/Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Closed on
Closed: Monday


Nearest Station
Tozai Line - Higashiyama Station

Business Hour
Open Now

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday
    09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday
    09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday
    09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday
    08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday
    08:00 am - 06:00 pm