Sekai soko

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Hidden away behind a machiya at the end of an alley is "Sekai Soko", a stylish cafe and gallery space. The cafe sits in the middle of Kyoto center on a seven minute walk from Hankyo Kyoto Line - Karasuma Station. Despite its central location, the café can be easily overlooked as it's tucked away behind a machiya housing a kimono shop and the entrance of the driveway that leads to the cafe has noren hanging in front of it, partially obscuring the view of the cafe. Sekai Soko opened in Febraury 2022 and means World Warehouse in Japanese as it literally sits in an old renovated warehouse.

The cafe has a spacious interior that covers two floors, with the order counter and a seating space on the ground floor. Up the stairs, on the second floor you will find a large open gallery/art space that includes a cafe area with large tables. In addition there is also a small seating area outside in front of the cafe where a signature Piaggio Ape 50 is refurbished as a table. The cafe has a unique interior with a contemporary interior style with a mainly white color scheme decorated with large art pieces. It's piece de resistance is that large beatles sculpture in the back of the warehouse which was presented at a graduation gallery before the cafe opened.

Sekai Soko offers a wide range of items on its menu with drinks including coffee (cafe latte 700 yen, mocha, soy latte, americano, espresso), tea (fruit, earl grey, chocola tea) as well as soft drinks and alcohol. The food menu offers delicious sandwiches (ny grilled cheese sandwich, avocado cream cheese and ham hot sandwich, fruit berry French toast) or sweets (tiramisu, cannele, gateau chocolat, cheese cake) etc.

Sekai Soko is a spacious stylish café with a unique interior, conveniently located in the center of Kyoto that offers a wide range of drinks and food.


Contact Information

〒600-8061 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Sujiyacho, 144番 路地入ル 倉庫
Social Information
Business Hours
11:00 - 18:00
Closed on
Closed: Monday


Nearest Station
Hankyu Kyoto Line - Karasuma Station

Business Hour
Open Now

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday
    11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday
    11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday
    11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday
    11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday
    11:00 am - 06:00 pm