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Located on a walking distance from Nijo Castle is 'SICOU', a special café with a lovely rustic style interior.

SICOU which stands for (思考 - thought or consideration, 至高 - supreme or 嗜好 - taste, preference) is special as in that the owner only allows two customers in at a time to maintain a peaceful atmosphere which is the concept of the café.

It's simple. You come in. You order your coffee and sweets (cookie or cake). You enjoy your coffee in the peaceful atmosphere of the lovely rustic interior and then you leave.

The interior is small an consists of 2 benches and 2 chairs, a antique wardrobe and lovely pendant lights. The paneled glass window let's in sunlight that gives the café a warm atmosphere.

It's a little bit of zen, a quiet atmosphere in the middle of a crowded Kyoto.

*The owner does not allow photography inside the café. The photos in this article have been taken and published with special explicit permission of the owner.










Contact Information

571 Nishiebisugawacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-0073
Social Information
Business Hours
11:00 - 18:00
Closed on
Closed: Thursday, Friday


Nearest Station
Karasuma Line - Marutamachi Station

Business Hour
Closed Now

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