the UNIR coffee senses

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the UNIR coffee senses



One of the more famous cafes in Kyoto in one of the most popular tourist districts (Higashiyama Ninnenzaka area) is 'Unir the coffee senses', one of five Unir branches and the most impressing one. Unir started as a coffee roaster, spreading its specialty coffee around Kansai with the head barista winning a few awards. Gaining popularity they now have 5 shops in total including shops in Osaka and Nagoya. Unir the coffee senses branch opened its doors in 2020 and sits in a renovated kyomachiya that is over 100 years old. The building used to be a chocolate shop as well as the official residence of the Italian consul general.
Unir has a traditional Omoya (母屋  - In Japanese omoya is a the core of the building)  and kadobori (門堀 - a traditional Japanese gate) according to Kyoto’s building regulations.
To enter the premises you will first pass through the kadobori, then go through a small small garden before you reach the entrance. The building has two floors with a very spacious interior. On the ground floor is the coffee counter, a long order counter that leads to a beautiful inner courtyard separated by glass windows and a stylish bar in the back. The second floor is a large café space for customers that sits around the inner courteryard and has two separate areas and a private room.
The larger café space features large Isamu Noguchi pendant lights made from washi and comfortable Blue swan chairs, a couple of tables connected by a long comfortable bench and a few seats along the windows looking down on the inner courtyard with a maple leaf tree. The smaller café space has 3  tables as well as a few seats along the windows looking down on the other side of the courtyard with a total of over 35 seats.
Unir's menu consist of coffee (espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, americano and café latte (550 yen)), espresso tonic, yuzu lemon squash and mandarin juice. For food there is Ojyu (ojyu is a beautifully decorated sandwich box, egg sandwich, vanilla ice and financier and affogato.
Unir the coffee senses is a beautiful renovated kyomachiya cafe with a stylish and comfortable atmosphere, great coffee and delicious sweets. A visit is heavily recommended.
京都で最も人気の観光地の 1 つ (東山・二寧坂エリア) に有名でおしゃれなカフェ「Unir the coffee senses」があります。Unirはコーヒーロースターとしてスタートして、ヘッドバリスタが様々なバリスタアワードを優勝して、スペシャリティコーヒーを関西に広めて、現在は大阪や名古屋などで5店舗があります。 「unir the coffee senses」店は2020年にオープンして、築100年以上のリノベーションされた京町家にあります。建物は昔チョコレートショップだったし、イタリア総領事の公邸でもありました。


お店に入ると、まず門堀と小さな庭を通らなければなりません。建物は2階建てで、とても広々としたインテリアです。 1 階にはコーヒー カウンター、長いオーダーカウンターがあり、奥に素敵な中庭とさらに奥にスタイリッシュなバーがあります。 大きな部屋、小さな部屋とプライベート部屋で2階は全部カフェスペースです。どちの部屋でも中庭沿いの席もあります。

大きなカフェ スペースには、高い天井からイサム・ノグチの透過して柔らかな光を滲ませている和紙照と快適なブルー スワン チェアがあります。


Unir the coffee senses はリノベーションされた、とてもおしゃれな京町家カフェです。インテリアもスタイリッシュで居心地の良い空間で、おいしいコーヒーと美味しいスイーツを食べながらリラックスできるおすすめなカフェです。


Contact Information

〒605-0826 Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, Masuyacho, 363
Social Information
Business Hours
11:30 AM - 17:00 PM, SAT/SUN 11:00 AM - 17:30 PM


Nearest Station
Keihan Line - Gion-Shijo Station

Business Hour
Closed Now

  • Monday
    11:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    11:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday
    11:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday
    11:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Sunday
    11:00 am - 05:30 pm