Experience the world of Kaikado Tea Caddy

Kaikado Cafe(Kyoto)

Kaikado Cafe, managed by the well-established tea caddy store”Kaikado, is situated in Kyoto. The shop is located about a 10-minute walk from Kyoto Station and is housed in a quaint building that was originally constructed in 1927 as the Kyoto City Tram Office and Depot. It was renovated and opened as Kaikado Cafe in 2016.

Tea Cafe with Tea Caddy

The ground floor of the cafe serves as a space for both a cafe and retail area, while the second floor houses a gallery shop where Kaikado tea caddies are sold. The interior is brightened by large windows, creating an open and welcoming atmosphere. The use of wooden decor adds to its appeal.
The theme of Kaikado Cafe is Kaikado’s Reception Room, where visitors can enjoy carefully selected Japanese tea, black tea, and coffee in a comfortable setting.

Kaikado Cafe offers a variety of teas favored by the 5th generation owner’s wife. They feature tea from prestigious establishments in Kyoto such as Marukyu Koyamaen and Risho-en Chaho in Uji, as well as the innovative tea brand EN TEA.

A recommended cafe menu item is the fragrant Kamairicha(Pan-fried green tea)that can be savored using high-quality teaware from Uji’s Asahi-yaki pottery. Consider trying it together with the traditional Okinawan confection, Karaki Mochi,” made from the rare native plant Karaki. The menu includes other Japanese tea items like Mizudashi Ryokucha(Cold brew green tea), Iced Matcha Latte, and Kaikado’s Hojicha Latte.

Specialty teas and coffees

For fans of black tea favored by the 6th generation of Kaikado, the cafe offers selections from London’s specialty tea store Postcard Teas. 

The cafe allows customers to purchase the tea leaves used in their Japanese and black tea offerings, making them perfect gifts as well.

Coffee enthusiasts can indulge in the original blend roasted by Nakagawa Wani Coffee using hand-drip brewing, a preference of the 5th generation of Kaikado.

Beautiful tea caddies and traditional handicrafts

On the ground floor, the cafe also sells traditional crafts such as Asahi-yaki pottery and lifestyle goods that enrich the tea experience, including cups and tea strainers.

The second-floor gallery shop proudly displays an array of Kaikado’s tea caddies. 

Similar to the main store in Kyoto, various models of tea caddies are available, allowing visitors to experience Kaikado’s over 140-year-old legacy of craftsmanship.

If interested, consider visiting Kaikado’s main store, just a 6-minute walk from the cafe.

Store Information
Address: 352 Sumiyoshi-cho, Kawaramachi-Dori Shichijo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
Phone: 075-353-5668
Opening hours: 11am-6:30pm 
Closed on  Thursdays and Year-end and New Year holidays
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