Nijo Yanaginobanba. [on Nijo about 7 blocks E of Karasuma-dori]
Open noon-11pm (LO) daily.
: Open Sundays
: Notable decor
This converted townhouse on a quiet back street has the air of a very hip used bookstore - the comfortable chairs and tables are surrounded by shelves upon shelves of books and magazines that you're welcome to browse through. The menu includes cakes and coffees and teas (like Moroccan-style chai) as well as light snacks.