- Murasakino Higashifujinomori-chō 11-1 Kita-ku
- 075 432 5075
- lunch from ¥900
- noon-10pm, closed Wed
Lonely Planet review for Saraca Nishijin
This is one of Kyoto’s most interesting cafés – it’s built inside an old sentō (public bathhouse) and the original tiles have been preserved. Light meals and coffee (¥400) are the staples here. The honjitsu Nishijin (daily Nishijin lunch; ¥890) plate is decent value. Service can be slow and scattered but the interesting ambience makes it worth a look. It’s near Funaoka Onsen and is easy to spot.