Café Bibliotec Hello!

Cafe in Downtown Kyoto

As the name suggests, books line the walls of this cool cafe located in a converted machiya (traditional Japanese townhouse) attracting a mix of locals and tourists. It’s a great place to relax with a book or to tap away at your laptop over a coffee or light lunch. Look for the huge banana plants out the front.

There's a great little bakery attached where you can grab tasty takeaway pastries and breads (closed Monday).