'Ask A Giraffe' Cafe In Shinpukan, Kyoto 2015/02/27

Established in 1926, Karasuma Telephone Exchange underwent a renewal in 2001 and has now become Shinpukan, a dating sanctuary for couples.


Shops and restaurants center around a circular stage in a concourse.


‘ask a giraffe’ is a popular café that serves delicious food fare made from local produce.


Seasonal salads come in a variety of selections, with melt-in-your-mouth avocados as the star ingredient.


Japanese-style pasta served in luscious cream sauce, with seasonal turnips on the side. It’s a special taste exclusive to Japan!


For the sweet-toothed, the café’s handmade confectionery will satisfy your palate. Rich and creamy muffins with the aroma of maple sugar and butter are simply irresistible!



A café won’t be café without its freshly brewed coffee, complete with bitter notes and roasted aroma. When you finish sipping your cuppa, the café’s giraffe logo can be seen at the bottom of the cup. It’s a cute surprise!

When you’re in Kyoto, don’t forget to drop by this quirky little café!

ask a giraffe
Nearest train station: Kyoto Subway Karasuma Oike Station (5 min on foot)
Business hours: 11am to 11pm (last order: 10:30pm)
URL: http://shinpuhkan.jp/category/restaurant/ask_a_giraffe/ (in Japanese)


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