I stumbled upon this café as I was searching for a place to have breakfast near the vicinity of my hotel. The café is located along one of the alleyways in the Gion district. They are famous for their thick, fluffy hotcakes.
The interior has a rustic feel with a laid-back and cozy atmosphere. There was two lady staff. I was the first customer that morning. The younger one greeted me and showed me to a counter seat at the end of the counter. After I sat down, I realized I have forgotten my purse. I excused myself and ran back to the hotel to get it. When I got back, there were 3 customers seated at the very end of the counter. I asked if I could seat in the middle of the counter, but for some reason, the younger staff insisted that I sat at the end of the counter. I was not too happy about that. There wasn’t anyone else in the café.
Initially, I wanted to order the hot cake but as I was going to meet someone later I did not have a lot of time. The hotcake takes 20 minutes to cook. Instead, I ordered the french toast (¥500) with earl grey tea (¥300). There is also savory french toast available.
The french toast came in a hot cast iron pan, lightly coated with powdered sugar and a dollop of cream. The french toast was fluffy, moist, and a little crusty on the outside. It was lovely! I would definitely come back for more.
*The picture on the right is the hot cake. The customer next to me ordered it.
Café Blue Fir Tree
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 7PM
Telephone: +81 75-541-1183
Address: Japan, 〒605-0802 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Higashiyama-ku, Yamatochō, 大和大路通四条下ル大和町6-1, モア祇園 1F