Inoda Coffee - Where Chefs Eat in Kyoto when they require the very best coffee (served by waiters in bow ties)
The caffeine fix here comes pre-mixed with sugar and milk and paired with a menu of cakes and sandwiches
In our Where Chefs Eat series of stories on phaidon.com we've travelled from Europe to Australia and on to the far east. So forgive us if we break a moment for a good cup of coffee - in Kyoto. The third edition of our global food guide Where Chefs Eat name checks Inoda Coffee as an unmissable breakfast and coffee stop when visiting the city. Here's what it says:
"Even with several outlets in Kyoto, this flagship store of the city’s oldest coffee shop chain continues to draw a coffee-loving crowd. Perhaps it’s the sense of history you get from the luxuriously decorated interior set in a traditional double-storey Kyoto building; or the immaculately dressed waiting staff, all of whom sport suits and bow ties. Or maybe it’s simply the iconic coffee, pre-mixed with sugar and milk and paired with a menu of cakes and sandwiches, that keeps them packing in. Get your caffeine fix here."
Inoda Coffee is just one of 4500 recommendations in our new guide on where to eat around the world from 650 chefs who make it their business to know what to eat where. And while the cover has changed, the idea behind Where Chefs Eat is exactly the same as it was when we published the very first edition back in 2012.
The premise is that the modern chef is a fantastic source of guaranteed good meal recommendations, from humble holes-in-the-wall - to the most luxurious places around - and every dining experience inbetween the two. And this time there are a third more recommendations than ever before.
So whether you desire just a late-night snack from a burger van, a 400-year-old clam in an art-filled restaurant or a fabulously fashionable start to the day, you’ll find it in Where Chefs Eat. 570 destinations. 70 countries. Across six continents. It's no idle boast to say that this edition has the most wide-ranging and eclectic set of listings we’ve ever researched and published.
We’re only focusing on one restaurant per city in our Phaidon.com series but the book contains countless recommendations in each city around the world. We’ve also launched an app for this third edition which features all the places in the book in an on the go format for when you’re out and about. Head into the store and snap up your guide to great eating now. And if you pre-order here you'll get the app free - but for a limited time only.