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Breakfast in Kyoto
Start your day in Kyoto with a delicious breakfast

Morning sunshine greets you early at the start of a summer day and it's time to go looking for a nice breakfast spot. Here are some recommended places in the city to begin your day bright and happy.

Whole Food Breakfast Offered from the Heart
Apprivoiser means ''bond'' in French and this charming little ''whole-food'' cafe offers up some of the tastiest breakfasts in Kyoto based on their philosophy: ''The most important things in our life never become visible.'' With its inviting atmosphere and quaint decor, the cafe provides a great selection of both Japanese and western style dishes at very reasonable prices. The English-speaking staff are friendly and accommodating and always go out of their way to make sure your time at Apprivoiser is wholly enjoyable.

Mostly everything served is organic and they have some delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options too. The Japanese-Style Breakfast Set consists of freshly-cooked brown rice, miso soup filled with vegetables, and other small dishes of seasonal vegetables! Their hand-made granola is also a winner; packed full of nuts and dried fruits, it's healthy, light and baked fresh in the store every day. When ordering breakfast, you can choose any drink from the menu at 200 yen off.

Japanese Style Breakfast: 700 yen
Homemade Granola: 500 yen
Salad and Scone: 700 yen
Good Morning Curry: 700 yen *Tax excl.

Open: 8:00-19:00 (breakfast: 8:00-11:00); Closed Mondays; Tel: 075-351-6251; vegecafe.org

Relaxing brunch moment with river breeze
Kawa Cafe
Situated on the banks of the Kamo River, Kawa Cafe is housed in a beautifully renovated machiya that has a lovely deck on which to sit during the summer months and watch the world go by whilst enjoying a hearty brunch. The cafe serves brunch every Sunday and national holiday amongst a collection of wonderful photographs of old Kyoto, its people, and the Kamo River from years gone by.

The food is French-Japanese fusion and their brunch sets include a smooth omelet, a croissant or other bread choice, a small salad, and a beverage. If the weather is nice, pull up a seat on the outdoor terrace for the best view (open until the end of September).

Weekend Brunch
Galette: 1,200 yen
Pancake: 700 yen - 850 yen *Tax incl.

Open: 10:00-23:00 (brunch: Sun. & national holidays only, 10:30-17:00); Tel: 075-341-0115; www.kawa-cafe.com

Kyoto-produced fresh vegetable all-you-can-eat buffet for only 500 yen!
Miyako Yasai Kamo
Why not energize yourself savoring Kyoto-produced freshly picked vegetables? Miyako Yasai Kamo offers customers Kyotogrown organic, chemical-free and fertilizer-reduced vegetables delivered by contract farmers every morning. These vegetables are renowned for their full fresh flavor and you can eat as much as you like!

Beside vegetables, couple obanzai (Kyoto's local dish; free of preservatives, artificial coloring and sweeteners), rice porridge and noodles, miso soup and soft drinks (juice and coffee, etc.) are all available for only 500 yen (tax incl.)! Weekends and holidays are often crowded, so it is recommended to arrive at the shop a little before opening time.

Buffet (with soft drinks): 500 yen *Tax incl.

Shijo Karasuma Main: Open: breakfast 8:00-9:30, lunch 11:00-15:00, dinner 17:00-22:00; mKyoto Aquarium Branch: Open: breakfast 7:00-9:30, lunch 11:00-15:00, dinner 17:00-21:00; Kawaramachi Branch: Open: breakfast 8:00-9:30 (Sat. & Sun. only), lunch 11:00-15:00, dinner 17:00-22:00; nasukamo.net

Leisurely breakfast moment at Hotel's Buffet Morning
Restaurant ''Monsieur ITOH''
(Royal Park Hotel THE Kyoto)
Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto is situated in the heart of Kyoto's bustling area, just a few meters away from the Kawaramachi Sanjo intersection. Here, at the B1F restaurant ''Monsieur ITOH,'' about 80 kinds of western and Japanese dishes can be found.

The chef prepares your omelet upon ordering and it is served with either tomato or demiglace sauce (demiglace is highly recommended!). Freshly baked breads, such as baguettes and whole-grain bread, are delivered directly from one of Kyoto's famous bakeries each morning. Plenty of vegetables and fruit will help wake up your mind and body! Japanese options include ocha-zuke (rice with special toppings in soup) and Japanese pickles, and more. Start the day with a big smile at Monsieur ITOH.

Japanese & Western Style Buffet: 2,160 yen *Tax incl.

Open: breakfast 7:00-10:00, lunch: 11:30-14:30 (L.O.), dinner 17:00-22:00 (L.O.); Tel: 075-241-1111; www.rph-the.co.jp/kyoto/en/