Blue Bottle Coffee launched a new cafe in Kyoto, called Blue Bottle Coffee Rokkaku which is located on a 10 minute walk from Karasuma station.
The interior and exterior of Blue Bottle Rokkaku is different from their other Kyoto branch. While the interior here and there still has the weathered and bare look, the tone of the interior is much darker.
The cafe was previously a bicycle shop and Blue Bottle honored that history by displaying a bicycle on the exterior of its cafe.
At first glance this Blue Bottle branch might seem to have only a take out counter, but behind the counter are stairs that lead to the 2nd floor’s sitting area.
Up the stairs is a large sitting area. If you pass those seats in the back you will find a passage with more seats that lead to the back of the cafe. In the back are a few tables with a little more privacy.