Kyo Hayashi Ya was opened 250 years ago, and the main store is in kyoto. it was originally a green tea shop, and now there are not only tea, but also healthy japanese food and sweets.
this cafe is modern and stylish. the interior is light, white based furniture, and clean. there is a fountain in front of the tearoom, so we can enjoy relaxing with that.
we ordered a Green tea sundae(1,050yen), and a Hayashiya special Anmitsu(1,000yen). this Hayashiya special Anmitsu has ice cream, but normally anmitsu has no ice cream.the traditional Anmitsu is a bowl of bean jam, cubes of agar jelly and pieces of fruit with syrup.
both sweets are beautiful, and not too sweet.
if you try japanese sweets, I really recommend this tearoom. you can enjoy traditional and modern japanese at this place.
It's interesting that Kyohayashiya blends traditional Kyoto style cuisine with a space-aged interior, but the effect is really captivating. Kyoto style food is incredibly light and airy, and I suppose that someone thought it would make sense to echo that in the decor. There are counter seats as well tables; both have overstuffed, 60s mod chairs. Kyohayashiya offers several different varieties of teas, and each kind is represented in an eye catching display behind the counter. I ordered the main lunch set: Kyo Obanzai Purato. The set was a collection of smaller dishes, including brown rice, saba, hijiki, tamagoyaki and nimono. For 430 yen more, you can get a mini dessert to go with your meal. Trust me, the regular sized ones are meals onto them selves; the mini size is more than enough. The ones that come with the set are all different kinds of parfaits. I had the ocha anmitsu, which had anko, matcha ice cream and mochi. Including my dessert, my lunch set cost 1500 yen. This is a really great place to get lunch if you're in the mood for something light.