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Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

The coffee here is amazing. I'm from Sydney Australia and we have really decent coffee. This was better. As another person said, it does take a while. So don't go here when you're in a rush, you need to be able to wait at least...10-20 minutes for your cup of coffee and be ok with that, otherwise don't bother going in. Once the coffee arrives though, it truly is worth the wait.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

Highly recommendable. Small shop but relaxed atmosphere. We went there a few days in a row. Sandwiches are tasty with some greenery on the side.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Found this great little coffee shop whilst out and about on our first day in Kyoto, had been looking for a great coffee and found it here.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

We intended to stop by “quickly” to get coffees to go on our tour but it took them, I kid you not, 40 minutes in total to get a cappuccino and a latte to go. Needless to say, we missed our tour waiting for the...coffees. I wish I could say it was worth it but really, it wasn’t. The coffees tasted burnt and super bitter.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

Some friends of ours happened upon this little gem during our stay in Kyoto and raved about it, so we dropped in the next morning to experience it for ourselves. We were not disappointed. They have a lovely menu of western-style breakfast items, with a...Japanese touch. They also had a small selection of freshly baked goods when we were there. The coffee was some of the best we had in Japan. Would definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

I stumbled upon this cafe by chance - my decision to go in was based on it was the only cafe open earlier than 11am! They do set menus that are excellent deals. I got a sandwich set, salad and coffee for 750 yen. Other...places offer so little for the same amount. The coffee was the best I've had in Kyoto - definitely try the Kenyan single origin! The tomato, basil and cheese sandwich was delicious, they must've added some orange because the sauce was so zesty. I found it on my second last day so naturally, I went back on my last day.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Easily the best coffee I've had in one week in Japan. The breakfast delicate and delicious but not the biggest portions. They are not expensive, so we just ended up sharing an extra dish. The interior is minimalistic, but the combination of concrete walls and...pine wood in the ceiling gives a warm and lovely atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

The staff understands enough English to order, the menu had English descriptions, and everyone is friendly. For the drinks: get the iced coffee blended with ice cream. Really, go get it! It's really fantastic. Great balance of sweetness and coffee flavor without too much sugar...or bitterness from the coffee. It's smooth, refreshing, and has a clean aftertaste. The ambiance is casual and comfortable. The music is down tempo, with recessed overhead lightning, and concrete walls. It's the kind of space that feels good to hang out in. Totally worth checking out.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Having travelled a lot, visiting a lot of independent coffee shops around the world we are both in agreement that the mocha made by the lady here in Sentido is the best we've tasted! We spent 2 weeks in Kyoto and pedalled our little bikes...a good few miles to get to Sentido for our fix! They also have tasty lunches and snacksMore

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Amazing coffee, best one I've had yet since I left Melbourne. I had the macchiato (¥420) whilst hubby got the cappuccino (¥450). The macchiato was quite strong but I enjoyed it. The froth was so fine and had some latte art I thought I was...back in Melbourne again. They use proper espresso machines here as opposed to the drip methods adopted by most of the cafes we've been to. The shop is tiny and recently started serving simple lunch sets from 11:00-14:00.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed November 5, 2016

An early-ish morning espresso and breakfast can be challenging to find in Japan. Open 8am - 7pm (Mon - Sat), Sentido was a welcome find. A small cafe (aren't they all?) with a limited menu, the toasted banana bread with perhaps the world's smallest but...perfectly cut cube of butter, put a smile on my face. The expresso was perfect and the ambience welcoming. The diminutive menu also includes an option of a small bowl of cereal, with fruit and yoghurt. Don't forget a pitstop in the small but perfectly formed toilet before heading out to see the temples!More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Nice people working there and they have really good espressos. Ask for the espresso with beans from Kenya.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This place was my daily go to, they make incredible coffee and one day i had some granola and yoghurt (which is homemade) it was beautiful although perhaps on the pricey side. Please try and get here! Im dreaming for a coffee right now!

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed May 21, 2016

We would visit here each morning in Kyoto for our morning coffee and treat! The coffee was great, the food was delish and the staff were lovely. We felt like real locals here and when we left, we purchased a bag of coffee beans so...we could have some sentido goodness back home!More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

Quite small, so probably best to avoid peak times, but the coffee (4 or 5 regions to pick from) , banana bread, and soup were all delicious,. Although I don't think they roast their own beans, their coffee is excellent (we tried 2 kinds), they...sell the beans, and have a small coffee equipment section that includes some nice (gift) items. Highly recommended for coffee or a light meal.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4