Vermillion - espresso bar & info.

Vermillion - espresso bar & info.

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Hours
Sun
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Mon
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tue
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wed
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thu
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fri
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Sat
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$3.00 – $10.00
CUISINES
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks
features
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About
Bilingual English and Japanese espresso bar and cafe located in Fushimi Inari, right next to the world-renowned Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. Named after the vivid, iconic color of the famous torii gates seen around Kyoto and Japan — Vermillion.
PRICE RANGE
$3.00 – $10.00
CUISINES
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles288 reviews
Excellent
222
Very good
48
Average
11
Poor
3
Terrible
4
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

eskalinus
Berlin116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 none
Close to Fushimi Inari Shrine and Mount Inari and good for a breakfast before the hike or a stopover after. They have Western hipster food (such as smashed avocado toast) and the staff speaks decent English. The latte macchiato is superb and we had matcha ganache as a dessert and it was way yummy, great texture. The backyard has a beautiful river view and lush vegetation and feels a bit like being in the tropics. Very quiet and good to relax for an hour or so! They also own a little souvenir store with souvenirs that are not the average cheap things that you can find in any other store, however it was closed when we came.
Written April 3, 2020
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FoodieLady
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 none
I literally started drinking coffee here for the first time in my life at the age of 42. That's how good it was. We sat outside with coffee and little bites - an oasis near the shrine. Apparently they serve Australian-style coffee (I'd never tried it before) and it was delicious. I haven't stopped drinking coffee since my visit but it's never been as good.
Written April 23, 2020
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EuroEri
Tokyo Prefecture353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 family
Delicious, smooth coffee. Loved the flavor of the pour over and flat white. They offer soy option of milk too. Top this place off with sweet Sakura muffins and a tranquil view from the cozy back patio and you have a perfect stopping spot after the Torii gates.
Written February 20, 2021
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Sofia M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 solo
very helpful friendly staff who spoke English. This place is super cute inside and outside and sells coffee and tea and food as well. Super vegan friendly!! I got a soy milk matcha but they also had oat milk and vegan banana chocolate muffins and a vegan sandwhich option as well as non vegan stuff
Written March 4, 2023
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jaolbreak
Melbourne36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Found this coffee shop at the base of the red gates. After a brisk walk to the peak this was the perfect spot for breakfast and a well earned coffee. We ordered a double shot latte and toast and berry jam and both were delicious.
Written April 13, 2024
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Bob Tanker
Brisbane4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Great tasting coffee and barista made. Snacks were light and just perfect. Nice but small seating area and warm cosy atmosphere.
Written January 5, 2024
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Shannon W
Melbourne17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I know %Arabica gets talked about a lot, but if I was to choose a coffee shop near a must-see sight in Japan, it'd 100% be Vermillion, hands down. On my seventh trip to Japan, I dragged 4 other of my friends from Melbourne along with me to Kyoto, and I made them get out of bed around 4:30am one morning so they could experience Fushimi Inari Taisha properly. That is to say, without too many tourists around. It goes without saying that Fushimi Inari was absolutely stunning, however, an early morning does take its toll and we were doing laps of the local area mid-morning, impatiently waiting for Vermillion to open - as I'd heard that the coffee here was Australian style (thank god). Is Vermillion worth your time? Absolutely yes! Is the coffee excellent? 100%! What about the rest of the cafe experience? I have no complaints whatsoever. The food was more substantial than I normally see in Japan, and the coffee was good enough that we stayed for round 2 and I had some cake as well. There was enough room for all five of us, and the staff were absolutely lovely. At time of visiting I don't believe there were any gluten free options unfortunately. Good lord, a flat white, in this hemisphere? It was a miracle! I couldn't resist trying their matcha chiffon cake (check the photo, it's adorable) and their Espresso Sunrise. Anyway - would I return? Absolutely! Would I recommend? Definitely yes! I've seen lines get pretty long on other visits though so arrive early if you're keen.
Written September 2, 2020
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Vhalerie Lee
Singapore263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 none
Nice coffee shop to stop by after your tiring trek to Mount Inari. Lines can get long here but they're quite efficient so I recommend getting a cup of latte when you are able to stop by!
Written March 2, 2020
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Regina and Nigel
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 couples
Fantastic big breakfast and cheese toasty with vegemite. Great coffee!!! Good music and friendly staff. We walked back down from the shrine on Mt Anari and stumbled across this cafe unexpectedly. Lucky.
Written November 25, 2019
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epicure49
Brighton509 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
We were served by a lovely waitress speaking perfect English and she could not have been more friendly... but we waited an eternity for our tomato & cheese toasties.. Yea... odd choice but there wasn't;t much else on offer. The most amusing thing here was the loo seat playing Land of Hope and Glory when sat on... Did it really recognise the nationality of my cheeks... or was it just because England were about to thrash the All Blacks in that weekend's extraordinary rugby game?
Written November 12, 2019
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Alvin Lee
Singapore112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 family
Nice and cozy. Seems like we’re here every time we come to Inari! The deco is warm and inviting. Especially during this time of the year!
Written October 28, 2019
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Jane L
London74 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 none
A female staff member ruined our experience at this cafe branch. We already went twice to the other branch early in the morning and the service at the other place was good. So in the afternoon we decided to try this branch. The woman behind the counter (the taller and bigger one of the two staff during this time) was so unfriendly and nasty, not allowing me to go in and sit without buying anything. But actually we stopped only because my partner wanted a coffee and he had bought a cup. She even gave me a nasty look throughout our time sitting there. What a miserable piece of s*! She’s so unlike other nice and friendly Japanese people we’ve met. If she continues to work there with this kind of attitude, no doubt this place is going down the drain.
Written September 24, 2019
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Mike K
Penang Island30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 couples
Very expensive and an excuse for coffee. Ordered a flat white but the coffee came with what looked like just milk. Was told it was a single shot and we would have to pay for an additional shot that was basically just poured into the coffee. Nice ambience but do use the coffee shop diagonally across the street if you like coffee.
Written September 24, 2019
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Pancras B
New York City102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
Great little coffee shop close to the train station most people use to visit Fushimi Inari Taisha. We were pleasantly surprised by the yoghurt and granola, that after 10 days in Japan, we were craving for. Nice sandwich with cheese and avocado too. Excellent espresso - all you want before you visit the shire of the red pagodes
Written August 19, 2019
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SpirtualMusic
Oakland20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 friends
After a terrific early morning trip to the top of Mt. Inari (yes to the Summit!) it was hot and we needed a spot to recover: an iced Americano while we planned our next activity. Vermillion was a lovely spot, 90’s neo-soul playing, comfortable seating and helpful staff. Highly recommended!! 🎶
Written July 21, 2019
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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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