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“One of the best cheesecakes.”

PAPA Jon's Kitayama
Ranked #1,414 of 12,507 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price range: $7 - $9
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Good for: Families with children
Neighborhood: Northern Kyoto
Reviewed November 7, 2011

Here is one of my favorite cafes in the world. Since I started to go to the small cafe near Doshisha University 12years ago, I visit their branch on Teramachi st, in Shijo area everytime i go to Kyoto (because it is easy to access to the branch than the main one). I think here is the place I had a real "new york cheese cake" in my life and i absolutely love it.

There are so many fantastic cafes and coffee shops in Kyoto. If you love cheese cake, I recommend this place. My favorite is normal plain "new york cheese cake" ;)

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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Papa Jon’s Café, Kyoto ( Shokokuji branch )

My favourite café in Kyoto. It is quietly located at the entrance of
Shokokuji and it is close to Doshisha University at the Imadegawa station. Not a
noticeable spot, but this cafe is popular and earned a good reputation in the city. Very small inside, but the atmosphere is perfect for a cup of coffee/tea and a piece of cake. I love the wall display of arts, the colorful paintings and the European style of indoor deco. The daily made cakes are delicious. As a frequent visitor of the city, I love to buy their cookies as small gifts for my friends before I left Kyoto. There are usually at least four kinds to choose from, and personally I love their cookies with lemon favour. They are tasty, nicely packed and affordable, but you have to visit the café early in the day as they are surprisingly busy and the cookies always sold out in the evening, so as the cakes.
Light meal for lunch is also available.

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4  Thank Amber201083
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

I am the owner of Papa Jon's and very glad to see such positive reviews about the cafe. We have been at the Doshisha University Location for twenty years always working to maintain high standard of service and quality. We make our New York Cheesecake and it is the real thing (I'm from New York so I know.) We also serve quiche, pizza, meat pies etc. Come in for some friendly service and a taste of New York.
Charles (owner)
PS I gave us an "excellent" rating....I mean like......

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6  Thank Charles R
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Reviewed August 14, 2010

I take a break here everytime I visit Kyoto. Their variety of cheesecakes are everyone's favourite in Kyoto. I love their pistachio cheesecake, the taste is one and only. I'm almost addicted to it. There are some branche shops in Kyoito. You can find a branch between Kiyomizu temple and Koudaiji temple.(not eat-in cafe, just take-out. May be the shop name is different from the original one) .

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