One of my favorite things to do in Kyoto is chill at cafes and just … rot there.
Lipton Tea House caught our attention because it was located directly opposite exit 10 of Kawaramachi Station, which was where we exited when we first arrived in Kyoto. We were like “Lipton?? As in the Lipton we drink?” and decided we have to give this place a try.
Maybe they do serve a large variety of Lipton Teas (who knows), but our focus were definitely on the desserts. Everything in the display window looked good and the two-floored cafe seemed popular among the locals too.
Just look at this.
There’s everything from tarts, cakes, patbingsu (haha sorry I don’t know what it’s called in Japanese), parfaits etc 😀
This matcha shaved ice is a must-order, that is if you can withstand that GAO-ness (a Singaporean term) of this. This is no syrup or fake matcha flavoring. It’s the real deal, concentrated.
I’m a fan of matcha but to be honest I found it a little overwhelming. The bff loved it though!
I have a photo of what’s left after we were almost done with it, and I shall not show you it to you guys… because….
it looks like we drank algae The color I mean. It was really good. Really.
Somehow I don’t sound convincing -.-
Fruit tart! 😀 Not a good photo but this was good. I loveee tarts!
Now, this is good. Some kind of matcha cake and the texture was very interesting. Lots of textures – smooth, chewy, creamy. All in one cake. It’s unlike what you normally expect in cakes, but I like it.
I have been told that I have weird taste on many occasions, but I still think this was good….
Overall, the desserts were decent! Not overwhelmingly good, but it was definitely fun to just chill and sit down for a bit.
Do visit the cafe if you happen to be in Kyoto! 😀