The other day, I visited a cafe called "Papa Jon's" with Ms. Beniko, my colleague who is formally a Maiko (舞妓). This place is famous for the variety of New York style cheese cakes, and we had a good time.
Many of my readers might think that Kyoto residents have Japanese cuisine and green tea all the time, but in fact, the consumption of coffee as well as breads by Kyoto residents hold the first place among that of other prefectures. We love new things and things from overseas.
The cheese cakes we had were rich and delicious. In Kyoto, the trend of sweets are more and more developing and the number of nice confectionery stores is increasing. It's nice to take a break at one of those places during your stay in Kyoto.