Au Temps Perdu

Restaurant 64 Okazaki Enshōjichō Sakyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 606-8344 Japan Published on: 12-06-2016

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Casual Dining
15.00 - 40.00 USD

Au Temps Perdu is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Au Temps Perdu is a café and deli run by a popular French restaurant. This is a perfect little French café on the edge of Kyoto’s museum district.

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How to get to Au Temps Perdu?

10min walk from Higashiyama Station, Tozai subway line

Selling points

  • Great place for afternoon tea
  • Delicious French lunch for a reasonable price
  • Great lunch here, not cheep but very good
  • Great place for a rest after a walking tour of Kyoto
  • Perfect, peaceful end to a long, hot day


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
4 Days 3 Nights in Kyoto

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4.0 days
181.16 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
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64 Okazaki Enshōjichō Sakyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 606-8344 Japan

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  • Au Temps Perdu is closed Monday and irregular Tuesdays.


TripAdvisor View more

I have been a loyal customer of the restaurant group including this shop, so my review might been biased in a positive way. I am not good at eating in a fancy café and restaurant, so whenever I visit here I take food away home. When my wife and myself cannot cook and do not feel like eating out, our only option and hope are takeaway here. Named after Marcel Proust’s famous novel title, this place is well located in nice cultural area called Okazaki in Kyoto. This time I bought five items, well advised by a young lady service staff. Rillette(Pork patty) Pâté en croûte (Wild game meat wrapped in pie pastry) Quiche Lorraine Pickled Cauliflower, carrot and paprika Smoked salmon stuffed with vegetables Only problem here is they do not sell wine for takeaway. But anyway, after buying food here, my bicycle moves uphill road to my apartment like downhill.

French pop café!! I never come to see an art exhibition in Kyoto Municipal Museum in Okazaki without peeping in this fashionable café. It is located in front of Shirakawa, a creek. Wooden red door and red window frames are very attractive in conservative ancient town of Kyoto!!! Due to its open-air atmosphere, this tiny restaurant is always crowded with customers. I agree with that. This is because we feel as if we were in Paris, although we are in Kyoto. I love its décor and atmosphere. It provides French-flavored casual delis such as kitschy, ham salad, terrine, dip and the like. Cakes are very colorful and stylish like art works. I've never seen such sophisticated cakes in Japan. The cake I chose was lemon-based one, which of course tasted sour sweet. It is a little pricy for lunch and afternoon tea (only for a cake set it costs 1200 yen. I don't think it is affordable. So you have to be ready for paying). It is also recommended to take out the delis, find a place to sit down and have them under the favorable weather.

FourSquare View more

Delicious lunch set starting at 11am. Best quiche, tofu, tomato coulis I have ever tasted. Great coffee, tea, fresh baked bread, and cookies.

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