Café Bear is a cute little café near Ginkaku-ji (the Silver Pavilion). We stumbled across it quite by accident. We had planned to grab a bite to eat somewhere along the shopping street just outside Ginkaku-ji. However, since there was a big clean-up going on after the typhoon, most of the food places were closed or offering a limited service. So, Café Bear it was.
Café Bear is a little off the tourist route, but it is quite easy to find. After you leave Ginkaku-ji, head straight down the shopping street. Instead of turning left at the Philosopher’s Walk, keep going straight ahead, on the left side of the road. You will pass a bus stop. Keep going for a few minutes and you will find Café Bear on your left.
Inside is nice enough. The only problem is that they do allow smoking inside. Usually, that would put me right off a restaurant, but as it was almost closing time, it was fairly empty.
There isn’t a lot of theming at this Café. You won’t find bear-shaped cakes or the like on the menu. However, scattered around the room are lots of cute teddy bears. The cutest and, I think, the biggest, is the brown bear who seems to permanently reside at the bar with his little pink friend.
It was a fairly simple meal, but very tasty and satisfying. Overall, I was glad we stopped by this cute little café. If you’d like to visit one day or just think it’s cute, please pin my pictures to Pinterest. Thank you.