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Cafe Cherish: Vintage Interior & Fantastically Coloured Mermaid Parfait Straight From Fairytale Land

Cafe Cherish

We’ve all had our Disney prince and princess dreams once, be it from watching cartoon shows or listening to bedtime stories. Located in Kyoto Prefecture, Cafe Cherish makes you feel like a fairytale protagonist with its exquisite furnishings and dreamlike food.

Aesthetic food & interior

Aiming to provide its customers with a relaxing and memorable teatime in dreamland, Cafe Cherish was established in 2009. Upon entering the cafe, you can expect a breathtaking view of vintage decor that exude an aura of royalty.

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As you browse through the menu on one of the cosy bench sofas, look out for Mermaid Crystal Lagoon Parfait (¥1,780, ~USD12.23), one of the cafe’s most popular items.

Mermaid Crystal Lagoon Parfait.
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Other menu items include Mermaid Moonlight Lagoon Float (¥1,380, ~USD9.49), Heart Macaron and Strawberry Panna Cotta Parfait (¥1,400, ~USD9.63), Hot Milky Sweet Tea (¥880, ~USD6.05), and Planet Soda Moon Lemon Mint (¥880, ~USD6.05).

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Keep in mind that all food prices are exclusive of tax, so carry a little more cash on hand just in case.

Customers’ reviews of Cafe Cherish

Visitors to Cafe Cherish described the cafe’s food as checking both boxes for aesthetic and taste.

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User @melody1015jump wrote, “I finally got to visit Cafe Cherish! The food was not only cute but also tasty. I actually planned on wearing a Lolita outfit there…!”

Others shared the sentiment, additionally complimenting the cafe’s intricate decor.

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User @PWTv4qxxIJI9opS commented, “I was enchanted by Cafe Cherish’s parfait and cute shop interior. The small decor items were cute, too.”

Original shop merch for sale

Soothe your post-cafe trip fairytale nostalgia by getting some of Cafe Cherish’s merchandise personally or via their online shop. One of the items that caught our eye was a patterned glass cup and saucer set (¥900, ~USD6.19) that will lets you enjoy a luxurious teatime in the comfort of your own home.

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Since the set is patterned down to the saucer, the saucer doubles as a snack dish too. Whether you’re having tea on your own or with friends, this beautiful set is sure to make you feel like royalty. 

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There are even accessories, such as the Natural Blue Crystal Stone Mermaid Earrings (¥3,850, ~USD26.47) to up your fashion game, whether you’re going for a regular hangout with friends or themed parties. They also make for great gifts for that friend who loves The Little Mermaid.

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Furthermore, those who make a trip down to Cafe Cherish can view an extra selection of earrings that are only purchasable over the counter.

Getting to Cafe Cherish

At Cafe Cherish, you’re never too old to fantasise. If you miss the fairytale bedtime stories you’ve heard as a child, consider dropping by Cafe Cherish to relive those moments – a little more realistically, too. The cafe is a 5-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station and a 6-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakushomae Station. 

Address: 4-6 Tōjijichō, Yanagibaba Nijoshitaru, Nakagyo Ward, 604-0956 Kyoto
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am-6pm (Last order at 5.15pm) (Closed on Mondays & the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month)
Contact: 0752-11-5705 | Cafe Cherish website

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