Saturday. Kyoto hotels are often fullest in Saturday nights--especially mine. So in a 7-day booking, i had to check out and find another place for one night. Big organizational challenge--leaving bags in storage and carrying daily purchases and night gown etc around town between checkout and check in times. Also Sunday is a big flea market so I need to triangulate between there and hotels.
But, on the way to buy tie-dyed scarves I passed Kyoto Dean and Deluca in a converted bank. Usually loathe to eat American here, I was hungry so I sat down in that beautiful space and had lunch. Here it is.
I did not photograph the coffee. Total bill? $20.
Kimono shopping after. No dinner.