Food is all vegan. Good ambiance though not suitable for large parties. Open Mon-Tue 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri-Sun 11:00am-6:00pm. Closed first Saturday and Sunday of the month.

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12 Reviews

First Review by JesseD


Points +39

17 Aug 2023

Stunning vegan desserts, ethereal vibes

I had one of the best vegan desserts of my life at Stardust — a seasonal peach custard tart that was perfect in every way. Not too sweet, and the soy milk-based custard was exactly the right flavor and consistency.

It was difficult to decide on just one dessert. Next time, I’ll try the vegan panna cotta. The tea selection was expansive and premium as well.

The ambiance inside the small cafe/shop was relaxing, rustic and beautiful. It’s a place you’ll want to visit regularly.

Pros: Vegan desserts, Tea selection , Atmosphere



Points +273

23 Feb 2023

interesting place!

very interesting interior and delicious cakes and teas. the staff is very kind and knows a lot about tea.:)

Pros: calm atmosphere , VERY good tea and cake

Cons: a bit expensive


Points +1002

01 Jan 2022

Cozy and calming

I popped into this warm, comfy place with so much chill outside. Nothing like a rustic environment and warm, homemade soup and house-specialty tea as the perfect anecdote

Pros: Owner speaks english, Everything is homemade!


Points +150

16 Jun 2020

Incredible deserts

I loved the pumpkin tart and scones. Both were very high quality and beautifully made.
The cafe/shop has a very special atmosphere, and the owner is really sweet.

Pros: Peaceful atmosphere

Cons: Expensive


Points +25

24 Nov 2019

A pleasant experience

We arrived just after lunch but the friendly staff were still able to provided us with tasty soup and scones. I found this small restaurant very relaxing, quite the experience.


Points +1728

02 May 2019

High quality vegan cafe

There aren't many seats, so please reserve a spot first! A lunch set consists of a small dessert, starter, main course and drinks. I have to say that the skills of cutting up veggies of Japanese is really amazing, see how thin the veggie is! Also, the main course of the day is actually fried vegetables. Even the vegetables are being fried, it can still maintain its fresh taste? ! How could it be possible? There are one or two vegetables in it that I didn't like to eat, but I finished them all because the taste is just too good!

visit date: 2018-11


Points +94

08 Dec 2018

A very special place

What a special place. The food was amazing, the owner was so welcoming. The pottery is marvelous. An experience from another planet. GO there !


Points +1546

05 Dec 2017

Charming & Unique

Stardust is truly and experience in its own, including everything from the ambience to the table settings to the menu. Acute attention to detail is paid and the quality shows through.

Updated from previous review on 2017-12-05

Pros: Lovely food, Special atmosphere


Points +936

16 Jul 2017

Gorgeously decorated interior, peaceful atmosphere

Stardust is a machiya (traditional wooden house) turned cafe that is one of the most beautifully decorated place I have ever visited. It is a good place to chill for the afternoon and get inspiration. The food can be pretty limited because you have to make a lunch reservation one day ahead but they have desserts and tea if you decide to walk in. I had the scones and coffee (which you have to purchase separately from the barista working in the cafe) which were pretty good although I find the scones a little too hard for me. I did not try the tea because I am not a tea person but they have an extensive tea menu with different types of tea around the world. Overall I would recommend this place for the aesthetic and mood.

Pros: Beautiful and artsy interior, Peaceful atmosphere, Pretty good desserts and extensive tea selection

Cons: Lunch reservations a day ahead, A little out of the way


Points +224

27 Apr 2017

The most aesthetically pleasing cafe I've ever been to

The space is beautifully textured and balanced!

I had tea and scones. The scones were spicy and served with homemade orange jam and tofu cream. They were yummy.

This is the kind of space you just want to be in. So pretty and everything is just right.

Also they do advise on their website that reservations are required for lunch. Just not in English. The owner speaks great English though so don't be afraid to ring and book.

Pros: Beautiful, Tasty

Cons: Some people might prefer larger servings for the p

Nancy Cadet

Points +844

23 Oct 2016

Delicious food, tranquil , welcoming ambiance

We had a delicious vegan lunch (cous-cous with roasted veggies and tomato sauce) with a choice of black tea or herbal tea,(1500Y) and after , we shared a fabulous slice of raw cake (fig-grapefruit).

Stardust is in a lovely setting, a restored machiya, with a small garden space, about 15 minutes walk from the Kamigamo Shrine, or the Kyoto Botanical Garden. We requested a reservation for lunch by email, through the Stardust website link, and got a positive reply within 30 minutes. (This was the same day, so we were lucky to find a way to make a reservation with little advance planning.)

There is a small sales area at the entrance with teas, organic cotton or wool clothing and other attractive items . The friendly owner speaks English. Although there are maps on this site, on Tabelog, and directions on the cafe's website, we used GPS to find it!

Pros: Lovely decor & peaceful atmosphere, Tastefully prepared vegan dishes, Friendly staff

Cons: Might be hard to find


Points +832

03 Sep 2016

Requires Reservations for Lunch

I made a special trip here, and despite not saying so on their website, found out that a reservation is needed three days in advance for a 1500 Yen lunch. They did offer some tea, but at that point I was starving so went back into Kyoto for lunch.
The place seemed very nice, and had a great vibe. If someone tries the place and finds it amazing I'll happily update or remove this review, but since there are no reviews I would suggest the short-term visitor to Kyoto to not reserve ahead and travel this far for this meal.

Pros: nice staff and interior (small shop)

Cons: reservations required (not on website), a bit far from anywhere else

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