Café MALDA, located on a quiet street nestled in central Kyoto is furnished with iconic Jurgen Lehl designed, artisan-crafted wooden stools.  With open windows facing Aneyakoji Street, we invite guests to take time out of a busy day to take a break and enjoy their time.  

The café  takes inspiration from the food philosophy Jurgen Lehl shared and Babaghuri celebrated through their two recipe book publications:  featuring a no-sugar sweets menu and a vegetarian lunch menu served at the company cafeteria located in East Tokyo, Kiyosumi Shirakawa.  

The ingredients used have been sourced from natural farms and we choose to select organic (pesticide-free), as much as we can.  With this principle in mind, we bake fresh muffins daily and have cookies available as a perfect gift item to take home or enjoy in the cafe.  Both have been celebrated sweets from Babaghuri's publication and events. 

In addition to the muffins we offer a eat-in menu, such as a coconut cardamon flan, homemade gelato, and a seasonal fruit galette.  All of our desserts have a natural tasting sweetness to them;  in most cases from the natural taste of the fruits themselves or maple syrup or honey.  

Our drink menu features Babaghuri's original blend bean tea, organic coffee, as well as a natural wine list.  When in season, fruits, herbs and citrus from Jurgen Lehl's farm in Ishigaki, Okinawa inspires our cafe to create a seasonal soda.  

During the lunch hours of 11:30 to 2pm,  we serve a vegetarian curry, a favorite menu at Jurgen Lehl's company cafeteria.  

Feel free to visit us on your way out and about in Kyoto.  
We look forward to having you at our cafe. 

10am - 7pm Closed Tuesday
(Closed during the New Year and maintenance periods)


Cafe MALDA Menu

Muffin (eat-in or take out)

Maple muffin   350
Rice flour maple muffin (gluten-free)   410
Chocolate nuts muffin   450
Today's special   450


Homemade gelato (gluten-free)  700
Seasonal fruit galette  650
Cardamon flan  350


Babaghuri blend tea (hot/ice)   600
Herb tea (hot/ice)  700
Chai tea (hot/ice)  700
Coffee (hot/ice)  600   
Seasonal soda  700
Natural wine (selected by Ethelvine) glass 800〜

Lunch Menu
11:30〜14:00 Last Order

MALDA's vegetarian curry is made fresh with seasonal vegetables.  Our blend of spices and herbs with a lentil dal base, makes it a mild curry.  Served with a blend of organic brown and black rice, pickles and raita (yogurt).  

Curry and drink  1500
Curry, drink and gelato  1700

※All prices listed in Japanese yen, includes tax. 
※This is a sample menu, please ask staff for latest menu. 

➤➤ Address
684 Marukizaimokucho
Nakagyo-ku,  Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu
Postal code: 604-8106  Japan  MAP
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10am - 7pm Daily