The city of Melbourne in Australia is renowned for having an incredible café culture, and a newly-opened business in Kyoto aims to emulate the atmosphere and style you'd find in coffee shops Down Under. Common Well is located just a three-minute walk from the Nishiki Market area, and their business model focuses on high-quality coffee and fresh, tasty meal options. Best of all, they open bright and early at 7 am each day.
The ever-important coffee menu contains all the Aussie classics — long blacks, short blacks, flat whites, and even what's referred to as the "magic", which is a double ristretto filled with an equal measure of steamed and frothed milk. There are also coffee and chocolate smoothies, chai lattes, and craft cola to name just a handful.
As for the food on offer, there are separate menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A big part of the lunch and dinner menu focuses on their burgers, which are made from 100% Japanese beef. Options include the likes of the always-popular classic cheeseburger to the deluxe gorgonzola and apple burger, and there is even a vegan burger on the menu.
If you're planning to stop by, do note that they do have breaks in between their service periods:
Morning Hours: 7: 00 am until 9: 30 am
Café Time: 11: 00 am until 5: 00 pm
Dinner Time: 5: 00 pm until 10: 00 pm (Last orders taken at 9: 30pm)