In a funky 90-year old building, has 10 tables inside, relaxed atmosphere; customers often hang out for hours. Food consists of in-house-made veggie burgers, burritos and bagel sandwiches with tofu and bean spreads, range of herbal teas, craft beers and coffee drinks. Desserts are tofu sundaes, in-house-made cakes and muffins. Also sells organic herbs and spices, teas, beans, nuts and dried fruits. Long-time vegetarian owner speaks good English. NOTE: May use cheese in burrito and some baked goods may contain milk or eggs. Please confirm and inform HappyCow. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, American, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Bakery
8-3-22 Zushi-shi, Sakurayama
Zushi, Japan 249-0005
046-8725204

Open Wed-Sun 9:30am-7pm.

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cash only
reviews

Reviews

First Review by lazza

A Great Find!

5 Posted on 07 / 30 / 2013

This is indeed a funky space and very relaxing too, and the food is all handmade and taste great, as are the vegan ice cream and the baked desserts which on the day we went there was a wide range of muffins, a banana cream pie, and an apricot something cake. They have two different special kid's meals which my boys really loved and I had the veggie burger which is the best ever. They also serve some pretty interesting drinks like a lemon ginger sparkler and a local craft beer which I very much enjoyed. Staff is friendly, owner (mariko) speaks enlgish so problem with communication regarding ingredients etc. I highly recommend it! and, the map is wrong, the cafe is located a little bit further up the street away from the ocean, it is next to a convenient store.

Pros: Just really good and tasty food, Reasonably priced, Staff fluent in English and Japanese
Cons: Can't think of any really

Charming, Funky Restaurant walkable from Beach

4 Posted on 07 / 28 / 2013

As the previous reviewer (and the listing) said this is an amazing cafe, with great vegan meals, drinks and baked goods walkable from Zushi stations and the beach. The staff are friendly and the whole place has a great (and unique) vibe about it. However, it's important to point out that the place is not totally vegan: a small number of baked goods contain dairy/egg (they are labelled in Japanese) and the menu is essentially vegan by default, but the staff will ask if you want dairy added (eg cheese to the burritos). This is definitely not something to put you off coming, as the vegan range is amazing, but it's just important to specify that you are vegan when you order. A great vegan outing is to go to Naturalia (Hase, close to Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura) for lunch, enjoy the beach or temples and then go to Zushi and have dinner at Beach Muffin. Just beware that the kitchen closes about an hour (I think - call to check) before the restaurant.

Pros: great vegan food, drinks, baking, funky building and decor, friendly staff
Cons: small servings (but still good value)

Fantastic

5 Posted on 07 / 04 / 2013

This is a really cozy place with a great atmosphere and friendly owners & staff...music is pretty good too. The food and desserts as I understand are all handmade, and the menu changes seasonally. About 4 food items to choose from ranging from 500 to 1,000 Yen, cheapest being bagel sandwiches and burrito the most expensive. Excellent, homemade flavors, thoughtfully presented. Desserts include brownies, cakes (500 yen) and pies (500 yen), and muffins are beautiful (380)...we took home a bunch of muffins and cookies. Lots of drinks to choose from, ranging from 300 to 700 yen including herbal teas, coffees, and sparkling fruit drinks they make at the shop and craft beers (the Zushi beer is excellent! 700 yen). Take out bakery and a small store with bulk/packaged dried fruits/ nuts, teas etc. And, really good granola!!! Free parking nearby, about a 10 - 15 minute walk from Zushi Station and about 10 min from Shin Zushi station, on the way to beach, turn on the street where you see a store called Ginger Beach and follow the little river to the sea, cafe appox 200 meters on right. This is a great find, surprised Japan Times or other media has not written about this yet!

Pros: great food and desserts, organic when possible, great drink selection
Cons: a little far from station, slower service on weekends, end up spending to much...?

 

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