Owner is vegan and fluent in English. Menu is macrobiotic and organic with vegan options. No refined sugar is used. Lunch is served from 12-2pm every day; rest of the time it's a cafe. One lunch option per day in the Japanese style of many small items. Brown rice and veggie miso soup are staples. Uses seitan as substitute. Lunch is a flat 1,000 yen which includes all you can drink barley tea, your meal, and coffee or tea. One sweet is made-in-house daily. Also a small selection of vegan/macrobiotic/organic grocery items and some pottery, arts and crafts are available for sale. An earthy feel, with a small balcony that overlooks Oita castle. Holds meditation sessions and casual English conversation events during some evenings. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Macrobiotic, Organic, Japanese
Shirosaki Machi 2-2-12, 2F (East side of Oita Castle)
Oita, Japan
Closed now

Mon-Fri 10:00am-7:00pm, Sun 10:00am-7:00pm



First Review by JesseClark-Stone
  • vegan

happy little vegemite

Posted on 05 / 16 / 2014

As a vegan visiting Japan staying in a small city it was very nice to be sitting in this quaint cafe/restaurant. It has a nice outlook, and a very pleasant atmosphere thanks to the lovely Japanese, English speaking owner.

Pros: Healthy, Enjoyable, Lovely atmosphere
Cons: Set menu
  • vegan

An Oasis in Oita

Posted on 01 / 25 / 2012

Eating vegan in Japan can be a bit of a challenge as it is not really understood there. The owner of this quaint cafe causes you to forget all of this though with her wonderful cooking and great English conversation. There are some great teas and coffees to go with your meal and a not-too-sweet-but-altogether-satisfying dessert for afterwards as well. The view of Oita castle was great.

Pros: Delicious Food, Warm Atmosphere, Great View


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Last updated: 2013/03/17


Added: 2012/01/18


Added by: JesseClark-Stone