Food here is marked by both its delicious home-cooked taste and its variety (the raw greens, sprouts, fruit, and brown rice offered me a way to offset the fat and sodium of other tasty little devils that now must be limited in my diet). The Chinese/English menu of buns, dumplings, and soups offered even more choices to explore (mushroom-filled bun was heavenly!). Warm, friendly service (yes - service in a self-serve shop!) matched the food's homey flavor. One staff member (who speaks English with native fluency) even maintains an informal information counter on events in Kaohsiung. Other busy, yet patient, staff angelically supported my feeble attempts to speak Chinese. The atmosphere is simple and relaxed: the spacious dining area (cooled by both fan and AC!) occasionally doubled as a hangout for students - and my own place to dream away a rainy day. Or, when the outdoors beckon, you can pack your meal and just walk 2 minutes to picnic at Love River.
There's no lack of choice of vegetarian eateries in Kaohsiung, yet the food, service, and atmosphere always lured me back to this eatery.
Cons: not open 24/7