Apelila

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 11 reviews )
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36-3, Polygonum-machi, Takano, Zuojing District, Kyoto, Japan, 6068101

Vegan bakery and cafe a short walk from Demachiyanagi station at 京都市左京区高野蓼原町36-3. Serves a variety of sweet and savory buns, in addition to bread loaves. A cafe area for dine-in or order a lunch set meal. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Wed-Sat 10:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Japanese, Take-out, Bakery

11 Reviews

First Review by thecite

Lovely place - Edit

This little place is simply lovely. It's cozy, the food and drinks are tasty and the owner super nice. However, everything is in Japanese, so you might have to guess a little, or maybe ask the owner for help (not sure if she speaks English) in case you don't speak Japanese.

Pros: Pretty, Delicious food, Nice staff

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So sweet! - Edit

Loved this place. Even just to grab something to go, it'll satisfy any craving. It's so cute, welcoming and neatly designed.

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Just... wow! - Edit

This was our first stop in Kyoto. After seeing amazing looking sweet buns and breads all over Tokyo, we had to get our hands on some vegan ones. We walked in and it was heaven. Buns EVERYWHERE. We had 5 or 6 large buns (that were heated up for us) with a latte and green tea latte. Each bun was phenomenal. We had one with mushrooms and onions, one stuffed with delicious curry vegetables, one with sweet red bean paste in it... and so many more. We also got to go items, including cookies and more buns. The inside of the bakery is beautiful and spacious, the kind of place you could bring a book and spend hours. Staff were extraordinarily nice and explained what was in the buns. This has been one of the best experiences of our trip, don’t miss it.

Pros: Delicious, Reasonably priced , English speaking staff

Cons: None!

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Disappointed - Edit

We took a train to the north of kyoto just to go here only to find that it was closed even though it was 1pm within opening hours on a friday. We were looking forward to going here after reading great reviews and were very disappointed (and hungry) when we found it to be closed. There was no sign to explain the closure and we even waited a while to see if it opened. Thank god we found Falafel Garden just around the corner to fix our hunger.

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Delicious Bread! Matcha Latte - Edit

I loved this cozy bread shop. I tried a variety of their breads and all were delicious. I also had the matcha latte (it is hard to find this with soy milk other places) and the hot cocoa. The drinks were a little too sweet, but still high quality and tasty. I highly recommend visiting here a few times : ) This is a nice area of Kyoto to get away from the busy streets. The staff is also extremely friendly.

Pros: Tasty and natural!, Location, Good drink options

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Vegan Pastries - Edit

Bought a savoury and a sweet pastry which were really good. Just a short walk from the station.

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A vegan baked goods oasis - Edit

We stumbled across this bakery on a rainy afternoon trying to fill the spot between lunch and dinner, and managed to take away more than just a snack.
A range of vegan baked goods available that we took with us, and beautiful cake served with cream and strawberries from the lovely baker and shop assistant! Loved this place, thankyou!

Pros: Variety, Baked goods, Sweet staff

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Incredible food and amazing staff - Edit

Vegan bread is tricky to come across in Japan, so I was so excited when I saw Apelila on Happy Cow. It did not disappoint. We chose a selection of buns and cakes, some to take away and some to have in the bakery's cafe section. The baker was friendly and lovely, and she gave us freshly made soy cream (which she makes in the bakery herself) and strawberries to have with our cake. It was delicious food and a really charming experience to shop and eat there.

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Stock Up Here! - Edit

We all know that being vegan in Japan can be challenging, and even though Kyoto is the vegan capital of Japan (if not of all of Asia) it can still be difficult to find food between meals, or for breakfast if you can't make it to Cafe Choice.

So I highly recommend stocking up at Apelia on goods to take hiking or just walking around Kyoto. It's all baked fresh and feels natural and healthy, so guess it won't last more than a couple of days, so next time I come to Kyoto I'll stock up here as often as needed, and more for wherever I go the next time.

Pros: vegan baking, friendly and welcoming staff and interior, delicious!!!

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delicious vegan baked goods in Kyoto - Edit

I went here on a recommendation, and didn't realise at first but EVERYTHING is vegan! It's such a cute shop, and they have so much to try. I got the red bean bun and a couple of flavoured loaves. Amazing!

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Great vegan bakery in Kyoto - Edit

So glad to have found this place! Vegan bread can be very hard to find in Japan, and this lovely little bakery has it all. The types of bread they have differ depending on the day, but they mainly focus on sweet and savoury buns like an-pan, custard-pan, cheese + pumpkin pan etc. Would definitely recommend.

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