Apprivoiser Whole Food Cafe

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716, Uematsu-cho, Simogyo-ku (at Gojo-Kawaramachi), Kyoto, Japan

Serves meat, vegan options available. Organic whole food cafe on Kyoto’s Kawarmachi St, est. 2013. Offers Japanese-style breakfast, lunch sets, hot sandwiches, granola, and more. Vegan sweets include a nut tart. Free Wi-Fi. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Tue-Sun 8:00am-7:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

16 Reviews

First Review by Simon B

lots of vegan lunch choices - Edit

Small restaurant with great coffee and kind owner. They have an English menu. The food was great. We tried the hot sandwich, vegan muffin and vegan lunch plate.

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One of my favorite places in Kyoto - Edit

I would give this five stars if I could but unfortunately they do serve meat.

I go every time I am in Kyoto. They serve breakfast as well, which not a lot of places do. It is just a really pleasant place to while away time. They have guidebooks about Kyoto you can read if you are visiting to plan what you would like to see. Most of the seats are indoor but I think they have one outdoor seat as well, which is lovely when the weather is good.

This time I got a curry that came with two tasty salads that arrived in small glasses, like shot glasses, a carrot/apple muffin, and two soy lattes. Everything was great. I wished there was more salad because I feel so salad deprived in winter in Japan...

If you only get one food item, go for a muffin! They are amazing and I have tried so many vegan muffin shops in Japan. These might be the best. They are light and fluffy, not heavy or gritty, and the center is almost molten with warm fruit. They are just the thing to have on a cold day.

Vegan food items are not marked on the menu so you need to ask the waitstaff as they serve vegan, vegetarian and omnivore food.

The staff member was competent and got the food out fast even though it looked like she was the only one working that day.

Pros: Amazing muffins, Relaxing atmosphere, Staff is competent and fast

Cons: Serves meat, Vegan items not marked on menu

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best lunch in Kyoto! - Edit

The lunch set was so cheap and delicious, for 1000yen we had brown rice, miso soup, salad, tofu dish, savory balls, some vegetables and tofu fritters. The staff understood vegan and double checked everything! The soy chai was spicy and flavoursome. We will absolutely come back!

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Great breakfast - Edit

Excellent vegetarian Japanese breakfast. So tasty and definitely no fish. Staff speak excellent English and menu is in English and Japanese.

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Yummy vegan options! - Edit

Had the Japanese breakfast set in the morning, and had to come back for the curry in the afternoon! Highly recommended!

Pros: yummy food, some English speaking staff

Cons: limited menu

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Good breakfast - Edit

After trying to find a breakfast place it was difficult to find vegan but this place was perfect with a few option including Japanese. I had the home made granola which I would highly recommend.

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great for breakfast - Edit

Had a really yummy homemade granola and soy milk here. Couple of cups of v strong and delicious coffee also set me up for the day. Nice, bright, cool interior - really good for breakfast. Quick, pleasant and efficient service. Wifi.

Pros: good service, lots of options , japanese and western style options

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5 stars - great food - Edit

Had vegan options vegetarian options.
The good morning curry was amazing and was vegan. The homemade rum granola parfait was vegetarian and was equally amazing

Pros: Vegan + Vegetarian + Meat options

Cons: None

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Great place for breakfast and brunch! - Edit

Lovely manager, awesome coffee and great food! Tried the japanese style breakfast and homemade amazake (some kind of fermented rice beverage). Vegan options available!

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Wonderful variety, English no problem! - Edit

If you want a healthy vegan breakfast in Kyoto, it can be tricky. This lovely cafe, however, solves all your problems! It has one or two meat options also if you're traveling with a non-vegetarian, but the vegan stuff is so good here that they probably won't bother!

Pros: affordable, delicious, great range

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Vegan Brunch Options! - Edit

My husband and I went here for brunch and really enjoyed it! The staff were lovely and very eager to accommodate our vegan requests. We had the Japanese style lunch set, as well as the salad and scone set (all vegan), and although we didn't try it, the granola was vegan to. Everything was really nice. They also made me a really good earl grey tea soy latte!

Pros: Inexpensive, Good food, Nice staff

Cons: Not fully vegan

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very helpful, cute cafe, good location - Edit

Staff are very helpful in showing what products can be enjoyed by vegans/vegetarians. The manager can speak English, and understood veggie concepts well. A good place to go for breakfast or to grab a coffee and cake!

Pros: close to centre of town

Cons: not all products are vegetarian or vegan

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Nice one! - Edit

Good, Clean, Cheap and easy to find! Nice options to everybody, vegetarian and not! Recommend

Pros: easy access from Kawaramachi , English speaker and menu., Clean and Cheap.

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breakfast and coffee - Edit

Great service - we both had the delicious Japanese breakfast which was good but the highlight was the coffee which was really great. Easy and relaxed vibe.

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My Go-To spot:friendly, fresh, delicious - Edit

Location: across from Sunroute Hotel on Kawaramachi-dori btw Matsubara-dori & Takatsuji-dori, easy walking distance from the river, from Gion subway station. There's an awning & sign, a menu chalkboard outside with the name in English. This place is easy to find!

Ambiance & menu: the cafe will please.vegans and omnivores alike . It is open for breakfast, lunch, snacks (8AM-7PM) & serves good organic coffee , tea, smoothies, vegan baked goods, sandwiches & free wifi.

We had the vegetarian lunch special (1000 yen) a generous and tasty serving of miso soup, green salad and soy nuggets, Carrot -walnut salad , kinpira, and pickled veggies. The atmosphere was welcoming, the service quick and the hosts and menu are bilingual. They absolutely understand vegan and vegetarian tastes and can adjust the menu.
This is my go -to place in downtown Kyoto.

Pros: Vegan options , Fresh innovative dishes, Moderate prices

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Yep - Edit

This is definitely more of a cafe than a restaurant, but as concise as the food menu was, all the options looked great. The set meal was perfect for a light lunch. The ambiance of the place had a definite youthful buzz to it. The owner was friendly and spoke a little english. They also something I found to be rare in Osaka and Kyoto: they had their own wifi!

Pros: Ambiance, Food, Wifi

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