Cafe Atl

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 80 reviews )
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2-1-24 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuoku, Osaka, Japan, 542-0085

Vegetarian cafe turned vegan in 2014. The lunch menu consists of a few set meals plus baked goods and espresso drinks. Menu includes bagel with hummus, risotto, salad, curry, soup, and vegan cakes. Emphasis is slow food using local produce. Quiet for the noisy Shinsaibashi area, on a side street off of the main drag. Cafe is located on the second floor, above a shop currently under renovation. Last orders 9:30pm. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Mon 12:00pm-9:30pm, Wed-Sun 12:00pm-9:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, Japanese, Western, Beer/Wine, Bakery

80 Reviews

First Review by kat.ross

Relaxing with a warm vibe. - Edit

Great little laid back spot with awesome music. English speaking staff. For my set menu I ordered the potato quiche, curry with brown rice & bagel with cinnamon sugar. It was all delicious and I’m going to be having dreams about that bagel it was that good!

Pros: Quiet although off the main busy street

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Nice getaway from the crowds - Edit

Located right next to the busy shinsaibashi shopping tunnel. It’s a quiet cute little cafe serving set meals, coffee, & sweets.

The food from the set meal were alright, not that special. However the cafe latte & matcha banna cake were impressive!

I recommend to come here for dessert & coffee~

Pros: Great Latte, Friendly, Quiet

Cons: Pricy, Average tasting food

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Quiet in busy streets and nice bagels - Edit

Nice little cafe amidst of the busy streets of Osaka. Good atmosphere and friendly staff. The bagels are really nice, but the menu is a little pricy.

Pros: quiet, nice bagels

Cons: pricey

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Good food and friendly staff - Edit

I went here on a Sunday, around 1 pm and the place was empty (a few other customers entered later). It's a very small place which seats about 15 people I think.
You choose from a set menu, where you have 3 options for the starter and 3 options for the main + a choice of coffee (or latte, espresso etc.) or tea for 1.500 Yen. For 500 Yen extra, you can also get a dessert.
Portions are average "Japanese size" I would say, so not very big.

Pros: Good food quality, Friendly staff

Cons: Not many options, Slightly more expensive than other restaurants

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Sleepy cafe - Edit

This was a lovely cosy little restaurant that we found but it was quite expensive for what they offered. You had to have a set menu (if you wanted more than a cake or a snack). It was Y1500 for a starter, main and drink. Included drinks were only coffee or black tea (you paid extra for a soft drink). The portions were small and the service was really slow considering there were only 3 options for each of the two courses. I would suggest a snack here but if you are starving hungry, in a hurry or on a budget probably not the best choice for you!

Pros: Good health food, Nice place

Cons: Expensive for what you get, Slow service

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Delicious but busy! - Edit

Super tasty bagels and hummus made fresh on site each day. Everything i've had has been delicious. and there are even some great organic ingredients available for purchase too! eg. lentils, flour etc

BUT I've been here a few times and twice I had to wait 45 minutes for a table for one. It's very small and gets to full capacity at around 12 people. So my advice is to go as soon as they open for lunch.

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Great spot, but expensive - Edit

Great spot in the heart of the city and near the touristy spots. We had the restaurant to ourselves for dinner. Everything was delicious! A little expensive though. Felt like it was a place better suited to lunch or coffee/snack rather than dinner. Friendly staff :)

Pros: delicious food, Friendly staff

Cons: expensive, not a lot of dinner meal variety

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Awesome - Edit

Food was amazing and the service was too. Had some beet soup and a tomato risotto, both were super yummy.

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Great find! - Edit

Cute little cosy restaurant on the second floor. Had a bit of a hard time finding it but it was well worth it! I had pumpkin soup, curry and a banana and green tea cake. The food was amazing as was the service. The couple that own the place are lovely and the lady speaks very good English.

Pros: All vegan, all delicious

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Not the same old thing - Edit

The location is very convenient if you are in Shinsaibashi.

I got a set meal of a seasonal vegetable soup with sake lees, a bagel with hummus, and a soy latte. I also added chocolate cake.

The sake lees did not taste or smell of sake, which is good, because I cannot stand either. When I saw the soup, I was worried it would not be good. It looked a bit greyish, almost like blended mushroom soup, and I really do not like that sort of thing. But the taste was amazing. It also had sliced coin-shaped burdock root that was so good. I have never had anything like that dish before.

The bagel with hummus was great and so was the soy latte. The drink had a design on the foam that was so pretty it felt like a waste to drink it.

The cake was a fail for me. I expected a traditional cake texture, but it was actually closer to a fudge, but without the deliciousness that term implies. It was just heavy and the flavor was not so good. The accompanying cream was good. I think I could have managed a fourth of the cake if it was served with more cream and fruit but it was impossible to finish for me as it was a big piece.

I think they only had one other dessert available that day, a green tea and banana cake, so I definitely want to go back and try that one!

Edit: I went back and had a mikan beer (mikan juice mixed with beer) and the coconut curry. The curry didn't strongly taste of coconut- rather the flavors blended together nicely and I liked the kidney beans they used instead of garbanzo beans. I chatted with one of the owners a bit and she is really just a nice person.

Updated from previous review on 2018-02-12

Pros: Some really tasty food, Convenient location

Cons: Dessert did not suit my tastes

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Love ♥️ Love ♥️ Love - Edit

My partner and I absolutely loved Cafe Atl. It was our first time in Osaka and as a vegan, I was desperate for decent vegan food. I loved the hippie couple who made everything from scratch. They were kind, welcoming and their food was incredible. You have to try this place 🌱

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Comfy - Edit

Whatever I’m so stressed out in Japan. I felt that I’m not in Japan!!! That’s perfect to me! because It’s too difficult to be vegan in Japan. I highly recommend. Visit cafe atl :) xxx

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Amazing! - Edit

This hip little cafe is located on the second floor of a building.
They have a few different options that change frequently. They serve curry, soups, and different pastas along with a selection of cakes and sweets!

Pros: Fast service, delicious , English menu

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Wonderful lunch set - Edit

Really enjoyed our lunch set here for 1,500 Y. You get an option of a starter, main, and drink. We had a sweet potato soup (so nice), lentil curry and soy latte. Worth a visit if you’re in the area.

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Quiet cafe with great meals - Edit

Cafe ATL is surprisingly comfy and quiet despite being just off the main shinsaibashi trail. They have a set menu where you have to order an appetiser, main meal, and drink. This wasn't a big deal to me but I wasn't able to eat all of my main meal because of it. Regardless, everything I got was delicious and well made. Sometimes it's good to have food that feels very homemade when you've been eating a lot of fast food, and this works great for that. The service was friendly and the meals were great! definitely recommend!

Updated from previous review on 2017-11-11

Pros: Very tasty food, Great location

Cons: Set menu can be a bit too much food

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Yummy - Edit

Went here when we couldn’t go to Paprika Shokudo Vegan (they were arbitrarily closed!). They were lovely people and they clearly go out of their way to make good food. Blink and you’ll miss it, it’s a blue and white sign you want to look out for. Oh, and stop by the Pablo place on your way home ;)

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Lots of aniseed - Edit

This restaurant greets you with a calm and welcoming decor. The staff are very accommodating and friendly. The food is healthy and well presented. However,I had an issue with the aniseed flavor on almost everything we ordered. If I liked aniseed, I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more.

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-15

Pros: A few good options.

Cons: Expensive

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Only good coffee for vegans in Japan - Edit

Cute cafe run by two friendly owners. I've only been for coffee and cake but both times were fantastic.

It's the only place I've found that can do a good strong soy latte in Japan. The green tea banana cake is awesome.

My partner tried their home-made bagel with cinnamon. They just powder it with cinnamon so beware if you're after one of their creamier bagel options.

2 coffees, 2 cold drinks, 1 cake and 1 bagel set us back about 3800 yen so it's a bit on the pricier side but in my opinion well worth it for a good aftetnoon tea. It was packed at 2pm when we went and it's open at 12.

Also one of the few vegan places that hosts locals and not just travelers!

Pros: All vegan, great coffee

Cons: A bit pricey for some!

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so vegan it hurts - Edit

This place is owned by those cool Japanese people you see in your country: long hair, loose pants, tan skin, probably played in a drum circle a lot. The food tastes the way you imagine it tastes, it's pretty damn good and the menu apparently changes daily. Owners are lovely by the way. Relaxed atmosphere makes you feel like you're in Melbourne but that's where I came to get away from.

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Cute lite organic meal - Edit

Small menu, but its a three course menu- app like item, entree like menu, and drink. I was surprised to get my drink at the end but I didn't mind. The espresso and latte were both amazing and very high quality. Got the potato quiche and it was very good, a small piece but presented so nicely and very good. The risotto was a great lite meal, fresh basil and a nice tomato sauce and a good sized for a lite lunch. The bagel and hummus was not for me. The bagel was peanut flavored and topped with chickpea spread- things I wouldn't think of putting together. But the veggies that came with the bagel were amazing- fresh lightly pickled beets and topped with fresh thyme. I would have been disappointed with the bagel as a meal if I was not sharing the risotto as well with my boyfriend.

Pros: Atmosphere , High quality espresso and lattes

Cons: Small menu

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Tasty and quiet - Edit

Not alot of veriaty but every thing was tasty. Not trying to imitate regular restaurants. A real vegan dishes. Feels like eating at home.

Pros: Tasty

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Simply delicious - Edit

I've loved this restaurant! It is a quiet place to taste some good vegan food. The owners are very nice and you can see them while preparing your food.
The food is very good and they have different things every day. I would definitely come back again.

Pros: Nice place , Friendly owners , Very good food

Cons: They have a menu which comprehends 3 courses, you

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Great bagel! - Edit

I was satisfied with my experience here! I really enjoyed the bagel set meal. I went here on a public holiday and EVERYthing else was closed.. so I was grateful to have a good vegan meal. I also got the apple juice and another bagel to go for later. Overall, I liked this cafe! I would recommend just going to get a few bagels for travel snacks or breakfast.

Pros: excellent hummus and bagel , Open on the holiday!, bagel to-go

Cons: not a lot of food, but enough

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closed before mentioned time - Edit

It says open till 10pm, but last order is 9:30. I got there 9:35 and they won't serve. :(

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VictoriaGarafola 13 May 2017 - That's pretty standard. You arrived after the last order was taken. The staff are human and want to finish work on time. No need to leave a poor review.
 


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Joyful, beautiful little cafe - Edit

This little cafe is beautiful. You walk up a tight set of stairs which are beautifully decorated as is the bright and calm sitting area. The staff are lovely, vegan food is gorgeous and inexpensive. I had the beet and chickpea potage soup followed by a hummus bagel and some of my partners split pea curry. Make this a priority to visit as a vegan when in Osaka.

Pros: portion size very fair, price is exceptional (1200 yen for 2 dish and coff, staff are lovely

Cons: none

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Food was OK - Edit

This restaurant is in a good location and is located upstairs. The room is very small and they cook right in front of you so you feel like you are in their home. The owners are very friendly and accommodating but service can take a while if the place is crowded as there are only two of them doing all the work. The food was good, slightly on the bland side with a limited menu. The restaurant also sells Vegan items for cooking.

Pros: Location, Friendly Owners

Cons: Limited Menu

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Bad and didn't come again - Edit

Bad service and food are just so so, there do not alllow additional people stay in the shop even do not allow sharing meals, each people have to order at least one set of food
烂透了,我是素食,每个人一定要点一份套餐,如果没点的人必须离开餐厅不能逗留。要吃的人请想清楚

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Chokocchi 13 Jul 2017 - In Japan, most cafes and restaurants will ask that you order one item per person, it's pretty standard across the board.  


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