• Cafe Douce

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Small cafe with one vegetarian curry, availble on its own or as part of a set menu, and is served with an accompanying salad: both are vegan. Other curries are not vegan - ask owner for assistance. Open Mon 8:00am-6:00pm, Wed-Sun 8:00am-6:00pm.

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9 Reviews

First Review by CFBL


Points +196

06 Jun 2023

Great option near Gora station

Fast service. Owners are friendly and knowledgeable regarding veganism. The curry has a good flavor. The set includes veggies, salad and a sorbet.



Points +157

04 May 2023

Lovely spot for vegan curry

Cute little cafe run by a lovely couple, very friendly and welcoming. There is a vegan set menu available including salad, curry and rice, dessert, and a drink. Fabulous coffee. English menu and they take credit card.


Points +28

22 Dec 2022

they close at 5 (not 6)!

I had the vegetarian curry set, it's also vegan, was really good. staff was super super nice. i think one of the best vegan options around

Pros: clear vegetarian options


Points +58

03 Feb 2020

Veg (vegan) curry

Basic meal and only the one option however as vegans reading this post would know, options are hard to come by in Hakone prefecture. Curry was tasty and owners/staff were lovely and accommodating. 🌱✌


Points +564

27 Dec 2019

Simple, fast, and delicious

Ordered when we sat down and food came very quickly. Ordered:
Vegetarian set (curry, grape sorbet - not sherbet - OJ)
Vegetarian set (spaghetti in tomato sauce, peach jelly, OJ)
All tasted good. Grated hard cheese and tobasco were provided for the spaghetti.

Good to stop by after the open air museum before catching a bus!

Seems to be run by an elder couple. The gent seems to have decent English!

Pros: Nice set menu for vegetarian, Very reasonable price, Some English spoken


Points +162

18 Dec 2019

Good Value

I had a satisfying and filling vegan lunch set (curry and rice, coffee and a small dessert). The staff were friendly and the food was good.

Pros: Tasty and filling, Good value, Comfortable space


Points +11

Mostly Veg
16 Jun 2019

Small Vegetarian corner

Accessible place next open Air museum

Pros: Cheap options, English communication, Vegetarian English Menu


Points +246

17 Nov 2018

Life saver

Thank goodness for this place as there is not much else around. My vegan curry was tasty and the set meal was pretty good value. The owners were friendly. Went here because the sushi shop next door was closed for no reason.

Pros: Three vegan options, Reasonably good value

Cons: Interior could be improved


Points +304

26 Mar 2018

Simple cafe with veg and vegan options

Small very simple place with a strange menu including naan pizzas, “hamburger soup”, “spaghetti with ketchup” and curry and rice.

There is a vegetarian curry and rice as well as a meat option. I don’t speak japanese, but asked if it was vegetarian with no meat stock etc in english and the owner said it was. When it arrived it looked much darker than my husbands meat curry and rice so I don’t think it was from the same stock. The curry contained soy mince and some small bits of carrot and onion. It was fine, tasty enough.

The interior of the cafe is not great - not a place for lingering - but friendly owners and a couple of vegan options on the menu, so I can’t complain!

I think there were 2 vegan options - curry rice or spaghetti with tomato sauce (rather than ketchup, I assume) and also omelette for veggies if you eat eggs.

We only went here because Kappei Sushi nearby was closed at 1pm as ‘the rice had sold out’.

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