CLOSED: hal cafe 229

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1 Chome-5-27 Komachi (at Cattleya Building 1F), Kamakura, Japan, 248-0006

All vegan and macrobiotic cake and dessert shop next to Kamakura station. Serves a variety of crêpes, soy yogurt parfaits, smoothies and cakes, as well as drinks and some savoury lunch plates. Cakes can be packaged to go and also decorated upon request. Mostly gluten-free. The owner is a chef-pâtissier who originally opened this café in April 2015 so that children with allergies can enjoy sweets like their peers do. Address: 小町1-5-27, カトレヤ ビル 1F. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Confirmed closed August 2017.

Categories: Vegan, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery, Catering, European, Gluten-free

6 Reviews

First Review by ChanceArnold

amazing desserts - Edit

This place is a great pit stop in kamakura: we went for afternoon tea and treats and this place kills it. Pancakes, parfait - can confirm deliciousness. Everything looked great on the menu!

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The best vegan sweets ever!!! - Edit

Vegan and gluten-free sweets here are really really fantastic!!!
Especially chocolate cake was amazing :)
After walking around Kamakura, charge energy here with delicious sweets ;)

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Divine desserts after delectable lunch - Edit

Hal Café 229, very near main station, Kamakura 21/6/2017
We were glad it was so close because it was pouring with rain when we arrived in Kamakura. Is across the bus area from the station and then

Pros: Simply delicious, Close to station

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Best vegan cakes on the planet? - Edit

Ok so the first thing you need to know about Hal Cafe is that it's essentially a cake shop. If you don't fill up on cake here, my question to you is... why!? We go there as a couple and literally order every cake on the menu, then spend our afternoon working our way through them ;) They are Japanese cakes so are really light and airy, meaning that one almost certainly won't be enough, especially after you try them and see how good they are!

Top recommendations are the orange caramel chocolate-y one and the strawberry shortcake... although the chocolate cherry sponge I scoffed down this afternoon rates pretty high on the list too.

We still haven't made it to the 'food' menu, since the cake cabinet always gets our undivided attention. Will make it my mission to somehow find the willpower to try something other than a cake soon, but again.. the cake's definitely where it's all at!

Downsides are ambiance and the rather basic drink menu but the cakes are good enough to compensate.

You can of course do take-away too - they keep for a few days and taste almost just as great the next day, just store them in the fridge.

Pros: veganized Japanese cake, done to perfection, convenient location

Cons: ambiance, drink menu, not organic

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Only OK doria, but great sweets! - Edit

The doria dish of the day tasted like chicken pot pie. It was only OK. My friend got the karage fried soy meat and she really enjoyed it! The crepes for dessert were more like pancakes, bit they were delicious!

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Amazing!!!! - Edit

Must go! Simply decadent from the lunch sets to the desserts! My girlfriend and I just got the 'fried chicken' bowl which was so full of taste that it made up for its slightly smaller size, and a bowl of miso soup to start then finished with shortcake, a caramel pancake, and a crepe with ice cream! YOU HAVE TO VISIT HERE!

Pros: Fully vegan, also have grab and go, amazingly tast

Cons: kind of small portions, but for what you pay it&#3

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