Kao's

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Foreningsgatan 37, Malmo, Sweden, 211 52

Organic vegan restaurant serving lunch and dinner, cakes and desserts, ecological drinks and coffee. Previously located on SpÄngatan. Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:00pm, Fri 11:30am-11:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Western, Buffet, European

40 Reviews

First Review by sharonjriley

Great cake - Edit

I popped in here for a takeaway slice of princess cake and was not disappointed. Gorgeous cake - so happy to be able to eat princess cake after going vegan! Looked like a nice place to hang out and have lunch. It's right near Astrid och Aporna too, the veggie supermarket.

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amazing food 😍 - Edit

I recently visited this place with a large group of people, we all had the buffet and everyone loved it!

Pros: Everything is vegan, which means you can pick anyt, they have beautiful cakes , fair price

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It was better before - Edit

Kao's used to be very very good when the opened and a few years after that. Now not that much anymore. The food has gotten so much more expensive, for the same amount of food that you got before. Some of their dishes are super nice (burgers, risotto) but some of them are just naaaah. So yeah, it sucks that they've gotten more expensive and sometimes with less food on the plate than normally.

Pros: All vegan, Different kinds of cakes

Cons: Getting more expensive, Less food than before (both on plate and buffet)

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Love this restaurant! - Edit

I've had lunch, dinner and "fika" many, many times. I'm lucky living quite close to Malmö. The food is always delicious, the price is okay (not cheap but okay), the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is nice. It's a cosy and a relaxed place. In the summertime take advantage of eating outside in the cosy back yard!

My favourites on the Ă  la carte meny are Kroppkakor, the burgers and the saladtaco. At lunch there is always three options; a soup that goes with a salad buffet, a veggie dish and a fake meat dish.

You must try a delicious cake! It's a must!

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Impressive food, cosy atmosphere - Edit

I was very impressed by how tasty and fancy-looking the vegan "kroppkakor" were, given the venueÀs otherwise homely, pub vibe. It was nice to have a Swedish vegan meal, rather than relying on Asian cuisine or fast food. The staff were friendly and there was a good selection of beers

Pros: Swedish cuisine veganized, Cosy bar/restaurant, Good selection of beers

Cons: Little bit pricey

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Swedish Vegan! - Edit

Absolutely loved the Gratang, perfect combo of creamy piped and grilled mashed potato with a delicious centre of creamy tofu and dill.

Pros: Friendly service, Nice atmosphere , Good menu selection , Good drink selection

Cons: Longish wait for the food but worth it

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Great vegan dessert selection - Edit

Every time I'm in Malmo, I make a special effort to visit Kao's at least once. The vegan dessert selection is incredible (I'm in love with the white chocolate mousse they have regularly) and the staff are lovely (say 'hi!' to Kevin!).

In many ways, Kao's is like an upscale vegan pub, as the menu, in some ways, is limited. The veggie burgers are great though, and the alcohol selection is decent. It's not a fine-dining vegan experience, but it is super pleasurable. I highly recommend it!

Pros: Good food, Friendly staff, Amazing desserts

Cons: Limited menu

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Lovely cold buffet (with hot soup) - Edit

This restaurant offers a lunch buffet for 90kr which includes soup and bread, a cold spread of potato salad, quinoa salad, tofu, and antipasti, plus coffee and tea. There are two entrances and you need to order at the bar (ie don't wait at the buffet table). The food was mostly very tasty, although the tofu was quite dry as there was no sauce. Take-away is available and it's possible to pay by card. The atmosphere is peaceful and there are board games to borrow too.

Pros: fully vegan, location, atmosphere

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Yummy spot for Lunch! - Edit

Stoped in for lunch while we were out shopping. With some direction from other patrons we found out that you have to order lunch at the bar, the restaurant stretches out over three different rooms. There was a small menu with three options on it ( not sure how dinner works) we got a couple beers and tried the black bean lasagna and it was very good! Filling, warm and moist ! We each enjoyed a beer ( they had three on tap and about 15 bottles) then split a piece of princess cake. Really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and helpful waitstaff!

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Dry and uninspirational food - Edit

Dry food with peculiar seasoning and odd combinations. I have eaten there twice and had to send back the dishes to the kitchen both times due to it being unedible. Not a place I will give a third chance.

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Excellent - Edit

Stayed one night in Malmö on the way to France and had the chance to try out this place. The food was all excellent, had kroppkakor for main course followed by chocolate cake as dessert.

Pros: Cosy

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Good Food - Edit

Cosy interior. Nice staff. The food was really good and decent portions. there was also a good looking buffet as well. Lots of bottled beers and desserts as well. A great find.

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Novel Tastes - Edit

I came there during renovations so there was only outdoor seating. I ordered a bean-curry with rice at a very reasonable price. The dish contained some novel flavors I haven't found in other vegan places. It was great and something you might not have tasted yet. However, the outdoor seating seemed a little disorganized - it could have been a little cleaner and while it was raining the rain dripped through the roof in several spots also above some of the tables. Nonetheless, it felt authentic and the pleasure of tasting the delicious food compensated for everything. I would certainly sit outdoors again, but maybe on a sunnier day.

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-03

Pros: Novel & delicious tastes, Authentic, Friendly staff

Cons: Outdoor seating a bit untidy

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I love this place - Edit

I've been there many times and have been so happy all of them. The food is so good and you get big portions. There's so many choices and also many cakes. The place itself is very cosy and kind of has it's own style. They serve kind of a lot of ordinary swedish "husmanskost", not too healthy and not only vegetables or hamburgers/pizzas and that's a really good thing according to me. They are really one of a kind in Malmö, no place is like it and i really recommend everyone to go there.

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We love you Kaos!! - Edit

We've eaten lots of times at Kaos and it's great. This restaurant is what helped me go vegan after 30 odd years as a vegetarian. We love the lunchtime dish of the day meals which are always good. The evening meals are also very good but I'd like to see some new dishes come onto the menu as I've tried everything now! it's so nice to see such an array of vegan cakes and desserts. I've tried the vanilla heart and lemon cheezecake and loved both. We also love the easygoing atmosphere and you can always chat to the chef and the serving staff. A real oasis.

Pros: Lovely food, Big choice of teas +coffee, Big choice of cold drinks not only with alcohol

Cons: Toilets could be better

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Great vegan buffet - Edit

Came on a weekday for the vegan buffet. Plenty to choose from, including lentil soup, different flavors of marinated tofu, potato salad, olives, and different flavors of hummus (plus, crunchy sprouts in the salad bar! That always wins with me). We also got a pastry to share (unfortunately don't know the name), which was enjoyable because it wasn't overly sweet. They have an organic bar next door and are located very close to vegan store Astrid och Aporna.

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The pride of malmö! - Edit

Ever since the start of this place they have improved the quality of vegan dinning in Malmö! The burgers is of course great but they have new and exciting dishes every day and ending with a cake is a must! In the summer the outdoor seating is an oasis for the noise of the city!

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Kao's experience - Edit

Yesterday I went to this place intentionally with my family. My mom (veg-friendly) and dad (omnivore who love cheese). I'm a vegan and we all loved the place! The first room was very crowded, so we went in the second one, more comfy and silent. We could choose from the menu and also from the buffet. We wanted to try many things, but at the end we chose moussaka with minced tofu, burger (for my dad who enjoyed it so much that didn't miss any cheese or meat at all!!) and a pumpkin soup with hummus sauce and bread. We also had the force to eat the dessert after all this..a huge piece of chocolate cake with cream on it! Superb! The stuff is friendly and patient, since I asked many things and the girl has been very kind for all the time. I've never eaten so tasty vegan food so the options are two: I've never been lucky and all restaurant I've been before are not so good; or I just found the one that is made for my taste! Wanna go again for sure!

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super tasty! - Edit

I had heard a lot of good stuff about this place, so my expectations were very high when we went there. Still i was surprised by how tasty the food was. We loved it!

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Couldn't have been any better - Edit

This nice and cosy place close to the heart of Malmö offers a wide range of entrees, main dishes, desserts and salads. In particular, the traditional Swedish dishes such as "Kroppkakor" (dumplings filled with seitan and mushrooms) or fish plates are worth checking out. Prices seem quite high, but you get what you pay for. Definitely one of the best all-vegan places I've ever been to.

Pros: Friendly staff, Large menu, Great food

Cons: Quite expensive, Only 1 bathroom

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Authentic food - Edit

The place were a bit hippyish, but still cosy. If you don't order the buffet, the prices are really expensive. I ordered the burger, and I noticed the food was towards the raw style. There was a large variation between the vegetables, and seemed really healthy. You had a free hands to compose your burger for yourself, which felt comfortable.

Pros: Cosy, Centrally

Cons: Expensive, Unhygienic

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Excellent - Edit

We had an excellent evening meal here. It was a real treat to find an all vegan restaurant. The food tasted excellent. The atmosphere was very relaxed. There is also a very well stocked dessert case -- they all looked appealing. Our chocolate torte was not a disappointment. Kao's is a real asset to Malmö's food and drink scene.

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Loved the buffet - Edit

We walked here from Malmo station, it took about 15mins to find.
We had the vegan buffet which included soup and tea/coffee for Kr75, which we thought was very reasonable.
The staff kindly translated the menu for us into English, which was diaplayed on wall boards.

Pros: lots of choice, inexpensive

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Excellent food and very reasonable price - Edit

My non vegetarian husband and myself went to Kao's last week, on a visit over to Malmo from Copenhagen. The staff were wonderful ( even to the extent of translating everything into English for us, even celery! ) - my husband had the stuffed peppers and couscous, with salad, which he scoffed down, and I went for the buffet. The choice was great, just like being at home, and then we each had a cake for pudding. A drink each and the whole thing came in at ÂŁ23.55, according to my bank statement now that I am home. For food of that calibre, in Sweden, at lunchtime, that price is amazing. Thanks for being there Kao's - if we are ever in Malmo again, we will be back. Yummy!!

Pros: Choice of food, Price, Atmosphere

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Glad I gave this place another chance! - Edit

The first time I went to Kao's was with a group of friends. I ordered the tofumoussaka. Although it was tasteful, it's wasn't too extraordinary and left me a bit disappointed. However, I decided to give Kao's another shot, and I'm glad I did. This time around I went for the lunch buffet and tried a bit of everything (apart from the hazelnut tofu as I'm allergic). What a flavour sensation! It was just like having the Royal Botanical Garden in my mouth. I'm not much of a soup person, but even Kao's lentil soup won me over.

I like the fact the Kao's has a great variety of organic soda options as well. Boy did I have trouble choosing which flavour to try (I went for the Rose Lemonade).
The atmosphere is just the way I like it, cosy and and homey, but not too crammed.

I'll be sure to visit this place once again, Perhaps next time I'll try something else from their constantly renewing daily menu or even a vegan cake!

Updated from previous review on Thursday October 02, 2014

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Amazing! - Edit

One of the absolute best vegan restaurants I've ever been to! The atmosphere is nice and cozy and the food is incredibly good! And it's refreshing to have table service instead of a buffet.

Pros: Table service, Cozy, Delicious food

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that a really good vegan restaurant - Edit

I really liked the atmosphere there. they had lunch buffet for 75kr. that was great. many cakes and sweet treats too. that a great vegan restaurant. just hard to decide what to eat ;)

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