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Le Coccole

  • Vegan
    ( 16 reviews )
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3-4-1 Kitakyuhojimachi, Chuo-ku (at Honmachi), Osaka, Japan,

Osaka veggie restaurant with local atmosphere, at 大阪府大阪市中央区北久宝寺町3-4-1. Lunch menu offers 3 options: Japanese curry, plate lunch, tomato sauce risotto. Dinner menu is more extensive. Reported became all vegan in summer 2013. Check website or call ahead to confirm as open days varies.

Category: Vegan, Japanese

Reviews (16)

First Review by lemurcat

One of My Favourites In Osaka - Edit

I've come to Le Coccole MANY times and 9/10 I leave totally satisfied. The owner, Tomomi, is incredibly kind and helpful, and I recommend talking to her if you can! (she does speak some English). The veggies plates are different every day, as she uses mainly produce that's organic and in season. During the summer and fall, most of it comes from her brother's organic farm in Nara. This is somewhere you know for sure that the food is healthy, clean, safe, and wholesome. The curry also changes in the same way, which can be sad when she makes a one-off which I particularly, love, but they are usually really good. My only complaint, as with most places I go, is that sometimes things are just too salty. This doesn't happen often here, though. The desserts are also great, as is the rich, soy hot chocolate, and the smoothies. The atmosphere is quirky and cute, and I love sitting outside under the veranda on a nice day. Unfortunately she allows smoking outside which I just don't understand. Although it isn't perfect, this gets 5/5 but it's pretty darn close.

Pros: Wholesome, fresh, seasonal food, Kind and friendly owner, Quirky cute atmosphere

Cons: Occasionally salty , Occasionally sells out at lunch, Portions might be small for some


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Très bon - Edit

Nous avons très bien mangé. La jeune serveuse parle très bien l'anglais. Elle et sa collègue nous ont donné des idées de visites dans la région. C'était un plaisir de pouvoir discuter un peu avec des japonais. Les plats étaient très copieux et vraiment bons. A tester absolument.


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Great Atmosphere and Staff - Just OK Food - Edit

I'll start this off by saying that it looks like Le Coccole is a much better option for lunch rather than dinner, so disappointed I didn't have time to try the lunch menu.

The staff are so sweet and kind, the atmosphere relaxed and very unexpected in the heart of Osaka.

I had a set which came with a plate of salads and a rice dish, all were OK but not really what I was hoping for.

Because of the atmosphere and staff I gave this a 3/5 but would definitely come back to try lunch another time if I could!


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Awesome food, great armosphere - Edit

Really nice little restaurant smack in the middle among the high-rises, very relaxing atmosphere and the food is really great. I came here for lunch having the curry set, decided to come back for dinner and had the pasta, and now I'm back again watching while my risotto is prepared. Didn't feel any need to look elsewhere for food :) Warmly recommended.

Pros: all vegan, as much as possible locally produced, great atmosphere


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A Dinner Party - Edit

Though it's in a good location, you basically have to be looking for it. You enter. There's one woman working there. She takes your order; she brings your drink; she makes your food; she takes your payment. She never leaves the open room - never stops performing. It is as if you are a special guest in her house.

Speak to her in English, she'll understand better than many. Comment on a dish, she will give you the story of the ingredients and where she got them. Old friends of hers come in, and pay you respect as well.

The food is enjoyable. It has a homemade feel, because that's what it is. Each dish has love and care in it. The desserts are divine.

Enjoy your meal, pay in cash, and be nice to the lady at Le Coccole. She's awesome, and I will probably become a regular.

Pros: Home cooking , Cool music, A performance, in a way

Cons: Not the easiest to find the first time, The menu is on the small side, I can only eat one dessert per meal


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Pure joy. - Edit

I've been to numerous vegan/vegetarian places, but this one is by far my favourite. Great food, lovely desserts, amazing staff (the owner is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what she's doing)... The atmosphere is relaxing and homely. I'm waiting for the weather to warm up to be able to try out eating in the garden.

Pros: Fooooood!!, Staff, Atmosphere


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Cozy, lovly place, take your time - Edit

This is a lovely restaurant, it is decorated in a French style, at least what Japaneses think to be French.

Le Coccole is run by the owner, she is very friendly, speaks enough English to order food and she does everything herself. While you wait, you can watch her do the dishes or prepare you food. That's the reason why one has to wait a little bit longer, be patient.

The food is a mixture of European and Japanese food. We had some pasta with seaweed, the desserts were European. Both were very tasty and a relief after too many Japanese noodle soups.

Pros: Cozy, lovly place, nice owner, Tasty fusion kitchen

Cons: have to wait longer than usual, limited spaces


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adorable - Edit

Super sweet place, with outdoor garden seating in front. Lots if cute laid-back character, good dinner selection and everything tasty and healthy. Staff spoke some English, was very friendly.

Pros: enjoyable atmosphere, yummy food, walkable from nagahoribashi station


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Great Staff, great food! - Edit

This is a great (though small) place tucked away between two metal sheds, and is really quite hard to find. Thankfully, Japanese taxi drivers are very adept at getting you to the general area based on the address of a place.

The lunch menu generally has three vegan dishes, of which I liked the veggie plate the best (it came with salad, soup, brown rice and cooked vegetables doused with soy mayonnaise, which was absolutely delicious). For dessert, the vegan cheesecake and the chocolate mousse were delicious. The menu was in english and the staff spoke enough english to get the order right.

Pros: Tasty items, Great staff, Great desserts

Cons: Slightly hard-to-find, Space is small


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Delicious! - Edit

Really sweet staff and amazing food. I had the risotto and my partner had the tofu quiche. The food was full of flavour. It is true the service was slow but I personally don't think that made my experience any worse.

Pros: Good Flavour, Cute, Nice Staff

Cons: slow


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Slow - Edit

This restaurant is very cute and the food is rather interesting. It's delicious, but my main complaint would have to be that the service is very slow. We got there pretty late, and that could explain why, perhaps? When we got there, there were others finishing up dinner. We ordered an appetizer (samosas with hijiki inside) and two dishes (one of them was soy risotto). The appetizer came out fairly quickly, and the two dishes followed shortly thereafter. However, still being hungry, we ordered a third dish and it took forever to come out. When it did, it was very good, but I'm not sure it was worth the wait. The last dish was a pasta with shiso (which didn't have dashi in it, by the way), Japanese basil, and nori. It was a very interesting twist on Italian food, but it took way too long to come out! We also had an apple pie dessert which was alright.

The staff was knowledgeable of veganism and very friendly.
They don't take credit cards, though - cash only.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday December 04, 2012

Pros: Vegan options, Friendly, Delicious

Cons: Slow, Cash Only


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besides cheese, fully vegan! - Edit

such a lovely little Restaurant! everything is organic and cooked with love :) the two women (owners?) who worked there where very friendly and interested. One of them spoke a tiny bit English ( I speak Japanese (well, not fluently), so that was not a problem).
It was delicious and the prices were okay for an organic restaurant in Japan.

Pros: Organic, homey atmosphere, friendly staff

Cons: portions are a little bit small


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Great - Edit

I went for dinner. The Japanese menu had dairy and egg clearly labeled although you should ask about fish (it is in the shiso sauce). Several excellent vegan desserts were available.

Pros: atmosphere, food

Cons: space a bit small, fish could be more clearly labeled


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