• Little Bear Cafe

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. On same street near the Hida Folk Museum at 岐阜県高山市西之一色町3-829-4. The Teddy Bear Ecology Museum runs a cafe in the building next door. Offers salad wraps, a raw porridge dish, pizza, has soy milk for coffee. 2017 reported no longer fully vegetarian. Call for hours - tell us.

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6 Reviews

First Review by Shauna333


Points +315

08 Dec 2019

Okay if visiting Hida village

The restaurant was cute, the food was nothing special, and came rather cold. It is OK if you are around but do not go there specifically.

(Visited at the end of October 2019)



Points +20

21 Nov 2018

Gorgeous little cafe

A cute little cafe with some vegan and veg options. Polite staff. Good size serving and reasonable price. Just down the hill from the Hida folk village


Points +32

13 Jul 2018

Not great at all

Although there seems to be several vegan options, they all are pretty dissapoining. I provided a translation to explain what I was unable to eat, including allergies. With the meal I ordered they gave me a salad dressing that contained cheese. After several tries I got a vegan meal. Which was just some leaves in a white wrap. It filled a hole but nothing great.


Points +47

Mostly Veg
08 Apr 2018

Great vibe, staff and expanded menu

Since the last review is from a while back, I would like to share my experience and update this profile as much as I can.

The atmosphere at the Bear Cafe is very nice! Relaxed, friendly and easy going. The vegetarian menu consists of the following options: healthy vegetable thai curry, tomato and cheese sandwich, tomato mushroom mozzerella pizza, healthy salad roll and gokoku healthy salad. The menu also has three vegetarian rice dishes with different soy toppings. The prices range from ¥480 to ¥980.

The staff really put maximum effort into offering me ‘dietary approved’ food or altered dishes, but since I have allergies for soy, gluten and dairy I unfortunately had to pass and can’t give a review on the food.

If you get a chance to swing by do so! Staff was incredibly friendly, listened well to my restrictions and their vegetarian menu seemed to be expanded compared to the past :)

Pros: Great staff, Expanded menu, Location near Hida No Sato


Points +75

21 Oct 2014

Cute veggie cafe with small menu and teddy bears

Near the Hida Folk Village, this is a handy veggie place beside the Teddy Bear Museum.

Menu is very small, but all vegetarian and quite fresh. Salads, pizza and some Japanese stuff.

Handy place to pop into on your to/from the village.

No veggie hot dogs any more :(

Pros: Nice atmosphere, Teddy bears, Wifi

Cons: Limited menu


Points +637

03 Dec 2011

Yummy Cake in a Teddybear Museum!

I stayed in Takayama a couple of days and visited hidanosato, which was right next to the Teddybear Eco Village, so I popped down. The staff didn't speak much English, but I showed a card with a list of the things I cannot eat (I'm vegetarian) and the lady was really helpful, pointing out that the stew bowl, which I really wanted to try, was made with fish dashi. She advised I had the healthy salad bowl, but it was freezing outside, and I wanted something hot, so went for pizza and a piece of pumpkin chiffon cake. The cake was bought out with a small salad first, then about 15 minutes later the pizza. I can't guarantee the cheese was vegetarian, and it wasn't the best pizza I'd ever had, but the chiffon cake was to die for, complete with tiny teddy biscuits!

It has a small selection of food, drink and cakes. It's not cheap, with my meal (including a soft drink) coming to Y2000, but it was filling and the cafe was in a lovely location. It is next to the Museum, so if you just wanted to eat here, without going in the Museum, you can. I had to go into the Musuem, it was cute but really small - would be great for kids!

They had a small selection of goods for sale, including cans of veggie curry, soy meat, oils, nut butters and snacks. They also had a selection of Japanese vegetarian magazines to read whilst having lunch.

Pros: Friendly staff, Family friendly atmosphere, Small shop with veggie goods

Cons: Food just ok, Fairly expensive

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