CLOSED: Maaru Organic Cafe

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 7 reviews )



Aeon Town Himeji 1F 435-3 Nobematsu (at inside shopping centre), Himeji, Japan, 670-0966

A 10-minute walk from JR Himeji, at Aeon Shopping Mall, and world heritage Himeji castle. This eatery offers vegan food such as soy hamburger in tagine plus sweets and organic coffee. The store offers massage, too. Reported closed, Jan 2017. Last orders 1 hour before closing.

Categories: Vegan, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Organic, Fast food

7 Reviews

First Review by Vegeiko

Vegan food near Himeji Castle, lots of gluten free options - Edit

This place can be a bit hard to find when walking from the station. You walk through some backstreets, cross the rail line and through a huge car park to enter Aeon Mall via a back lane. However it has delicious vegan food, an English menu and polite staff. A lot of the food was gluten free too. It is worth the walk!

We had the almond butter toast, which was delicious. Also the soup was very nice. My friends enjoyed the teriyaki bowl and the curry. The almond butter toast was the stand out. There are also lost of desserts to choose from. I had the matcha cake which was not too bitter, and my friend had a chocolate cake which they enjoyed.

I would recommend coming here if you need a feed while visiting himeji castle!

Pros: Nice food

Cons: A bit hard to find

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Excellent food - Edit

A lovely little cafe in the Aeon Town shopping centre. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, a real tonic after a day of walking in the sun at the castle!

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lovely - Edit

Tasty food, not Japanese at all ;-) Nice service.
It is in the Aeon shopping mall near the station, the localization at happycows is not precise.

Pros: English menu.

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Great food - Edit

Very nice place. I had teriyaki soy meat and soup y780, brown rice balls y400, fig pound cake and soy ice cream y390, black sesame banana smoothie y550 plus take-away soy choc cake y550.
Location: I think there are at least two Aeon shopping centres in Himeji. Take the south exit from main railway station (opposite side to castle) and head straight ahead. Turn corner at a bank and head west for several blocks and the road becomes a pedestrian overpass above the rail lines. Walk over the overpass and you will see the Aeon shopping mall not that far away. Maaru is on the ground floor.
Updated from previous review on Thursday October 15, 2015

Pros: Great food, Great service, Englizh menu, Central location

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Great organic food - Edit

Thanks happy cow, so we found that little cute place in the shopping center. They have great vegan organic food, different choices. They serve vegan icecream and delicious cakes. We enjoyed the food very much.

Pros: Organic food

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Great find for a vegan meal - Edit

Small place on the ground floor of the Aero-Town mall, across from CenturyPet pet store. They have a separate English menu. We had the soy meat patty tagine pot set w/ tomato sauce, and teriyaki soy meat rice bowl, and both were pretty good. For dessert, matcha soy ice cream parfait which was great and came with a bunch of fruit things and rice krispies, and pumpkin pudding which was simple but decent. I also had a strawberry coconut carrot smoothie which was good. Staff was very nice. Overall this is a great find for vegans visiting Himeji.

Pros: food, friendly staff, English menu

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Vegan Treat before or after Himeji castle - Edit

I had to go on a business trip to Himeji and as of any vegetarian, I thought " what am I gonna eat in this city?" .... It was a miracle I found this place!!! If you a vegan and going to famous Himeji castle (as of 23/March 2015 will open again after 4 years restoration) this place would be a life-saver for you. You can eat up to 6:00 pm they have a massage and lunch package too!! Maybe wise to just take a cab from Himeji castle the taxi cost would be at around 1000 yen (10 dollars/8euros)

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