Morpho Cafe

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 107 reviews )
Contact
075-4325017
Find

309 Saikachicho (at Kamigyo Ward), Kyoto, Japan

Vegan restaurant on Horikawa-dori at the corner of Kamichojyamachi and on the west side of the Horikawa river canal. Offers a large selection of mains, as well as some cakes and desserts, drinks, and set meals. Closes 2nd and 4th Wednesday of month. Last orders 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Open Mon 12:00pm-2:30pm, 5:00pm-8:30pm, Wed-Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm, 5:00pm-8:30pm. (Opens 11:45am)

Categories: Vegan, Japanese, Raw, Western

107 Reviews

First Review by Jessqi

Western and Japanese vegan food - Edit

We both had the burger because we wanted some Western food for a change, and it did not disappoint (plus the fries were superb). Then the banana and caramel dessert pizza was as amazing as it sounds.

Pros: Selection of western and Japanese food

Cons: Was really busy - either get there early or be pre

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

calm, vegan and yummy - Edit

We went to Imperial Palace first then came for lunch here before going to Nijo Castle. It was the perfect stop off.

English waiter. All vegan. We especially came for the ramen but it wasn’t ‘on’ this day. We were disappointed. But the food was great.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

So good!! - Edit

Lovely atmosphere. Waiter speaks very good English and there’s an English menu.
We tried the red curry ramen, regular ramen, the eggplant pizza, yuzu tea and the chocolate parfait.
Everything was delicious beyond description. A little bit out of the way but definitely worth the trip. Kitchen closes at 8 or when they run out of food.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

love this place!!! - Edit

everything is sooo tasty here, definitely the best vegan food we had in japan!

Pros: very affordable prices, good selection, very nice

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Amazing...!!! - Edit

Burger burger burger. Juicy burger. So good, so yummy, so juicy, so perfect. Fries, perfectly crispy. Chocolate cake, so creamy and rich. Perfect. Darjeeling tea, perfectly complemented the cake. I was so happy while I was eating here, I died a little bit. Just sad that I couldn't eat any more because I was too full! I want to go back just to eat that burger. There were other things on the menu but I think I'll have a hard time choosing them over the burger, cos the burger was so good! Did I mention, the burger is really good? Yeah I'll just say it one more time, the burger is really good... But I'm talking about the burger too much.. honestly the cake was heavenly too... Basically everything is delicious. Please check this place out. I'm jealous of the people of Kyoto... So many yummy vegan eats...

Pros: burger burger burger did I mention burger, don't forget the chocolate cake, burger (comes with super yummy fries!)

Cons: a bit of a trek out... take bus no. 9 from Kyoto

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Cheap, Fast, and Tasty as Hell - Edit

We had the Thai curry ramen, vegan burger, and vegan pizza. Each was good, but especially the ramen. Service is kind and fast and the atmosphere was good.

Pros: cheap, fast service, so tasty

Cons: none

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Filling Vege dishes - Edit

Morpho has a great vibe with wood furnishings and various cubbyholes where guests can have a bit of privacy while talking and enjoying food.
The food is delicious and also enough to be filling, even on an empty stomach.
They also have various take-away desserts such as small cakes etc if you want something for the road.

Pros: Great taste, filling, good atmosphere

Cons: some of the dishes are a bit pricey, not directly in the center. Go by bike or bus

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Amazing!!! - Edit

We came here last night and had the burgers, chocolate cake and the banana caramel pizza (we were starving haha) and it was very good! We were craving burgers and it hit the spot.
Definitely recommend and to visit, also has amazing curries and pizzas. We also had some white wine which was delicious.
The place also has very lovely vibe, and everyone is super lovely! Definitely recommend!!

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

lovely place with great food - Edit

this place is amazing, both of the burgers and the banana caramel pizza were delicious and the staff is great. The place is pretty and cozy, I would’ve stayed there the whole day.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

amazing - Edit

In a few words. They gave me the best vegan burger i ever ate. Just like that.
My girlfriend and her mother ate ramen and pizza. Both vegan. Both loved it.
Service was good and could speak english. I recommend this place.
Ah and the dessert was ery good too. We had banana caramel pizza.great!

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great! - Edit

Had one lunch and one dinner here- fish burger, soya burger, pizza and green curry were the choices, and all excellent! Prices were reasonable, and great to actually get some good choices on a menu! Definitely worth a visit.

Pros: Food was great, and good variety.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great food - Edit

Had dinner here while in Kyoto. Easy to find on the main road about 1km up from Nijo-jo Castle. The soy cutlets were delicious and my mum had a fabulous looking burger. Service was friendly and swift.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great place! - Edit

I had the soy meat burger and it was really tasty. Service was also very friendly. Would definitely recommend this restaurant if you're looking for a vegan place in Kyoto.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

nice! - Edit

So good place, nice people and better food. It's delicious

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Best Soy Meat ever - Edit

I was there 4 times in my 5 days of Kyoto and it has a reason, all I ate was so delicios, if I come ever back to Kyōto I hope this Café will be there to give me a good Dinner.

Pros: good Soy Meat, delicios Curry noodle, very good ramen

Cons: none

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

The hero we need but don't deserve - Edit

MORPHO! He doesn't do it for the glory or the fame, he'll cook on knowing no one knows his name - MORPHO! He doesn't need voices or applause, he'll blow your mind even without the world watching.

Pros: The fish burger, the parfait, the service, the kin

Cons: Not open 24/7. Check his website for days closed.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Cool place - Edit

I really like this one. Not only it's quite close to my flat, it is also comfy and reasonably priced. I mainly come for the vegan ramen, but the pizza is nice as well. Owner also speaks english and there's an english menu available as well for non-japanese speakers. If there's more than 3-4 of you coming, you need to book a table (there's only one table that's big enough)

Pros: price, nice food

Cons: a bit tiny

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Delicious Food at a good price - Edit

This place offers delicious food at a very good price. Service speaks english and I highly recommend going there.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Lugar excelente. Insuperable. - Edit

La comida estaba buenísima. El lugar muy agradable. El camarero muy amigable. El precio muy barato. Para repetir muchas veces.

Pros: Comida excelente., Barato., Buen trato.

Cons: Nada

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Amazing food - Edit

This was one of my favourite places I visited in Kyoto. I had the ramen, chocolate dessert and beer. They were all fantastic. Full of flavour and filling. The chef was great! A must go.

Pros: Delicious!

Cons: None!

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Best vegan place in Japan - Edit

Excellent original food that is based on traditional dishes. In Japan it can be hard to find vegan food that is not western inspired or macrobiotic. A lot of places are focused on avoiding sugars and being all organic. However this place was a refreshing experience all the way. Incredibly nice staff, amazing tasting food with a lot of variety that soothes your palates. If you happen to be in Kyoto this is the place to go to!

Pros: Food, Quality, Friendly staff

Cons: Distance from the center

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Get the vegan fish burger - Edit

This is the kind of place that makes you daydream about starting your own vegan joint someday, but then you wake up and realize you'll never make a vegan fish burger this good. Tasty food, nice atmosphere, friendly chef. Top notch! EDIT: Went back again and had the best pizza in a looong time.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Excellent food - Edit

Had the set menu and I was not disappointed. Excellent variation and flavours.
Also tried the fish burger and curry noodles, all great!

(Although take note that they do not offer them in English and are reluctant to serve them to westeners because they were offended by some westeners which did not finish their plates ;) )

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Still the best - Edit

I went there for the second time (the previous one was three years ago) and it was totally worth it. Maybe the best vegan burgers I ever ate.
There is an English menu available, the owner also speaks English, so no problems concerning communication.
What else there is to say? Just go there and enjoy a delicious meal.
Oh, and since it is always raining when I visit Kyoto, there are roofings nearby in case you are there too early, because you can't await the tasty experience.

Pros: Delicious, Variety of meals, Quite easy to find

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Awesome vegan food - Edit

Very cosy restaurant with a very nice and friendly owner. The food is absolutely delicious and one of the best we had in Japan! Portion size and price is also very good as well as the quality of the ingredients. Would strongly recommend this place!

Cons: None

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Perfection in every single meal - Edit

I are there many times in a row. And every single dish was delicious. My favourite remains the curry ramen served only after 5 pm.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Delicious and really affordable - Edit

Cozy little cafe with lots of different food options (rice based, burgers, pizza, and even vegan ramen) also different sweet optionslike banana pizza or chocolate cake.

The prices are mostly around the 900 yen, which is pretty reasonable.

I had rice with avocado, tomato and natto and it was delicious. Portion was not really big but you can order it bigger for 200 yen extra.

Pros: Tasty, all vegan, cheap

Cons: It's a bit small so on busy days call in advance

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Link to this page from your site. .
Return to Kyoto Vegetarian Restaurants & Health Food Store Listings
Business Owners, if you see an unfair review, read this.
Why was my review removed? - details / Review guidelines
Reviews are not endorsed by HappyCow - review terms
Has Morpho Cafe closed, shut down, moved, or changed? Please use the Update Form.
This page has been viewed 16092 times.

Keep HappyCow Growing Strong!

I would like to support