PLANT Cafe & Kitchen

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    ( 78 reviews )
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Yongsan-gu, Bogwang-ro 117 2F, Seoul, South Korea

Vegan cafe and bakery with a changing menu of sandwiches, kale salad, wraps, and occasionally veggie burgers. Also offers baked cakes, cookies, brownies, coffee and chai. Address in local language: 서울 용산구 보광로 117 2층. Previously at 20 Itaewon-ro-16-gil. 아기자기한 인테리어로 꾸며진 간단한 식사가 제공되는 채식 베이커리 겸 카페입니다. 샌드위치, 샐러드, 카레, 채식버거와 같은 식사메뉴와 케익, 쿠키, 브라우니 등의 베이커리류 그리고 커피와 기타 음료 등을 제공하며, 메뉴의 변동이 있습니다. 내부가 아담하여 주말에는 만석일 가능성이 높습니다. 영업시간은 11:00~20:00이며, 일요일은 휴무입니다. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm. Mains served until 45 mins before closing - then drinks and desserts only.

Categories: Vegan, Western, Take-out, Bakery, Korean

78 Reviews

First Review by ruth1

Excellent Food - Edit

The food was excellent. I think the menu changes with season. We ordered Chilli cheese burger and cold soba noodles with peanut sauce. Both were very good. Would love to go there again.

Pros: Good choices and very easy to find.

Cons: A bit far from Myeongdong

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The best vegan restaurant ever...!!! - Edit

I love this place! So chilled, relaxed environment. Staff are so so lovely. Food is exceptional, well presented and my non-vegan friends love it too! Chilli cheese fries.... mmmmm!!! And the cakes....!!!!

Pros: staff , food, location

Cons: there’s only one!

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Super lecker und nett - Edit

Ich war sehr froh, dass ich diesen Laden gefunden habe. Leider zu spät, da ich erst zwei Tage vor Abreise auf die Idee kam die HappyCow App zu benutzen. Aber für die verbleibende Zeit weiß ich, wo ich essen werde. Die Auswahl ist gut und glücklicherweise nicht überfordernd riesig. Das Essen wurde mir schnell zubereitet, war sehr frisch und wirklich lecker. Das Lokal ist sehr modern und schön eingerichtet.

Preislich ist es vollkommen in Ordnung. Die Lokale in der Umgebung in denen ich aß verlangten den selben Preis für eine Mahlzeit.

Ich kann es nur jedem empfehlen der in Itaewon vegan essen möchte. Ich war heute bei meinem ersten Besuch sofort begeistert.

Pros: Kostenloses WLAN, Frisches Essen, Modern

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amazing cakes tho - Edit

I really liked the food there I have tried 2 kinds and they are really good.
Love going there knowing everything will taste good get me full and 100% VEGAN!!!

I just wish they wont have a loud music in the background epically in their busiest hours.

Pros: good food, nice staff, lots of cake options

Cons: loud music in the background

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It was okay - Edit

Heard a lot of good things about this place beforehand, but I honestly don't get the hype. The food was fresh and quite good but nothing memorable (or that I couldn't recreate at home). I also find it too pricey. Service is not the best.

Updated from previous review on 2017-09-05

Pros: Fresh and colourful dishes

Cons: Pricey

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Great veg haven in Seoul! - Edit

My husband and I were happily staying quite close to Plant, so we came here daily for smoothies, food and snacks. Their dessert options were out of this world...our favourite were the smoothies and desserts but we were pleased with everything :)

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so tasty - Edit

Really tasty food! Would definitely go back to try other dishes!

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Great place - Edit

Good-sized menu that changes seasonally (spring/summer, fall/winter, I think). The food we had was delicious, and I left full each time I went. It is on the pricier side comparatively; be prepared to spend 12,000 - 15,000 won on an entree alone, not including drinks or desserts. However, I thought it was worth it because the food was so good, and it's an all-vegan restaurant. (Also well air-conditioned; very important in the summer.) Easy to find from exit 4 at Itaewon station.

Pros: Good food, Good service, Nice interior

Cons: On the pricier side

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A bit overpriced, too small amount - Edit

I heard a lot of this place so I had great expectations. The food was okay (pasta with pesto, tofu etc.), prettily served, but as a matter of fact, the amount was too small for me (although I'm small and skinny). I remained somewhat hungry after eating and considering it is rather expensive, I was a bit disappointed. Still a good place though just not my favourite because of this.

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Only burgers after 20:15 - Edit

After reading about the BBQ jackfruit we were really excited to try this place. We'd been on a day trip out of the city so it was ~20:30 when we arrived but we knew we were fine because we'd looked up and seen the place doesn't close until 10pm on Saturday so we made the long journey to the restaurant. Yet when we arrived we were informed that only fries and the 3 burgers are available from the kitchen after 8:15pm. And then also told one of those burgers (the avocado burger) had already sold out. We were very disappointed and felt this should be made clearer on the website, not just listing on their opening times that they're open until 10pm.

The burger was very nice (especially the violie cheese and salad dressing) but fries are not included and have to be purchased separately. Small interior, sad about the limited menu, good location if you're near Itaewon station.

Pros: Location, Violife cheese

Cons: Pricey, Limited menu after 8pm

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decent place for vegans - Edit

had the avocado burger, it was okay. i got takeout but the place has a nice vibe and the staff were friendly. lots of things to choose from

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Worth the trip to Itaewon! - Edit

This is my favourite restaurant in Seoul. They have great burgers and their Taco Tuesdays can't be missed! Also, I always grab a cookie or oreo brownie before I leave.

Pros: all vegan, great coffee and drinks, delish!

Cons: Usually crowded, Far from where I live.

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Vegan Mac & Cheese in Seoul! - Edit

Very nice place, good service and the food really is delicious. I do recommend the mac & cheese and the iced latte with almond milk.

Pros: Food, service, easy to find...

Cons: A bit noisy but really not that bothering.

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absolute favourite ! - Edit

PLANT has most DEFINITELY been my favourite vegan place so far in Seoul, despite being rather pricey it's super yummy and worth the money. The Green Power smoothie is amazing and I've bought it as a take out and kept it in the fridge for breakfast the next day a couple of times (7,000₩) and their Taco Tuesdays are the best with BBQ pulled jack fruit. Really friendly staff!

Pros: English speaking staff, delicious menu with lots of choice , free wifi

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onion garlic based - Edit

I don't consume onion and garlic so it was disappointing how practically the whole menu had onion or garlic within. The chef(?) was very nice though and made a special avocado sandwich set for me that was onion and garlic free

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Good food, but disliked the service - Edit

Reading all the rave reviews about Plant, I feel almost uncomfortable not giving a 5* rating, but I think I'm not the only one who feels like this, so I'll just leave my thoughts here.

I had been waiting to go to Plant for a long time, since I used to follow the owner's (now gone) blog, and been following them on social media as well. I went there (new location) for the first time with a friend and the owner took our orders. I understand that working in customer service can be quite tiring, so I'll just say I was a bit disappointed with the service (but again, I guess my expectations were too high). The food was great, both me and my friend really liked it, and the green smoothie was really nice!

The second time I went there, however, is what made me not feel like going there again. Like I said, the food was great, so if you don't care much about service, you won't care about what follows.
Basically the second time I was there, I was very welcomed by a member of staff who showed me my seat, but the girl who took my order... wow. She basically looked at me like she wanted me to disappear, and when I didn't hear what she said the first time (the place was a bit noisy at that time) she just looked straight at me, without moving closer, or speaking louder, even after the second time... After she took my order, she just left and I sat down. When she served my plate, I thanked her and she didn't say anything, didn't even smile. I know we all have bad days, but I've worked in customer service before and I never did that to a customer. She made me feel so unwelcomed I don't think I'll go there again, no matter how good I think the food was.

Funny how I later saw on Instagram they posted a photo with said staff, all with a smiling face, and I just thought how what I kept on seeing on Instagram feels different from what I saw in person...
(Yep, I needed to post this testament, sorry..)

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-09

Pros: Food, Drinks, Location

Cons: (some) Staff, Price (a bit pricey, but OK)

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yesol86 13 Aug 2017 - Totally feel the same way about the service.  


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very tasty - Edit

Very, very good food! My favourite vegan place in Seoul - chilli chips especially great!

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One of the bests - Edit

Plant is probably my favorite vegan restaurant. Every time I visit I try to get a new item. My favorites include the burrito bowl and the chickpea mash sandwich. The soy latte and cakes are to die for as well! I always receive great service. I have gone with my non-veg friends and my Mom here and they loved it as well! Would highly recommend this to any vegan/vegetarian/person visiting Seoul. You will not be disappointed!

Pros: Delicious and fresh flavors, Cute shop and nice atmosphere, Great location

Cons: A tad on the pricier side, worth it

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Great food! - Edit

Everything here is vegan and I tried the chili cheese burger and west african peanut stew. Both of them were great but the burger was sooooooo good! The fries that came with the burger was also super delicious. I will definitely visit again soon:)

Pros: Location, Various menu choices, Kind staff

Cons: a bit pricey

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Amazing food! - Edit

Very short walk from exit 4 of Itaewon station. I didn't even have to get out the map to find it. The atmosphere of the cafe was so nice when I first walked in, very busy and friendly! I was only grabbing take out so I didn't have to worry about trying to get a table (although some customers behind me tried to cut in front of me to grab the last one before they realized I wasn't getting one).

After being in Japan for a few months I was so surprised that their entire menu is available for take out. I got the plant burger, the avocado burger, mac and cheese, earl grey tea cake and a brownie to go. Portions were very large and we had a lot leftover after eating at home. I thought everything was really good and we'll definitely be going back!

Pros: take out, excellent food, nice vibe

Cons: can be busy

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Close to Itaewon Station - Edit

Just steps away from Exit 4 of Itaewon Station on Line 6. Checked it out while waiting for a friend (to go to Huggers). Didn't eat there but bought a couple of pieces of cake to take out. The rest of the menu looked really good and I'll be sure to return the next time I'm in Seoul.

Pros: Friendly staff, Conveniently located, Good-looking menu

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very nice location - Edit

The place is very nice. light and airy. The food was good. We had an African peanut vegetable stew with rice witch was really good. We had the plant cheeseburger also which was nice and juicy and came with a side salat and fries. It lacked a little bit spicyness but there was Siracha sauce available for free.

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Awesome place - Edit

I had macaroni and cheese and the cheeseburger. The burger was great but the mac & cheese was kind of bland. It was more like pasta with veggie soup. The color was great though

Cons: A bit expensive

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best food in town - Edit

Such a great menu and everything tastes amazing of course. The new place is great because you can actually get a seat now^^

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I love the new location!! - Edit

The new Plant location is amazeballs! Expanded hours, new menu items, so many more seats! Their old location is still open as a bakery too. Congratulations to Mipa and the team and thank you for your service to our community

Pros: Great food, Lots of seating, Great atmosphere

Cons: Can't think of any!!

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great menu! - Edit

Awesome vegan food. Burgers amazing and drinks great too

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Cute little vegan cafe - Edit

It was nice to find an all vegan cafe in Seoul, where it can be difficult to be a vegetarian or vegan.
I really enjoyed the burrito bowl I had.
The atmosphere was great and I loved the artwork on the walls.


Updated from previous review on 2017-04-09

Pros: Great atmosphere, Friendly staff , Excellent food

Cons: Limited space

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