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Rect Sand Cafe

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 4 reviews )
Contact 03-59299207

3-54-14 Koenji-Minami Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan,

A 100% vegan cafe with a hot sandwich set menu which includes either soup or salad with the sandwich. Cakes are also available. Drinks are a range of coffees, teas (herbal and regular) and three beers, one non-alcoholic. Bread is whole grain. Pleasant homey atmosphere. Some English spoken, although the website is all in Japanese. Open Mon-Tue 10:00am-7:00pm, Fri-Sun 10:00am-7:00pm. Closed Wed-Thur.

Category: Vegan, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out

Reviews (4)

First Review by angusdunn

Ok, but not fantastic - Edit

The restaurant is incredible small; there wasn't a place to sit, so I unfortunately had to take my lunch to go when I wasn't really expecting/wanting to. There were two tables in the store where employees were also selling really cute jewelry, but I would have preferred to have a seat instead of looking at jewelry. The food was nice but I didn't see any sandwiches being offered today so I settled with quiche which was nice but awfully small. That being said, the price was good and they have some nice sweets as well. Not quite what I expected.

Pros: Decent price, Tasty sweets, Good if you have kids

Cons: Too small, Expect to take your lunch to-go

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Great if you have small children - Edit

Do you have small childrens and are into healthy food? Then this is the place for you. If you´re single or a couple I think you´ll have a hard time feeling the place for all of the toys. With that being said the staff is friendly and the food is good.

Pros: Good location, Good for children, Healthy

Cons: Healthy

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Nice, not exceptional. - Edit

Ok, this is a nice enough shop. The food is good, the people are kind. However. I think realistic expectations are called for, to avoid potential over-hype and disappointment. Firstly, this is a small shop. Like, very small, and not really a restaurant as you may be used to...the atmosphere is super-casual and child-oriented. The menu is similarly very small...generally just a couple of sandwich selections per day, with salad/soup sets. Definitely not somewhere you would come with a date, or for an extended restaurant meal...actually it may feel more like having a casual bite in a daycare. My guess is, it will help if one bears in mind the target clientele here. This place doesn't really seem intended as a restaurant per se, but more just a small spot for local-area moms with kids to stop by and relax with a light vegan lunch.

With that said, it is still great for a casual, reasonable vegan-sandwich lunch or takeout, and with very nice people (both staff and clientele). They also seem quite foreigner friendly (both English and French), more than most places I've seen. The food itself is light (not the place for when you're famished), but genuinely pretty good...special grain breads, healthy fillings, and yummy.

So, a good sandwich stop, and I do enjoy stopping in occasionally, but still...not really close to 5-star level. Not in the wonderful Koenji area anyway, with its incredible vegan restaurants (Vespera, Meunota, and others). Not worth going out of your way for, but still recommendable and nice.

Pros: Good reasonable vegan sandwiches, Nice folks

Cons: Not as restaurant-like as you may expect

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Wonderful food, staff and atmosphere! - Edit

Located in the heart of trendy Koenji, this cute little cafe serves wonderful and cheap sandwiches, as well as lunch sets and drinks! The staff were lovely women who were happy to recommend other great eateries in the area.
My lunch was a pumpkin croquette sandwich with soy cream cheese and a coffee. Totally delicious!

Definitely recommended!

Pros: Food, Staff, Location

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