CLOSED: The PINK WEED Cafe

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    ( 10 reviews )
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4-7-12-1F Kitanagasa-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Japan, 650-0012

A 100% vegan restaurant serves five types of lunch and plenty of drinks and cakes. An English menu is available in the cafe. Confirmed closed, Dec 2016 - replaced by Vegan Cafe Thallo.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Beer/Wine

10 Reviews

First Review by tweety_0815

Yummy Food - Edit

What a cute cafe. Its more spacious than I expected and the staff were very nice. I ordered a Quiche lunch set which came with a small salad, cooked brown rice, quiche (obviously), some pickeled vegetables and a soup. For a drink I ordered an organic apple juice and I was full afterwards. This place is completely vegan: that means no eggs and no cheese. For my first (japanese) vegan cafe I was pleasantly surprised. If it matters to anyone, I spoke to the staff in Japanese (and then I brought this cute pin from them that says "Ethical Vegan"). My meal was about $19 USD. 9 times out of 10 I will go back there again.

Pros: vegan, (very) Nice staff, I was full! haha

Cons: pretty pricey

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Delicious! - Edit

I went to Kobe for the first time this year and I had to visit the PINK WEED Cafe. The food was really delicious.
Me and my friend ordered lunch sets and we were super full. The atmosphere is very friendly. I would definitely come back if I could!

Pros: delicious, good atmosphere

Cons: none

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friendly service - Edit

Limited menu and limited English but great food in a lovely, quirky location. Definitely worth a return visit. Meat eating friend left happy.

Pros: only vegan restaurant in Kobe

Cons: limited menu

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Mostly Vegetarian

  Contributions +9

LOVELY VEGAN CAFE in KOBE, DESERT of - Edit

Away from china town or busy sightseeing places, the cafe is placed at very quiet area.

However, many local foreigners, women with children who have some alergy love and use the cafe as regular customer.

The dishes has volume, look nicely and meet many kinds of vegans' needs. Staff may try to follow customers' .

at KYOTO, OSAKA there have been vegan cafe growing. BUT KOBE is in late. It is not necessary to search vegan cafe in KOBE. You just go straight to the PINK WEED Cafe, which is very cozy.

about the direction to cafe, please see the review below

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Best vegan restaurant in Kobe - Edit

Kobe is a nice city to visit. But if you open a website or brochure about tourism in Kobe, the number one advice to visitors is: try the Kobe beef. No thank you! If prefer a Happy Cow over a dead cow. But that's not as easy as it seems in Kobe. According to the Happy Cow app there's only one vegan restaurant in Kobe: the Pink Weed Cafe.

Here's how to find it: go to Motomachi station and take the North exit (that's cross the tracks so you face away from the city, shops and China town. Soon you'll see a baseball field (elevated). Take the first street on the right of the baseball field and after a few steps you'll see the Pink Weed Cafe. It's cute, it's idealistic, it's full of signs promoting vegetarianism and it has a Happy Cow sticker on the door. My kind of place!

The menu has only four options: kind-of falafel, Japanese style curry, an extra large salad and the "meal of the month". I chose the latter and in hindsight that might not have been the best idea. The meal of December 2015 was rice, salad and something stuffed in chicory and onions. It looked fantastic, but the taste was a bit blend. The various ingredients should enrich each other, but instead the chef just added various healthy vegetables together. Also the combination of hot and cold ingredients can make a meal more interesting, but in this case it didn't work for me. On the other hand: this could just have been me, because other guests told me they loved it. The appetiser (sweet potato soup) was lovely, so was the "chemical free tea".

Also, the Pink Weed Cafe is the only vegan restaurant in Kobe, so who am I to complain? Prices are very reasonable, the people super friendly and the food is okay. In a town like Tokyo, where vegan restaurants are abundant, the Pink Weed Cafe might not be up to par but for for Kobe the Pink Weed Cafe is the best vegan restaurant in town!

Pros: nice atmosphere, fair prices, reasonable quality

Cons: taste can be a bit blend

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limited but good - Edit

A little difficult to find but worth it for vegans. Menu is limited but enjoyable. The ubiquitous felafel strikes again.

Pros: its vegan, its tasty

Cons: limited menu

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pink weed - Edit

Great spot in Kobe - delicious!

Pros: 2 min walk from station, open at 9am -unheard of in Japan!

Cons: limited breakfast menu - 2 items

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Good vegan food near Motomachi station - Edit

On our trip to Kobe, I was thrilled to find a Vegan restaurant in the city. The food was very nice (mainly consisting of soy-based meat substitutes) and the servings were very generous.

I also found the decor of the restaurant very appealing. It was good to see that they took their Veganism (and their love of John Lennon) seriously.

I will definitely return if I'm ever back in Kobe.

Pros: Good food, Good decor, Large servings

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lovely atmosphere, kids' meal available - Edit

So nice to have a warm, children-friendly and vegetarian restaurant by motomachi station. The kids' meal with juice, salad, rice and fried rice balls was much appreciated. The service and presentation were wonderful, too.

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  Contributions +21

Delicious vegan food - Edit

What a delight to find this vegan restaurant in Kobe! The menu is limited, but the food was delicious, and the service was great. Nice atmosphere and close to Motomachi station. I had the gumbo, and while it wasn't anything like New Orleans style gumbo, it was very good. The side dishes were numerous and very good too. The soup was burdock, which didn't sound good, but it really was. The cacao/raspberry shake was yummy!

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