Service: Friendly, smiling and helpful
Facilities: Overall very clean. Washroom a bit small but clean.
Strong points: Exclusively vegan cuisine. A great scope of vegan ingredients on sale. Entirely non-smoking!
The (small) Rama Group which has been serving for some time vegan food inside the home of some of their members in the south of Shizuoka City at last on August 6th opened a real Cafe & Shop in Gennan Street, Gofuku-Cho, Aoi Ku, in the middle of the city for the pleasure of all vegans and health food lovers!
I’m no vegan myself, but I do appreciate it from time to time, and I’m really happy for my friends and visitors to Shizuoka City who have such priorities!
The shop itself offers an enormous (by Japanese standards!) array of vegan, organic and macrobiotic foods including home-made jams….
and pickles made with fruit and vegetables locally and organically grown.
It is all set in a beautiful and very natural environment, the more for it as it is open as a Cafe all day long!
The general design makes use of a lot of wood.
You can either sit a t tables, or in my case at the counter overlooking the street outside!
The young owners at work1
Mr. Tomonari Maki/牧知成さん and Mrs. Miho Maki/牧美穂さん!
As for the food served the lunch is unique but changes regularly depending on the seasonal ingredients.
They serve all kinds of drinks, including organic beer!
If you don’t speak Japanese speak slowly in English and I’m sure mutual understanding will be easy!
The lunch of the day!
Very appetizing, indeed!
As far as I know this is the sole truly vegan restaurant in town, and probably in the whole prefecture
The hot soup!
No dairy products is used whatsoever!
It is not only healthy but has a beautiful cachet attached to it!
Whatever the angle it is definitely tempting!
Home-made vegan bread!
Plenty of natural spices!
I’m glad to admit that the deep-fried vegetables patty was delicious!
The kinako/roasted soy bean powder jelly dessert and herb tea!
Not only a very healthy dessert but also a traditional Japnese one!
Rama 4.5 Organic Cafe & Shop
420-0031 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Gofuku Cho, 2-4-5
Business hours: 10:00~19:00
Closed on Wednesday
Will soon interview their other home-restaurant at:
422-8052 Shizuoka City, Suruga Ku, Midorigaoka, 19-6
Business hours: 11:00~23:00
Closed on Wednesday
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The Wine Wankers by Stuart in Australia!
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
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