Service: Shy but very friendly
Facilities & Equipment: Spotless clean overall. A bit small but perfect washroom
Strong points: Exclusively vegan gastronomy with local vegetabes and fruit!
Yesterday walking along Genan Street in Ryogae=cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, I couldn’t help notice this board at street level!
Cuisine using no meta, fish, dairy products, nor eggs!
Well, well, Shziuoka City seems to have taken a special like for vegan gastronomy as this is the ofurth one I have discovered!
Actually I found out later that Ms. Akino Yabutani/藪谷安希乃さんopened her restaurant 2 years ago, making Cafe Sain (“Sain” stands for “Healthy” in French!) the second oldest vegan Restaurant & Cafe in Shizuoka City!
I knew my hunch had been correct when I discovered the beautiful vegan cakes in their display window as I entered the establishment!
Although there are quite a few choices of single dishes or set I opted for the Vegan Quiche Lunch Set!
Comforting hot soup on a cold day!
Konnyaku with carrots and walnuts, and sauteed mushrooms!
Plenty of fresh lettuce served with home-made dressing!
Really yummy vegetables quiche!
And superb home-made bread for great total balance!
Akino’s parents grow Benihoppe/red Cheeks Strawberries in Shizuoka City so these were picked in the morning to find themselves atop my cake!
Soy milk whipped cream!
I do have a real weakness for fruit tarts!
Not only beautiful and tasty but also really satisfying!
I’m no vegan and never will be but I’ll come again!
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryogae Cho, 2-4-29, Aspis Bldg. 2F
Opening hours: 11:00~20:00 (until 18:00 on Tuesday)
Closed on Sundays and first Monday (might sometimes close unannounced)
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Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery
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