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“Fantastic food in a charming restaurant/cafe”

Healthy Penguin Cafe
Ranked #44 of 1,967 Restaurants in Matsumoto
Price range: US$3 - US$8
Description: A healthy family owned and operated vegan cafe in the heart of Japan. Using local vegetables and making everything in house for your satisfaction. 5 minute walk from Matsumoto castle.
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Description: A healthy family owned and operated vegan cafe in the heart of Japan. Using local vegetables and making everything in house for your satisfaction. 5 minute walk from Matsumoto castle.
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely early dinner at this welcoming vegan cafe. I had a delicious yellow curry with quinoa rice and my husband had a tasty burrito bowl. The smoothies were also great! Everything tasted fresh, healthy and flavourful. We also very much enjoyed chatting with the cheerful and fun bilingual Scottish host/owner!

Thank iapc
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

Was staying in Matsumoto for a couple of days and came across this vegan restaurant just as my trip was coming to an end. If I had known about it at the start I would have visited more than once.

The food was as the title says unbelievable, the Scottish lad running the restaurant was super friendly and really passionate about the food. I would Highly recommend it if you wanted to try something different, delicious and healthy.

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Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

The food here is fantastic - we felt healthier as we ate! The couple who own it are really friendly and definitely try the burrito bowl-delicious!

Thank IggyAndMatt
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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Good soy coffee & delicious quinoa curry made for a tasty lunch.
Very friendly owners made it very welcoming

Thank molly1946
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

A bit hidden from the main steeds but easy enough to find. Great tasting smoothie and cakes. The rest of the menu seems good as well.

Thank xn0rp
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