I did my research and prepared a list of vegetarian/vegan food places to visit via tripadvisor and happycow websites. The first place we visited in Osaka was Le Coccole. It was not as easy to find the food places in Japan as they are usually tucked in a small lanes away from the main shopping belt. We had to show the address in Japanese to a few shop sellers most of the time. We want to thank all the random strangers we met along the way who always went all out to help us find where we are heading to.
This cafe was an absolute delight. It was cozy and had many folklore decorations around the shop. Their garden was huge and was filled with miniature doll animals.
We were there for lunch and although their lunch menu was quite limited, the food quality was very good and homely in flavour.
Each lunch set 1200 yen ($16) came with a bowl of miso soup and with side radish like baked potato stew and japanese dressing salad.
Hubby Ro had the indian curry rice set and I had the japanese tomato mushroom risotto. Japanese love their rice and we had a lot of them this trip. Even the risotto rice was cooked so well. Our mains came in generous portions and came choked with fresh seasonal vegetables like artichoke, mushrooms and beans.
We saw them baking a cake while we were eating and asked for the dessert menu. We tried their signature lemon tofu cheesecake 500 yen ($6.60) and their fig nuts pound cake 500 yen ($6.60). Both were SOOO good. We cannot stop thinking about them right now. The prices were really affordable for such good ambience and portions.
Lunch menu only japanese curry or one plate lunch. We heard they provide more selections during dinner.
大阪府大阪市中央区北久宝寺町3-4-1. Directions: 大阪市営地下鉄 御堂筋線・中央線「本町駅」12番出口から徒歩５分.
3-4-1 Kitakyuhojimachi, Chuo-ku (Honmachi)
Open Mon-Sat 11.30-23.00, Sun 11.30-18.00, closed Tue.