The concept of Morpho is “Vegan” which doesn’t use animal foods. Anything can be eaten easily in the present age, so various health problems have arisen… Those with an unbalanced diet and people with food allergies would benefit from the healthy vegan foods offered at Morpho cafe. A delicious meal can be prepared using “veggie meat” similar to animal meat.
-From the Morpho Cafe menu
Many thanks to the members of Kyoto Book Club who first introduced me to Morpho Cafe. Unfortunately on that occasion I had promised to meet Mewby for dinner later on, and so could only watch in hapless envy as my companions ordered and consumed the most fantastic looking vegan meals and cakes. I’m happy to say that I finally persuaded Mewby to come up Horikawa with me on Sunday and the food was just as good as it looked!
Here’s my soy meat burger. It was everything I had dreamed it would be.
And here’s Mewby’s “chicken nanban set”, that was on the daily special’s menu.
Chicken nanban is usually deep fried chicken that’s been marinated in a sweet, sour and spicy sauce, except of course, this wasn’t really chicken! Mewby liked it all the same though. It came with whole grain rice and soup.
And then it was time for desserts! Mewby had the apple pie sticks with ice-cream. She really liked these.
I went for a simple muffin and a cup of organic coffee. The muffin was so chocolatey!
Morpho Cafe is a cool, relaxing spot with friendly staff and a whole lot of choices on the menu. Everything we ate tasted great and we really want to go again. Check their website for the full menu and prices.
Open: 11:30～22:00 （Last orders at 21:00）
Closed on Tuesdays
Location: On the west side of Horikawa about fifteen minutes walk north of Nijo Castle. There is a map on their website but it’s tiny. Try this one instead.
Address: 〒602‐8242 京都市上京区西堀川通中立売下る皀莢（さいかち）町309
Tel & Fax: 075-432-5017