1110 Cafe and Bakery

100% plant-based eats in Saitama

By Kim B    - 2 min read

I don't think I realized how difficult it can be to find vegan bread in Japan until my sister, who is a vegan, was staying with us for part of her vacation. Pop into any 7-11, Lawson, or Family Mart, and the regular loaves of bread you'll find on the shelves are shokupan, which lists milk as one of the key ingredients. It's why places like 1110 Cafe and Bakery are such an oasis in the desert when it comes to vegan-friendly, carb-filled deliciousness. This spot in Saitama has a menu which is 100% plant based, with a range of bread types available on any given day - there are baguettes, flat bread, raisin bread, muffins, and scones to name a few.

The cafe also offers several creative to-go lunchbox options, which are all priced at ¥1,110. A popular choice is the mushroom katsu sandwich, which uses a rare variety of cloud ear mushroom to make a crispy katsu fillet. It's garnished with plenty of fresh vegetables and finished with a creamy soy mayo to tie everything together. There's also a seasonal veggie quiche lunchbox that foregoes the usual egg and dairy products, and a colorful vegetable curry option. When it comes to the drinks, there are organic beers, juices, Americanos, and lattes available, served with your choice of soy, oat, or brown rice milks.

Do note that the cafe is closed each Monday if you're planning a special trip.

Getting there

1110 Cafe and Bakery is located in Kawaguchi, Saitama. From the JR Akabane Station (served by the Keihin-Tohoku Line, the Utsunomiya Line, the Takasaki Line, the Saikyo Line, and the Shonan Shinjuku Line) take the East Exit, and look for bus number Red 23 (赤23). Take the bus for around 12 minutes, and alight at the Naginohashi stop. The cafe is approximately three minutes on foot from the bus stop.

If you're driving, free parking is available.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Sherilyn Siy a month ago
Bruschetta art!
Kim B Author a month ago
It's so pretty!
Shinobu Ishikawa a month ago
Although it's not far from enough, I think the number of vegan, Haral, macrobiotic food restaurants has been on the rise in Japan. Hope this trend will continue.
Kim B Author a month ago
I am really impressed with just how much growth I've seen in the last few years. It's great to see :)
Sleiman Azizi a month ago
And who said Saitama was daggy?
Sleiman Azizi a month ago
About time too. Great place.
Elena Lisina a month ago
Elena Lisina a month ago
I can see, but can't eat it! )))
Luca De Pasquale a month ago
Price seems very competitive and all plates look delicous, particurarly interested in the Katsu sandwich

Plant based is the future, hope to see more of these shops around Japan in the near future, Saitama is also growing as a great side trip from Tokyo !

Thanks for sharing this Kim-san
Kim B Author a month ago
Definitely agree that it's really the way of the future - I am finding myself gravitating towards plant-based choices more and more. Places like this make it easy!