Daiichi-dori Station, 2 minutes from Blue Bee (Photo: Filler / CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Blue Bee Cafe and Bar, Hamamatsu

Great service and vegan food options in Hamamatsu

Blue Bee, a cafe and bar, serving a good collection of hard drinks and excellent coffee is also a location for vegetarian and vegan foods in Itayamachi, Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture. I would rate this place as conscientiously managed and quite inclusive. Differences between customers have been deeply thought about beforehand with appropriate facilities put in place to cater.

This cafe describes Hamamatsu as 'singing a multicultural song' and makes real efforts to justify this statement by delighting overseas visitors as well as business people looking for great food while holding productive meetings. The owner’s interest in sports has seen a sports bar introduced with a huge 200-inch screen. Smoking restrictions are in place during lunch and tea time. Other facilities include car park usage, strollers, wheelchairs, while organic and macrobiotic ingredients are available. A relief to non-Japanese speaking visitors is the English-speaking staff.

Speaking of food, having delighted guests with vegetarian and vegan dishes, Blue Bee is now going the vegan way as well. Very exciting news! Their vegan course plus unlimited drinks is around JPY4,000. A bit higher-priced than other places, to be sure, but perhaps this is the price of quality food?

The reason they came up with a vegan and vegetarian menu is simply to allow everyone to be able to enjoy their bar. This sense of inclusiveness means that people who do not eat meat for reasons of health or religion can enjoy their time with everyone else. Potential food wastage is prevented by customers placing orders three days in advance. Perhaps it may seem complicated to some, but in practice, it turns out to be a very sensible method of business since speaking directly with the customer helps to ensure satisfaction and loyalty.

To put it simply, Blue Bee shows true Japanese hospitality with a great concern and care for its customers!

Getting there

Blue Bee is a 5-minute walk from the North Exit of JR Hamamtasu Station or a 2-minute walk from Daichi-dori Station on the Enshu Line.

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Kim 3 years ago
Starting to think that Hamamatsu needs to brand themselves as Japan's vegan capital! So many great options.

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