Written by Jenni Silvola
Vegan Café Physical - A Scandinavian-Japanese Experience In Sapporo
OFF-GRID Café Physical in Sapporo is a unique Scandinavian-Japanese design vegan restaurant focusing on organic and macrobiotic food. When visiting Sapporo, stop by to enjoy their tasty dishes and the lovely atmosphere!
If you are a conscious eater, you know how difficult it is to find a restaurant that serves cruelty-free food. Even more so one that is offering multiple choices of vegan and vegetarian dishes in a gorgeous setting. Especially in Japan, it seems difficult to find vegan options. Naturally, the language barrier might get in the way at times. The smaller the city, the more difficult it seems to find your way to the nearest vegan-friendly eatery.
Should you travel to Sapporo, look no further. Off-Grid Café Physical is a restaurant where you can enjoy mouth-watering dishes while giving you an overall lovely dining experience.
**Please note that Off-Grid Café Physical is now closed for business as of April 19, 2019.
The Off-Grid Café Physical is located within walking distance from Sapporo Station and the Botanical Gardens.
Should you visit the Botanical Gardens, and I strongly recommend you do, you will be happy to know that Café Physical is located just around the corner. After you leave the Botanical Gardens, walk northwest for less than 10 minutes to find the cafe.
If you are coming from Sapporo Station, merely walk west for about 15 minutes.
Vegan Japanese Cusine in a Scandinavian Setting
The entrance of Off-Grid Café Physical is a mixture of Scandinavian and Japanese, old and new, trendy and comfortable. The general vibe is very inviting and relaxing.
The design is a unique mixture of ultra-modern and traditional. The interior feels homey with serene colors and interesting design choices.
The wooden interior creates a very warm feeling. The owner is a graphic designer who is in love with the Scandinavian design.
Entering this restaurant might make you feel like you have left Japan and entered a Scandinavian lounge.
The Scandinavian-Japanese styled interior has been designed by the owner himself. His office is located in the same area as the restaurant. If you are lucky, you can even catch a glimse of him working.
Culinary Delights Designed For Your Viewing Pleasure
The Off-Grid Café Physical offers 100% vegan meals, served in traditional Japanese style. They are also specializing in organic and macrobiotic food.
The menu is in Japanese only but the staff speaks English and is very helpful. Selecting a meal will be worry-free. The good-sized portions are freshly cooked on the premises.
The set meal looks thrillingly beautiful. Hungry travelers can not help but admire the display of their healthy, cruelty-free dish before digging in.
Local Delights to Take Home
The Off-Grid Café Physical promotes local products and some of them items are for sale as well. You can take home Hokkaido jams, ginger ale or various types of soup. These small items are easy to carry and make great souvenirs too.
Art is All Around
Besides the great food, there are plenty of interior details to keep you fascinated for a long time. These chairs were magical. They leave the observer feeling like they were inside the pages of a design book.
A very visual artwork against animal cruelty is also displayed. It creates an interesting atmosphere, no matter if you are vegan or not. You are bound to be impacted by the presence of some of the artwork.
You wil also be able to find an art studio where anyone is welcome to get creative.
How to Get to Off-Grid Café Physical
The Off-Grid Café Physical is located in a residential area. It is on the 4th floor of a very ordinary looking office building called Sacra. No sign indicating its presence. You might easily miss it unless you keep your eyes peeled. It is recommended to use your smartphone’s GPS if you can.
The cafe is open Mondays and Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12 pm to 10 pm, Sundays 12 pm to 6 pm. It is closed on Tuesdays.
Why Visit Off-Grid Café Physical?
The Off-Grid Café Physical is worth a visit not only for the organic, macrobiotic food. The fascinating design of the place will captivate you for sure.
The beauty of this restaurant is that it combines traditional Japanese food with vegan style and offers a serene setting. Vegans and Non-Vegans can enjoy this unique place alike.
If you are interested in design or simply enjoy trendy comfy places with a classic feel to it, this will be an ideal place to enjoy a meal.