I love coffee. I need a cup in the morning to wake me up. And at least another cup in the afternoon to satisfy my craving. But in Fukuoka, is it easy to find vegan coffee other than americano and espresso?
Stay till the end of this blog post for the map with all the places mentioned.
Soy Latte in Fukuoka and Japan in General
In general, it’s not too difficult to find soy latte in Japan. However, comparing Fukuoka to more vegan-friendly cities, I do find it is harder to come across shops carrying soy latte.
Soy latte in Japanese is either 豆乳ラテ or ソイラテ. 豆乳 means soy milk while ソイ is soy. The last two character ラテ means latte. But don’t worry as most places have English in their menu.
Here are the places you can find vegan soy latte in Fukuoka:
Tully’s is one of the coffee chains in Japan, and they have soy latte on their menu. The thing I love about them is that they give you a ‘soy milk’ card when you order a soy latte, so that the barista can double check whether the order is correct. I’ve seen this card in Tully’s and Starbucks.
Another good thing about Tully’s is that sometimes they have vegan snacks sold next to the counter. I’ve seen a raw chocolate brownie bar that’s vegan.
Tully’s has quite a few shops throughout Fukuoka, especially near busy areas like Hakata and Tenjin.
Seattle’s Best Coffee
Seattle’s Best Coffee is another chain that you can find in Fukuoka that sells soy latte as you can see from the photo below.
Many shops are spread throughout downtown Fukuoka.
Starbucks in Fukuoka, Japan also serves soy latte. They usually will give you a ‘soy milk’ card when you order so the barista can double check whether the order is made correctly.
Starbucks has the most outlets compared to the other coffee shops on this list and it covers more areas in Fukuoka.
Honolulu Coffee is located on the B1 level of the KITTE shopping mall next to Hakata Station.
At the time of visit, I wasn’t allowed to use my own cup (which is a Starbucks brand) if I wanted to have the coffee in the restaurant. Instead, they only allow their own brand of plastic cup for dining in. So I got their takeaway coffee using my own cup.
This beautiful coffee shop uses Bonsoy for their soy latte. And the coffee tastes very good.
It’s a bit hard to get to compared to other options in this list. It is about a 10 minutes walk from Yakuin-odori Station.
Vegan Restaurants with Soy Latte
Evah Dining Botanical Garden
Evah Dining is a vegan chain in Fukuoka famous for its vegan bento. This restaurant near Nakasukawabata serves vegan food and drinks including soy latte. Read more in our Fukuoka guide.
Rota Cafe is located in near Tenjin shopping area. It is also a vegan restaurant serving western style cuisine. Get a soy latte to go with their ice cream parfait like this one:
Although vegan coffee is not very common in a Japanese city like Fukuoka, it’s not too difficult to find one if you know where to look.
Here is a handy map that includes all the places with soy latte mentioned in this post. Click the star next to the title to save the map to your Google account.
While you are here, why not check out what to eat in Fukuoka: