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Cafe, European, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 September 2020

Our favorite spot in Kalaw! Words don't capture it. We are so lucky to have found Sprouting Seeds; great wifi, lovely, healthy food, perfect lazy hangout, beautiful yoga shala. Don't forget to check out the ice cream! It's amazing. What makes this place so incredible...is the people and its mission; the cafe is a social enterprise supporting training for communities in the area in sustainability and natural building. Jim and his family who run the cafe are lovely. Jim went out of his way to help my husband and I; we were unsure of our travels around Shan and Jim offered us advice on our routes, connected us with communities that could help us along our travels, and even rented out high quality mountain bikes we used on our journey. We can't wait to go back! Thank you Sprouting Seeds!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 July 2020

So lovely to have a plant based meal in the middle of our travels. Sprouting seeds is a lovely, warm cafe perfect for a lazy lunch. We loved the food! Jim also rented out these amazing mountain bikes for us (disc breaks, front suspension, the...works) and helped us plot out a really lovely day in the mountains. Loved our visit and hope to return!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2020

So glad you enjoyed the veggie foods and also the great mountain bikes!!! its so nice to get out in the mountains surrounding Kalaw!! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on our project here in Kalaw. we hope you can come...More

Reviewed 29 June 2020 via mobile

Whilst there is plenty of yummy Shan food to be have in Kalaw, stopping by Sprouting Seeds becomes necessary after a little while when you are craving some fresh salads, delicious veggie dishes and last but not least killer ice cream! Mostly sorbet type, so...refreshing, packed with fresh ingredients. The breakfast is also a particular highlights - the raisin rolls are great, and so is the granola. We had a big group there and everyone loved it! Jim and his team are really doing great work there, feeding the belly and the soul. A great project to support.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback and comments on our project here in Kalaw. We are so glad you were able to join us and enjoy your time and the foods we create here at the project. Cinnamon rolls and ice cream are also...More

Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

We had a good moment in the Café, everybody is very kind and we really appreciate speaking and sharing travel's experiences with the smiling Michelle. This place is really nice if you want to relax....most of all when you know the story of this place...and his boss...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback about our project. We are glad you enjoyed your time here in the cafe and sharing stories with Michelle!!! Hope you had a chance to take a yoga class too!!! Please do come...More

Reviewed 8 March 2020

Sprouting Seeds aspires to serve with lots of goodness and they do. The food is super good. The orientation to Kalaw is comprehensive. We went mountain biking @TrekWithZaw organized with Sprouting Seeds and had a brilliant time. So well designed for us. Check it out...before making any other bookings.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and feedback about our project here in Kalaw! So glad you had a great time with Zaw....his experiences and sharing about his local community and family are always such a treat!!! Glad you also enjoyed the food...More

Reviewed 7 March 2020

A sunny and spacious café both indoors and out. Wonderful meals and drinks prepared and served by friendly locals-in-training for a lovely, holistic experience. Trek information and other services provided by owner Jim are super helpful. Great quality coffee, cakes and ice cream make for...a relaxing, delicious experience! Beautiful yoga space too.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and comments about our project here in Kalaw. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts! So glad you enjoy the space and foods here. Thank you for supporting our work to support the local...More

Reviewed 29 February 2020

A lovely place to go for a calm, quiet drink and snack. We had cake with scrumptious home made ice cream. We had intended to have dinner as well but unfortunately they were closed for training new staff. They are doing their best to work...in the local communitiesMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2020

Thank you for taking time to share your feedback about our project here in Kalaw. We appreciate your thoughts. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and so sorry we cannot open for dinner at this time. As you know...we are a training...More

Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Such a vibe that is hard to leave! Coconut cappuccino- they made my day by having this in the menu❤️ awesome hospitality and great chill atmosphere 👌🏼More

Date of visit: February 2020
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2020

We are happy that you enjoyed the coconut cappuccino!!! We try and have many different vegan options on the menu! Also glad you enjoyed the atmosphere here at our training centre. Thanks for taking the time to share your comments and feedback on our project...More

Reviewed 5 February 2020 via mobile

We had breakfast at Sprouting Seeds Cafe. The food was really good, especially the ice cream was delicious! After breakfast we rented two mountain bikes to do a half day trip. The bikes were almost new and in really good condition! Jim, the friendly owner...of the place showed as a nice trail and explained us the route in great detail. We highly recommend the place and think it is a great project to help young local people grow!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. yes...so glad you enjoyed all the food and ice cream!!! we are also glad you had a great trip on the mountain bikes!!! Just in time for evening sun!!!! Hope you can stop in...More

Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

Sprouting Seeds Café & Bakery is definitely a place to go when you visit Kalaw! We had some delicious lunch and good coffee afterwards. All the girls were very friendly and we loved the location as it was calm and relaxing! Well spent money!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2020

Thank you very much for taking time to comment and give feedback on our project here in Kalaw. We are very happy you enjoyed your time with us, the service and the food and drinks!! Yes...all the money goes to support the training centre, and...More

Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Simply wonderful food, a real taste extravaganza. A social enterprise as well as a whole food, veggie, vegan heaven. Worth the trip to kalaw alone, with a yoga studio and yoga classes to add to the kudos it earns from all the good work it...does in the community.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our project here in Kalaw! we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. We are happy you enjoyed your time here at the cafe and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Please do...More

Reviewed 16 January 2020

A cozy place where you can also lie down which is not common in most restaurants and cafes. We were looking for a place to sit comfortably indoors in the morning as we arrive too early to check in into our room, but most of...the shops we found were open-air shops. Luckily in the afternoon we found this shop by chance after a visit to the train station. The atmosphere was perfect and food were delicious. The owner also gave us free brownies off the oven in the evening (can't claim if this is normal for everyday). Love it so much. Hope to visit again if we visit Kalaw next time.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2020

Thank you very much for your feedback and comments on our project here in Kalaw. We are glad you found us and were able to relax and enjoy the cafe. We are also very happy that you enjoyed the food and drinks that you had...More

Reviewed 7 January 2020

In May 2019 we spent some time in Kalaw. Initially, we just wanted to do a cooking class at the Sprouting Seeds (which indeed was amazing). However, we ended up spending a considerable amount of time at their café. The super friendly and sociable owners...went out of their way to help us with traveling information but also with our questions about the area, the political situation of Myanmar and the history of Sprouting Seeds. We also found out that they were starting a mountain bike rental and decided to skip the obligatory trekking trip to Inle and rather do some mountain biking around Kalaw. We believe that it was the right decision. The bicycles were in very good conditions and came with bicycle tools and a tyre repair kit. They drew us a map and helped us memorising the route we wanted to take (they were still working on a mountain biking map). Additionally they assured us that they would come to our rescue if we had an accident or a flat tyre that we didn’t manage to fix. The bicycle trip took us about four hours. We had a lot of fun and despite the pre rainy season haziness we were stunned by the amazing views the trip offered. Our conclusion goes as follows: Anybody who want’s to do a vegan Myanmar cooking class and anybody who is into some moderate mountain biking should definitely go to Kalaw and visit Sprouting Seeds. You won’t regret it. We promise ;)More

Date of visit: May 2019
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to give such detailed feedback on our project here in Kalaw. We are so glad you enjoyed the cafe, the cooking class and also the mountain bikes!!!!! We are also happy to let you know now that...More

Reviewed 6 January 2020 via mobile

Having visited Kalaw twice before, Sprouting Seeds is a go to spot for me. Great vegetarian food, good coffee and the staff is wonderful. Highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2020

Thanks so much for your comments and feedback on our project here in Kalaw. So glad you enjoyed it and have come back again!!!! We really appreciate it!!! Please do stop back in again when you have time and are in Kalaw and see what's...More

Reviewed 25 December 2019 via mobile

Hidden gem!! Beautiful quiet little spot, with indoor and outdoor seating. Lovely vibe, great food options and even a swing set for the kids. Supports a good cause too, what’s not to love? We had the pancakes with fresh fruit, spiced tofu with bread and...guacamole (delish!!). Fruit smoothies are so tasty and the service very friendly. Great find!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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JimC4061, Manager at Sprouting Seeds Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2019

Thank you so much for taking time to review our project here in Kalaw. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time and meals here at the project. Yes...the avocados are amazing!!!!! Please do come back and visit us again when you have the...More

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