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Reviewed August 31, 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 June 30, 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 July 24, 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 June 28, 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 July 24, 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 March 11, 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 March 12, 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 March 8, 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 March 11, 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 March 6, 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 March 11, 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 February 29, 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 March 2, 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 February 22, 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 February 22, 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 February 4, 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 February 4, 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 January 26, 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 January 28, 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

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