A lesser-known shopping district in Osaka, located in close vicinity to Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Horie is a must-visit place for any traveler. While it was historically a furniture district, and today holds many shops featuring home furnishings and design, the area has many quirky cafes and international cuisine. Here are some of the best places you can go for the first meal of your day, before beginning to explore the district.
If you’re a huge coffee fan, you may have heard about Granknot Coffee as one of the best indie coffee shops in Osaka. But did you know that they also serve amazing brunch foods? Their French toast is more of a roll than the flat French toast you might be used to, but in terms of taste it is perfect – eggy and sweet in equal measures. They also have sandwiches, paninis and various types of pastries. It goes without saying that Granknot Coffee serves their coffee with passion and sincerity, as can be seen by the professional equipment and the range of coffee available.
Address: 1-23-4 Kitahorie Nishi-ku Osaka, +81-6-6531-6020
You can’t visit Japan without having at least one Japanese breakfast, and Naniwa Fujiyoshi gives you an authentic Japanese experience, at a reasonable price. From the traditionally decorated storefront, to the interior setting of low tables and tatami mats, you can be sure of a delicious experience. This Kita-horie shop specializes in buckwheat noodles, with hot noodles in soup to warm you up on cold winter mornings, or refreshingly cold noodles served on bamboo streamers for hot summer days. With its early opening hours, you can stop here for an early start to your day, or come in the late morning for a heavy brunch.
Address: 2-4-20 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, +81 6-6532-3436