Osaka may be a foodie’s paradise but it can be surprisingly hard trying to find decent restaurants that open early enough to serve breakfast in the city. We’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up our 10 favorites.
Eggs n Things
As all late risers and fans of breakfast food know all day breakfast is the best. Eggs n Things, located centrally in Shinsaibashi, has a great selection of typical breakfast foods, including pancakes, bacon, and eggs. While many Japanese restaurants serve small portions of food, at Eggs n Things the portion sizes are closer to what Westerners are used to. Enjoy your meal on the outdoor terrace or indoors surrounded by greenery.
Address: 2-10-2 Nishishinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka Osaka, +81-6-6214-6214
Ceylon Tea & Bread
While Osaka has no shortage of excellent coffee places, it doesn’t have too many options for those who prefer to start their day with tea. Ceylon Tea & Bread is a specialist shop that caters to tea lovers. They import tea leaves from Sri Lanka and most of their sets come with a complimentary pot of tea, while other varieties of tea are also available on the menu. For food they mostly serve homemade bread, which is baked daily.
Address: 4-7-29 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka, +81-06-6355-4800
Located in Namba, Brothers Cafeteria is a stylish pancake house that serves Japan’s take on American pancakes. They are light and fluffy, rather than the heavy, savoury pancakes Westerners are used to. They are served with a variety of ingredients, from dessert toppings like ice cream and berries, to teriyaki chicken and salad. If you’re an adventurous eater try combinations like salmon and cheese. Those seeking more typical breakfast and brunch fare can choose the plain pancakes served with butter, syrup and cream.
Address: 1 Chome-17-11 Nanbanaka, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka, Prefecture 556-0011, +81 6-6644-2730
Kamaage Udon Ikki (釜揚うどん一紀)
A small-scale, family-run restaurant, Kasmaage Udon Ikki may be a little out of the way of normal tourist spots, but being close to Tennoji Park it is worth the visit. It has a classic Japanese-styled decor of wooden furnishings and counter seats. This little shop specialises udon noodles served in piping hot soup with various accompanying ingredients such as beef and vegetables. This is a great spot if you want a taste of what the locals eat for breakfast.
Address: 1-6-10 Minamibiraki, Nishinari-ku, Osaka, +81 6-6568-1919
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