Amerikamura, commonly referred to as Amemura by the locals, is a small retail and entertainment area near the busy Shinsaibashi shopping street. It’s named Amerikamura as its landmark is a small-scale reproduction of the Statue of Liberty. The area is well known for its western-style fashion, bars and nightclubs. Check out this list of the 10 best places to get brunch in this area of Japan
Flying Tomato Café
The Flying Tomato Café at the Hotel Imperial in Osaka is home to one of the finest brunch cafes in the city. Head over to the Flying Tomato Café and treat yourself to an excellent brunch buffet with a wide selection of both western and Japanese foods. Try their selection of omurice, an omelet stuffed with fried rice, or have your eggs made to order. Whatever you desire, the helpful cafe staff are there to help.
1-8-50 Temmabashi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 668 814 885
Located on the first floor of the RIHGA Royal Hotel in Osaka, Remone offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. Serving food from 6.30am all the way to 11pm, the range of food available is incredibly extensive and is all cooked to a high standard. The buffet offers typical Japanese foods, asian foods from South-east Asia, China and Korea as well as a good selection of continental meats, cheeses and delicacies.
5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 664 411 056
Cafe, Japanese, $$$
If you are looking for well-presented, refined Western-style food, head over to the W Café near Amemura. The food selection is small, but everything is cooked to absolute perfection. The prices are incredibly budget-friendly and each main dish comes with a soup, salad, bread or rice and a drink. The W Café also has a wide range of drinks, from homemade iced teas to delicious frozen cocktails.
1-12-11 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 810 010
Restaurant, Thai, $$$
Transport yourself to Thailand at Sweet Basil, and delve into a delicious curry or a filling noodle dish for brunch. The restaurant is up a steep staircase on the second floor and is easily recognizable by the tuk tuk outside the building. Expect great service and tasty, authentic food from the Thai waiters and kitchen staff. If you are after something quite spicy, this is the place to go!
1-11-9 Odyodominami, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 664 581 105
Blue In Green Café And Diner
For a wide range of western-style brunch foods, head over to Blue In Green Café And Diner. The restaurant serves up a good selection of pastas, burgers, granola bowls and pancakes. If you are looking for something else, try their soft tacos, fish and chips or even a hotdog. Fill yourself up with one of their many milkshakes or smoothies. The cocktails come recommended but are strong, so be warned.
2-10-6 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 665 342 600
Eggs 'n Things
Restaurant, Pastries, $$$
Eggs ‘n Things
Sitting in the middle of the Shinsaibashi/Amerikamura area, Eggs ‘n Things is an escape from all the commotion on the streets. The staff are incredibly friendly and the restaurant is very clean and modern. The space is huge and has an outdoor patio for the warmer and sunny mornings. There is an English menu and all the food is western, with a wide range of pancakes, waffles and eggs on offer.
2-10-2 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 146 214
Restaurant, Ramen, $$$
This small ramen restaurant should definitely be a stop on your brunch list. Fill yourself up with a hot bowl of noodles in a delicious soup; the pork ramen comes highly recommended. Mannen also specializes in gyozas, a form of fried dumplings that can be stuffed with different meats and vegetables and dipped in soy sauce. The gyozas complement the ramen perfectly, so be sure to order a plate when getting your ramen.
5-9 Doyamacho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 663 155 121
For those on a tighter budget, the Rozetta Café offers an endless amount of great food and drink options. Sitting in the heart of Amemura in Triangle Park, everything on the menu in the cafe is just 200 yen. Order yourself a large coffee and French toast, or relax with a hot chocolate and a delicious cake.
2-11-19 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 145 070
Digmeout Art & Diner
Cafe, Diner, Restaurant, Japanese, French, $$$
Digmeout Art & Diner
Digmeout Art & Diner serves as a cafe, restaurant and art gallery for the young artists of Osaka, Japan. The theme of the restaurant is ‘Young art, from Osaka to the world’. You can enjoy a course-based meal at lunch or dinner, and can choose from several pasta and rice dishes. They’ve also got a range of cakes, French toast, and other options for those with a sweet tooth.
2-9-32 Nishishinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 131 007