As one of the most popular areas in Osaka, Dōtonbori and its surrounding streets are packed full of restaurants and street food. Known as Osaka’s kitchen, this is definitely the place to satisfy those breakfast, lunch or brunch needs. Read on for a list of the top 10 places for brunch in Dōtonbori.
Not really a filling brunch, but Nyantsume comes recommended for a cup of tea or coffee. For all cat lovers, Nyantsume roughly translates to cat claws; a fitting name for one of Osaka’s most popular cat cafés. They allow customers up to an hour to play with the cats whilst enjoying a a cup of tea; customers can even get a complimentary box of snacks to feed the cats. There’s also many street food stalls in Dōtonbori so if you want more food, you can get more brunch at a nearby stall.
1-1-7 Dōtonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 136 100
For a more wholesome brunch head over to Camp, located on the seventh floor of the Takashimaya building. This tiny 12-seater place is well known for their vegetable-based curries. Try some of their delicious curry combinations, such as asparagus and seafood, eggplant curry, tomato and cheese or BBQ spare ribs curry. Most of the curries are packed with vegetables so customers are provided with plenty of energy for the rest of the day. Everything is reasonably priced with most of the curries ranging from 990 yen to around 1590 yen.
5-1-18 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 643 960 056
With a range of sweet treats, like a delicious honey roll cake and a seasonal pumpkin-flavored parfait, Syukakusai has all brunch needs covered. If you are after something savory for brunch, the roast beef topped with gravy comes highly recommended. In addition to this, customers can also opt for a delicious pasta. They have options like a cheesy hamburger in gravy with rice. Try out this Japanese take on Western-style food, which is bound to cover all the sweet and savory brunch cravings.
2-10-70 Nanbanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 666 497 655
If you are looking for a more peaceful and relaxing dining experience, head over to Meal Muji in Namba. Sitting in the basement of Muji, this clean and large restaurant is incredibly popular for the quality of its food. Created fully with Muji products, be sure to save some time to explore all the Muji food products, which customers can take home after they have finished eating. You can opt for a full meal, from soup to rice and curry, to small desserts and coffees. The restaurant is entirely self-service.
12-22 Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 666 486 427
Located close to Dōtonbori in the Namba Parks shopping area, Kua ‘Aina is a little taste of Hawaii in Osaka. Serving up an abundance of typical brunch foods, such as pancakes topped with extraordinary amounts of whipped cream, diners are bound to have a fulfilling brunch experience. Even better than their pancakes is the large range of burgers and sandwiches, like the pineapple burger or the avocado sandwich. Customers will feel refreshed after a delicious, tropical brunch here.
2-10-70 Nanbanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 663 516 10