As one of Osaka’s main business and office districts, Kyobashi is largely visited by white collar workers. An understated nightlife area after dark, the area has many cafés and coffeehouses that you can visit for brunch, before heading over to the nearby Osaka Castle Park for sightseeing and shopping at Osaka Business Park. Here are our favourites.
Mitsuya Coffee (蜜家珈琲店)
Open from early morning, this cosy café is located next to Kyobashi station, making it a great place to have brunch before heading over to Osaka Business Park for some shopping, or to Kema Sakuranomiya Park for a lazy day of cherry blossom viewing. Mitsuya Coffee serves Western café foods such as pancakes, sandwiches, and pasta. This is a great place for couples or small groups of friends to hang out.
Address: 3F, 2-1-38, Higashinoda, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka, +81-6-6353-2505
Want to try something truly local for brunch? Visit Menya, a udon and soba noodle store. At this budget establishment, customers stand at a counter to eat their steaming bowls of noodles. While this may not be the most comfortable or relaxing brunch venue, it certainly is locally flavoured, both literally and figuratively. You’ll no doubt find yourself brushing shoulders with the locals of Osaka while you enjoy your tasty, homemade bowl of noodles.
Address: 1-2-31 Shigita, Joto-ku, Osaka, +81-6-6355-0419
Appearances can be deceiving, so at first glance you might dismiss Ebisu as just another street-food stall. Although tiny, this noodle store only has six seats and a few standing spots, Ebisu is a popular place with locals for breakfast and lunch. They sell ramen, udon, and soba noodles, with a variety of soup-bases that range from flavourful tonkotsu, to light miso soup, and even oriental curry.
Address: 3-10-1 Higashinodamachi Miyakojima-ku Osaka
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