No morning is complete without a cup of coffee. Stop imagining your hands wrapped around a warm mug on a winter’s day as you enjoy brunch or tea at a cosy cafe and make it a reality at these places in Osaka, Japan.
Situated in the local shopping district of Horie, which has many international restaurants as well as some of the best coffee shops in the city, Granknot Coffee is near the chic Orange Street and youthful Amerikamura. This makes it a great place to relax after a busy day of shopping in Shinsaibashi. The folks at Granknot are passionate about making the best cup of coffee possible, and there is a large variety to choose from.
With comfortable seating, wooden decor, and the aroma of fresh coffee in the air, Brooklyn Roasting Company gives a relaxed ambience. Distantly related to the shop of the same name in New York City, this cafe serves drip coffee and uses different types of coffee beans every day. When the weather is nice, the outdoor terrace is opened, providing a fantastic view of the river.
A branch of the German luxury food store, Dallmayr Café & Shop is an elegantly decorated establishment located in a gorgeous European-styled stone building. This cafe serves a variety of coffee, as well as brunch and tea foods. True to their Munich roots, Dallmayr serves German fare. Situated on the banks of the Okawa River, this is a comfortable and elegant place for tea, with a beautiful scenic view.
A cosy little coffee shop and bakery in Kitahama, Elmer’s Green Café serves straightforward fare like sandwiches, muffins and salads. The coffee is roasted before brewing, bringing out the full flavor of the beans. The shop’s use of wooden furniture and industrial decor is uncomplicated and the cafe is a comfortable place to eat as well as people-watch.
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Located near Amerikamura, Mondial Kaffee 328 is a coffee shop furnished with dark, masculine decor that is reminiscent of a bar. This speciality coffee shop serves many different kinds of coffee, made from beans from all over the world. Their drip coffee is a popular choice and you can choose which beans you want it to be made from. They have special items that change with the seasons, such as the coffee jelly dessert which is available in the summer.
In an alleyway in Shinsaibashi, Arabiya is a breath of fresh air in the busy shopping district. With its brick walls and wooden furnishings – even the menu is made from wood – Arabiya provides an intimate atmosphere. A local favorite that has a history harking back 60 years, Arabiya owes its success to their high-quality and perfectly brewed coffee, which is smooth and aromatic. The owner speaks some English, making ordering and chatting easy for foreigners.
A tiny shop hidden in a corner of Shinsaibashi, Mill Pour is primarily a takeaway place that only has one to two seats inside and a bench outside. But don’t be deceived by its humble appearance; this joint serves a wide variety of coffee, from espressos to flat whites and everything in between. Their coffee is creamy and gentle, topped with beautiful latte art. 3-6-1 Minamisenba Chuo-ku Osaka Osaka, +81-6-6241-1339