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【Osaka】10 Cafes with a great atmosphere in "Nakazaki-cho," a town of fashionable people

【Osaka】10 Cafes with a great atmosphere in "Nakazaki-cho," a town of fashionable people

2021-02-25 Management office

A 10-minute walk from Umeda brings you to "Nakazaki-cho," a town of retro buildings. Here in Nakazaki-cho, there are many cute retro general stores, vintage stores, and stylish cafes that would look great on SNS anyway.

You may think of Nakazaki-cho cafes as having a retro and vintage atmosphere, but recently the number of cafes with a cool and sophisticated atmosphere has been increasing, and one of the charms of this area is that you can enjoy a completely different atmosphere depending on the store.

In this article, we will introduce some recommended cafes that are sure to be "SNS-worthy" and a must-see for fashionistas and Insta-girls.

SPIA CAFE



SPIA CAFE, located on the second floor of SPIA, a vintage clothing store, is famous for its black sesame latte. Insta-girls line up for this photogenic monotone drink.

Unlike the appearance of an old private house, the interior of the store is decorated in a sophisticated monotone concrete style, making you feel as if you are in a foreign café.

The No. 1 popular "Black Sesame Latte"

In addition to the No. 1 popular "Black Sesame Latte," you can also order a plate of beautifully decorated sweets to take the best "photo" of your life.



There are many other cute drinks and desserts, and hot lattes are also recommended during the cold winter season.


Store name: SPIA CAFE
Address: 2F, 3-2-4 Nakazakinishi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0015
Phone number: 06-6377-5040
Business hours: 14:00~22:00 (L.O. 21:15)
Closed: Tuesday
Budget: ¥1,000~¥1,999
Non-Smoking/Smoking: All seats are non-smoking
Space & Facilities:Stylish space, calm space, counter seats available
URL:https://www.instagram.com/spia_cafe/?hl=ja

A hidden cafe in a residential area

This café is a hidden hideaway in a residential area of Nakazaki-cho where houses stand side by side. The exterior of the cafe is reminiscent of a forest, with ivy that is so thick that it hides the entrance. The interior is a renovated 100 year old house, and the furniture in the store is made from found and recycled items.
The interior of the store is full of a retro feel, making you feel as if you have come to visit your grandmother's house in the countryside. The nostalgic atmosphere is loved by customers of all ages, regardless of gender.

Extensive drink menu

The restaurant also offers light meals such as curry and rice, making it a great place for lunch as well as a café.

The first old private house café

Nakazaki-cho is now home to more than 100 stylish cafes, but this "salon de AManTO Tenjin" is said to be the first old private house renovation café in Nakazaki-cho. This salon de AManTO Tenno is said to be the first old private house renovation café in Nakazaki-cho.


Store name:salon de AManTO Tenjin
Address: 1-7-26, Nakazakinishi 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0015
Phone number: 06-6371-5840
Business hours: 12:00~23:00
Closed: Open every day
Budget: ~¥999
Non-Smoking/Smoking: All seats are non-smoking
Space & Facilities:Counter seats available
URL:http://amanto.jp/japanese

A little hideaway cafe that only I want to know about.



Cafe muni" is a hideaway cafe that exists quietly through a narrow alleyway, and focuses on handmade products. The chai is delicious, and there are about five types of drinks on the menu, including chai alone. The sweets are all handmade, and the cakes with seasonal fruits on top are very delicious.

Cute accessories and interior

The interior design of the restaurant is very apparent with each table and chair having a different design, and the attention to detail in the plates, cups, and other items is also very apparent. It makes you feel as if you have come to visit a cute little house nestled in the woods. Another charm is the cute signboard dog that gently welcomes you at the entrance of the restaurant.


Name:cafe muni
Address: 4-1-14 Nakazakinishi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0015
Phone number: 06-6371-7368
Business hours: 12:00 - 21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
Closed: Tuesday
Budget: ~¥999
Non-Smoking/Smoking: 16:00~Non-Smoking
Space/Facilities:Calm space, tatami room available, open terrace
URL:https://twitter.com/cafemuni62

Secondhand clothing store x coffee stand

Located a little off the Nakazaki-cho cafe street, "ciatre" is a vintage clothing store with a coffee stand attached. It is a popular spot where fashionable people gather to enjoy coffee along with shopping.



ciatre also sells original items, which are so popular that they sell out quickly.
The simply designed coffee cups are cute and many people take them home to use as interior decorations.
There are several photo zones in the store, and taking pictures with cute coffee cups using mirrors and other accessories is a standard practice.



Store name:ciiatre (Theater)
Address:1F, 1-13-11 Honjonishi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 531-0073
Phone number: 06-6147-4337
Business hours: 10:00~20:00
Closed: Irregular
Budget: ~¥999
Non-Smoking/Smoking: All seats are non-smoking
Space & Facilities:Stylish space, calm space
URL:https://ciatre.shop/about

Tokyo's hottest candy apple specialty store

The apple candy specialty store "Pomme L'Iminale" is a sister store of the popular "Pomme d'Amour Tokyo" in Tokyo.
While most people think of candy apples as something you eat at festivals, here you can enjoy the best candy apples as if they were a sweet treat. In addition to the orthodox plain candy, the menu also includes cinnamon, cocoa, and seasonal flavors.



In addition, the store has a cute vintage interior that is sure to look great with the bright red candy apples. Take-out is also available, so you can bring it home as a souvenir for your family and friends.


Store name: POMME L'IMINAL OSAKA
Address: 3-1-7 Nakazaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0016
Phone number: 06-7504-6590
Business hours: 13:00~19:00(L.O. 18:30)
Closed: Sunday
Budget: ~¥999
Non-Smoking/Smoking:-
Space & Facilities:Calm and relaxing space
URL:https://twitter.com/pomme_liminal

From Melbourne to Osaka

"Pathfinderxnobu" is the first store in Japan produced by world latte art champion, Mr. Correction Shimoyama, who has established and consulted for about 10 cafes in Australia, the holy land of cafes. The staff, who have experience as baristas in Melbourne, will work with you to create a cup of coffee to suit your individual tastes and preferences.
In addition to espresso, we also offer "Mork Chocolate," which is popular in Melbourne, Australia, as "drinking chocolate. It is a must try for those with a sweet tooth.





Both the exterior and interior of the store feature a simple and stylish interior that makes you feel as if you are in a foreign country's café. This cafe is recommended for those who want to enjoy authentic coffee and feel a little rich and luxurious.


Store name:Pathfinderxnobu
Address:Plum Garden 1F, 1-6-9 Ukita, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0021
Phone number: -1-8-1-1, Ukida, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0021, Japan
Business hours: (Mon-Fri) 10:00~18:00 (Sat-Sun) 9:00~18:00
Closed: Tuesday
Budget: ~¥999
Non-Smoking/Smoking:-
Space & Facilities:Calm atmosphere, stylish space
URL:https://pathfinderxnobu.com/

Popular NO.1 "Candle Cake".

The store's signature menu item is the "Candle Cake" topped with fresh cream and strawberries, which is available in limited quantities. In addition to this, gateau chocolat and basque cheesecake are also popular sweets that go great with coffee.

Airport concept

OSA COFFEE" is actually a coffee stand with an airport motif created by the owner, who loves traveling, to give customers the feeling of traveling. The sign outside the shop is designed to look like an airline ticket, and the artwork on the top of the hot drinks looks like an airplane flying overhead, making you want to go somewhere right away.

OSA COFFEE Original Items

Inside the store, there are many stylish items such as stickers on the walls, T-shirts and tote bags with the logo, and more. There is one round table and a bench outside the store, so we recommend this seating for those who want to take a well-deserved break.


Store name: OSA COFFEE
Address: 3-3-10 Nakazaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0016
Phone number: 06-6359-6900
Business hours: 10:00~19:00
Closed: No regular holidays
Budget: ~¥999
Non-Smoking/Smoking: All seats are non-smoking
Space & Facilities:Stylish space, counter seats available, open terrace, power supply available
URL:https://www.instagram.com/osa_coffee/?hl=ja

Dried flowers all over the ceiling

Picco Latte, a dried flower store and café, is marked by a logo design of a cute girl drawn by an illustrator. The pastel colors and neon letters on the front of the store and the dried flowers hanging from the ceiling behind the glass window make it look like a cute shop. How could girls not love such a cute store? It is so popular that they line up not only on holidays but also on weekdays.

Various flavors of cheesecake

The signature item on the menu is a popsicle-like cheesecake topped with a flower.
You can enjoy not only plain cheesecake, but also flavors that change with the seasons, such as purple sweet potato and fig. In addition, the pretty flowers on top of the cake can be eaten, making this café not only visually appealing but also delicious.

Dried flowers are available for purchase

Colorful dried flowers are available for sale in the store, and we recommend purchasing them for special occasions or as gifts for your loved ones. There is no reason not to look good in a space surrounded by such flowers. In addition to the cute sweets, the store also has a photo zone with a fashionable interior, so you can take great selfies.


Store name: Picco Latte
Address: Nakazaki WEST Bldg. 1F, 4-1-8 Nakazakinishi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0015
Phone number: 06-6467-8695
Business hours: 11:30~19:00
Closed: Monday, 3rd Tuesday
Budget: ~¥999
Non-Smoking/Smoking: All seats are non-smoking
Space & Facilities: Stylish space, counter seats available
URL:https://www.instagram.com/picco.latte/

A cafe by day, a bar where you can dance by night

The noon+cafe is a hideaway cafe that appears a short distance after passing under the JR elevated railway tracks from Nakazaki-cho, and its rather dark entrance creates a unique atmosphere. Not only the entrance, but also the interior of the cafe has an artistic atmosphere, as the concept of the cafe is art and music. The simple but stylish interior is decorated with unique paintings on the concrete walls.

The restaurant serves breakfast in the morning, lunch in the afternoon, a café, and a bar where you can dance at night, so you can enjoy different things in the morning, afternoon, and night. Ordering is self-service, so you need to get a seat of your choice and then place your order at the cash register.

Also as an event venue

Since the restaurant is used as a venue for music events, it has a stage and floor with sound equipment, and the background music in the restaurant is selected by the DJ of the day, etc. This restaurant is especially recommended for music lovers.


Store name:NOON+CAFE
Address: 3-3-8, Nakazakinishi 3-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0015
Phone number: 06-6373-4919
Business hours: (Mon-Sat) 11:00~23:00(L.O. 22:30), Sunday 11:00~21:00(L.O. 20:30)
Closed: No regular holidays
Budget: (Lunch)~¥999 (Dinner)¥1,000~¥1,999
Non-Smoking/Smoking: Smoking area available
Space & Facilities:Fashionable space, calm space, couple seats available, sofa seats available, live music available
URL:https://noon-cafe.com/

Speaking of cafes in Osaka, "Taiyo-no-tou" is one of the most popular cafes in Osaka.

Characterized by its retro atmosphere, "Taiyonotou" has as many as five stores in Osaka. This time we will introduce the "GREEN WEST" store among them.


少し細い路地を入ると左側に見える薄い水色の建物で、外観からしてレトロな雰囲気が出ていますが、店内はアンティーク調で少し大人でレトロな喫茶店のような感じです。

Insta-inspired drinks & cakes

The store's popular menu items are cakes decorated on plates and cream sodas with vanilla ice cream and cherries, both of which are so colorful and perfectly match the store's retro interior and sweets that you can't help but take pictures of them.



Also, across the street is Cafe Taiyonotou "Annex" with its pink building, which is a Japanese-style cafe, so you can choose the one that suits your taste and mood of the day.


Store name:Cafe Taiyonotou GREEN WEST
Address:2-4-36 Nakazakinishi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0015
Phone number:06-6374-3630
Business hours: 9:00~22:00 (Morning)9:00~11:00 (Lunch)11:00~15:00
Closed: Open every day
Budget: ¥1,000~¥1,999
Non-Smoking/Smoking: All seats are non-smoking
Space & Facilities:Fashionable space, calm space, large seats, counter seats available, sofa seats available, free Wi-Fi available
URL: https://taiyounotou.com/

Conclusion

In this article, we have carefully selected and introduced stylish cafes in the Nakazakicho area.
Although Nakazaki-cho is located about a 10-minute walk from Umeda, the atmosphere has changed drastically and you can see a retro townscape. There are many cute general stores and vintage stores in the area, so why not visit "Nakazakicho" once for a stroll date with your sweetheart or in search of SNS-worthy photos?

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