11 Delicious Cafes in the Umeda Area

Publish-date: Jan 12 2018 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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12 Delicious Cafes in the Umeda Area

Whatever the reason, be it business or pleasure, hordes of people end up passing through Umeda, Osaka, every day. While there, one might as well have a good meal or find a nice place with a view to take a break between errands. Umeda offers unlimited options for that, so here is a roundup of some great cafes that you might find interesting. Whether you're into healthy sweets or prefer something rich and loaded with toppings, you are sure to find the place for you!

1. WILLER EXPRESS CAFE

1. WILLER EXPRESS CAFE

This stylish cafe recently opened in front of the bus terminal. It's that structure inside Umeda Sky Building's garden that's surrounded by green. The terrace seats, sofas, and white-themed design make it suitable for formal meetings and quick pit stops. A recommended dish would be their [Fuwatoro Cheesecake]. Fluffy and creamy at the same time, it is truly a wonder for your senses. Open from 6:30 am - 11:00 pm, it also has a rich alcohol and snack menu. Plus, they have their [Yoru Set], which is a night meal consisting of a main dish, salad, dessert, and a drink. Next time you’re a Willer Express passenger, or even if you’re just passing by, be sure to drop in!

WILLER EXPRESS CAFE

Open: 6:30 am - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Thursday] 6:30 am - 2:00 pm *Only the 3rd Thursday of the month
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY *Average price for parties is 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 700 JPY
Access: 9-minute walk from Osaka Station, 9-minute walk from Umeda Station
Address: Hanano-to, Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-73, Oyodo-naka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. SOLVIVA Umeda

3. SOLVIVA Umeda

This restaurant in North Osaka's Chaya-machi, where you can feel one with nature, is a revelation. Its wide space that can hold up to 100 people and its glass walls create a sense of freedom. Here, you can have delicacies made with vegetables taken directly from farmers in Kyoto and Nara. The signature dish of SOLVIVA Umeda, where you'll only find domestic products and homemade sauces, is the [Yasai no Kongari Roast]. Enjoy the natural sweetness and aroma of the oven-roasted vegetables. For lunch, they offer an all-you-can eat of freshly baked bread and rice, as well as a drink buffet. If the weather is nice, don't miss their terrace seats!

SOLVIVA Umeda

Open: [Weekdays] 11:30 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
*They may open or close an hour earlier depending on the theater shows. Call them for more details.
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 980 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Chayamachi Exit of Umeda Station. Located on the 1F of Umeda Arts Theater.
Address: 1F, Umeda Arts Theater, 19-1, Chaya-machi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. MAX BRENNER CHOCOLATE BAR LUCUA Osaka

4. MAX BRENNER CHOCOLATE BAR LUCUA Osaka

Head to MAX BRENNER to have the ultimate chocolate experience. Just looking at their unique kitchen tools and poppy packages is exciting. The interior stimulates all your senses; as soon as you step in, you'll be overwhelmed by the sweet aroma of chocolate. Here, you can enjoy chocolate in all sorts of ways: waffles, crepes, pizza, and even drinks! Above all, the [Chocolate Chunk Pizza] is a must-try. Nothing can beat this chocolate and marshmallow combo! If you want to try many different dishes, their [Party Set] is what you're looking for.

MAX BRENNER CHOCOLATE BAR LUCUA Osaka

Open: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular (based on Lucua 1100's closing days)
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Osaka Station, 3-minute walk from Umeda Station
Address: 2F, Lucua 1100, 3-1-3, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Gagakucha

5. Gagakucha

Come to Gagakucha the next time you’re in the mood for some authentic Taiwanese tea. Gagakucha is located in a renovated old townhouse. This gives the place a cozy, laid-back feel. Starting with the [Tocho Oolong Cha], they offer various tea blends that are normally available in Taiwanese tea houses, like the [Toho Bijin] and [Nichigetsutan Kocha]. You should try their [Tofu Shiratama (Hot) Set]. The brown sugar and ginger hot sauce poured on the tofu shiratama (rice flour balls) have a not-too-sweet, delicate taste that matches divinely with any tea. Order this with your favorite tea, and you'll be completely relaxed and soon forget about the hustle and bustle of the city. Gagakucha is the ideal place to read a book while sipping hot tea.

Gagakucha

Open: 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Closed: Thursday (may be closed temporarily)
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Access: 231m from Nakazakicho Station
Address: 1-9-12, Nakazaki Nishi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. AUX BACCHANALES Umeda

6. AUX BACCHANALES Umeda

As you approach AUX BACCHANALES, you'll feel like you’ve been transported to a street corner in Paris. The terrace surrounded by keyaki trees is always packed with customers. In contrast, the inside is classical and solemn, and feels like a completely different country. AUX BACCHANALES is totally worth a visit the next time you're looking for something different. They offer seasonal, everyday French dishes, and their fluffy omelets are the best. You can have them plain or filled with ingredients like cheese and ham, according to your taste. As for sweets, you shouldn't miss their seasonal tartes. Your taste buds will thank you as you bite into their sensational tart paired with a creamy cafe-au-lait.

AUX BACCHANALES Umeda

Open: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 2,501 JPY - 3,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Osaka Station
Address: 1F South Wing, Grand Front Osaka, 4-20, Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. WIRED CAFE Lucua Osaka

7. WIRED CAFE Lucua Osaka

WIRED CAFE Lucua Osaka is famous for its full view of Osaka Station. With its multiple seating options - sofas, tables, and terrace seats - this comfy cafe is the perfect place for a break while shopping or before your next train. You will find a large offering of both drinks and food: assortment platters, rice bowls, salads, and so on. Something you should be sure to try is the [Taco Rice]. It's a filling dish loaded with veggies and meat. They offer dinner set meals, as well as desserts. There are plenty of options, but everyone's favorite for dessert is the [French Toast]. Just the sight of the giant danish with pools of syrup will make you drool.

WIRED CAFE Lucua Osaka

Open: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: None
Access: Directly connected to Osaka Station
Address: 7F, Lucua, 3-1-3, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Butter Chayamachi

8. Butter Chayamachi

Butter Chayamachi offers a new style of pancakes made with premium fermented butter. Pancakes are their specialty, and their ample menu allows you to choose from a variety of them, such as popover pancakes, skillet pancakes, hybrid pancakes, and limited-edition seasonal pancakes. One dish that stands out from the rest is the [Kamadashi French Pancakes]: 2 pancakes topped with a thick creme brulee. The batter is filled with ricotta cheese, and the pancakes are then soaked in a French toast egg mixture. They melt in your mouth and taste delicious with the creme brulee. The interior is white and stylish. Drop by and discover new pancakes in this cozy space!

Butter Chayamachi

Open: [Monday - Saturday] 10:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) 
[Sunday, National Holidays] 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm) 
Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Breakfast 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (except for Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays)
Closed: None
Access: 2-minute walk from Chayamachi Exit of Umeda Station, 3-minute walk from Umeda Station, 5-minute walk from Osaka Station
Address: 2F, Chayamachi Garden Bldg., 4-4, Chaya-machi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Brothers Cafe Umeda Opa Branch

9. Brothers Cafe Umeda Opa Branch

The simple blue and white wooden interior makes this a popular spot for relaxing. Their main offering is pancakes, and they offers plenty of options. For example, they have the super fluffy [Souffle Pancakes] and the tiramisu-flavored [Tiramisu Souffle Pancakes]. They also have savory dishes, like the [Salmon and Avocado Pancakes] that is hearty enough to be a main dish. The most popular dish here is the [Osaka Ichi no French Toast]. It's served with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, and topped with citrus fruits, berries, and caramel sauce. The bread is an original product from ROUTE271 - a famous bakery in Takatsuki. It's slightly sweet and crispy on the caramelized outside, but soft and creamy on the inside. You'll never forget its fantastic taste.

Brothers Cafe Umeda Opa Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm (Food L.O. 8:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular (based on Umeda Opa's closing days)
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Umeda Station, 3-minute walk from Osaka Station
Address: 1-27, Chaya-machi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. Cafe La Pause

10. Cafe La Pause

Ideal for when you want to take a break from shopping, Cafe La Pause is located on the 10th floor of Lucua 1100, which is directly connected to Osaka Station. This versatile cafe is just the place for a short break, a catch up with friends, and even for formal meetings. You'll certainly be hooked by their popular [French Pancakes]. With a "fluffy texture" and "smooth whipped cream", you can enjoy them any way you like: plain, with fruits, limited-seasonal editions, and so on. They're so light that you can easily have more than one! Their fruit pancakes come highly recommended. Placed on top of a colorful plate and topped with delicate whipped cream and a bunch of red berries, they are picture perfect! The combination of sweet and sour fruit with the fluffy pancakes is just amazing. They also have savory dishes like pasta and omurice (omelette and rice). Why not drop by?

Cafe La Pause

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: Based on the department store's closing days
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Osaka Station
Address: 10F, JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan, 3-1-3, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. SOHOLM CAFE+DINING

When lifestyle solutions shop, Actus Umeda Branch, first arrived in Osaka, it opened SOHOLM CAFE+DINING. Despite being in the city, it offers a nature-rich space with an amazing interior that is completely relaxing. You can come by anytime, but from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, they offer an interesting late lunch menu. Delicious pancakes topped with bacon and eggs is just one of many hearty and tasty dishes they have on the menu! Hot tip: Order some sparkling wine for lunch, too.

SOHOLM CAFE+DINING

Open: [Sunday - Thursday] 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) 
[Friday, Saturday, National Holidays] 10:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Access: 1 minute walk from Osaka Station, 2-minute walk from Umeda Station
Address: 1F North Wing, Grand Front Osaka, 3-1, Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Official Homepage (Japanese Only)

11. THE CITY BAKERY

The favorite of a famous foreign TV series' star actor, THE CITY BAKERY was established in 1990 in Union Square, New York. It has been a favorite with locals and tourists alike. While the [Pretzel Croissant] is the most popular menu item, one recommendation for breakfast would be the [C.B. Morning Plate]. With bacon, eggs, a marinated salad, and your choice of bread, this is the perfect start to any day.

THE CITY BAKERY

Open: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed: Irregular (based on Grand Front Osaka's closing days)
Access: 1 minute walk from Osaka Station, 3-minute walk from Umeda Station
Address: B1F Umekita Plaza, Grand Front Osaka, 4-1, Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 
Source: Official Homepage (Japanese Only)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jan 12 2018 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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