13 Recommended Cafes in Tennoji For Experiencing a Special Time

Publish-date: Feb 23 2018 Update-date: Apr 09 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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13 Recommended Cafes in Tennoji For Experiencing a Special Time

Tennoji in Osaka is a famous tourist destination. When you're sightseeing or shopping around the area, there will be times when you'll want to take a little break. Here are some recommended cafes for such occasions. The appeal of these cafes is the space they offer, and the time spent there - but it's up to you to decide where to spend your time!

1. LOUNGE PLUS

1. LOUNGE PLUS

LOUNGE PLUS, which is 2 minutes on foot from Tennoji Station, is a comfortable cafe where you can spend some time relaxing, accompanied by the sound of a piano. It is an airy space with large windows that's located approximately 100m above ground. Why not enjoy tea time here while basking in the sunlight and enjoying the fantastic view? There are piano performances from Tuesday - Saturday, so it is well worth checking the schedule to catch one. This is a cafe that you'll want to stop into when you are in the area. The recommended menu items are the [Afternoon Tea Set] and [Cake Set], which are great when you want to treat yourself!

LOUNGE PLUS

Open: [Weekdays] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Tennoji Station
2-minute (52m) walk from Osaka-Abenobashi Station
Address: 1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Art Dining Oval

2. Art Dining Oval

This is a restaurant with an interior that has been decorated with great care, creating a space that combines Japanese and European elements to evoke a sense of nostalgia. It is a spacious cafe in which you can forget about the time and relax. The menu covers a variety of dishes and drinks for lunch, tea, and dinner, including authentic matcha (powdered green tea) and Japanese tea, as well as international cuisine made with fresh vegetables. The stylish interior with wood tones was designed by a Swiss stage designer. They offer party courses, and can also be rented out for events. Tell them your budget if you are interested in reserving the entire place.

Art Dining Oval

Open: [Monday - Friday] 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 1,501 JPY - 2,000 JPY
Address: 2F, 2-4-45, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Butter Abeno Hoop

Butter Abeno Hoop

This is a cafe in Hoop, a fashion building in Abeno, that is open until relatively late. It serves innovative and trendy pancakes made with high-quality cultured butter selected from around the country. They serve pancakes from around the world, including the recommended [Buttermilk Pancakes] and [Oven-baked French Pancakes], which is made by combining ricotta batter with an egg mixture usually used for French toast, and then baking everything. Anyone is sure to feel happy eating pancakes in this light and airy cafe! There are also savory pancakes that can be enjoyed with natural wines.

Butter Abeno Hoop

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (including weekends and national holidays)
Closed: Irregular (in accordance with Abeno Hoop)
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Address: B1F, Hoop, 1-2-30, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. nana's green tea

4. nana's green tea

This non-smoking tearoom is perfect for those who want to simply enjoy Japanese tea, such as matcha. The menu is highly refined, and reflects the cafe's sales pitch to "serve the tasiest and healthiest dishes that were created from carefully-selected Japanese ingredients that match the theme of a new Japan". There are large tables that are perfect for enjoying a fabulous time with friends. This is a calm and peaceful place to rest and refresh after shopping in Abeno Q's Mall.

nana's green tea

Open: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed: In accordance with Abeno Q's Mall
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Abeno Q's Mall, 1-6-1, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. FORMA Tezukayama Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukas

5. FORMA Tezukayama Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukas

Even though this incredibly popular cafe is always crowded, you'll want to visit this cafe in Abeno Harukas. It is irresistible for cheesecake lovers, as it has cheesecakes that are sure to make anyone a fan. It has a wide selection of cakes, so it will take a while to try them all - but it may be fun to look for your favorite one! This is a highly recommended cafe that is worth lining up for.

FORMA Tezukayama Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukas

Address: B1F, Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukas, 1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. yusoshi Abeno HOOP Branch

6. yuyoshi Abeno HOOP Branch

This is a cafe in Hoop with a relaxing space based on the “wa” style that's unique to Japanese culture. It is recommended not only as a cafe, but also for the Japanese-style food that it serves. The recommended dish is the [Mont Blanc Parfait with Naruto Sweet Potato and Shimanto Japanese Chestnuts], which is a fantastic parfait that is simply adorable to look at. Needless to say, this cafe has many fans who have been charmed by the combination of tasty coffee and parfaits.

yusoshi Abeno HOOP Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Lunch L.O. 4:00 pm, Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Cafe L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Address: B1F, Hoop, 1-2-30, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. ZIGZAG

This is a hideaway cafe that you may want to keep a secret. It is a chic space where you can enjoy your personal time. It operates based on the idea of providing "a soothing time with comforting music away from the hustle and bustle of the city". Its distinct stylishness is definitely worth experiencing! There are music and art events scheduled on an irregular basis, so if you check with them in advance, you can time your visit to see an event.

ZIGZAG

Open: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm)
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday
Access: From Exit 5 of Abeno Station, go left (south) and walk straight into Abenobashi-suji Shopping District, then turn left (east) at the corner of Takarabune. The cafe is the fourth building, next to Nyamnyam Shokudo.
Address: 4-12-7, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Official Homepage (Japanese Only)

8. Low Jack Cafe

This is a cafe with a quiet, sophisticated atmosphere. The recommended way to enjoy it is to sit on their plush sofas while enjoying some pancakes. It is not only a great cafe to relax in, but it is also wonderful for lunch and dinner, and is even popular as an evening cafe. It is a cafe-restaurant designed to accommodate guests at any time of the day, whether alone or in a group.

Low Jack Cafe

Open: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cake Time 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Access: 5-minute walk from Tennoji-Ekimae Station and Osaka-Abenobashi Station
Around a 7-minute walk from Tennoji Station
*If coming from Abeno Q's Mall, it is located just outside the Abeno Belta exit.
Address: B2, Abeno Belta, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Official Homepage (Japanese Only)

9. cafe jambuka

This cafe is in an easily accessible location in Abeno Q's Mall. It can be used not just as a cafe, but also for lunch, birthday parties, a day out with friends, dates, and get-togethers of any kind. It has the feel of a resort hotel, with all sofa seating. The recommended item is the outstanding [Cheesecake] that is voluminous, soft, fluffy, and has many customers coming back for more. This is a cafe that you can relax in, be it for a luxurious lunch or quality dinner.

cafe jambuka

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Tennoji-Ekimae Station
5-minute walk from Exit 13 of Tennoji Station
Address: 4F, Abeno Q's Mall, 1-6-1, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Abeno Q's Mall Official Homepage

10. Brasserie Monochrome

This is a cafe where you can relax in a space filled with the warmth of wood. It is a large cafe with seating for 120 people. The coffee here is made with Lavazza coffee beans from Italy, which leave a wonderful taste in the mouth that's reminiscent of bitter chocolate. The cafe serves aromatic, freshly made bread, along with the chef's special homemade pasta, so it is great for lunch as well. In the evening, it turns into a casual bar where you can hang out with friends over a light dinner and great, affordable wine.

Brasserie Monochrome

Open: [Sunday - Thursday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm), Cafe 11:30 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm), Cafe 11:30 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Tennoji Mio Parking Bldg., 10-39, Hidenin-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Tennoji Mio Official Homepage

11. Wanowa Cafe

The exterior of this cafe is decorated in a Central Asian style, making it look like it could possibly be a store for Central Asian goods. However, it is actually a cafe in which you can relax while being surrounded by Nepalese goods and background music. The recommended dish is the [Wanowa Coffee and Hotcake Set]. There is also a wide selection of other items, including organic coffee from Nepal, chai tea, homemade curry, cake, and [Abeno Mix Yaki] - a combination of okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake), takoyaki (octopus balls), and Nepalese salad. This extensive menu is appropriate for a variety of occasions.

Wanowa Cafe

Open: [Monday] 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
[Tuesday - Thursday] 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
[Friday - Sunday] 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed: 4th Monday of the month
Access: Directly connected to Exit 7 of Abeno Station. 1 minute on foot. Located on the B1 of Abeno Belta, on the same floor as Kansai Super Market.
Address: B1F, Abeno Belta, 3-10-1, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Official Homepage (Japanese Only)

12. The Coffee Market

This is a spacious cafe with large glass windows that create a comfortable, expansive place to relax in. The fantastic smell of their coffee reaches you even before you enter the cafe. The recommended dishes are the [Home-roasted Specialty Coffee] and [Fluffy Chiffon Cake]. The prices are reasonable, and the shop even offers takeout and sells coffee beans! Their takeaway coffee beans are a great way to enjoy the cafe's flavors at home.

The Coffee Market

Open: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
[Morning] 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed: None *Closed December 30 - January 3
Address: 3-3-2, Daido, Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Official Homepage (Japanese Only)

13. SURF SIDE KITCHEN

The primary recommendation at this cafe is their [Pancake]. There are lines out the door at times, so you are lucky if you can enter without lining up. The area is divided into two sophisticated spaces - a cafe-dining area and a bar. The interior is extremely cute, so it is perfect for a night out with your friends or for a date. It is on the 14th floor of Abeno Harukas, so you can relax with a fantastic view of Osaka's cityscape. It is no doubt the perfect place to spend time while enjoying the scenery.

SURF SIDE KITCHEN

Open: Lunch & Cafe 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 2,000 JPY (average) / 3,000 JPY (average for parties) / 1,200 JPY (average for lunch)
Access: 1 minute walk from Osaka-Abenobashi Station
Around a 2-minute walk from Tennoji Station
Address: 14F, Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukas, 1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi ,Osaka
Source: Official Homepage (Japanese Only)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Feb 23 2018 Update-date: Apr 09 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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