12 cafes in Osaka where you can enjoy Japanese pancakes
With their sweetness and thickness, Japanese pancakes differ quite a lot to western pancakes. Here, we are going to introduce some cafes where you can enjoy some of great pancakes in Osaka.
Jun 10 2015 (Sep 09 2020)
1．Marufuku Coffee Shop Sennichimae Main Store (丸福珈琲店 千日前本店)
A long-standing coffee shop established in 1934. Here you can enjoy a quiet moment in this nostalgic styled coffee shop. This coffee shop has a unique roasting technique called “Fukairi no Kiwami,” (literally translated as “extreme deep roasting”) and extraction method which creates a rich coffee. The pancakes here have a crisp outer layer and a soft inside. If you order the hotcakes, be sure to pour on lots of butter, honey and maple syrup. As well as the original shop, there are 21 branches of Marufuku.
1-9-1 Sennhichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka City TEL: 06-6211-3474
2．Junkissa American (純喫茶 アメリカン）
An old coffee shop located in a two-storey building near Dotonbori, a popular tourist spot in Osaka. This coffee shop has a nostalgic atmosphere, and as you step foot into the restaurant, after being surprised at the large chandelier, you will feel like you have travelled back into the past. The pancakes, which we recommend, come pre-cut into 6 pieces. The smell of the soft dough and the warm butter spreads throughout the restaurant. The soft texture is perfect for breakfast.
Kabushikigaisha American Bldg. 1-7-4 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
A small retro coffee shop located in front of Tsutenkaku. It is a great place to go and relax after a day of sightseeing. Doremi offers self-roasted coffee, and their famous thick pancakes are very filling. They start cooking the pancakes after you order, so they can take about 20 minutes to come, so don’t worry if it seems as though your order is taking a while.
1-18-8 Ebisu Higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City
4. Nakaoka Coffee Nanba Store (なかおか珈琲 なんば店)
A long-standing coffee shop in Namba that is open 24 hours a day. Here, you can enjoy the shops own charcoal roasted coffee, and they offer free refills. The popular pancakes, with a crisp outside and soft inside, are cooked after you order them.
Toshihisa Bldg. 4-2-6 Nanba, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
5. Shiawase no Pancake Minami Senba Store (幸せのパンケーキ 南船場店)
A cafe located right between the subway Shinsaibashi Station and Nahahoribashi Station that is famous for its pancakes. Their thick yet soft pancakes topped off with dollops of merengue, are bound to put you in a happy mood . (The name of the shop “Shiawase no Pancake” means “Pancakes of Happiness”). The New Zealand honey and Hokkaido whipped butter really work to bring out the delicious flavour of the pancakes.
Gureguran Minami Senba 1F, 2-11-30 Minami Senba, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
A longstanding small coffee shop located in the underground shopping center near the entrance to Umeda Station on the subway Tanimachi Line. Here, their popular pancakes which are prepared after ordering, have a layer of butter spread between the two pancakes. The pancakes here are so soft and light that you could finish them off in a flash. Why not try their original home-roasted coffee blend as well?
2-11-8 Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka City
7. Hoshino Coffee Shop Whity Umeda Store (星乃珈琲店 ホワイティ梅田店)sakaki0214/Flickr
This fashional cafe located in the underground Whity City Umeda in Osaka Umeda has a calm interior. Their freshly ground coffee, made from selected beans from around chosen by their coffee specialists, is exquisite. Their popular soufflé pancakes are made after you order them, and take about 20 minutes to cook, so please visit when you have a bit of time on your hands. We really recommend eating their freshly cooked soft pancakes while they are still warm.。
Whity Umeda 3-1 Umeda Underground Shopping Arcade, Doyama-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka City
8. Coffee-kan Reimon (珈琲館 麗門)
A coffee shop located near the southern end of the Tenjinbashi Shopping Arcade. Here you can enjoy a moments peace in the relaxing, wide interior. Why not try their original coffee blend with one of their delicious pancakes covered with butter, cream and syrup?
1-19-15 Tenjinbashi, Osaka City
9. Yukinoshita Kobo (雪の下工房)
Located near the Taiyuji Temple in Osaka Kita, this popular coffee shop is regularly featured in the media. The shop has an interesting layout, with the 29 counter seats surrounding the kitchen. Their coffee, which is made with meticulous care to the flavor and quality, is delicious, but what we really recommend is their pancakes. These thick, moist pancakes have just the right level of sweetness, and are a real delicacy. Please note that children under the age of 6 can’t come into the shop.
4-4 Taiyuji-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka City
10. Arabia Coffee (アラビヤ珈琲)Richard, enjoy my life!/Flickr
Go south from Ebisu Bashi in Osaka Minami and turn left at the second junction and you will see the entrance to Hozenji Temple in front of you. If you walk in the direction of the temple, you will soon find a 2-storey old coffee shop on your left. This is Arabia Coffee. The interior of the shop is a chic dark brown. Their coffee, made from roughly ground beans and drip served, has a mild taste and rich aroma, and goes perfectly with their sweet pancakes, which have a crisp outer layer and are soft and moist on the inside.
1-6-7 Nanba, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
11. Imperial Hotel Osaka Flying Tomato Cafe (帝国ホテル 大阪 フライングトマトカフェ)
This coffee shop is well known for its delicious pancakes. Here, you can spend a relaxing time and enjoy some delicious pancakes, covered generously with maple syrup and the jams and sauces of your choice.
Imperial Hotel Osaka 2F, 1-8-50 Tenmanbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka City
12. Hotel El Sereine Osaka Ginmokusei (ホテルエルセラーン大阪 銀木犀)
This is a hotel coffee shop located in Kitashinchi. The shop has an open interior with glass walls and a bright, high ceiling. Their popular pancakes are thick yet soft, and we recommend enjoying them with a generous helping of maple syrup. Coffee made with organically grown beans is also on the menu here.
Hotel El Sereine Osaka 1F, 1-5-25 Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka City
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.