You’ve heard it once, twice, or maybe even a hundred times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It replenishes your body’s nutrients after a whole night of sleep. In fact, that’s exactly how the meal got its name, because it’s breaking the overnight fast.
But we’re not here to give you a pep talk on health. To be honest, we’re just excited that there’s a good “science-y” reason to start our day with a delicious meal, guilt-free. And so, here’s our round-up of the top brunch spots in Osaka, Japan, to put on your radar.
#1 Eggs ‘N Things
2-10-2 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka Crice (1st Floor)
Opens daily 9am-10pm
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An all-breakfast joint, Eggs ‘N Things is popular for their pancakes that come served with a generous dollop of indulgent whipped cream. The Eggs Benedict meal (with tasty grilled potatoes at the side) is also a must-try!
The spacious family-friendly cafe features a Hawaiian-inspired interior with the most laid-back vibes. There’s also an alfresco dining area.
A three-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station (take exit 7) or a 15-minute walk from Namba.
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#2 Westwood Bakers
1-16-9 Minami-Horie, Nishi-Ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opens daily 9am-8.30pm (closed on Tues & Weds)
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Bread lovers will appreciate this gem of a place. Stocking a wide range of wheat bread and pastries, the mains include the croque madame, bacon and egg pancake, and brioche toast with salad on the side. Those looking for a lighter meal can try one-piece options like the sugary donuts, muffins, and scones for a quick bite or takeaway.
Cosy and homely, the cafe establishment calls itself the “neighbourhood cafe” for good reason. The vintage spot is lit by natural light (read: great for the ‘gram) and is furnished with rustic wood and charming old-school decor. In short, it’s the kind of place you’d want to hole up in.
Located on the west side of Shinsaibashi, tucked in the stylish district of Horie. A 12-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station (Exit 8).
#3 Micasadeco & Cafe
1 Chome-2-8 Saiwaicho, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0021, Japan
Opens daily 9am-5pm
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Here’s one for those with a sweet tooth: Order the extra fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth pancakes (served with a variety of toppings like maple syrup and chocolate sauce). The hottest flavours: Plain, ricotta cheese, granola, and coconut custard. Other menu items include pasta, sandwiches, eggs benedict, salad and curry, among others.
It’s cosy meets modern when it comes to the chic decor; which has mainly European influences and scandi-industrial elements. Take your fill of photos, your followers will love them!
A three-minute walk from Namba Station.
#4 Kuromon Ichiba Market
2 Chome-4-1 Nipponbashi, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0073, Japan
Opens daily 9am-6pm
This is a seafood paradise! Find grilled squids, scallops, snow crabs, raw tuna sashimi, otoro sushi and more served in the form of bento rice sets for one epic brunch. They even sell Kobe and Wagyu beef at very reasonable prices!
Psst… If you want to bag some local snacks home, you can expect to do that here. They sell Japanese sweets, crackers, fruits and other local souvenirs too.
A buzzy sprawling indoor market stretching over 580m, lined with over 150 stalls that dot the sidewalks.
A two-minute walk from Nippombashi Station (take Exit 2), or a 10-minute walk from Namba Station.
#5 Endo Sushi (in Osaka Central Fish Market)
Noda 1-1-86, Osaka Central Wholesale Market, Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan
Opens daily 5am-2pm
The signature course (pictured above) is the hero dish. But if you’re an adventurous foodie, then opt for the omakase style. The chef will whip up a “surprise” course with the day’s seasonal catches.
A small, unassuming eatery with a humble facade. Expect to wait about 30 minutes to get in.
Accessibility: A 15-minute walk from JR Noda Station.
Have you got a favourite breakfast spot in Osaka? If you do, share with us in the comment box below!
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