Horie. This area combines boutique fashion of areas and intimate coffee shops without the bustle of areas such as Umeda and nearby Shinsaibashi. This area is also home to bicycle stores, furniture shops and second hand clothing stores.
Sometimes its something as basic as a cup of coffee brewed just the way they like it. Other times it can be simple food items, and sometimes it can be something much more complex. So join me today as we look at the top 5 items that you can only get in Japan, and the Japanese themselves can’t live without.
Osaka has seen a number of coffee shops pop up and locals are flocking to venues that deliver good quality coffee. The following cafes are a selection of unique venues that are perfect for meeting up with friends, taking Instagram photos, watching the world go by, or if you are just looking for your daily caffeine fix.
With a tagline like, fresh roasted coffee and worldwide finds, you might be fooled into thinking that it is a waste of time to stop by this store on a trip to Japan. With pockets of products from all regions in Japan, it is one of my favourite shops to browse, and dare I say, dig through. Kaldi Coffee Farm is here for you!
Coffee shops are everywhere in Japan, which is awesome. I love that Family Mart and Lawson now offer fresh coffee to go for a reasonable price. But making my own perfect cup every day, I thought, would be too hard to try for myself. Until I was introduced to Hario.
As a lover of tofu, I give it my seal of approval with confidence. The shop does get busy and they don’t take reservations on the weekends, so plan your travel if you’re visiting that area and give this place a try!
Themed cafes in Tokyo are aplenty. On top of two quirky cafes that I visited previously, the Alice in Wonderland Café was another café that was on my to-visit list. There are numerous Alice in Wonderland themed cafes in Tokyo, showing the popularity of this concept.