Nakazakicho on the Tanimachi line or a 15 minute walk from Umeda station
- Breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea
- Animal lovers
- Mostly indoors
- Adjustable timing and length
Venturing down winding alleys in Nakazakicho often feels like an adventure, but the Hobbity kind that leads to the discovery of niche boutiques and tasty places for lunch.
Open 9am to 10pm daily.
Breakfast, lunch, bar, sweets. Taiyo no To is open from early to late, with a variety of food and drinks to share.
At the time of writing, it also includes a traditional Japanese set with mixed grain onigiri, salad, pickles and miso soup, which pairs nicely with a fresh, cold yuzu squash.
Alternatively, couples could enjoy a more Western style offering of warm scones with generous amounts of cream and syrup, washed down with a cafe latte.
Savoury and satisfying, starting the day with a Japanese style breakfast, or go the sweeter, scones and cream option. Drinks cost extra.
Above Taiyo no To is an independent cinema, Planet Studyo +1 Cinema Osaka, which shows many classic Western and Japanese films. For the movie buff couple, this could be a potential evening spot for a date.
Activity: Cat Cafe With Lunch Option Available
This cafe is the ultimate chill spot. It’s hard to feel stressed with so much fuzzy laziness surrounding you.
Only a three minute walk from Taiyou no To, is a well stocked cat hangout, Cafe Uriel. Felines fill every nook and cranny of the two storey building, as only they can.
Couples can take turns to feed the cats and capture cute photos of them while they’re awake. Team-work!
As an additional point of sweetness, the inhabitants of Cafe Uriel are rescued from a life on the streets. The cafe not only gives them a place to live, but promotes them for adoption. For some lucky couples, this date could lead to a long lasting relationship with both a special someone and a special cat!
Lunch: Tea Room Uriel
Most lunch places don’t open until 11:30 in Nakazakicho, but there are a lot of choices once they do.
Tea Room Uriel’s decor checks all the warm, fuzzy memory boxes.