Sunshine Cafe Osaka: Coffees From Around The World in Retro Style



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An excellent selection of global coffees is the main draw at the retro-styled Sunshine Cafe, Osaka. 

Beans are sourced from local collectives around the world, ranging from Brazil, Ethiopia and including lesser-known coffee producing countries such as Zimbabwe. 

Located in the heart of the city's bustling shopping district, and just a few minutes walk from Osaka-Umeda Station, it has a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff, and regular customers sampling their wide range of coffees. 

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Sunshine Cafe, Osaka
by Rob Dyer

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Opened in 1973

First opening its doors in 1973, although its interior has charm and character, this kissaten is definitely a destination for the excellent coffee alone.

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A World Selection of Coffee

The world selection starts at ¥650 a cup. Bags of which to take away from as small as 100g are also available to buy. However, their house blend is especially fine for ¥500. A sophisticated and refined, elegant-tasting coffee that's easy to drink more than one cup of.

Definitely a destination for the excellent coffee alone

I recommend ordering a cake set (coffee and cake together) with their feather light souffle cheesecake. It's a fine example. Creamily moreish with a sweet, slightly sticky and glistening veneer on top.

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Morning Sets and Retro Classics

Morning sets (aka set breakfasts) start at just over ¥600, and with each variation including a cup of that quality house blend, that's good value.

However, if you are looking for something more substantial either for lunch or dinner, they have a modest choice of retro staples from around ¥800, including Neopolitan spaghetti in decent portions, alongside other variants.

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If omurice (omelette made with fried rice and usually topped with ketchup) is more to your fancy then theirs is pretty textbook, looking exactly like the plastic version in the window outside.

Getting Here

Although just a few minutes walk from Osaka-Umeda Station, Higashi Umeda is the nearest subway station. The cafe can be a little tricky to find as it is on the 2nd basement level.

But that coffee is worth seeking it out for.


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A writer and publisher from England, Rob has been exploring Japan’s islands since 2000. He specialises in travelling off the beaten track, whether on remote atolls or in the hidden streets of major cities. He’s the founder of

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