Early morning cafes in Osaka
Last updated: 2022/11/18
Goodmorning fellow early birds! Do you also like to wake up at the crack of dawn? Or perhaps you arrived at your appointment too early and are looking for a café to have breakfast or just to pass time?
Finding a nice café early in the morning can be difficult, especially around 7 am your choices dwindle substantially.
But fret not, you have come to the right place. We are here to make the choice easier for you with our early morning café guide for Osaka and to make sure you have a good start of the day.
Here is our list for early morning cafes in Osaka.
Disclaimer: We regularly review the opening hours on the cafe’s official website or instagram and adjust this page. However we still recommend confirming the opening hours on the cafe’s official website or instagram before visiting.
- SAN (08:30)
- Blue Bottle Coffee Chayamachi (08:00 AM)
- SÖT COFFEE ROASTER (08:00 AM)
- Glitch Coffee Osaka (08:00 AM)
- Hue Coffee Roaster (08:00 AM)
- & aéré Coffee Roasters (08:00 AM)
- Asakara Good Store (08:00 AM)
- Nova (08:00 AM)
- Carabina Bread Stand (08:00 AM)
- Long Walk Coffee (08:00 AM)
- Osaru Coffee (08:00 AM)
- Brooklyn Roasting Company Kitahama (08:00 AM)
- Lead Coffee (08:00 AM)
- 853 Coffee (08:00 AM)
- Knot Market Place (08:00 AM)
Open from 07:00 AM
Cafe Tokiona, Minami Morimachi
This is probably one of the most ideal cafes to spend your early mornings. It opens early (07 AM), it’s quite spacious, it has a nice retro interior and their breakfast is delicious as well as not too pricey.
Hotel Noum, Tenmabashi
Between Minami Morimachi en Tenmabashi Station is Hotel Noum a pretty stylish hotel with a cozy and comfortable café area that has a view on the Minamitenma Park along the O river.
It’s great for having a hearty breakfast early in the morning. They serve various plates (grilled salmon, herb and avocado toast, egg benedicts) all delicious but it might be a little pricey.
Open from 08:00 AM
Hue Coffee Roaster, Tanimachi4Chome
Located in a quiet neighborhood near Tanimachi-4-Chome station is ‘Hue Coffee Roaster’, a stylish café that opened it’s doors in Autumn 2021. It opens early in the morning at 08 AM so a perfect café for early birds.
The café has a spacious interior that combines a minimal style with Scandinavian elements.
Hue is a special café in a sense that it doesn’t accept cash but only allows payments through their own official iphone app or the Japanese electronic payment app called ‘paypay’. Setting up requires a little time and work as you have to connect the app through your apple account and a creditcard. When it’s all set up you can finally order your drink or sweets.
They have a variety of different coffees but instead of using the name of the beans or the blend each type of coffee is marked by a color (hue), e.g. Indigo Blue, Pink Beige, Light Green or Deep Ruby. The app shows the explanation of each coffee in Japanese only. For food they either have cookies, cheese cake or a vegetable/curry cake.
The coffee is delicious and comes with beautiful latte art. The staff is friendly as well.
& aéré Coffee Roasters, Shoji
In a quiet residential neighborhood not far from Osaka Monorail’s Shoji Station is the stylish ‘& aéré Coffee Roasters’, a café and coffee specialty shop in one.
It’s located in a two-floor building with a the counter/kitchen, shop and some seating space on the ground floor, a large seating area on the second floor and a small outdoor space in between floors.
The menu has a large selection of coffee drips, espressos and soft drinks but what stands out is their ‘My first coffee’ softdrink. This is a homemade decaf coffee flavored milk drink for people who cant drink coffee but would still like to.
For food they have a few different sandwiches with their fruit sandwich being their most popular item. They also have sweets like tiramisu, pudding and cookies.
It’s a lovely café with delicious coffee and absolutely great food.
Asakara Good Store, Tanimachi 4Chome
Near Osaka’s number 1 tourist attraction (Osaka Castle) is the lovely café ‘Asakara Good Store’.
The café has a stylish and cute exterior that radiates warmth and looks inviting.
Better than the exterior and interior is Asakara Good Store’s menu. Their BLTs are absolutely fantastic and probably one of the best in Osaka.
Asakara Good Store is an EXCELLENT café to visit by itself or while making a outing to Osaka Castle. Whatever your plans, this café is highly recommended.
Nova is a stylish café with a rustic and modern Japanese-style interior in the Tenmabashi area that opens at 08 AM in the morning.
Their menu offers a variety of toasts with different toppings (e.g. butter, cheese, red bean paste) as well as a croque monsieur. Nova also sells scones, pudding and muffins.
Carabina Bread Stand, Bentencho
On a 10 minute walk from either Kujo or Bentenchou station on the chuoline is this cozy bakery/cafe called [Carabina Bread Stand].
Carabina Bread Stand has a pretty large menu. Their main food is of course toasted bread with a variety of toppings like: “butter, honey, cheese etc”. Btw, toast with cheese taste absolutely fantastic. As for drinks, besides coffee they also have juices and teas for the non-coffee drinkers.
Long Walk Coffee, Minami Morimachi
‘Long Walk Coffee’ is a small ‘British’ influenced Jazz café not far from Minami Morimachi Station along the Tenjinbashi-Suji road.
The café has a relaxing atmosphere supported by the Jazzy background music.
For breakfast you can choose between a variety of toasts, which for 120 yen extra comes with yoghurt and salad on the side.
Osaru Coffee, Namba
Osaru Coffee’s interior is small and cozy. In the back of the café is an elevated space that requires you to take your shoes off when sitting there, so be careful. The elevated space has more comfortable chairs and is surrounded by cube shelves that are filled with books, toys, antique items and all kinds of monkey novelties. With your shoes off the cozy elevated area makes you feel like you’re at home.
The café has a simple but diverse menu that consists of a variety of toasts or sandwiches and a relatively big selection of coffees. Besides coffee you can also enjoy Osaru’s hot cocoa, chai latte’s or their banana shake. Even if you are not into coffee, there is something for everyone.
This cafe is ideal for relaxing and casually having a coffee or to strike up a conversation with the owner about his passion for movies.
Brooklyn Roasting Company, Kitahama
Located in the Kitahama area is the extremely popular Brooklyn Roasting Company. The cafe opens at 08 AM but due to its popularity fills up with people quite quickly.
It has quite a lot of seats and in the warmer months their terrace is the perfect place to sit with a view over the Nakanoshima Riverside.
Brooklyn Roasting Company Kitahama offers many different types of coffees but also has drinks for the non-coffee drinkers. They also sell a variety of sweets (donuts, cake, canelés, cinnamon rolls and donuts) as well as various sandwiches.
Lead Coffee, Sakuragawa
Lead coffee is a small café near Sakuragawa station, South of Dotonbori river. It’s a tiny cafe with a photostudio on the second floor.
The interior consists of a small shop (shelves) in the back and seating area consisting of 2 benches with small tables as well as a table in front of the shop for up to 8 people and is ideal for people with kids. Between the two benches is a square hole in the wall which leads to the tiny kids playing room that comes with some toys. So parents and kids both have their own space and privacy.
They have a variety of drip coffees and espressos as well as drinks for non-coffee drinkers and sweets like scones and cakes.
853 Coffee, Toyonaka
Open from 08:00 AM only on weekends.
853 Coffee in Toyonaka is a great café to spend early mornings. It has a quiet atmosphere and serves delicious sandwiches and toasts.
Knot Market Place, Nakatsu
Open from 08:00 AM only on weekends.
Knot Market Place is on a 10 minute walking distance from Hankyu Nakatsu station and is easily recognizable as it stands out from the neighboring buildings with its massive teal colored exterior.
Knot Market Place is a two-story café with an extremely spacious interior. On the ground floor you can find the kitchen, café area, a common goods shop in the corner and the takeout window. On the second floor is another café area and a gallery.
Knot Market Place has a big menu that offers a variety of foods and drinks that differ for lunch and dinner. For lunch you can choose from 3 main plates of which one is a daily special, a pastrami beef sandwich or a tuna melt sandwich plate.