Minamo, Nara

珈琲と定食 ミナモ


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Today we are visiting Nara! A city with a lot of history and many interesting attractions. Nara is currently enjoying a cafe-boom with new cafes popping up here and there.

One of the older cafes in Nara however seems unfazed, and for a good reason. That café is ‘Minamo’, located on a walking distance (approximately 7 minutes on foot) from Kintetsu-Nara station.

Minamo has a wide exterior with beautiful Japanese antique wood and glass sliding doors, through which you can partially see the kitchen and the café area. 

The combination of the large windows that let in a lot of light and the large green-leafed plants in front of the windows give the café a cozy and inviting atmosphere. 

Minamo has a quite spacious interior that is a combination of modern, Japanese, rustic and farmhouse style design. The café consists of a kitchen space with counter seats, a café area with 3 tables in the front of the café and an elevated floor with more tables in the back of the café. 

In the back of the café are glass sliding doors that open up to a small Japanese courtyard (which is not accessible to the public) and a walk way that leads toward the toilet.
All throughout the café Minamo is decorated with antique goods as well as peculiar antique brass or bronze ring pendant lights.

Minamo’s menu consists of two main meals which is a ‘set meal (main dish, soup and a side dish) and curry which also comes with rice, salad and a side dish. The set menu changes periodically so there is always new food to try. They also have a few sweets but honestly, you have to visit Minamo for their fantastic lunch. 

Convenient location with a beautiful rustic interior, calm atmosphere and absolutely fantastic food this café is a must visit if you are in Nara.

Special Point 1

Rustic and Japanese style interior.

Special Point 2

Fantastic food.

Special Point 3

Near various tourist attractions.

Nearest Stations & Exit:

Kintentsu Line – Kintetsu-Nara Station, Exit #4 See map at bottom of page

Nearest Stations & Exit:

Kintentsu Line – Kintetsu-Nara Station, Exit #4 See map at bottom of page

*We always recommend checking the opening hours & holidays on the official website or instagram of the establishment.

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