Osaka City, also known as the food capital of Japan, is the perfect place to find any type of food you would want to eat. Be it savory or sweet, you can find it all in Osaka. Here are five dessert shops you probably haven’t heard of but definitely deserve a visit. Check them out!
Located on the 7th floor of HEP FIVE in Umeda, and Be has a variety of parfaits, milkshakes, and lattes. For matcha (green tea powder) lovers, I recommend their Green Tea Parfait which costs 870 yen. It has green tea ice cream, azuki bean paste, whipped cream, fruit, green tea syrup, and wafers. A very eye-catching and pretty filling treat.
Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM
This food truck located on the ground floor of the Namba Parks mall sells scrumptious-looking crepes. You get to watch the chef make the crepe and fill it with your choice of flavor before that delightfully sweet taste hits your mouth.
I recommend the Melty Chocolate or Mixed Chocolate Crepe (480 yen) for chocolate lovers. It has a chocolate filling, whipped cream, chocolate shavings, wafer bits, and two chocolate wafer sticks. A light dessert perfect before or after any meal.
Shiratama is a small hole-in-the-wall establishment on the 3rd floor of Namba Parks that serves mochi and ice cream. Their top two dishes are the mint chocolate chip mochi with mint chocolate chip ice cream plus drink combo (1,000 yen), and the six-piece rainbow mochi with whipped cream plus drink combo (1,000 yen). The warmness of the mochi and the coldness of the ice cream is a great combination. Their mint chocolate chip combo is worth a stop if you’re shopping at Namba Parks.
Hours: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Japan’s first specialty pancake shop, Pancake Café mog makes each pancake with care to give their customers the feeling of being a child and eating a pancake for the first time. You can watch the cooks prepare your pancake at the counter, stamp their logo, place your topping of choice onto the plate, and deliver it to you.
mog’s most popular item is the Special Pancake for 1,000 yen (or 850 yen for the mini size) – three light and fluffy pancakes, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream from Hokkaido, and maple syrup. This dish is great for dessert or even for breakfast!
In the heart of Kuromon Ichiba Market is Mitoya Kuromon. Mitoya mainly sells warabimochi and dorayaki, a sandwich-like dessert consisting of two small pancakes usually filled with red bean paste. I recommend trying the single mochi filled with a whole strawberry and red bean paste for 195 yen. Mitoya’s small cup of different-flavored warabimochi coated with kinako (roasted soybean flour) is a traditional favorite.
Hours: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
These five dessert places are conveniently located near the top attractions in Osaka. So take a load off and feed your sweet tooth while exploring the food capital of Japan.