For a nice time with some coffee, sandwiches, and craft beer in Osaka, head to LiNGUA WORLD CAFE. The name of the cafe comes from the Latin word “lingua,” which means “tongue” or “language.” This is greatly connected to the cafe’s concept of bringing people closer together through communication and good food. Take a look at what it offers!
Owned by Ian Warney and Ulala Sasa, LiNGUA WORLD CAFE is an airy and spacious place that focuses on coffee, sandwiches, and craft beer. Their signature coffee provides a perfect balance between the aroma and flavor of the locally produced roasted beans they use. For those who don’t drink coffee, they also have a selection of beers on offer.
The cafe has a warm and inviting feel, with glass windows combined with concrete and wood. The staff is very welcoming and they speak both English and Japanese. Smoking is also not allowed inside, making it ideal for families with kids.
Additionally, the cafe holds a monthly exhibition. They constantly host events and introduce a wide range of local artists. If you’d like to stay updated, you can always check out their Facebook page here.
Here is some information about the available menus at LiNGUA WORLD CAFE:
When it comes to coffee, their selection includes hot or iced blend coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte, iced coffee, café au lait, and caramel latte. If you like tea, you can also order their specialty tea or yuzu tea.
Pair your cup of coffee or tea with one of their sandwiches, available in a baguette or open style. Their selection of sandwiches includes Roast Chicken & Cheese, Athena, Samurai Salmon, Pork and Blue, Balsamic Veggies, The Classic: American Cheddar, Grilled Cheese & Ham (or Chicken), Spicy Nacho Sandwich, Gorgonzola Honey & Mushroom, Brie & Blueberry, and Today’s Special. Other than those, they also have burgers, pasta, salad, soup, and rice dishes.
You can also order from their Canadian Menu with items such as Poutine, Garlic Fingers, Apple Thyme Pork Chops, Corn Crust Salmon Steak, Pei Mussels Wine & Garlic, etc.
As for beer, they have different selections depending on the season. They offer Baird Beers (brewed in Shuzenji, Japan), Kirin Heartland Draft, Kirin Hard Cidre, Original Sin Cidre (from New York, USA), etc.
If you’d like to chill and have a great meal with a nice craft beer, LiNGUA WORLD CAFE is the place to be. They also have an English story time for kids every Tuesday at 11:00 AM and every Saturday at 1:00 PM. You can catch special guest readers during this time. Visit the place and I assure you that you’ll fall in love with the cafe’s concept and location!