Bakeries in Osaka
Many visitors to Japan have a jam-packed itinerary in order to visit as many attractions as possible. Sometimes, breakfast is skipped in order to clock in extra minutes of beauty sleep or because there’s not enough time. But there’s a way you can get both beauty sleep and breakfast. With this list of 10 bakeries in Osaka located within 5 minutes of a train station, you can grab breakfast while on your way to your destination without sacrificing your beauty sleep.
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Listed as the #1 bakery in Osaka on Tabelog, PARIS-h is a popular bakery located on the 1st floor of the Daibiru Honkan building. The building is just a 1-minute walk from Watanabebashi Station via an underground pass so you can get to Paris-h, rain or shine.
The entrance of PARIS-h is located outside the building – you won’t be able to access the store from inside Daibiru Honkan. But from the outside, it’s hard to miss the imposing entrance of this bakery because of the distinct carvings above its large door.
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There is a variety of bread available at PARIS-h, but most of them are hard bread. Some of the bread are colourful and eye-catching as they’re made with ingredients such as strawberries and matcha.
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One of the most popular items at PARIS-h is the Mango Fromage (¥380, ~USD3.66). The Mango Fromage is a firm and chewy bread made by kneading the dough with mango puree and white chocolate, before filling it with semi-dried mangoes and cream cheese. They also have other fruit fromage bread filled with ingredients such as strawberries, pistachio, and cheese.
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Another interesting item is the Tricolore (¥450, ~USD4.33), a 3-layer rye bread made with strawberries, pistachio, and cassia. The 3 different layers complement each other and provide a good balance of sweetness and tartness.
Address: 3-6-32 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, 530-0005 Osaka
Opening hours: Tue – Sat 11AM-6PM (Closed Sundays and Mondays)
2. The City Bakery Umeda
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The City Bakery is a long-established bakery that originated in New York. They opened their first store outside of the US in Osaka in 2013. Since then, they’ve expanded to Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Nagano.
There are 2 stores in Osaka – one in Umeda and another in Chayamachi. The Umeda store is conveniently located at Grand Front Osaka, a shopping mall right next to JR Osaka Station.
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The store serves classic items that you’d find in a New York bakery, such as cookies, muffins, and croissants. Plus, they also have products only available in Japan. This includes bread made with domestically-sourced ingredients.
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The absolute must-try at The City Bakery is the pretzel croissant (¥330, ~USD3.18). A cross between a pretzel and a croissant, it is flaky and buttery like a regular croissant, but with a salty crust and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.
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Besides getting bread and pastries to go, you can also dine in and enjoy breakfast from 7.30AM-11AM. The breakfast menu includes items such as Eggs Benedict (¥860, ~USD8.29), French Toast (¥860, ~USD8.29), and sandwiches (from ¥800, ~USD7.72).
Address: Grand Front Osaka Umekita Plaza B1F, 4-1 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, 530-0011 Osaka
Opening hours: 7.30AM-10PM, Daily
3. LE SUCRÉ-COEUR
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Seeing a queue snaking out an office building on a weekend is peculiar, but it’s a weekly occurrence for LE SUCRÉ-COEUR. Even before they open, you’ll see a line forming outside the store.
LE SUCRÉ-COEUR is located on the ground floor of the 32-storey Shin-Dai building, which is mainly occupied by offices. It’s a 2-minute walk from the nearest train station, Oebashi Station.
The store is furnished with lots of wood and brick elements. There are even statues of animals, as well as fake trees and shrubs, in an attempt to incorporate nature into the interior design.
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Once you enter the store, you’ll be greeted by their bread display, which is decorated with handwritten labels and tags.
Rather than ordering from a waitstaff or picking up bread with a pair of tongs, you have to put on a pair of gloves and use your hand to take the bread that you want. Thereafter, the door of the bread compartment will close automatically. After you’re done with your order, head to the cashier to make payment.
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Both indoor and outdoor seating are available, but we’d highly recommend getting a seat outdoors. There, you can dine facing the greenery beside the building.
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There’s a variety of French-style bread and pastries at LE SUCRÉ-COEUR, but one of the most popular items is the heart-shaped pain coeur (¥362, ~USD3.49). The pain coeur is made with strawberry, lemon, and white chocolate. It’s a popular choice especially among the ladies because of its cute appearance.
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Another popular item is the pain de mie (¥576, ~USD5.55). This pain de mie is made without any eggs or dairy products, so even those who are lactose intolerant can enjoy it. It is a popular item especially among regular customers of LE SUCRÉ-COEUR. Best served toasted and crispy, a slice of pain de mie with a cup of coffee makes for a good start to the day.
Address: Shin-Daibiru 1F, 1-2-1, Dojima-Hama, Kita-Ku, 530-0004 Osaka
Opening hours: Wed – Sun 10AM-7PM (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
4. BROWN BAKERY
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Situated a 3-minute walk from Kyobashi Station, BROWN BAKERY is located in Keihan Mall. The 1st floor of the bakery stocks bread and sweets, while the 2nd floor is a cafe and restaurant. Bread sold at BROWN BAKERY are made fresh every day and their popular items often sell out early.
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One of the most popular items is their mini brown bread loaf (¥260, ~USD2.51). This brown bread loaf is baked with homemade yeast and a hot water roux, resulting in a soft and chewy texture. They also have regular-sized loaves and mini loaves with fillings such as raisins.
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The 2nd most popular item is the pain viennois (¥250, ~USD2.41), a type of Austrian bread that resembles a baguette in shape, but is softer and finer in texture. The classic flavours are plain and chocolate, but they have seasonal flavours such as matcha, rum raisin, and milk tea as well.
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At the cafe and restaurant on the 2nd floor, they serve mains for lunch and dinner, as well as an all-day cafe menu. The cafe menu includes items such as French Toast (¥850, ~USD8.20) and cakes.
Address: Osaka Keihan Mall Main Building North Terrace 1F/2F, 2-1-38 Higashinodamachi, Miyakojima-ku, 534-0024 Osaka
Opening hours: 9AM-8PM, Daily
5. Atelier Gute
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Atelier Gute is part of the A-1 Bakery group of bakeries, cafes, and restaurants in Japan. There are 2 Atelier Gute stores in Osaka – one in Namba and another in Hirakata. The Namba store is located just a 1-minute walk from the Kintetsu Osaka Namba Station.
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Atelier Gute specialises in pain de mie, and they make their bread using domestic wheat and homemade natural yeast. The most expensive loaf of bread is the Premium Plus (¥1,100, ~USD10.61). It is soft, moist, and chewy with a light buttery scent. The best way to enjoy this is to toast it lightly for 1-2 minutes.
They have 5 other types of bread, including their signature Atelier (¥550, ~USD5.30).
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Besides plain bread, they also offer flavoured bread (¥900, ~USD8.68).
Address: 1 Namba, Chuo-ku, 542-0076Osaka
Opening hours: 10AM-9PM, Daily
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A stylish European-style bakery, PAINDUCE occupies a corner store on a street between Yodoyabashi and Hommachi Stations. From either station, you can get to PAINDUCE by taking a 5-minute leisurely walk.
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Besides classic offerings such as baguettes and croissants, PAINDUCE is also popular for selling bread that incorporates vegetables. The wheat used in their bread is domestically sourced from places such as Hokkaido and Kyushu, while the vegetables are obtained from organic farmers in Japan.
Vegetable bread at PAINDUCE contain produce such as pumpkin, spinach, green onions, and zucchini. The spinach and cheese bread (¥260, ~USD2.51) is particularly popular. Spinach is kneaded into the bread dough and the outer crust is topped with cheese and sesame.
Address: 4-3-1 Awajimachi, Chuo Ward, 541-0047 Osaka
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 8AM-7PM (Closed on Sundays)
7. Le Croissant Shop Shinsaibashi
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Le Croissant Shop is a chain bakery with 10 stores in Japan – 9 in Osaka and 1 in Hyogo. Some of the stores have seating areas, while others are just takeaway stores.
The one in Shinsaibashi is a takeaway store. It’s located about a 4-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station and it’s common to see locals queueing up to get some cheap and good croissants.
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The most popular item on the menu is the mini plain croissant, which only costs ¥40 (~USD0.39). It’s made using 100% Hokkaido wheat and topped with sugar syrup that’s made in-house. The croissants also come in variety of flavours such as chocolate, almond, and caramel. The flavoured croissants are priced at ¥100 (~USD0.96).
To jazz things up, you can add ice cream or custard to the croissant. The store also has other bakes available, including the mentaiko stick (¥180, ~USD1.74). It’s a hard baguette generously slathered with mentaiko sauce. This savoury treat is said to go well with beer and wine.
Address: 2-7-25 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, 542-0085 Osaka
Opening hours: 11.30AM-9PM, Daily
8. ROUTE 271
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The dark green signboard and storefront of ROUTE271 stands out amongst other stores along the street and you won’t miss it. Besides standing out with its green storefront, ROUTE271 also stands out as a popular bakery amongst the locals in Osaka. It’s one of the top 10 bakeries in Osaka, as ranked by Tabelog users.
They operate 2 stores in Osaka, one of which is located a 5-minute walk from the JR Osaka Station.
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ROUTE271 sells a variety of bread and sandwiches, but the 2 must-try sandwiches are the Thai-style Fried Noodle Bread (¥270, ~USD2.60) and the Premium Egg Sandwich (¥300, ~USD2.89).
The Thai-style Fried Noodle Bread is a soft hotdog bun stuffed with mildly spicy fried noodles and ingredients such as minced pork and shrimp. As for the Premium Egg Sandwich, it features an overflowing portion of egg salad sandwiched in a chewy milk hamburger bun. These 2 are hearty options that are substantial enough to fill your stomach if you need to grab a quick lunch.
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For those who prefer sweet over savoury, try ROUTE271’s croissant à la crème – croissants stuffed with cream. The croissant à la crème (¥280, ~USD2.70) is available in 2 flavours. One of them is stuffed with homemade custard cream and Hokkaido whipped cream, while the other is stuffed with chocolate cream.
Because of their popularity, ROUTE271 often sells out before closing time so if you want to get your hands on any of their items, head there early. They close once sold out.
Address: 2-3-2 Shibata, Kita Ward, 530-0012 Osaka
Opening hours: 11AM-8PM, Daily
9. Cafe BLUE JEAN
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Cafe BLUE JEAN is a bakery located in the basement of Hotel New Hankyu. The hotel is connected to Umeda Station, making it extra convenient. Although the name of the cafe doesn’t sound related to cats, cafe BLUE JEAN specialises in adorable cat-shaped bread, cakes, and cookies.
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The Cat Paw (¥230, ~USD2.22) was the first item on Cafe BLUE JEAN’s menu when they first opened a few years ago. It is made of 2 layers of cake with a thin layer of cream in between. A popular item at the store, the Cat Paw is often sold out early.
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Cafe BLUE JEAN’s cat-shaped loaf is possibly the cutest bread you’ll ever eat. Initially, the loaves were only available plain. But thanks to its success, it’s now available in other flavours such as matcha and strawberry. There are many other cat-shaped items in the store, but the Cat Paw and the cat-shaped loaves are the 2 most popular items.
Address: B1F Osaka New Hankyu Hotel, 1-1-35, Shibata, Kita Ward, 530-0012 Osaka
Opening hours: 8AM-10PM, Daily
10. CANELÉ du JAPON
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Canelé is a small bite-sized French confectionery with a caramelised crust and a soft inside. At CANELÉ du JAPON, they specialise in canelé with a Japanese twist – they incorporate Japanese flavours such as hojicha and matcha into their bakes.
CANELÉ du JAPON operates 3 stores in Osaka and has become a popular place to get these sweet treats. One of the stores is located a 5-minute walk from Sakuragawa Station.
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There are 8 main types of canelé sold in stores. This includes flavours such as matcha, apricot, and hojicha. There are also special seasonal flavours such as sakura, chestnut, and yuzu. Each canelé costs between ¥120- ¥150 (~USD1.16-USD1.45). If you purchase less than 8, they will be packaged in brown paper bags.
Box of 8, ¥1,180 (~USD11.38).
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Box of 12, ¥1,800 (~USD17.36).
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Alternatively, they are sold in boxes of 8, 12, 16, and 24. These brown boxes are simple and fuss-free, and look presentable as gifts. The bakery also sells other items such as socks, tea leaves, and gift boxes.
Address: 1-6-24 Sakuragawa, Naniwa Ward, 556-0022 Osaka
Opening hours: Thu – Tue 10AM-7PM (Closed on Mondays)
Convenient and delicious bakeries in Osaka
Since these bakeries are conveniently located within 5 minutes of a train station, you can pop by without having to detour too much from your itinerary. These bakeries are also great for commuters who get peckish from a long day of travelling – treat yourself and take a break from konbini food for once!
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