10 Most Instagrammable Cafes in Osaka for Coffee & Design

10 Most Instagrammable Cafes in Osaka

Osaka’s cafe scene is filled with picture-perfect spots that are creating some serious excitement!

Osaka may be known as the culinary capital of Japan, but did you know that it also boasts a flourishing coffee scene? Sure, Tokyo and Kyoto have their established coffee cultures, but Osaka also offers a coffee experience that’s as energetic and unique as the city itself. From kissaten-style (old-school Japanese cafes) cafes to modern speciality coffee roasters, there’s undoubtedly something for every java lover here! Blending tradition with innovation, its local coffee scene has also become a haven for design enthusiasts. Looking for cafes in Osaka to level up your Instagram feed? Read on to know more! 

Also read: 14 Instagrammable Spots in Tokyo to Level Up Your Feed

Must-visit cafes in Osaka on your next trip to Japan

1. WAD Omotenashi Cafe

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Where are all the matcha lovers at? WAD Omotenashi Cafe serves up some of the finest cups of tea in Osaka, Japan! An ideal place to learn and experience the art of Japanese tea drinking in Osaka, this industrial-chic teahouse caters to both purists and newcomers alike. Beyond tea, WAD also offers a visual treat. With its collection of handmade porcelain teacups and ceramic bowls (almost like a mini ceramic art gallery), every sip and bite transforms into a sensory delight!

Address: 4-9-3 Minamisenba Toshin Bldg. 2F, Chuo, Osaka 542-0081 Osaka Prefecture

2. Kumanote Cafe (Bear Paw Cafe)

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Just a two-minute walk from Osaka Uehommachi Station and you’ll find the charming Kumanote Cafe aka Bear Paw Cafe! More than a coffee place, it has also gained attention for paving the way for the recovery of employees with emotional and mental health struggles through its non-face-to-face serving method. So, don’t be surprised if you see a furry bear paw handing you coffee and cookies! 

Address: 5-chōme-3-11 Uehonmachinishi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0062, Osaka Prefecture

Also read: 12 Crazy Concept Cafes, Restaurants, and Bars in Tokyo

3. Fukushima Sugar

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At Fukushima Sugar, expect some of the prettiest desserts you’ll ever see! This humble dessert shop boasts a minimalist aesthetic with pops of colour and whimsical decor. However, its handcrafted cakes and pastries are the star of the show, making it one of the best cafes in Osaka for a sweet pick-me-up. From delicate fruit tarts to decadent chocolate creations, each one is carefully crafted from scratch with seasonal fruits and local produce to ensure exceptional quality and flavour.

Address: 1-chome-11-3 Sagisu Fukushima Ward, Osaka

4. Island Cafe

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Coffee with a view, anyone? One of the best terrace cafes in Osaka, Island features a stunning dining view of the Dotonbori River — a true oasis in the heart of the city! Indoors, you’ll be greeted with a modern, industrial aesthetic: exposed brick walls, concrete floors, and wood furnishings. Menu-wise, its selection of espresso-based beverages also features classic brews alongside speciality options like pour-over and cold brew. The food menu, although not extensive, features light snacks like sandwiches, salads, and pastries for a quick bite. 

Address: 2-1-23 Kitahama, Chuo, Osaka 541-0041, Osaka Prefecture

5. Melt Chocolate

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For melt-in-your-mouth chocolate drinks in Osaka, Japan, make your way over to the hidden neighbourhood cafe of Melt Chocolate! They use high-quality Belgian chocolate to create both hot and ice-cold beverages topped with shaven chocolate for that extra special touch. If you’re craving something indulgent, their classic hot chocolate drink and iced chocolate smoothie are absolute must-tries. 

Much like other cafes in Osaka, Melt Chocolate also offers a visual feast! Watch the baristas work their magic as they handcraft your drinks by the open counter. Try not to drool, though! 

Address: 4-chome-7-22 Minamisenba Chuo Ward, Osaka Prefecture

6. Gufo Groovy Ice Cream

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Gufo Groovy Ice Cream in the trendy district of Yotsubashi serves up some of the most Insta-worthy soft-serve ice creams in Osaka. An ice cream parlour catering to all flavours, patrons can choose a variety of sauces and toppings like sprinkles, cookie crumbles, and fresh fruits. For something more refreshing, their parfaits are a delicious choice! Don’t miss their seasonal menu featuring fresh, local ingredients, too — a unique way to taste Osaka produce. 

Address: 1 Chome-11-9 Kitahorie, Nishi Ward, Osaka, 550-0014, Osaka Prefecture 

7. 9 Borden Coffee

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Step into 9 Borden Coffee and you’ll be treated to stylish and spacious interiors that blend industrial design with rustic elements. Its bare concrete walls, wooden furniture, and hints of lush greenery create a fresh and relaxing atmosphere, making it a popular spot to unwind with a cuppa. Speaking of cuppas, they offer a variety of espresso and non-espresso drinks, which you can have hot or over ice. For something cool and refreshing, the acai bowls are a must! 

What’s more? 9 Borden Coffee is located just a stone’s throw away from the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. So, be sure to stop by after your aquatic adventure! 

Address: 3-7-15 Chikko, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0021, Osaka Prefecture

8. Katachi Cafe

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Nestled in the heart of the vibrant Shinsaibashi District is Katachi Cafe, a cafe-slash-boutique selling great coffee and stylish goods. Before entering, you’ll be greeted by a beautiful stacked-stone-wall exterior with an al fresco dining set up. Step inside and you’ll find that the cafe boasts a minimalist interior of white walls and furnishings. 

As for its menu, Katachi offers classic and speciality coffee drinks as well as Japanese and Taiwanese desserts. Since the cafe doubles as a boutique, take time to explore its selection of accessories and homeware after your coffee fix in Osaka, Japan!

Address: 3-chome-2-25 Minamisenba Chuo-ku, Osaka

9. Dodam Coffee

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Dodam Coffee, tucked away in a quiet corner of Tennoji District, is the very definition of “Instagrammable”! Although set in a clean, minimalist space, this cafe in Osaka boasts Bauhaus-inspired interiors: decor with pops of colour and mid-century modern furniture. To say the least, every single corner is just picture-perfect! Not only that, but its menu offerings are just as charming as the cafe itself. Pair your drink of choice with their delicately handcrafted pastries such as cream puffs, tarts, and scones. 

Address: 1-chome-22-18 Minamihorie Nishi Ward, Osaka

10. Blue Bottle Umeda Chayamachi Cafe

Designed by Tokyo-based design studio I IN, Blue Bottle’s Umeda Chayamachi branch features an innovative and futuristic space, creating an elevated coffee experience for patrons. While its overall aesthetic is minimalist, some elements make it stand out from other cafes in Osaka: two levels with floor-to-ceiling windows and a virtual skylight that features digital art. But of course, at its core, this case is all about coffee! Indulge your favourite Blue Bottle coffee creations in a unique space that transcends your typical coffee break. 

Address: 15-22 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0013, Osaka Prefecture 

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So, are any of these Instagrammable cafes in Osaka on your list? Whether you’re looking for a visually stunning space or a sweet treat to discover in the city, you’ll never run out of options! And while these cafes are undeniably photogenic, the best Instagram snaps often reflect genuine experiences. Don’t forget to tell us all about them on our official Facebook page or tag us in your coffee pics @tripzillamag with the hashtag #TripZillaShare! 

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Andrea Larice Yap
Andrea Larice Yap

Andrea is a writer and creative individual based in Manila. This tiny human runs on iced coffee, music and films. You’ll probably catch her daydreaming in a park or jotting down random words to to put in a song. Otherwise, expect her taking a dive in the pool of uncertainty called “life.”