On Friday, I got a chance to meet P of FoodPorn.Osaka.
He is leaving Japan at the end of the month and was nice enough to contact me to meet up.
After exchanging several emails, we decided to have lunch at Il Beccafico.
The restaurant has 2 seatings for lunch (12:00 & 13:00), P got their 1st seating at 12:00.
It is a teeny restaurant located on the 2nd floor of a building that is about 100 years old! (seriously)
The steps were very steep and narrow.
Their lunch menu is pre-set...assorted appetizers & pasta...1000 yen.
If you wanted coffee and/or dessert after lunch or a drink during lunch that would be extra.
Click on the photo to see what types of appetizers we had.
My favorite was the chicken cutlet. The breading was really crispy and had fennel seeds here and there.
The pasta was an Amatriciana style.
After lunch, we walked to one of P's favorite coffee spots in the area, Filter.
It is a cozy cafe with sofas and coffee tables (like a living room), perfect for chatting or just "zoning out".
Before walking back to Umeda, we stopped into Boulangerie Takagi.
I picked up these breads, which Satoshi and I had for breakfast the next day. I hope P enjoyed the ones he picked up.
It was fun to finally meet P in person and talk about this and that.
Thanks for a great day P!
1-23-30 Edobori, Dakota House 2F
Hours: 12:00-14:00, 18:00-24:00
Filter UPDATE: 3/2014 closed indefinitely