Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Sunday we finally got some flurries!

I was so hyped while Satoshi kept rolling his eyes...what can I say, I'm from Hawaii...

While Satoshi went to his German class, I walked from Umeda to Filter, for breakfast.

I ordered their BLT sandwich set...550 yen, this came with a small salad and coffee.

I think their bacon was actually pastrami, but it was still delicious.

When I got there, a man was just leaving, and after I finished eating, another man stepped in for coffee.

With the place so quiet, it kinda irritated me how he would slurp his coffee.

Anyway, after using their free wifi and reading some of their coffee/cafe magazines, I went to check out Takamura Wine.

A huge warehouse filled with all sorts of wines, coffees and some snacks.

This place is actually owned by Marukai. Yup, that Marukai. For those that don't know what Marukai is, it is a popular Japanese import shop in Hawaii and some areas of California.

I bought two bottles of wine, I'll post about it when we drink them.

And then I started to walk back to Umeda.

Along the way, the flurries started again and I also stumbled upon this building.

Doesn't it look like it should belong in New York or somewhere like that?!

And then I stumbled upon the Dallmayr Cafe (inside the cool building), so I stepped in for a little snack...baum kuchen and coffee...1200 yen.

They served the baum kuchen with some whipped cream & apricot jam.

This baum kuchen wasn't sweet, in fact it was quite dry, so the cream & jam really lifted it up.

Don't know if I'll be back to Dallmayr, but I'll definitely be back to Filter & Takamura Wine.

How was your weekend?

Takamura Wine
2-2-18 Edobori
Nishi-ku, Osaka
Phone: 06.6443.3519
Closed: Wednesdays
Hours: 11:00-19:30

Dallmayr Cafe
3-6-32 Nakanoshima
Kita-ku, Osaka
Phone: 06.6479.0202
*call before going, their website says they are closed on Sundays but they were open


K said...

Mmm, that sandwich set looks delicious!

mariko said...

Looks tasty. I am glad you survived the snowstorm, ha ha.

K and S said...

I enjoyed it K!

lol Mariko :)

Take care you two.

Rowena said...

*giggle* I can just imagine Satoshi rolling his eyes. I lost my "zeal" for snow after shoveling the steep driveway one time too many, and then this year when we had to dip into our vacation savings to buy snow tires (600€!)....GRRRRRR!

K and S said...

yeah I think if I had to shovel I'd be sick of snow too Rowena.
ouch about the tires...

Take care.

KirkK said...

I get the same way when I see snow Kat!

K and S said...

I'm pretty sure I'd be sick of it if I had to shovel it like Rowena, Kirk!

Take care.