Cassina IXC Café -- Minami-senba, Osaka

Originally what was supposed to be an all-day trip to Osaka turned into an overnight stay in the countryside but that’s another story to be told.  Meanwhile, I found this fantastic cafe located in an Italian home furnishings store.

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Believe it or not, you can sit in the display in the window over there and enjoy your refreshments. That was where we sat that day for a late afternoon break (though the display has four sets of sofas and two coffee tables now).

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Caffe Shakerato

my choice

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Caffe Macchiato - the real deal

Kenji thought it would be something like the one at Starbucks.

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Shake de Ciocolata

We were all jealous of Mark’s chocolate shake since it upstaged us both!

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It was chic & relaxing especially since that particular weekend in Osaka, last weekend in July was about 38C or 99F, PURE HEAT.  The place was full of young 25+ women, housewives, and one young couple. The cafe isn’t particularly large, but it was spacious considering the rest of the expansive place was for home interior displays.

(Apparently, there is a Cassina IXC store in Nagoya. I hope they have a cafe, too! I’m going to find it!)