Location: 3-6-1 Minamisenba, Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Telephone Number: +81 6-6241-1339
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am – 7:00pm; Weekends 10:00am – 7:00pm
Official Website: www.millpour.com
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mill pour ミルポア, Osaka – Shinsaibashi’s hideaway brews coffee luxury
I love the neighborhood of Shinsaibashi, where I stayed in Osaka during my visit. The neighborhood spells luxury, comfort, and accessibility that I always look for when in a city. I couldn’t imagine a better place to stay in Osaka.
Imagine my joy when I realized how close I was to Tachibana Dori every day? I wake up to quality coffee beans from Granknot, to Biotop, Giracha, LiLo Coffee Roasters, and finally Mill Pour (stylized: mill pour), where this blog post is dedicated to. The possibilities of having the best coffee are endless.
Owner Toshiharu Furushou brews coffee with one thing in mind: That coffee is an adult’s candy indulgence. Though coffee cups here are pretty standard for Osaka’s minute coffee shops ranging from 190yen to 300 yen, decorative granita espressos are priced at 360 yen. As I found it weird for a coffee shop to be selling hotdogs (again a food I despise of), I settled for a morning cup of latte at Mill Pour.
I prefer coffee shops that are shabby and full of humble personality, because it says a lot about the barista. Just as Toshiharu Furushou had a memorable moment in a French restaurant drinking espresso, my surroundings engineered a New York moment, that only Shinsaibashi can bring.
Since 2011, Masahiko Fumimoto is the master barista concocting the best espresso with his 1968 Probat, with the mission to bring in the Melbourne coffee culture in Osaka. While he’s still on the process of finding the best location for his Honeyeates Coffee Roasters shop, for now, the lattes (300 yen) will have to come out of Mill Pour.
Mill Pour is located right across Hotel Villa Fontaine in Shinsaibashi. This Western meets European structure reminds me of Boston. Wouldn’t you love to wake up to this view every morning?
Mill Pour Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Average:||(4.3 / 5)|