Location: 2-10-2 CriceNikko Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am – 10:00pm
Telephone Number: +81-06-6214-6214
Official Website: www.eggsnthings.com
Facebook: Eggs N’ Things Shinsaibashi
Eggs n Things, Amerikamura, Osaka
I was supposed to have breakfast at LiLo Coffee Roasters one morning in Shinsaibashi, when I found out it doesn’t open until 11:00am. I was either stuck with McDonalds or Eggs n Things, which was a relatively brighter option than a breakfast default. Osaka seemed to be a magnet for all things Hawaiian, from Hawaii-themed clothing to Kona blend coffee, so I went inside Eggs n Things to find out what this 70’s breakfast chain does to the Kitchen of Japan.
Eggs n Things specializes pancakes and waffles with towering whip cream (that seems to empty a can of whip cream per serving). I tend to stay away from unwanted calories, if you haven’t noticed. This kind of decorative food spells suspiciously a tourist trap to me, so I went for the regular Pancakes/Bacon/Eggs that would tell the story of Eggs n Things.
The pancakes tasted like IHOP’s, and the bacon and eggs were nothing stellar. You can practically cook this in your Airbnb pad. The restaurant completes the perception of Westernized “Amerika-mura”, whose personality has little to do with the American dream and pushes itself towards Japan-inspired hiphop. Step inside BIG STEP in Amerikamura and you’ll find out that the fringe and collars of clothing has little to do with SoHo-inspired graffiti splattered across Amerikamura walls. The neighborhood Amerikamura is nothing more than a place where expatriates can feel familiarity in culture shock. If you want go on a bender night, Amerikamura is one option for you, but that’s a different story to cover.
My breakfast meal costed me 1,400 yen, and I couldn’t help but feel robbed of better breakfast prospects such as Giracha or Biotop along Tachibana Dori.
Between Eggs n Things and McDonald’s? Maybe stick to the safer option.
Eggs n Things Rating:
[usrlist “Taste and Originality: 2” “Customer Experience: 3” “Value for Money: 2” “Brick and Mortar: 2”]