Brooklyn Roasting Company – Namba

Brooklyn comes to Minami

On a visit to Brooklyn Roasting Company in Kitahama, I noticed a blackboard at the front of the store advertising a new shop, Brooklyn Roasting Company – Namba. I thought it would be exciting to check out a new branch, so I set out during the Golden Week holiday. The only information I could find about the new store was posted on their Facebook page. The address wasn’t precise, but it mentioned the Ekikan building, which according to Google Maps was closest to subway Daikokucho station.

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How to get there

Getting out at Daikokucho station, I walked in the direction of the the Ekikan building, which is actually a stretch of commercial real estate underneath the Nankai railroad tracks. Brooklyn Roasting Company Namba is actually at the north end of the Ekikan property which makes it conveniently closer to Namba Parks and Namba Station. It’s still a bit of a walk from there, but worth it if you’re a fan of Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee.

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The Biggest Brooklyn in Kansai with Token Pizza

Brooklyn Roasting Company Namba is by far the largest Brooklyn Roasting shop in Kansai. It is very long and spacious. It also includes Token Pizza which is a New York style pizza restaurant/bar.

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Where’s Today’s Coffee?

On my first visit I didn’t see the characteristic “Today’s Coffee” board present at Kitahama. Expo City is the same, I needed to ask them what “Today’s Coffee” was. For those who don’t mind what type of coffee you get it’s probably fine. I prefer a selection though. At Kitahama there are two choices for today’s coffee and as a result I often drink two cups, one of each.

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In summary, if you’re interested in good single origin coffee, and a hip pizza restaurant in the Namba area, check out Brooklyn Roasting Company Namba.

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  • Very long and spacious
  • Connected with Token Pizza, so you can enjoy food and alcohol making it a better night spot


  • Because Token Pizza is a bar, I thought the music was quite loud here. Upon another trip to Brooklyn Roasting Company in Kitahama I realised that the music is on at a considerable volume there too, but I thought Namba was the loudest.

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Written by steve2theworld

I’m an amateur photographer and freelance writer based in Osaka, Japan. I specialise in pictures and reviews of travel, gourmet and recreation in Japan. I also have an interest in mobile technology, digital asset management and online marketing. I write about personal and professional development in all areas of life....
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