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Ogawa Coffee

Ogawa Coffee has outlets dotted around the country with the majority concentrated in the Kansai region. The franchise roasts some excellent coffee blends; their Santa Lucia from Costa Rica is strong but ever so sweet, and even their house blend is a smooth coffee. So it was disappointing to find that their Western-style breakfast is lagging. It was generous, but unimaginative. Thin strips of ham are poor substitutes for bacon and no match in terms of umami. Likewise, the potato salad was bland. The cake shop downstairs, however, offered recompense as its teacake had hints of earl gray and green tea. Alongside the cake shop, the friendly staff will guide you through the assortment of coffee beans on offer.