Review excerpt: If you’re in Umeda and in need of an escape from the crowds, head for Taneya’s shop at the back of the cavernous confectionery hall in the Hankyu department store.

Review excerpt: The coffee shop Saiin Roasting Factory is about a 10-minute walk from Saiin Station, plonked right in the middle of suburbia. It’s definitely a highlight in this nondescript neighborhood.

Review excerpt: 365 Nichi is an excellent little bakery that has been operating day in, day out, even at new year, ever since it opened in 2013.

Review excerpt: With both of the daily lunch sets on offer you can eat as much you want, and customers do, loading up twee baskets with curry-flavored bread and more at Kyoto's Tentation d'Ange.

Review excerpt: The bar snacks at Another8 are classy, ranging from soy-sauce pickles to the addictively munchy home-cooked burdock chips.

Review excerpt: The pork at The Good Vibes oozes rich, spicy sauce and is loaded up with chili pickles and lettuce. The chicken has a crunchy genmai (brown rice) coating and comes with grated cabbage and a slather of teriyaki sauce.

Review excerpt: There are Japanese classics at Sandwich Factory, such as cream and fruit sandwiches, but also burdock root and tuna, with the crusts removed.

Review excerpt: For the locals, Path is a breakfast pit stop, a place to gear up for the day with good coffee and even better pastries. At night Path really comes into its own, transforming into a proper sit-down, spend-the-evening restaurant.

Review excerpt: The menu at Noz emphasizes the taste of the vegetables themselves. They also serve smaller portions to further highlight the flavors. It comes across in the dishes, such as an item featuring a mix of greens, quinoa, carrots and crispy royal pork ...

Review excerpt: Drop in at Dandelion Chocolate for a cup of the rich, creamy hot chocolate (with five kinds to choose from), coffee or mocha (a potent mix of the two). Alternatively, there are smoothies, horchata (made from almond milk), wine and craft beer.

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