Onsaya café recently opened a new shop in Toiyacho and it’s very different from the original shop located near Okayama station.
I’ve always considered the Toiyacho area to be the weird Soho of Okayama. Toiyacho is a gentrified industrial area with a bunch of fashionable cafés and shops. It’s also one of the rare place in Japan where people can park on the street.
The new Onsaya is modern loft like space with exposed pipes and all, I could swear I was in NY or back home on rue St-Laurent.
The coffee is roasted at the original shop on a Probat. They have a nice selection of single origin coffees.
The dripping station is very nice.
It’s all Hario drippers and pots. The barista paid a lot of attention to preparation.
The result was a very decent coffee served in a paper cup.
I wished they had a real cup. It might look modern and all, but I much prefer porcelain to paper if I am sitting down to enjoy a coffee.
This Onsaya shop has a bakery in the back and they offer a lot of really nice pastries.
They also had cakes.
The menu at Onsaya is in English, so it makes ordering very easy.
Onsaya also has great opening hours: from 7 AM to midnight which makes it the perfect place for a post dinner coffee with friends.