Located in Joto Ward, Osaka City, SUP JAPANESE TEA CAFE is a Japanese tea cafe that has been embraced by the local community since its opening in 2020.
The interior of the cafe features a natural aesthetic with white walls adorned with wooden textures.
The tea selection primarily revolves around tea leaves from Wazuka Town, a renowned tea-producing region in Kyoto. Their lineup includes various teas such as sencha (steamed green tea), hojicha (roasted green tea), genmaicha (green tea with roasted rice), and Japanese black tea.
They also offer unique tea creations, like the “Genmaicha Blue,” a blue drink that combines genmaicha with butterfly pea flowers, and the “Matcha Latte” made with matcha from Kyoto.
Furthermore, they’ve gained attention for their drinks made with “kombucha,” a fermented beverage created by combining yeast, bacteria, and sugar with Japanese black tea and sencha.
One of the cafe’s specialties is handmade ohagi, a traditional Japanese sweet made from glutinous rice. They offer five variations, including matcha and purple sweet potato flavors, which are so popular that they sell out daily. These ohagi treats are best enjoyed alongside carefully brewed Japanese tea using a teapot.
The operation of SUP JAPANESE TEA CAFE is managed by the non-profit organization Sanzenkai. This organization is dedicated to supporting the employment of individuals with disabilities. The cafe serves as a workplace for those for whom traditional employment might be challenging due to disabilities or chronic illnesses. The staff aspiring for regular employment gain various experiences through tasks such as customer service, pastry and drink preparation, and packaging tea bags, all contributing to the operation of the Japanese tea cafe.
Inside the cafe, they also sell original items crafted by the staff, including bags and pound cakes.
From young children to students, housewives, and the elderly, SUP JAPANESE TEA CAFE serves as a welcoming place for everyone to enjoy. Individuals interested in welfare and social contribution are encouraged to pay a visit and experience the cafe’s atmosphere firsthand.
Address: Omura Building 1F, 5-15-34 Sekime, Jyoto-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Opening hours: 12am-6pm
Closed on Sundays