Café Absinthe

Mediterranean in Osaka

Friendly and trendy, near the western edge of Ame-Mura, Absinthe serves cocktails, teas and juices and a rare (for Japan) Mediterranean menu (falafel, hummus and babaganoush, plus pastas and pizzas). Weather permitting, sliding doors open onto the street – and a gritty view of a parking lot and the city expressway on-ramp. And yes, it does serve absinthe.