This Popular Cafe in Osaka Serves Square-Shaped Shaved Ice Desserts

Are you ready to dig in?

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1/F 2-3-12 Fukushima, Fukushima District, Osaka City
Contact: +81-6-6136-3670
Open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. except on Mondays.
How to get there: A 4-minute walk from JR Shin-Fukushima Station. 

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is a popular café that’s known for its unique square-shaped shaved ice desserts. The chocolate mint flavor is a huge crowd-favorite and is the perfect treat for beating the summer heat. Aside from this, the square shaved ice dessert also comes in two other flavors. Note that these will only be available until the end of September this year.

The Choco Mint EP is available until the end of September.

Choco Mint EP (¥1,296) has the fluffiness of espuma (Spanish word for “foam”) cream and a refreshing mint taste. If that’s not enough, the delicious Oreo vanilla ice cream also known as cookies ‘n cream ice cream in the center is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

The Chocolat Orange EP is available until the end of September.

Chocolat Orange EP (¥1,296), on the other hand, makes use of chocolate syrup, milk, and an orange peel for its base. The bitterness of the orange perfectly matches the sweetness of the chocolate. 

The Apollo EP is available until the end of September.

Apollo EP (¥1,296) is made with two kinds of strongly-scented syrups—French and sweet Polish mint. Part of what sets this variant apart from the rest is the timing for pouring the chocolate syrup. Despite its large serving, you’ll be surprised that you can actually finish the dessert in a matter of minutes. The reason? The sweet and bitter flavors of the homemade strawberry sauce and chocolate make this shaved ice dessert simply irresistible!

French green mint syrup and blue curacao syrup

“For the chocolate mint-flavored shaved ice, we chose to use green mint syrup to enhance its minty taste and blue curacao syrup to make it even more refreshing,” says owner,
Yoshito Ueda

The shop’s interior features many artistic photos on the wall. If you take a seat by the window, you can admire the surrounding greenery and the little birds that pass by.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (20 June 2019)

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