[Osu, Nagoya] A Place Loved by People in Osu "eric-life / cafe molly"
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Speaking of Osu, it is a representative area as a sightseeing spot in Nagoya, and a popular cafe in Osu that will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year is “eric-life / cafe molly”. In Osu, where fashionable and sensitive people gather, we will introduce the charm of these two cafes that are highly regarded for their good taste.
Access to "eric-life / cafe molly"
The location is a 2-minute walk from the old exit 1 (now an elevator) and exit 2 of Osu Kannon Station. Alternatively, if you go out from the exit right next to the main hall of Osu Kannon, it is right in front of you, so it is very easy to get to from here.
Loved by Osu for over 20 years
"eric-life cafe" (1st floor)
First, I would like to introduce “eric-life cafe” on the first floor.
It features large windows that let in plenty of bright sunlight. Opened in 2002, it will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year!
The store name "eric" is an acronym for "playful daily life, having leisure time, a lifestyle that suits you, and remembering to be a human." Even the name of the store is nice.
Mr. Shibuya, the owner, said that he was attracted to this property because of its large windows, and the property that he liked happened to be in Osu.
However, the reason why it continues to be loved by the highly sensitive customers who gather in the city of Osu is probably because there was a space full of taste surrounded by furniture and miscellaneous goods selected by the owner himself.
I want to create a “universal” store
The reason for the stylish space, which is hard to believe that 20 years have passed, is the desire of the owner, Mr. Shibuya, to create a universal shop.
This Savignac poster is impressive along with the bright large windows.
This is the symbol of what the owner considers "universal" beauty. Savignac was a French poster painter active in 1950, and his famous works are still loved even after more than 50 years. "eric-life cafe" was born out of the desire to create a cafe that would be loved forever.
The owner's desire, which he has held for 20 years, has become a reality and continues to be loved without fading away at all.
*"eric-life cafe" on the 1st floor is currently open only on Saturdays and Sundays.
"cafe molly" (2nd floor)
Next, we will introduce “cafe molly” on the second floor.
It also opened in 2011, so it's surprising that it's been about 10 years. The name "molly" is an acronym for "moment of lucky life, yes!"
The bright interior, with sunlight streaming in through the same large windows as on the first floor, has a slightly different atmosphere from that of the first floor, and even first-time visitors will feel at home here. The wood-grain furniture and interior decor were selected by the owner himself.
Also pay attention to the interior of the store!
You didn't ask a professional designer? I asked him, "Well, I don't. Someone has to do it. I only do it by myself because someone else has to do it," said the owner, Mr. Shibuya. I think many of our customers refer to the interior design of our store as a reference.
There are also "toys" here and there in the store, which you are free to use, and the mysterious coziness of the store, where time seems to flow at a leisurely and relaxed pace, is probably due to such considerations of the store.
And the cute animals on both the first and second floors are eye-catching. They are actually slips of paper. The store's thoughtfulness in not putting the slips on the table is also very impressive!
The popular menu is "Omurice"
We also recommend different varieties!
Currently, "eric-life cafe" on the 1st floor and "cafe molly" on the 2nd floor have the same menu and you can enjoy the same meal.
Speaking of eric-life cafe, it's omurice, right? "It's not that omurice is our top seller," says the owner, Mr. Shibuya, but no matter! But when I come here, I still want to eat omurice.
One of the most popular omurice is “Tom Yum Goong Omurice”.
Tom yum kung and omurice are an unexpected combination, but the taste is addictive. It seems to be very popular among the staff!
Rice with plenty of tom yum kung flavored shrimp in the tom yum goong rice. The surface of the omelet rice is served with coriander and tom yum kung flavored sauces. The rich and moist omurice goes perfectly with the refreshing sauce.
During the winter season, demi-glace and cheese-heavy omelet rice are popular, but this tom yum kung is popular regardless of the season.
In addition, you can have a drink for an additional 100 yen at lunch.
This time, I tried this "marshmallow chocolate". The marshmallow melts and melts, and the rich chocolate drink with the sweetness of the marshmallow and the melting texture is the best combination.
Marshmallow drinks are also available with milk tea. This is also recommended!
Another nice point is that it is open until 22:30 at night. I feel that the demand for night cafes is increasing year by year. Wouldn't you like to be healed in this space where you can feel relieved whenever you go?