Discovered on Monday:
colombo is a small used bookstore & espresso bar along the lines of Solder and Sons back in Vancouver (Hi Robert!). Highly recommended if you’re wandering around in Minami-Semba in Osaka and in need of a shot.
I’m spoiled after living in East Vancouver for a decade and doing the barista thing on The Drive for half of that, so it’s a pleasant surprise to find a good shot with the appropriate amount of hang-time on the crema and ll that jazz here. For all of the insistence on having the right gear, technique, and the fetishistic attention to detail, it’s genuinely amazing how very few places there are that do espresso right around here. At least in my experience so far. I’m looking forward to finding more.
Anyways. Just around the corner from Marimekko and Nanba Shrine.