I found out about Bonne Journee after seeing a photo posted on Instagram showing the beautiful shaved ice creations, and I immediately put it on my to-go list. This cafe is conveniently located in the Shinsaibashi area which is a well-known area in Osaka for shopping, food, and entertainment.
Bonne Journee is quite small and seats only around six people, so it's probably a good idea to call and make a reservation, especially in the warmer months. I had a chat with the owner of this cafe who told me that while there are some staple items on the menu, many of the items change with the seasons. I visited this Japanese dessert cafe just recently and was lucky enough to catch the tail end of the strawberry season.
As for the taste... The ice is just right - firm, and soft at the same time - and the cafe is very generous with toppings. I liked that the shaved ice had some tasty hidden treasures inside. It helped keep the shaved iced delicious until the last bite.
I look forward to visiting Bonne Journee again soon, especially now that summer is here!
Unlike some shaved ice shops that only open in the warmer months, this shaved ice cafe is open all year round, but be sure to check their Instagram page or Google Maps for opening days/times, as they frequently change.
Pictured: Strawberry mille-feuille shaved ice.
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Suggested access: Shinsaibashi station.
Address in English: 〒542-0086 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Nishishinsaibashi, 1 Chome−9−20, Bamboo Alley, 1C
Name in Japanese: デザート&カフェ ボンジョルネ
Address in Japanese: 〒542-0086 大阪府大阪市中央区西心斎橋１丁目９−20, Bamboo Alley, 1C