EDIT: The store at this location has now closed, however, Sun Levain bakeries can still be found throughout Japan. Google "Sun Levain" for locations, or check out our recommended bakeries below.
A few years ago Sun Levain used to be one of those stores I'd pop into for a quick snack between jobs. Since leaving my previous work places and now changing through a different set of stations, my Sun Levain sightings became much less frequent until I spotted a store at Namba Skyo a while back.
As far as the bread at Sun Levain is concerned, I'd definitely recommend the fish and egg sandwich, and the cranberry golden raisin bread. The salted butter France (is this the correct name in English?) wasn't bad, although I prefer the one at Pompadour. Unfortunately the croissant wasn't really to my taste, as it was a little dry and just generally not really how a croissant should be. BUT I'm extremely fussy with croissants so maybe don't take my word for it!
If you're staying in the area around this bakery I'd suggest stopping by for a quick and relatively cheap breakfast at this no fuss cafe, or picking something up here to take back to your accommodation. Of course, being a cafe, they also sell drinks including the interesting siphon coffee.
On this day I visited the store on the second floor of the Skyo Building, connected to Namba Parks and Namba Nankai station, but if you Google the store name you may be able to find a location closer to you. Eat-in or take-out is available at this location.
👈タルタルフィシューバ’エッグサンドイッチ ／／ Fish and egg sandwich
👉塩バターフランス ／／ Salted butter France
👉クランベリーとゴールデンレーズンパン ／／ Cranberry and golden raisin bread
👇ミニクロワッサン ／／ Mini croissant
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Suggested access: Namba station.
Address in English: 5 Chome-1-60 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0076
Name in Japanese: サンルヴァン
Address in Japanese: 〒542-0076 大阪府大阪市中央区難波５丁目１−60
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