Although Nagoya has a thriving morning culture, there are not many options on the menu. Many restaurants offer the usual coffee shop-style menu of toast and coffee/tea, but if you want to switch it up a bit and have an elegant breakfast, here are a few places to try…
Macaroni｜Italian restaurant in Nagoya Station for an elegant morning meal
Macaroni is an Italian restaurant located in JR Nagoya Station, at the Hirokoji exit of the Nagoya Uimaimon-dori street. It may be easier to find if you come from Meitetsu Nagoya Station, as Meitetsu Department Store is right next to the restaurant across the alley.
The restaurant opens at 7:00 a.m. and offers a slightly trendy morning menu with five different items…
- Eggs Benedict 750 yen
- Bacon and eggs toast 650 yen
- Ogura Toast 500 yen
- Egg toast 500 yen
- Morning toast 500 yen
In addition to this, you can choose one of 11 set drinks, and in the case of coffee or tea, you are free to refill it.
When I arrived at the restaurant at exactly 7:00 a.m., the opening time, there was already a line and it appeared that there was a waiting time. There seemed to be enough space inside the restaurant, but it seemed to be taking a long time to be shown to my seat, probably due to the small number of staff at the hall in the morning. I waited about 10 minutes to be seated, but there were still a few people waiting to get in at around 7:30 a.m. when I left the restaurant.
Eggs Benedict: Muffins with plump, tender eggs and hollandaise sauce, Macaroni’s top morning menu item.
What I ordered for breakfast that day was Eggs Benedict, the morning’s top-of-the-line menu item. Two muffins topped with ham and a drizzle of hollandaise sauce. Atop each muffin was half an egg, which was softer and more tender than a hot spring egg. How do you cut these eggs so neatly?
When I cut into the egg, the yolk was still flowing out of the egg. The yolk was blended into the hollandaise sauce and dipped into the muffin….
The trembling whites, tender yolks, and buttery hollandaise sauce make the muffins moist and easy to eat. The seasoning is simple and not cloying, so even on a lazy morning, a knife and fork can easily be used to make this dish. The price is a little high for a morning meal in Nagoya, but I think it is well worth it.
The restaurant opens at 7:00 a.m., so there is plenty of time for breakfast before work… Macaroni is located at JR Nagoya Station’s Umaimon-dori Hirokoji entrance.
Now, here are the details of the restaurant…
Address: 1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
(Nagoya Uamaimon Dori Hirokoji Exit in Nagoya Station)
Phone number: 050-5570-8159
Business hours: 7:00-23:00 (morning service until 10:30 a.m.)
Closed: Same as Nagoya Uamaimon-dori Hirokoji Exit
P.S. Near Nagoya Station, there are also restaurants like this one…