Restaurants in Osaka

Discover the secret of fascinating sweetness and texture of the chocolate! "Patisserie Epinard" the popular chocolate shop in Minoo,Osaka.

In Minoo city, Osaka, there is a patisserie that their ganache is very popular and a lot of sweet tooth is fascinated by it.
The name of the shop is "Kashikobo Epinard".

Once you step inside the shop, you will be welcome by the sweet smell of baked goods such as cakes, cookies, and many variety of colorful desserts. In particular, during April and October, you will be fascinated by the ganache called “truffes au chocolat”, and during May to September, by frozen ganache known as the “summer truffle”.

In Epinard, we couldn't resist focusing on the ganache. Once you tasted, not only chocolate fanatics, but people who have never tasted ganache will become a fan. Epinard is a famous patisserie in Osaka.

Epinard’s ganache is a bittersweet, their “truffes au chocolat is wrapped in very thin layer of chocolate so it is crispy but melt in the mouth smoothly. The chilled “summer truffle” is perfect for summer as it offers you a sweetness and coolness in the mouth.

Besides the ganache, Epinard has a variety of cakes, including beautiful dried fruit pound cakes soaked in brandy called “my jewelry box”, cheesecakes, and fluffy bavarois cakes with European pear. They also sell delicious baked treats such as cookies, madeleines, and leaf pies.

“EnjoyJapan!” introduces you the patisserie’s best picks including the popular “truffes au chocolat” ganache, and many more recommendations.

Table of Contents for this Article

1,Basic Information about Kashi-Koubo Epinard
2,Useful Information about Kashi-Koubo Epinard
3,The Secret of Epinard’s Popular Ganache “Truffes au Chocolat”
4,Other Epinard's sweets
5,Access Informationto Kashi-Koubou Epinard

1,Basic Information about "Kashi-Koubo Epinard"


Name: Kashi-Koubo Epinard
Name in English: Patisserie Epinard
Prefecture: Osaka prefecture
Area: North of Osaka prefecture (Ibaraki, Takatsuki, Minoo)
Address: 6-6-8 Minoo, Minoo city, Osaka Prefecture
Telephone number: 072-724-2248
Closed day: Wednesday (open on holidays)
Hours: 9:30 ~ 20:00
Average price: Approximately ¥1,000 ~/ person
Official Website:http://www.m-epi.com/

2,Useful Information about "Kashi-Koubo Epinard"

EnjoyJapan! Recommendation ranking: Definitely recommended!
Less than 10 minute walk from the station: 0
Free Wi-Fi: Unknown
Credit card: Not accepted
In-store (seat numbers/ seating type): No seat (to go only)
Type of meal: Take-home only
Accompanied by: Friends/ Family/ Date/ Alone
Staff that speak foreign languages: Unknown
Smoking: No smoking
Parking: 4 free parking spots
To go: Possible

3,The Secret of Epinard’s Popular Ganache “Truffes au Chocolat"

The “Truffes au Chocolat” Ganache

Epinard's Truffe au Chocolat

Truffes au Chocolat

wooden box for ganache

Little ganaches tightly packed in a unique designed wooden box.
The “truffes au chocolat” is covered in a thin layer chocolate with a dusting rich flavored coco-power, creating a crispy texture. The inner chocolate ganache has a bittersweet and melt in the mouth smoothly. The “truffes au chocolat” ganache is sensitive to the heat, so it is only sold in stores between October and April.

Large/ ¥5, 500 *170 pieces
Medium/ ¥3,500 *120 pieces
Small/ ¥2,200 *70 pieces
Mini/ ¥1,350 *36 pieces

The “Summer Truffle” Frozen Ganache

Then, you may think that we can not taste this ganache in summer? The answer is YES.
Epinard has another specialty ganache, "Summer Truffle" that is frozen truffes au chocolat.

Frozen ganache Summer Truffle
The Summer Truffle

This “summer truffle” is highly recommended by EnjoyJapan!

This ganache is limited to summer. It delivers a cool, soothing flavor when it melts in your mouth. The subtle notes of western liquor is the perfect dessert for adults. The “summer truffle” is sold between May to September.

Large/ ¥5,900 *160 pieces
Medium/ ¥3,700 *100 pieces
Small/ ¥2,400 *60 pieces
Mini/ ¥1,400 *32 pieces

“Petit Pierre” Ganache


In addition, there is another item that EnjoyJapan! highly recommend! That is “Petit Pierre”.

Almond flavored milk is used for this ganache, and the aroma of almond is the special characteristic. The coating of power sugar gives a perfect sweetness to any bite. “Petit Pierre” is also a very sensitive to the heat, so it is limited to the months of October to April.

Large/ ¥2,200
Small/ ¥1,200

4,Other Epinard’s sweets

Epinard's backed sweets

Another reason why we are so enthusiastic about Epinard is because of its variety of tasty sweets besides its ganache.

Epinard’s Cakes

"My jewelry box"
A pound cake with a bounty of mixed dried fruits such as figs, raisins and apricots that are all soaked in brandy. Aromatic maple sugar flavored cake is favored by adults and it wonderfully goes well with both coffee and liquor.

Large ¥2,580
Small ¥1,600

A fluffy bavarois cake with western pear. When you take a bite, the fluffy batter of the cake and the fragrant pear deliver a mouthful of flavor. You can also enjoy this unique cake as an ice cake if you freeze it in the freezer.


Epinard’s creamy cheesecake is one of the patissier's best creation. The patissier paid a lot of attention to the flavor of the actual cheese in the cake so it makes this cake basic but rich taste. It would be a perfect with a strong cup of coffee.


Epinard’s Baked Goods

Apricot pie
Raisin and hazelnut cookie
Orange cake
Earl grey tea cake
Chestnut cake
Parfums D'Orange
Almond tuil
Leaf pie
Raisin shortbread
Cacao et chocolat

Price: ¥100 ~/ 1 baked good *differs for certain items

Epinard has a variety of pastries, but the attention to the details of all of them and those unique flavors will allow you to enjoy any treat of your choice.

EnjoyJapan! actually have tasted the items such as the “earl grey tea cake”, the lemon flavored “madeleine”, and the raisin shortbread with cream and raisin saturated in liquor, then these items are excited to recommend to you!

We hope you try the menu and enjoy your sweet treat with a beverage of your choice!

5,Access information to Kashi-Koubo Epinard

Address: 6-6-8 Minoo, Minoo city, Osaka Prefecture
Telephone number: 072-724-2248
Transportation (by train) : 4 minute walk from Hankyu Line "Minoo" station
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Date created:2016/07/08

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