The origins of "mixed juice"

Osaka's Sennariya Coffee, founded in 1948, has just opened its first shop in the Kanto area on August 10th, 2020 at Lazona Kawasaki Plaza.

Sennariya Coffee is known for many things, but most famously for its association with the origin of ミックジュース "mixed juice." Owner of the Sennariya fruit shop, founder Ichiro Tsunekawa had the money-saving idea of putting fruits which were still delicious but just a bit too ripe to be sold to his customers to good use by making juice out of them. His blend of ripe, choice fruits mixed together in just the right proportion was an instant hit when it first went on sale in the Shinsekai area. His success allowed him to switch his business model 12 years later to a coffee shop, and the name changed to Sennariya Coffee, with "mixed juice" as its star menu item.

Of course, they sell mixed juice in their new shop, which you can have on the premises or as a take-out item:

Sennariya's famous mixed juice: 500 JPY (M) 730 JPY (L) | © PR Times, Inc.

Royal Mixed Juice (L): 680 JPY and Mixed Float (R): 720 JPY | © PR Times, Inc.

Reikō and other coffees

In addition to Mixed Juice, Sennariya Coffee, as the name implies, also became known for the excellent coffee they served, and a new invention at the time, iced coffee, or 冷コー reikō, a term which soon became a part of the Osaka dialect.

At the Sennariya Coffee in Kawasaki, you'll be able to enjoy it, along with two other coffee types, their Dutch Coffee brewed in cold water for 8 hours to extract a deep flavor, and their delicious siphon brewed coffee (pictured below):

A bevy of nostalgic desserts

Mixed fruit sandwiches: 1,180 JPY | © PR Times, Inc.

Tropical Parfait: 1,250 JPY | © PR Times, Inc.

Pudding a la mode | © PR Times, Inc.

Home made ice cream bars: 200 JPY each | © PR Times, Inc.

Nostalgic Osakan fare

In addition to sweets, you'll also be able to enjoy nostalgic Osakan fare such as the Osakan omrice, served with kushikatsu skewers, Sennariya Fruit Curry, and much more.

Osakan omrice with kushikatsu: 980 JPY | © PR Times, Inc.

Store Information

  • Name (JP): 千成屋珈琲ラゾーナ川崎プラザ
  • Name (EN): Sennariya Coffee Lazona Kawasaki Plaza
  • Address (JP): 神奈川県川崎市幸区堀川町72-1ラゾーナ川崎プラザ2階
  • Address (EN): 2F Lazona Kawasaki Plaza 72-1 Horikawacho Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Pref.
  • Tel: 044-589-3666
  • Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (food last order 20:00 / drinks last order 20:30)
  • Holidays: same as Lazona Kawasaki Plaza
  • Seating: 66
  • Space: 144.70 square meters (1,558 sq. ft.)
  • Website

For more information about Sennariya Coffee Shop, please visit their website (available in English) here.

By - Ben K.