Pan Ya & Tida Cafe

Pan-Ya-French-Toast

CONTRIBUTED BY ANGI BRZYCKI

Pan Ya Signs
Pan Ya Signs

EDITOR’S NOTE 8/12:  This post was written specifically about the Urasoe location.  Unfortunately these shops have closed.  They are still open at their Naha address — map below indicates Naha locations.

Two of my favorite places for french toast in Okinawa are the Sea Side Cafe and Pan-Ya (Bread Shop). Lately I’ve been going to Pan-Ya because it’s in my neighborhood and they open at 6:30 am. Like Sea Side Cafe, Pan-Ya offers free refills on both coffee and espresso drinks. The small bakery/restaurant offers a variety of freshly baked breads/scones as well as breakfast/lunch sets.

Pan Ya Inside
Pan Ya Inside

I always order the french toast set for an affordable 530 Yen.

Pan Ya French Toast
Pan Ya French Toast

Orders are taken at the register and the customer pays beforehand. I make sure to ask for my coffee first, otherwise they bring it out with the food. There is a separate counter where you can help yourself to hand towels, creamer, ice water, sugar, and maple syrup. An English menu is available, but the staff doesn’t speak much English (still they are all very nice).

Pan Ya Shop
Pan Ya Shop

Attached to the store is a cute built in shop with clothes, shoes, and home accessories. It is nice to look through their merchandise while your meal is being prepared.

Pan Ya Front
Pan Ya Front

Pan-Ya is located below Tida Cafe. This is another great place to try if you enjoy pasta, sandwiches, and pizzas. I prefer to go for lunch. They have a great special that includes salad bar, drink bar, pasta, and a dessert (freshly baked cakes/pies).

Directions:  Pan-YA and Tida Cafe are located in Urasoe City on GAKUEN DORI -学園 度裏 (translates as school street–there are a lot of schools surrounding the area). From Rt. 58 . Heading south toward Urasoe City you will see a Nissan car dealership and JUMBO Pachinko building on your left, on the opposite side of the 58 is a BMW dealership. Make a left at this light. Continue on the street. You’ll pass on light and there will be a school on your right. After the light, continue, there will be a school on your left. Once you see the post office on your right, TIDA Cafe and Pan Ya is on your left. It is immediately after the school. A parking lot is available beyond the driveway just before the restaurant’s entrance.

Address:  Japan, Okinawa Prefecture, Naha, Ameku, 1丁目9−1

Pan Ya Info –

‬Hours: Open Daily 1000 AM ~800 PM
Phone:  098-861-8778
Payment:  Yen

Tida Cafe Info –

Hours:  8am -10pm 

Phone:  098-861-8712
Payment:  Yen

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5 Comments
  • December 1, 2011

    That french toast looks delicious. Do you happen to have any pictures of the actual menu?

    MVa
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  • December 2, 2011

    I have a pic, but I can’t attach it to this message. The menu is simple-pictures & English. 6 different sets: chicken curry set for 900円, french toast set for 530円, sandwich set for 470円, soup set for 400円, panya set (toast, egg, sausage, salad) for 500円, and a toast set for 300円. All sets come with unlimited coffee/espresso.

    angi
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  • April 14, 2012

    My friend took me here this week for lunch. Wow, it was amazing!! The food was so delicious. The setting reminded me so much of the little eclectic cafe’s that I use to frequent around Vanderbilt University on my trips to Nashville. The menu consists of several choices of pasta as well as a salad bar, and bread. You can also choose a dessert for an extra price. The dessert was well worth the extra cost! I had the best cream puff that I had ever had in a very long time. It tasted just like the ones that my Mother use to make!!! As far as my meal, I choose the pasta with tomato sauce, pork, and baby greens. YUM it was very tasty! The salad bar items were so fresh! They had spring mix lettuce, with two types of dressings, a chicken salad made up with the same greens, tomatos, and another veggie(I’m not sure what it was but it was delicious).
    I highly recommend this for a girls lunch date!

    Alicia
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  • September 1, 2012

    Sadly this place is out of business at the urasoe location in June-but there still is a location in Naha
    http://www.eatingokinawa.com/2011/08/study-date-at-cafe-be-natural-tida/

    I haven’t been there so I am not quite sure if the lunch buffet is the safe…

    angi
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    • September 8, 2012

      As mentioned in the Editor’s notes above, the map above is now for the Naha location.

      Joelle Yamada
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