Kitahama Retro Building stands across the street from the Osaka Securities Exchange, with Tosabori River and Nakanoshima Park as a backdrop. Completed in 1912 as an office of a brokerage firm, the building has an architectural style under the influence of the Glasgow School and is a registered tangible cultural property of Japan. Today it serves as a tea house, with its first floor used as a shop for British-style cakes and tea-related items and the second floor as a tearoom which attracts tea-lovers with its British antique look. You can find interior goods made in Britain everywhere, such as doorknobs and electric switches. The afternoon tea set, with cakes, scones and sandwiches, is one of the most popular choices at this tearoom. Teas served here have a variety of about 40 blends, including those from Britain, France and India. Cakes are home-baked each day. The cafe space on the second floor is the place ideal for a cozy, relaxing time in the afternoon, with a view of the Rose Garden of Nakanoshima Park.