Character cafés are an exciting experience in Japan which sees a café collaborate with well-known anime series, game series and various franchises by decorating the café interior with designs and illustrations based on them and meals and drinks inspired by them.
These cafés attract public attention every month. There are many collaborations happening this month, so we have split the list into two parts.
This is part two. For part one, click here.
Cardcaptor Sakura x Cafe THE SUN (October 26 – January 3)
Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition: Magical Art Museum is an ongoing event taking place at the Mori Arts Center Gallery on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. As part of the event, a cafe by the name of SAKURA Cafe & Parlor is serving food and drinks themed on the Cardcaptor Sakura series including the “Star Burger,” “Suppi’s Manpuku Curry” and more in addition to non alcoholic cocktails.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/135915
BT21 x BOX CAFE & SPACE (November 1 – January 14)
The BT21 café is based on the BT21 character brand, a collaboration between South Korean boy band BTS and LINE FRIENDS, and it’s back again in Tokyo and Osaka. The café is reservation-only. Customers who make a reservation can get their hands on a free clear file. The menu includes “RJ’s Coconut Red Curry,” “TATA’s Hot Sandwich” and more as well as a line-up of 8 drinks based on each member’s character.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/135570
Usamaru x BOX CAFE & SPACE (November 2 – January 27)
Three cafes based on the hugely popular LINE stamp character Usamaru are opening in Tokyo (Harajuku), Osaka (Umeda) and Aichi (Nagoya) for a limited time. The menu features a range of meals, desserts and beverages such as curry, shortcake and matcha latte.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/136258
Pikachu & Eevee x The Guest Café & Diner (October 27 – January 29)
PARCO are opening five Pokémon themed cafés from October 27 at five The Guest Café & Diner branches across Japan in collaboration with the upcoming Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! You’ll struggle to choose which adorable item to go for on their menu, whether it’s the Pikachu and Eevee doria or Pikachu and Eevee iced latte. There’s plenty more to choose from too, so who will you pickーPikachu or Eevee?
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/136711
The Very Hungry Caterpillar x J.S. PANCAKE CAFE (October 3 – January 31)
Japanese pancake shop J.S. PANCAKE CAFE are now collaborating with the internationally beloved picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle at 12 of its J.S.PANCAKE CAFE branches and 1 of its J.S. FOODIES branches. The cafés are running for four months from October to January next year during which they will serve sweet pancakes depicting the growth and tale of the caterpillar. This month, customers are enjoying fried apple pancakes which represent the caterpillar growing as he eats more fruits. It recreates the scene of him crawling out of the apple. The dish is also mixed with autumn-time ingredients like nuts and figs. Don’t miss this chance to crawl into the world of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/129909
Kirby Café x Tokyo Solamachi (Septeber 27 – February 17)
The new Kirby Café finally hit Tokyo Solamachi last month. The food menu includes the Kirby’s Inhaled Capresse which recreates Kirby’s ability to inhale anything, as well as Waddle Dee’s Afternoon Nap Omurice which features little Waddle Dee sleeping soundly under a blanket of omelette. There’s drinks and desserts too, so this is one for kids and adults to both enjoy.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/129077
We hope you enjoyed the second part of this month’s collaborative cafes. Which will you be visiting?
Look forward to next month’s line-up!
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