5 Character Cafés Opening in January 2019

02.January.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

The New Year is upon us! Themed food sold at character cafes of various kinds attracted much attention in 2018. Which characters are set to make an appearance in 2019?


Below are 8 cafés which we showed for December 2018 that are continuing service into January.


Yowamushi Pedal × 46 Shokudo Ikebukuro Store (1/9~2/13)

A café themed on the popular bicycle racing anime series Yowamushi Pedal is opening at 46 Shokudo in Ikebukuro. 21 characters from the series will make an appearance in the form of cute food and merchandise. You must book a table at the café in advance, but if there are seats available on the day then customers are allowed to enter. Those who book will receive one of for possible A4 stickers selected randomly, so don’t miss out!“


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/150992



Yowamushi Pedal Design Produced by Sanrio Café

Venue: 4F, Narita Building, 1-29-4, Ikebukuro, Toshimaku, Tokyo

Period: 2019, January, 9th (Wed.) to February, 13th (Wed.)

Business hours: 10:30 to 21:30 (80 minutes rotation)

Reservation: Official website https://yowapeda-sanrio-cafe.jp/

Access: 7 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line (Ikebukuro Station), 8 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line (Higashi Ikebukuro Station)

©Wataru Watanabe (Weekly Shonen Champion), Yowamushi Pedal 04 Creating Committee


Gomachan x Gudetama Café

For the first time ever, everybody’s favourite lazy egg is collaboration with Goma-chan from the popular comedy manga Shonen Ashibe. The menu features many fun dishes, one of which is the “Gudetama & Goma-chan Stew,” a chicken cream stew that takes on a light blue colour representing the ocean. It is filled with fish shaped carrots and stars which surround Goma-chan in the middle who is swimming with Gudetama on his back.


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155339



Gudetama Café HEP FIVE collaboration menus

Period: 2019, January, 7th (Mon) ~ February 17th (Sun.)

Address: HEP FIVE 7F, Kakutacho, Kitaku, Osakashi, Osaka

Business hours: 11:00~22:30 (L.O. 22:00)

No fixed holidays (according to the facility)

TEL: 06-6366-3694

※Please remind that some menus will be no longer available

Gudetama Café official website: http://gudetama.createrestaurants.com/


(C) Morishita Yumi・OOP/Team Goma



Hamtaro x Box Cafe & Space (January 5 – February 24)

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular children’s manga and storybook series Hamtaro two themed cafes will open for a limited time in Tokyo and Saitama. The menu features a line-up of cute and heartwarming meals inspired by the adorable Hamtaro. Fans can get their hands on some exclusive celebratory merchandise too as well as enjoy the Hamtaro themed decorations in the café.


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/152845



Tokyo (Omotesando) Venue

Venue: OMOTESANDO BOX CAFÉ&SPACE, Pine Under Flat B1F, 5-13-2, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Period: 2019, January, 5th (Sat.) ~ February, 24th (Sun.)

Business hours: 10:00~21:00


Saitama Venue

Venue: BOX CAFÉ&SPACE, AEON Lake Town Gate 1F, , Lake Town 4th Avenue, 2nd District, 2, Koshigayashi, Saitama Prefecture

Period: 2019, January, 10th January (Thurs.) ~ 24th February (Sun.)

Business hours: 11:00 ~ 20:00


Hamu Taro Café official site


©Kawai Ritsuko / Shogakukan



The multinational boys group GOT7 are opening three cafés in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya where they are set to serve up a menu themed on the concept of their current tour: the four seasons. The dessert menu will include 6 parfaits inspired by each member. A range of café original merchandise as well as items featuring photos taken for the café will be sold too. Their music videos will also be playing as you dine, so this is a must-visit for GOT7 fans!


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/155725




Tokyo venue

Venue: SHINJUKU BOX ※located inside Shinjuku Southern Terrace, 2-2-2, Yoyogi, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Period: 2019,January, 23rd (Wed.) ~ March, 10th (Sun.)

Business hours: 10:00 ~ 21:00


Osaka venue

Venue: Shinsaibashi contact, 1-6-24, Kita Horie, Nishiku, Osakashi, Osaka

Period: 2019, January 24th (Thurs.) ~ March, 10th (Sun.)

Business hours: 11:00 ~ 21:20


Nagoya venue

Venue: NAGOYA BOX CAFÉ&SPACE, Lassic, B1F, 3-6-1, Sakae, Nakaku, Nagoyashi, Aichi Prefecture

Period: 2019, January, 26th (Sat.) ~ March, 3rd (Sun.)

Business hours: 11:10 ~ 20:40

Reservation: official website https://got7-cafe.jp/


Captain Marvel Café (December 15 – March 31)

To celebrate the upcoming release of Captain Marvel, which is set to hit theatres on March 8, a themed cafe called MARVEL CAFE -HERO’S ORIGIN- is now open until March 31 at CAFE Lab. on floor 1F in the north building of Grand Front Osaka. It is part of the Marvel: Age of Heroes Exhibition currently taking place at KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL on floor B1F. The theme of the cafe is “Hero’s Origin” which is a reference to the movie itself that will depict the origin of Captain Marvel and how she will play into the final Avengers film. Expect a range of food and drinks inspired by all the Marvel characters we have seen hit the big screen up to now. Check out the exhibition before enjoying a superhero meal at the Captain Marvel café.


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/153576




Venue: GRAND FRONT OSAKA, Knowledge Capital, North Building 1F,

Period: 2018, December, 15th (Sat.) ~ 2019, March, 31st (Sun.)

Selling hours: 8:00 (AM) ~ 11:00 (PM)

※Please note that the number of each menu is limited


Marvel Studio’s latest movie “Captain Marvel”

Release date: 2019, March, 15th (Fri.)

Official website:       http://www.marvel-japan.jp/captain-marvel/


How did you like this list? Be sure to enjoy all of the café collaboration cafes arriving in 2019!