The Very Hungry Caterpillar Themed Menu Crawls Into Shibuya’s Cafe Cucina

18.March.2019 | FOOD

Cafe Cucina & Company in Shibuya, Tokyo is collaborating with Eric Carle’s internationally-beloved picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar for two weeks from March 20 to April 3 to serve up a themed menu inspired by the colourful world.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s picture book designed, written and illustrated by American author Eric Carle. It was first published in 1969 and has gone on to be translated in over 60 languages worldwide with over 48 million copies sold.


Six items will decorate the menu from hearty dishes to fruity drinks.

The Chubby Caterpillar’s Hungry Meat: ¥1,980 (Tax Included) *20 served per day

This dish makes use of Cafe Cucina’s popular thick pancakes to form the caterpillar. He comes with a serving of sausages, bacon and onsen tamago egg. Very hungry is what you won’t be after you finish this!


The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Sweet French Pancake: ¥1,660 (Tax Included) *20 served per day

A warm and creamy pancake made with a cinnamon flavoured anglaise sauce and decorated with assorted fruits.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Munching Melon Parfait: ¥1,980 (Tax Included) *20 served per day

A parfait simply packed with generous amounts of Andes melon.


An Encounter With An Apple♪ The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Hot Latte: ¥850 (Tax Included) *Served hot only

Inspired by the apple the caterpillar first eats in the story, this apple pie flavoured cafe latte is sprinkled with lots of cocoa powder made to look like soil. It looks just like a page out of the picture book.


Caterpillar Melon Cream Soda: ¥900 (Tax Included) *Iced only

The caterpillar eats a lot of different fruits in the story, one of which is watermelon. This watermelon soda recreates that scene with is eye-catching red and green colour combinations.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Toffee Apple: ¥540 (Tax Included) *Only 100 available (sales will cease once all are sold)

Another delicious delight based on the book, this toffee apple has the caterpillar crawling out of a hole he has chewed his way through.


Those who dine at the cafe and order from the collaborative menu will receive a free mini mirror. These are available in limited quantities, so you’ll want to pay a visit quick to ensure you get your hands on one.


Enter the colourful world of The Very Hungry Caterpillar this spring.