8 Character Themed Cafés Running in April 2019

30.March.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

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.

 

Before continuing this article be sure to check out our March 2019 list of character cafes as some are still running.

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar x Cafe Cucina & Company (March 20 – April 3)

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. A total of 6 items will decorate the menu from hearty dishes to fruity drinks. This café will soon close on April 3, so don’t miss out!

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/185739

 

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Cafe Cucina & Company

Location: Tokyu Department Store – South Building Floor 6F (2-24-1 Shibuya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo)

Business Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)

No Fixed Holidays.

TEL: 03-3477-4406

Website: http://cafecucina.jp/info.html

 

 

Devil May Cry 5 x CAPCOM CAFE AEON Lake Town (March 7 – April 24)

CAPCOM CAFE AEON Lake Town is celebrating the release of Devil May Cry 5―which hit consoles on March 8, 2019―with a themed cafe. A whole range of inspired dishes are on offer as well as drinks based on Nero, Dante and V. Reservations can be made online.

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/180331

 

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Capcom Cafe Devil May Cry 5 collaboration menu

Cafe: Capcom Cafe AEON Lake Town
Address: AEON Lake Town Kaze 3rd floor, 4-2-2, Lake Town, Koshigaya, Saitama

Opening hours:Goods sales:  9:00 ー 22:00 Cafe:  11:00 ー 22:00 (Last orders: 21:00)
Devil May Cry 5 collaboration limited menu period: Thursday 7th March ー Wednesday 24th April 2019TEL:048-967-5163

Official website: http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/

© CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

 

Pokémon Cafe 1 Year Anniversary Menu (March 14 – April 26)

Nihombashi’s Pokémon Cafe is currently celebrating its one-year anniversary with a special commemorative menu. Order a latte with latte art of any of the original 151 Pokémon, sips on smoothies, tuck into desserts and more.

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/178933

 

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Pokémon Cafe

Address: Nihombashi Takashimaya East Building SC (5th floor), 2-11-2 Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours:10:30 ー 22:00

Reservations: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/
©2018 Pokémon. ©1995-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.

 

 

Pompompurin Café Birthday Menu (March 15 – April 30)

Pompompurin’s birthday falls on April 16, and to celebrate, the Harajuku, Umeda, Yokohama and Nagoya branches of the Pompompurin Café is holding a celebratory birthday event. Food includes the “Hamburger Plate” which is made from a hamburger and a layer of mashed potato served with a rice ball Purin. For dessert you can enjoy a delicious creamy cheese pudding. Head to the Pompompurin Café to celebrate Purin’s 23rd birthday!

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181662

 

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Pompompurin Cafe Harajuku

Address: CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU 3F, 1-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Food Last Orders 20:00 / Drinks Last Orders 20:30)

Access: 3-minutes on foot from the Takeshita Exit at Harajuku Station

TEL: 03-5786-0770

 

Pompompurin Cafe Umeda
Address: Hankyu Sanbangai South Wing B2F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Opening Hours: Weekdays 11:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30) / Weekends & Holidays 10:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30)
Access: 3-minutes from Osaka Station via JR
TEL: 06-6292-7140

 

Pompompurin Cafe Yokohama

Address: Yokohama Sotetsu Square, 2-1-5 Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi

Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)

Access: 5-minutes on foot from West Exit at Yokohama Station via JR

TEL: 045-311-6750

 

Pompompurin Cafe Nagoya

Address: BECOME SAKAE 2F, 3-32-6 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi

Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Food Last Orders 19:30 / Drinks Last Orders 19:30)

Access: 1-minutes on foot from Sakae Station via the Meijo Line

TEL: 052-249-8320

 

Pompompurin Cafe Official Website: http://pompom.createrestaurants.com

©1996, 2013, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S593875

 

 

Gudetama Cafe x MACCHA HOUSE (March 14 – May 6)

The Gudetama Cafe located in HEP FIVE is now collaborating with MACCHA HOUSE, a cafe that has received huge media coverage for its Uji matcha tiramisu. For the collaboration MACCHA HOUSE have created Gudetama versions of their Uji Matcha Tiramisu and Houjicha Tiramisu. These fun treats will only be available for a limited time so don’t miss out! There are lots of other Instagram-worthy delights to enjoy too such as the “Gudetama White Curry,” “Hot Matcha Latte” and more.

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181060

 

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Gudetama Cafe HEP FIVE

Address: HEP FIVE 7F, 5-15 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture

Opening Hours: 11:00am-10:30pm (Last Orders 10:00pm)

No Fixed Holidays. (*Except when HEP FIVE is closed)

TEL: 06-6366-3694

Gudetama Cafe Official Website: http://gudetama.createrestaurants.com/

©1993, 2013, 2018 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S592279

 

 

Sword Art Online: Alicization x SEGA Akihabara 4th (March 23 – May 6)

Sword Art Online: Alicization now has its own themed cafe on the fifth floor of SEGA Akihabara 4th which is running until May 6. Enjoy a line-up of original dishes, desserts and drinks inspired by the series, and get your hands on an original coaster and limited-edition merchandise!

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181099

 

◼︎Information

SEGA x Sword Art Online: Alicization Collaborative Cafe
Running: March 23, 2019 – May 6, 2019
Location: SEGA Akihabara 4th (Floor 5F)

 

Menu #1: March 23, 2019 – April 5, 2019
Menu #2: April 6, 2019 – April 19, 2019
Menu #3: April 20, 2019 – May 6, 2019

 

Cafe Website: http://sega-collabocafe.com/akihabara4th/sao-alicization.html

©2017 Reki Kawahara / KADOKAWA / ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project ©SEGA

 

 

Kaido Kid x BOX CAFE&SPACE (April 19 – June 12)

Two cafés themed on the Detective Conan character Kaito Kid, or the “Phantom Thief Kid” will open in Harajuku and Umeda on April 19. These will be the first ever Detective Conan cafés themed on Kaito Kid with a menu named by the manga’s author Gosho Aoyama. There will even be exclusive Kaito Kid merchandise you can’t get anywhere else sold, and the cafés will be decorated in all things Kaito Kid. The cafés will be decorated in all things Kaito Kid, so fans won’t want to miss out!

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/184611

 

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Kaito Kid Café

Running: April 19, 2019 – June 2, 2019

Table Bookings: https://kid-cafe.jp/

 

Tokyo Café
Location: HARAJUKU BOX CAFE&SPACE (Lucessimo Bldg. Floor 2F, 4-28-28 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

 

Osaka Café
Location: UMEDA BOX CAFE&SPACE (Umeda LOFT Floor 1F, 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

 

©Gosho Aoyama / Shogakukan・Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation・TMS1996

 

 

Leo Lionni Cafe x Sunday Brunch Marronnier Gate Ginza 1 (April 3 – July 31)

Leo Lionni was a children’s picture book illustrator and author whose famous works include Swimmy and Frederick. His works were so popular that they even appear in textbooks! Dishes will be inspired by both Frederick and Swimmy. These are the world’s first ever collaborative cafes with Lionni, so check the link below to see all the different delicious dishes!

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181236

 

◼︎Information

Leo Lionni Concept Cafe

Running: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 ー Wednesday 31st July 2019

Opening hours: 11:00 ー 21:00 (Food last orders: 20:00/Drinks: 20:30)

Location: Sunday Brunch Marronnier Gate, Ginza 1 (4th floor)

2-2-14, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Official website: http://leolionnicafe.com/

 

 

Did you enjoy this list? If you’re in Japan this spring, be sure to dine at all the character cafés you can!

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