Q-pot.’s Fall/Winter Collection Theme is “Candy”

26.August.2019 | FASHION

Q-pot. manages multiple brands, including their accessories brand Q-pot. which features jewellery made to look like sweets and desserts. Check out their new lineup of cute and colourful candy-themed dresses which they will release as their 2019 autumn/winter collection on August 24.

 

Let’s take a look at some of the must-see items in the line-up.

Candy Puff Sleeve Dress ¥37,000 / Skirt ¥26,000 / Shirt ¥22,000 / Blouse – Price TBA (Release Date: October 2019)

The dress and other clothing items are littered with candy designs in a fusion of retro and pop. Everything from the material to the embroidery is made in Japan, and everything is comfortable, soft and difficult to wrinkle.

Candy Beret ¥7,000

This stylish and sophisticated candy beret is sure to look even more fashionable when paired with a one piece. Don’t forget to also check out their AUTUMN <CANDY> accessories which would go perfectly with one of their dresses.

Shiny Candy Necklaces (Orange/Green/Purple/Gold) ¥12,000 / Brooches ¥8,000

Add a little spice to your outfit with some shiny candy.

Rings (Japan Size 11) ¥10,000

he rings feature a unique candy design like they have just jumped out of the packet.

 

Stay sweet this fall with Q-pot.’s new candy collection.

 

*Listed prices are pre-tax

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  • Food Review: Q-pot CAFE.’s Afternoon Tea in Omotesando is a New Year’s Treat

    25.December.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    The afternoon tea is the perfect way to treat yourself to a little indulgence as you tuck into tea and sweets in the latter half of the day. It’s something surely everybody wants to try at least once.

     

    Q-pot. is known for its accessory brand, which features jewellery made to look like sweets and desserts. It is also known for the Q-pot CAFE. which flips that concept, instead making sweets and desserts that look just like real accessories.

     

    We recently covered the Christmas afternoon tea at Q-pot CAFE., so what on earth could be so special about this option that we just had to report on it?

    2020 is the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac, and so I was seated in the cheese area based on mice and rats’ favourite food.

    Seated with me at the table was Q-chan, a rat character created by Q-pot. which looks like a real rat eating cheese. The afternoon tea set I ordered is in fact based on this Q-chan character.

    “CHEESE” Afternon Tea Set w/ One Drink – ¥2,400 (Tax Included)

    The joyous and auspicious-looking afternoon tea set was adorned with a golden rosetta, fittingly festive for the New Year.

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    The red velvet cupcakes are topped with chocolate cream made in the image of our Q-chan. The flavours were a perfect match with the sweet and sourness of the red velvet and the subtly sweet chocolate.

    The no-bake mousse was in its own league: sensuously smooth and topped with crunchy streusel. Every mouthful was a treat to the senses―delicious with an incredible smell.

    The lower tier was packed full of filling savoury foods including a roast beef, tomato and broccoli croissant. There was also a rich potage made with onions, potatoes and melted cheese, as well as skewered baby tomatoes, olives and pickles which were perfect as a palate cleanser after the sweets.

    Hot “CHEESE” Tea – ¥750

    The afternoon tea set comes with one drink, so you can pick your favourite from the menu, but for an extra ¥100 you can get the New Year’s-exclusive drink: a hot cheese tea made with Q-pot CAFE.’s luxurious “Sweet Weekend” black tea . It has a smooth texture and a gorgeous subtle cheese scent.

    “CHEESE” Parfait w/ Drink – ¥1,850 (Tax Included)

    This parfait is also a New Year’s exclusive. It’s made formed of cute orange apricot layers, salty cookies, chocolate sponge, and topped off with cheesecake. Sat on the cheesecake having a munch is none other than Q-chan.

     

    Apricot and cheese is a rare combination, but it results in this parfait being like a refreshing no-bake cheesecake. As you delve lower into the depths of the parfait you can enjoy an assortment of scrumptious flavours.

    Q-chan’s tail is actually shaped like the letter “Q” too, and hidden behind him is a pile of nuts and at either side of him cookies with “2020” written on them. It really is a filling parfait.

     

    It was a very satisfying meal, from the sweets and drinks to the afternoon tea!

    Q-pot CAFE. Happy Bag 2020 – ¥3,000 (Before Tax)

    Q-pot CAFE. is also selling fukubukuro in a cute cheese colour. This is the cafe’s first time selling fukubukuro lucky bags with rat motifs.

     

    Award-winning Japanese writer Mizuki Tsujimura also posted a story about Q-chan on the cafe’s website which can be read below in Japanese.

     

    ▼The Adventures of the Little Rat Known as “Q”

    http://www.q-pot.jp/news/2019/12/1159.html

    There are several other fukubukuro lucky bags you can get your hands on too filled with accessories centred around cheese. The items are limited-edition and exclusive and come in ¥10,000 (Before Tax) and ¥30,000 (Before Tax) options.

     

    If you’re in Japan for the New Year, why not spend it with Q-chan and a side of cheese at the Q-pot Cafe.?

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    27.November.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Christmas is almost here, and at Q-pot CAFE. in Omotesando, the festivities have already begun as they begin serving a selection of special Christmas-exclusive menu items. These will be available until December 25.

     

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    The Story of Sweet Kingdom Afternoon Tea Set ¥2,400 (Tax Included/Drink Included)

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    The gingerbread man pops are filled with caramel ganache, while the red velvet cupcakes topped with pistachio cream and made to look like a Christmas tree. The panna cotta is also sprinkled with dragees to look like stardust.

     

    The macarons are strawberry and melon flavoured. The melon one has a particularly rich flavour and contains red melon pieces. This macaron is so popular that there are people who go to Q-pot CAFE. just to sink their teeth into one of them.

    The bottom plate contains some hearty and crunchy  croissants filled with roast beef, mini tomatoes, and broccoli. It also comes with a side of rich cheese soup with onions and potatoes inside.  It’s a great palate cleanser after the desserts.

    Pistachio Cream Tea Latte ¥750 (Tax Included) *Also sold separately

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  • Q-pot CAFE. Omotesando Unveils Halloween Menu & Accessories For 2019

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    Q-pot. is known for its accessory brand, which features jewellery made to look like sweets and desserts. It is also known for the Q-pot CAFE. which flips that concept, instead making sweets and desserts that look just like real accessories.

     

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    Steer clear from black cats this Halloween, except for this one which is a dark Graham cracker made from bitter caramel and chocolate mousse and is filled with almonds and dried cranberries. Flying around the kitty are the same crunchy black bat cookies made with rich black cocoa cream and the pumpkin flavoured jack-o-lantern macaron.

    Vampire Chocolate Latte – ¥750 / +¥100 as Set (Contains milk and wheat)

    Don’t fear―you won’t turn into a vampire if you take a sip from this chocolate latte topped with latte art of a flying bat. This frothy rich dark chocolate delight includes smashed Oreos.

    Strawberry Cheese Tea – ¥750 / +¥100 as Set (Contains milk)

    The strawberry cheese tea is a unique mix of the cafe’s high quality black tea and salty cream cheese. It’s smooth to taste and is surprisingly light to drink. Add a fruity strawberry punch to the cheese tea by pouring in the accompanying strawberry sauce.

    Vampire Afternoon Tea Set For One – ¥2,400 (Contains milk, eggs and wheat)

    They even have a gorgeously spooky afternoon tea set.

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    The bottom plate features savoury foods including croissants filled with egg, basil and dried tomatoes, as well as olives, mini tomatoes, pickles, and a soup.

     

    As well as Halloween food, the cafe also has a line-up of “DEVIL NIGHT” themed accessories for sale.

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    The black cat jewellery is a new addition to this year’s line-up.

     

    Enjoy a very cute and special Halloween in Japan this year at Q-pot CAFE.

     

    *All listed prices are pre-tax

  • Shop in Harajuku & Omotesando With a Takeout Dessert From Q-pot CAFE

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    The real summer is here now, and what better way to cool yourself off during your shopping spree in Harajuku and Omotesando than with a cool and refreshing takeout dessert from Q-pot CAFE?

    Melty Mousse (Peach x Apricot Seed) – ¥500 (Tax Included)

    Q-pot CAFE’s Melty Mousses are encased in an adorable jar. This one is a heavenly mix of fruity peach mousse and a smooth apricot kernel milk mousse. Laced in the peach mousse is a divine blend of raspberries and lychees. The subtle sweetness of the peach coupled with the sourness of the raspberries and refreshing taste of the lychees make this dessert a perfect summer pickup. Also hidden within the delicious mix are pieces of fresh and juicy peach.

    Melty Mousse (Mint x Chocolate) – ¥500 (Tax Included)

    This summer sees the return of Q-pot CAFE’s popular mint chocolate mousse. Chocolate and mint are always an exquisite combination, and this mousse mix proves it, fusing rich chocolate with a cool mint kick. The cute melty-looking mint chocolate at the top also gives it an appetising appearance.

    Cat Ice Creams – ¥600 Each (Tax Included)

    Also returning once more this summer are Q-pot CAFE’s adorable cat ice creams, a mix of ice cream and various toppings. Choose from strawberry, vanilla or chocolate.

     

    All of these desserts will be available to buy from August 5. They are all super cheap and are perfect for getting for takeout and walking around Harajuku and Omotesando. Be sure to stop by if you’re planning a shopping trip there this summer break.

  • Q-pot CAFE Dives Into the Ocean This Summer With Food, Desserts & Accessories

    28.July.2019 | FASHION / FOOD / SPOT

    Q-pot is an accessory brand whose products are made to look just like delicious desserts. They also have their own cafe in Omotesando where they flip that concept, making desserts that look exactly like real accessories.

     

    Q-pot CAFE has just unveiled its new line-up of “Mint Soda Lagoon” themed drinks and desserts. This dreamy pastel-coloured menu is available this summer only for a limited time.

    Mint Soda Lagoon Parfait w/ Drink – ¥1,850 (Tax Included)

    Whether you’re planning a trip to the beach for a dip in the sea or are out catching some sun while shopping, you’re going to want to keep cool this summer, and Q-pot CAFE has you covered. Their delicious, cold pastel-coloured parfait is topped with shell and coral-shaped meringue and contains salt milk ice cream, grapefruit, fluffy mint cream, and lychee jelly. The beautiful gradation of colours and textures through the glass is enough to have you panting for an order. Squished at the bottom of the glass is sponge cake with almonds and a syrupy blueberry anglaise.

    Shell Macaron Plate w/ Drink – ¥2,060 (Tax Included)

    If you’re looking for something a little more by the sea then you’ll want to order the shell macaron plate. The standout of this dish is the blueberry flavoured macaron shell which is stuffed full of fluffy strawberry custard cream. It also contains a sweet and sour strawberry and blueberry sauce. It’s served with a salted vanilla starfish cookie, tropical passion fruit and mango sherbet, and an additional macaron from which you have a choice of four flavours.

    Mint Soda Float – ¥750 (Tax Included)

    You’re sure to be tempted by this mint soda float which contains a mix of refreshing Blue Curaçao and lychee puree which come together beautifully. It has a taste as refreshing as a mojito and if finished with a dollop of salted milk ice cream, fresh grapefruit, and mint cream which is topped with a mint leaf for extra kick and colour.

    Mint Soda Lagoon Afternoon Tea Set for One w/ Drink – ¥2,400 (Tax Included)

    There’s even an incredibly cute afternoon tea set.

    Sitting on the top plate are adorable mini parfaits coming in pink, purple and blue pastel colours. They include sumptuous lychee jelly crowned with mint cream and decorated with shell-shaped meringue.

     

    Also on the upper tier are scones filled with Q-pot CAFE’s homemade blueberry jam and fromage blanc cream, salted vanilla starfish cookies, and the cafe’s rich macarons.

    The second tier has two seriously stuffed crunchy croissants which contain smoked duck and broccoli. You won’t be able to resist the combination of the sweet and spicy sauce and mayonnaise either. There’s also a serving of rich onion soup made with caramelised onions and melted cheese as well as a side of olives, mini tomatoes and pickles.

     

    Feel like a mermaid of the Mint Soda Lagoon with this luxurious afternoon tea set♡

    Q-pot is also selling a new range of accessories in line with the new menu featuring starfish sugar cookies and more.

    Starfish Sugar Cookie Necklace – ¥9,000 (Before Tax) / Shell Macaron Ring – ¥5,000 (Before Tax) / Jellyfish Earring – ¥5,200 (Before Tax)

    Starfish Sugar Cookie Necklace – ¥9,000 (Before Tax) / Earring and Ring – ¥5,400 Each (Before Tax)

    Fall into the Mint Soda Lagoon this summer at Q-pot CAFE in Omotesando, Tokyo.

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