Kirby Café HAKATA to Open Permanently in Fukuoka’s Canal City Hakata

21.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

The second permanent Kirby Café, themed entirely on Nintendo’s popular video game series Kirby’s Dream Land, is set to open in Canal City Hakata in Fukuoka on March 12, 2020.

Kirby Café HAKATA has its own story that the cafe is based around. One day, Kirby motioned Whispy Woods to help him collect the tools needed to open another Kirby café. Together with Whispy Woodsーwho appears in the cafeーKirby will serve hospitality to his customers.



The food menu includes the same stone oven baked pizzas serve at Kirby Café TOKYO.

Kirby Café Stone Oven Baked Dessert Pizza ~Whispy’s Caramelised Apples~: ¥1,380 (Before Tax)

Kirby Café Stone Oven Baked Dessert Pizza ~Waddle Dee’s Freshly-Picked Chocolate Bananas~: ¥1,280 (Before Tax)

As well as standard savoury pizzas, the café includes a selection of dessert pizzas made with fresh fruit. The flavours of the dessert pizzas here are exclusive to the Hakata branch of Kirby Café.

Kirby’s Home: ¥1,980 (Before Tax)

Kirby’s High-Spirit Helping Parfait: ¥1,580 (Before Tax)

There are lots of cute food dishes and desserts to enjoy at Kirby Café. Kirby’s Dream Land home has also been turned into a dessert, and there’s also a cute parfait which Kirby himself helped make.

Kirby Café Hakata Exclusive T-Shirt – Kirby & Home: ¥3,400 (Before Tax)

Fans can also pick up a selection of new and exclusive Kirby merchandise, and an original Kirby Café soundtrack created by HAL Laboratory will play in the café.

 

Priorities are given to those who book a table in advance, which can be done on the café’s official website starting on February 25, 2020.

 

Get sucked into the world of Kirby and inhale your food like he does at the all-new Kirby Café HAKATA.

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