Sound! Euphonium Collaboration Cafe Opens at Kyoto’s Hotel Keihan

27.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

Fans of the Sound! Euphonium anime will want to visit Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande from September 23 until November 20, 2022! The second-floor restaurant Octava will be holding a special collaboration cafe with the series in conjunction with the Keihan Electric Railway. The project is part of the collaboration between the series and the local railway that began in August, and fans will be able to order food and drink items inspired by their favorite characters.

 

Collaboration Menu

Kumiko’s Omurice

Reina’s Pasta with Sweet and Spicy Tomato Sauce

Hazuki’s Matcha Ice Cream & Sapphire’s Macarons

Mr. Taki’s Spicy Curry Pizza

Sound! Tuba-kun’s Fruit Cake

 

Drink Menu

Kumiko’s Strawberry Milk

Reina’s Butterfly Pea

Hazuki’s Blue Soda

Sapphire’s Orange Juice

Band President & Vice President’s Matcha au Lait

Straw Tags

Bonuses

Bonus for Dining In-store: Lunch Mat

Drink Order Bonus: Coaster (5 varieties, 1 secret)

*Coasters will be given at random.

Life-size Panels

 

From omurice and pasta to fruit cake and spicy curry pizza, there is certainly a dish perfect for everyone at the cafe. Guests can also enjoy five different types of drinks, and a coaster will be handed out at random for each order. Those dining at the cafe will enjoy their meal on a special lunch mat, and life-size character panels will be perfect for snapping some photos for social media. Music from the series will be played on-site, so come enjoy while you can!

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