The day all of us Hello Kitty Foodies in Southern California has finally arrived with the opening of the first ever Hello Kitty Cafe Pop!
It seemed like only yesterday when I wrote on this blog a post about the upcoming cafe pop up and now it’s finally here. Cuteness overload and hello kitty happiness has hit California! Just this last July 15, 2016, the cafe pop up in the form of a pink metal shipping container had its grand opening at the Irvine spectrum.
I recently had the chance to visit the cafe and absolutely fell in love.
The Hello Kitty Pop-Up cafe is every Hello Kitty Foodie’s dream come true. The outside alone is super kawaii. With a little gate embossed with bow ties, a pink and white canopy and a gigantic hello kitty light on the top, it’s the cutest cafe in town!
Right at the side of the cafe, where folks can place their orders, Hello Kitty herself is there to greet her cutie foodie fans.
The cafe has so many delicious offerings. They’ve got sweets, drinks and espressos! How about a birthday cake consisting of vanilla bean cake, sprinkles and butter cream or a strawberry streusel tart with fresh strawberries, toasted streusel and butter tart crust or Mama’s apple pie that has assorted apples, cinnamon and buttery pie crust? Picking what sweet treat to get was perhaps one of the hardest decisions I had to make that day! Hmm could I just have one of every thing please? 😉
Not only are the sweets and treats cute but their packaging is super kawaii as well. The sweets box is very similar to the look of the pop-up cafe itself. The box is a “little cafe” with Hello Kitty and friends My Melody, Badtz Maru, Keroppi and Purin.
Hmm speaking of friends, Hello Kitty’s friends were not missing at the Pop-Up Cafe because of course they were there to support their favorite Kitty friend.
I spotted everyone’s favorite roly-poly penguin, Tuxedo Sam there. He was of course dressed in his best bow tie!
Right by the pick up window was the whole gang! Badtz Maru, Pompompurin, Chococat, Tuxedo Sam, My Melody, Keroppi and Mimi! Every one loves the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up!
Speaking of the pick up window. Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up’s pick up window has to be the best and cutest pick up window ever.
It was at this super kawaii spot that I picked up all my hello kitty treats.
One of my favorite treats from the cafe is the strawberry cake.
The strawberry cake is a vanilla bean custard cake with butter cream and fresh strawberries. It has little hello kitty red bow ties and hello kitty faces all around. It is almost too cute to eat!
I said almost too cute 😉 hehe because one definitely needs to try this cake. The vanilla bean custard cake base is very moist. The butter cream gives just the right amount of sweetness too.
A perfect pairing to the strawberry cake is the strawberry mint lemonade.
Filled with fresh strawberries and mint, this lemonade is the perfect for those hot summer days!
The Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up will be at the Irvine Spectrum for a full year and I am sure to be back for more treats and sweet times in the future. This cafe simply spells out happiness. There are so many delicious treats featuring our favorite girl Hello Kitty. The whole place is just so, so special. Cute. Happy. A dream come true. I could not help but smile from ear to ear during my visit here.
Do come visit the Hello Kitty Pop-Up Cafe and be hit with hello kitty happiness the moment you come :). Have a sweet day!
For more smiles, please my Yelp review on the Hello Kitty Pop-Up Cafe! It’s my 900th yelp review and truly something special and dear to me :).
It is no secret that I love, love, love the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck.
When I first tried the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck during last year’s Hello Kitty Con, I was in pure bliss! I loved every thing from the kawaii hello kitty macarons to the super pretty petit cakes! Every thing was not only cute but delicious as well.
I am thus beyond super excited to hear about the expansion of the popular truck with the debut of a temporary cafe pop up.
Very soon the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up will be making its way to the Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, CA!
I’m so excited to see this cafe because just like the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck I know it will be super cute. The temporary pop-up cafe is designed within a metal shipping container and will be offering up all the yummy and kawaii goodies from the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck! Yes, my fellow foodies, we will all once again be treated to cute mini cakes, colorful kawaii macarons, delightful doughnuts and bow shaped water bottles that will feature Hello Kitty and her friends, My Melody, Keroppi, Little Twin Stars, Chococat. Aside from old favorites, the cafe will bring out more sweets with more Sanrio characters and they will offer daily tea service, artisanal sodas and specialty coffee drinks brewed using Portola Coffee Lab coffee.
The pop-up cafe is an awesome spot for busy hello kitty fans who may just want to get a quick snack or for those who want some time to relax and get away. It is perfect for every hello kitty foodie out there. Hello Kitty and her friends will welcome customers into the coffee shop space with bold character graphics that will decorate the entire pop-up cafe. There will be a couple high top tables for foodies to enjoy their sweet treats. It will cute and colorful happiness all over.
The Hello Kitty pop-up cafe will be opening very soon! A permanent Hello Kitty Cafe will be opening in an undisclosed Southern California location in late 2016. I will be sure to share more with my Hello Kitty Foodies in this blog so stay tuned. You also stay up-to-date on with the news of pop-up cafe and Hello Kitty Cafe Truck appearances, by following on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.