Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Cuteness at Del Amo Fashion Center!

A little over two years ago I was one of the first to ever to try the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at Hello Kitty Con and it truly made me happy and giddy! That happiness overflowed in my blog post and on the first ever Yelp review of the Hello Kitty Cafe.

How can a Hello Kitty Foodie like me not love this truck? The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is the very first ever food truck for Sanrio. The pink hello kitty truck is a truck oozing with cuteness and sweetness. Hello Kitty Foodies can get donuts, macarons, petit cakes and even hello kitty bow water bottles!

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When I heard the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck was making an appearance at Torrance at the Del Amo Fashion Center, I was super excited. Torrance is my hometown and Del Amo Fashion Center is one of my favorite places to visit. (This is no secret to my blog readers who follow my Del Amo adventures at eateries like FridaGreat MapleDin Tai FungLemonade and Brio). My favorite Hello Kitty Cafe truck was finally coming to my favorite shopping center.

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck + Del Amo Fashion Center = happiness!

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The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck arrived bright and early on this happy Saturday morning. They were parked  near the AMC theater.

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Beep beep! HK Cafe finally was in the South Bay!

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Happy Hello Kitty foodies from around the South Bay and beyond were there to see the cute kawaii truck.

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All of the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck’s signature and special kawaii offerings were there for every one to purchase.

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A 3 piece Hello Kitty cookie set was available in adorable special pink box!

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One of my favorite items is Hello Kitty Cafe Truck’s signature macaron set. I’ve had these several times and they are not only cute but delicious as well.

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Since it was a beautiful sunny California day, they also were offering their pink bow water bottles to help keep all Hello Kitty fans cool.

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Aside from the yummy baked goods and refreshing water, they also had Hello Kitty Cafe mugs and t-shirts available. 

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I have one of those Hello Kitty Cafe mugs and using it the morning truly gives me a happy start for the day. They’re perfect for the cup of coffee that you will pair with those yummy Hello Kitty Cafe macarons ;).

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It was truly wonderful to see the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck visit Del Amo Fashion Center. Del Amo Fashion Center was an awesome place for them to stop because after the sweetness of the truck, it was time for some shopping fun! This South Bay girl was all smiles this Saturday.

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The cuteness of the Hello Kitty cafe is simply delightful!

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I hope to see the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck visit the South Bay again soon but in the meantime, the Hello Kitty Cafe truck will be visiting Valencia (on Feb 4) and Glendale (on Feb 11). I hope to see some of my fellow Hello Kitty Foodies in some of the future Hello Kitty Cafe truck visits. ūüėČ

Two years ago when I first tried the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at Hello Kitty Con, I always hoped that they would come to Torrance and to the Del Amo Fashion Center. It is so nice that they finally came. It was truly hello kitty happiness in my hometown and a truly a special day. Come back to the South Bay soon, Hello Kitty Cafe truck! ūüôā

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Hello Kitty for President!

Rock the bow….err rock the vote! A new candidate is indeed going to rock the bow and the vote this year! Hello Kitty has decided to throw her bow into the presidential race this year! Our favorite kitty along with her running mate Chococat is heading up the the ‚ÄúFriendship Party‚ÄĚ for the 2016 United States Elections!

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Hello Kitty always says “You can never have too many friends” and her campaign platform is all about friendship, fun and happiness.

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The Hello Kitty for President campaign has officially kicked off! Embodying the true spirit of friendship, fun and happiness; there are Hello Kitty for President t-shirts, button sets, canvas tote bags, beverage koozies, and trucker hats for supporters of the Friendship party.

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Hello Kitty Campaign campaign bumper sticker will also be given free with any Sanrio purchase through Election Day (while supplies last) and fans making a purchase of $40 or more from the Hello Kitty for President collection at participating Sanrio stores will receive a special presidential rosette featuring Hello Kitty and Chococat.

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Hello Kitty¬†will also¬†be hitting the campaign trail and¬†making appearances leading up to election week. She will visit select ‚ÄúFriendship Party Headquarters‚ÄĚ

Her schedule of appearances are:

10/02/16¬†–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Queens, NY at Skyview Flushing
10/15/16 Р       Sunrise, FL at Sawgrass Mills
10/22/16 Р       Arcadia, CA at Westfield Santa Anita
10/23/16 Р       Costa Mesa, CA at South Coast Plaza
Hello Kitty Foodies will have a special treat in this election campaign! The¬†Hello Kitty Cafe Truck and the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Container¬†is offering their support of Hello Kitty’s presidential bid with a specially designed¬†Hello Kitty for President¬†cookie.
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These cookies are super limited edition. There will only be 50 cookies per stop of the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck. Guests who purchase the special cookie will receive a free bumper sticker at these select locations:

10/1/16 Р         Atlanta, GA at Atlantic Station
10/8/16 Р         Tampa Bay, FL at International Plaza
10/15/16 Р       Boca Raton, FL at Town Center at Boca Raton
10/22/16 Р       Miami, FL at Dadeland Mall
10/29/16 Р       Orlando, FL at Florida Mall
11/5/16 Р         Houston, TX at Woodlands Mall

Cookies will also be sold at the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Container at Irvine Spectrum while supplies last.

The Friendship party is the one party where everyone is united in friendship, fun and happiness :). Hello Kitty has my vote! ;).

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Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Visit!

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!

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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.

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I recently had the chance to visit the cafe and absolutely fell in love.

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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!

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Right at the side of the cafe, where folks can place their orders, Hello Kitty herself is there to greet her cutie foodie fans.

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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? ūüėČ

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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It was at this super kawaii spot that I picked up all my hello kitty treats.

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One of my favorite treats from the cafe is the strawberry cake.

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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 ūüėČ 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.

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Filled with fresh strawberries and mint, this lemonade is the perfect for those hot summer days!

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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!

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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 :).

Hello Sanrio at Comic Con 2016!

Just like the previous years, Sanrio will once again be appearing at Comic Con and they truly have something special offer to every one attending!

Every Hello Kitty Foodie’s favorite egg, Gudetama will be featured in a special booth inside the convention.

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At the convention booth #4737 there will be photo opps with Gudetama and giveaways throughout the day! A special limited edition Gudetama t-shirt and cap will be available for purchase as well. The t-shirt and cap are perfect for future Hello Kitty Foodie outings. ;).

Also there will be something exciting for those who arrive early! Early bird fans will have a chance to get a one of a kind character artwork hand drawn by Sanrio designers from Tokyo headquarters, including Gudetama’s creator. Folks can line up to receive a ticket to return at a designated time during the day for their personalized artwork!

Another exciting thing happening at convention booth #4737 is the¬†launch of Sanrio’s new brand: hello sanrio! Through the¬†hello sanrio brand, fans and different sanrio characters will be brought together ¬†through unique products and digital content. Sanrio has partnered with Hyper Hippo Games and this app will feature our favorite Sanrio characters: Hello Kitty, Keroppi, Chococat, Badtz-Maru, My Melody, Pompompurin, Gudetama, Little Twin Stars,¬†and¬†Pochacco. ¬†More of the Sanrio family will be part of the hello sanrio world later on.

 

The hello sanrio app is actually  the first time that Sanrio will launch a multi-character brand via digital content.  At Comic-Con, the first app to be available form hello sanrio series will be launched. This app is say hello!
The launch of the app is not the only exciting thing happening! The first hello sanrio product will be available for purchase. It is a limited edition collection of five mini plush tucked inside a clear vinyl tote bag. The set features Hello Kitty, Chococat, My Melody, Keroppi, and Pompompurin.
(You can find more info about hello sanrio, visit sanrio.com/hellosanrio and follow hello sanrio on Facebook (Facebook/hellosanrioapp) and Twitter (@hellosanrioapp)
Aside from Gudetama and the hello sanrio launch, there’s more fun to be had inside the convention at various booths

 Fans can get more limited edition collectibles via a special Sanrio and SEGA partnership!  Thos collaboration will feature Sonic the Hedgehog and  his friends Tails, Knuckles and Amy, along with Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, Chococat and My Melody .

At the Toynami booth #3229; a gold Super Sonic x Hello Kitty mash-up plush will be available.  At the Toynami booth, fans can also see Hello Kitty and Sonic the Hedgehog because they will be there on Thursday, July 21stat 11am, 1pm, and 3pm

All BAIT booths (limit 50 ‚Äď booth #4523, #4845, #5140) will offer a¬†Sonic the Hedgehog x Sanrio¬†skate deck. Then at BAIT booth #4856, a Sonic the Hedgehog x Sanrio¬†pin will be available for purchase!

Upper Deck who was Hello Kitty Con will also be at Comic Con at booth #307. They will have a limited edition hello sanrio upper deck card bundle that has¬†¬†one oversized trading card, a 3‚ÄĚ button, and one mini figure pack featuring¬†Sanrio¬†fan favorites¬†My Melody,¬†Chococat,¬†Keroppi,¬†Badtz-Maru,¬†Pompompurin, and¬†Hello Kitty! If you get all¬†six ‚Äúbundles‚ÄĚyou can¬†create the entire¬†hello sanrio¬†city scene.

Lastly tokidoki at Booth #5145 will bring our favorite characters together! Our favorite Tokidoki characters along with¬†Hello Kitty¬†will be part of capsule-collection that includes a tee, hoodie, and a snapback hat and the official Comic-Con debut of a t-shirt featuring Sandy and¬†Gudetama! Also a super limited edition vinyl Platinum Kittypatra will be available for purchase. This will be like Kittypatra sculpture that was shown at the ‚ÄúHello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty‚ÄĚ art exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

I know all the excitement inside will sure to make folks hungry but have no fear Hello Kitty Foodies because outside the convention, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be at Comic-Con Interactive Zone at Petco Park. Our favorite Hello Kitty cookies, macarons, petit fours, bow-shaped water bottles, and other sweet treats will be there! The cafe truck also will be debuting a hello sanrio macaron set.

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Also outside the convention, in the streets of downtown San Diego, the¬†¬†Sanrio ‚Äústreet team,‚ÄĚ will be riding¬†Gudetama¬†branded Vespa scooters giving out promotional items.
There is so much excitement this year at Comic Con 2016! Comic Con is in San Diego this ¬†July 21‚Äď24! Hello Kitty and friends smiles all around! See you there!

Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Container Opening!

 

Back in November of last year, I happily posted about the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up  that would be opening up soon. I am so happy to announce that the day all of us Hello Kitty Foodies has waited for has finally arrived because, Sanrio is now ready to open up the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Container!

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The Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Container is slated to open to the public on Friday, July 15 at the Giant Wheel Court at the Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, CA. There will be grand opening festivities from Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 and as part of the grand opening there will be daily customer giveaways (while supplies last).

The pop-up cafe will be housed within a metal shipping container and there will be bistro tables on the container’s pop out patio. The whole cafe will have a fast casual setting filled with Sanrio cuteness all over.

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They will have lots of kawaii exclusive merchandise along with the foodie goodies! I’ve heard Hello Kitty and her friends, My Melody, Keroppi, Little Twin Stars and Chococat will even make appearances at the cafe! I for one am super excited and I know my fellow Hello Kitty foodies are too!

A whole new menu will be debuting at the opening and it will feature the most kawaii and tasty pies, cakes and other sweet treats.

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Every treat will of course have Hello Kitty.

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Aside from Hello Kitty yummy food, there will be artisanal sodas and specialty coffee drinks brewed using Portola Coffee Lab coffee. An expanded menu featuring with more Sanrio characters and specialty daily tea service will debut later this year.

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I simply cannot wait for the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up shop to open up! Make sure to visit my blog for more updates and also follow Hello Kitty Cafe on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter for more info on the grand opening festivities.

Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Coming Soon!

 

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.

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I am thus beyond super excited to hear about the expansion of the popular truck with the debut of a temporary cafe pop up.

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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.