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LA Locals Love: Hello Kitty Cafe


It's not news that I love Sanrio, the umbrella company of famous characters like Hello Kitty, My Melody, Bad Batzmaru, Keroppi and more. Since Sanrio is a Japanese company, it's sentimental for me and love that people appreciate it even here in the United States. I recently visited the Pompompurin Cafe in Tokyo, Japan and I couldn't get enough! When friends alerted me that there were a couple temporary Hello Kitty Cafes here in the Los Angeles area, I knew I had to visit!

Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Cafe Arcadia

Where: Currently, there's 2 locations in the Los Angeles area. The main one is the Hello Kitty Cafe in Irvine at the Irvine Spectrum. The other is the Hello Kitty Cafe in Arcadia at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall. If you're closer to the Los Angeles area, go to the Hello Kitty Mini Cafe in Arcadia. If you're closer to Orange County, go to the Hello Kitty Cafe at the Irvine Spectrum.

Hello Kitty Cafe Irvine

Hello Kitty Cafe Irvine

What: Not only is the cafe set-up Instagrammable, the menu items are even more so! They have a great selection of coffee, lemonades, iced tea and a Hello Kitty bow bottled water for drinks. Whatever beverage you choose, it'll be cute. But if you get a hot coffee, you get the adorable Hello Kitty face on it! We had a Cappuccino and a Blackberry Lemonade - yum!

For food, I tried the Birthday Cake, Hello Kitty Pocket Pie and the Sugar Cookie. The pastries were shockingly delicious; it's not just about it being Instagrammable! The Birthday Cake wasn't too sweet and the cake was extremely moist. The Pocket Pie has a strawberry filling and so soft. The sugar cookie is your basic sugar cookie but I still loved it! My favorite was the Birthday Cake; I'd definitely go back for it!

Something I didn't get but is their best seller, is the Hello Kitty Maracon set. They all have Hello Kitty prints on them and I overheard another table saying it was "much better than I thought!".


Hello Kitty Cafe Irvine Spectrum

Hello Kitty Cafe Santa Anita

When/How Long: Both of these Hello Kitty Cafes are temporary, sadly! The Hello Kitty Cafe in Arcadia will be open until October 19th, 2017. As for the Hello Kitty Cafe in Irvine, supposedly it's a one year long residency but as of today (July 8th, 2017) it's almost been a year and no signs of leaving. There's also a rumor that Sanrio and the Irvine Spectrum are in negotiations to bring a brick and mortar Hello Kitty Cafe to Irvine.

So either way, better get yourself to either one SOON!


Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Cafe Arcadia


What do you think? If you're visiting LA or in the area, do you think you'll visit? Or if you've visited already, what did you try from the menu? 


Information:
Address: Westfield Santa Anita - 400 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007
Hours: 11AM-9PM (Mall Hours)
Phone: 213-270-3049
Instagram: @HelloKittyCafe
Other locations: Irvine Spectrum Center

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16 comments

  1. SO. CUTE. I've always been obsessed with Hello Kitty--I used to have quite the collection of HK toys/anything/everything. I would absolutely visit these cafes if I was in LA. :)

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    1. Omg! Same here! I've always been obsessed growing up! Not obsessed per se anymore but I sure love her to this today :) Thanks for stopping by Courtney! xo

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  2. Welcome to #TheWeeklyPostcard! - I honestly didn't realize Hello Kitty was still a thing, but this is pretty cool! I'd totally go just for the adorable coffee! Thanks for linking up! (www.caliglobetrotter.com)

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    1. Thanks Lori! Haha I know, my friends don't care for Hello Kitty but they loved how cute it was anyway! Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  3. What a cute place, especially for Hello Kitty fans! So sad it is only temporary. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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    1. I know! I can't believe they wouldn't be permanent seeing how popular they are! Thanks for stopping by, Anisa! xo

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  4. This made us giggle. After reading about your theme cafe visits in Tokyo, it looks like they followed you home! ;) We are always impressed by Hello Kitty - their game is strong! Always perfectly adorable, and so well done. We're glad to see you #TheWeeklyPostcard, and we'll see you on #FlyawayFriday, too! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Oh gosh their marketing game is SO strong; from a business standpoint, I'm always so impressed! Thanks for stopping by, Rob & Ann! xo

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  5. Thanks for letting me know about this Hello Kitty café. I go to Santa Anita Mall quite often, so I should check it out #TheWeeklyPostcard

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    1. That's awesome! I love that mall so much even though it's a bit far for me. Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  6. Oh my gosh! I'm all over this! We love Hello Kitty in our house, so FUN!! Thank you for blogging about it!

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    1. Aww yay! I've always loved Hello Kitty too! Thanks for stopping by, Hilary! xo

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  7. I did not know about this place! I must go! Good thing I'm just outside the city, meaning I can make a stop here! :) #theweeklypostcard

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    1. That's awesome! The mall itself is one of the best malls in the LA area in my opinion; maybe a shopping day? Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  8. Adorable! I'm glad to hear that it tastes yummy in addition to being fun to photograph. I wish I had a trip to LA planned so that I could try it out. Maybe they'll pop up elsewhere in the USA.

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    1. They actually have a Hello Kitty Cafe Truck that goes around the country! You'll have to check it out and see if it ends up where you are! Thanks for stopping by Michele! xo

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