Love Hello Kitty? Read this. The brand is opening its first U.S. bakery, tea and cocktail lounge in Irvine, California. The "Hello Kitty Grand Cafe" is set to open on Friday, Sept. 14. It will have a variety of baked desserts, including mini hot donuts and mini cakes, plus Hello Kitty merchandise. The "Bow Room" will serve afternoon tea (reservations required) during the day and cocktails (21+) at night. Scroll through the gallery for a sneak peek.
Hello Kitty Grand Cafe will be a fast-casual cafe and bakery. The menu will have a variety of different cakes, cookies, macarons, apple pie, tarts and doughnuts.
There is "Hello Kitty" themed artwork on the walls and pink chairs to sit and enjoy your treats.
A look inside the Hello Kitty Grand Cafe.
The menu will have a variety of different cakes, cookies, macarons, apple pie, tarts and doughnuts.
A sampling of mini cakes.
The "Bow Room" is separate from the cafe and bakery and will serve afternoon tea and cocktails. Reservations are required for both.
Afternoon tea is $55 per person and reservations are required. It includes fresh fruit, tea sandwiches, an assortment of desserts (cupcakes, scones and mini cakes), and tea.
The afternoon tea service is available Wednesday - Sunday. The hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Reservations can be made online, reservations.hellokittycafe.com.
At night, the "Bow Room" switches from afternoon tea to a cocktail bar. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 5 p.m.- 9 p.m., and Friday - Saturday, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. You have to be 21+ to visit during cocktail hours. They will also have a wine on the menu.
The bar stools have bows on the back.
"You Had Me At Hello" cocktail: cachaça, aperol, lemon, sherry and pineapple
"Pink Bow" cocktail: gin, raspberry, lemon, liquor 43, aquafaba
"Dear Daniel" cocktail: mezcal, tequila, pineapple, lime, spirulina, salted coconut whip