TL;DR – We don’t just want food, we want food with our favourite characters on them.
What’s better than your favourite characters in merchandise form? Your favourite characters in food form, of course! The Character Cafe wave is crashing over Singapore, with many exciting character cafes coming, and others happily thriving on our sunny island.
Here’s the list of cafes you need to take note of and visit when the time comes!
Pokémon Cafe (Temp)
Our childhood is alive and well in the Pokemon Cafe! From 27th May to 31st July, the Pokémon Cafe will be set up here in the Bugis Junction branch of Everything With Fries. Though it’s not a permanent cafe, it will be the Pokémon Cafe’s first overseas project ever. If this is anything like the official Pokémon Cafe in Tokyo, expect tons of official Pokemon march on sale, Pikachu pancakes, and guest appearances by your favourite electric mouse!
Opening Date: 27th May
Hello Kitty Orchid Garden
Hello Kitty is arguably one of the most popular Sanrio characters amongst Singaporeans (though Gudetama is slowly catching up), and it makes complete sense for there to be a legitimate Hello Kitty Cafe here. To make it even more fun, reports have shared that it will feature locally-inspired dishes, like wagyu beef rendang and orange sugee cake.
With Hello Kitty shaped donuts, waffles, nachos, and everything else in between, be ready to die and go to Sanrio heaven.
The cafe will open on May 12 at Changi Airport Terminal 3, and will be open 24/7!
Opening Date: 12th May
Little yellow Pompompurin is the first Sanrio character to get his own café here in Singapore, and it’s practically adorable! With his classic black beret on and his hamster companion, the whole place oozes cute, from its bright yellow decor to dishes like the Taco Rice in a Cup of Friendship.
It is now open at Orchard Central, so hop on over for an adorable experience.
Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road #04-08 Singapore 238896 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm (last order 10pm)
While not as cute as the other Sanrio characters on this list, it’s hard to ignore how cool it is to be surrounded by your favourite superheroes. I mean, who doesn’t want a Batman burger with buns black as night, or an Aquaman lobster roll?
DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe
L1-03, Bay Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu 10:30am – 11:00pm, Fri – Sat 10:30am – 11:30pm
If you’re a fan of Snoopy and his hopeless human Charlie Brown, you’re probably already a big fan of the Charlie Brown Cafe. With outlets at Cineleisure Orchard and OneKM Shopping Mall, you can drink all your favourite Peanuts characters on your lattes, eat Snoopy Matcha lava cakes, and even drink a Woodstock mocktail (because Woodstock is fancy like that).
Charlie Brown Cafe Orchard
8 Grange Road, #04-01
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm
Charlie Brown Cafe Katong
OneKM Shopping Mall
11 Tanjong Katong Road #01-52
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm
We had Rowan Atkinson’s Mr Bean, and then we got cartoon Mr Bean. Now, Mr Bean has his own restaurant called Teddy and Me, dedicated to everything Mr Bean and British. No, they don’t have Turkey, but they do have rainbow cakes, lots of tea, and either a Mr Bean or Teddy mark on every dish to remind you where you’re dining.
Teddy and Me Cafe
6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square #02-207A Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
All we need now is a Gudetama Cafe to open here to fulfil all our egg (and salted egg) fantasies and we’d be set.