Character cafes to visit during the June Holidays
School’s out and the June holidays are here! If you’re wondering what to do with your newfound freedom, why not check out the newest character cafes in town? Whether you’re a child, or a child at heart, these cafes are bound to cater to your needs.
Hello Kitty Café
Fans of the mouthless cat rejoice! Singapore now has its own Hello Kitty café, nestled right in the heart of our airport. Named, Hello Kitty Orchid Garden, both the interior and menu are inspired by our national flower. I wonder what took so long for us to get our own Hello Kitty café when the popularity of this cat is sky high. I’m sure I don’t have to remind you about the snaking queues and mini fights that broke out during the Hello Kitty toy launch at McDonald’s.
Don’t miss out on café favourites such as eggs benny (aptly named as Kitty Meets Benedict, $17.50) and big breakfast (Big Breakfast Surprise, $18.50). For fans of sweets, do try out the The Cat in Paradise ($18.50) featuring a wobbly mango pudding with gelato.
Pro tip: We heard queues are the shortest during 3-5am.
Arrival Hall Central #01-22, Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport
Pompompurin has always been the underdog in the Sanrio family, so I was surprised when I heard news that there’s going to be a café dedicated to this little pup right here in our sunny island.
Pompompurin Coconut Milk Chicken Curry ($17.99) is a mild Japanese curry with veggies, which is a great option for kids. Order the Spaghetti Napolitana ($26.99), Mushroom and Bacon Carbonara ($26.99), and Pancake Tower ($21.99) and take home the purin cup as a souvenir! The menu here isn’t extensive with 15 food and dessert items in total. But who comes here for the food anyway?
Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road #04-08 Singapore 238896
Although it’s supposedly a pokemon café, it mostly features Pikachu (both in food and décor) so hardcore pokemon trainers might be a little disappointed. Milk your experience at the café by ordering of the Pikachu Smiling Rice Omelette with Magma Sauce ($25) and Pikachu’s Sweet Pancakes ($20). Every order comes with a free pokeball mug for you to take home. The Pokemon Café’s Truffle Fries is a great side ($12) to share while you and your group of friends chow down on Special Move “Fire Blast”! Primal Groudon’s Bolognaise ($20).
Do remember to pop by the Pokemon café fast, as it will only be around from May 27 to Jul 31!
200 Victoria Street, #04-05, Bugis Junction Singapore 188021
DC Comics Super Heroes Café
The DC Comics Café is the most spacious one of this lot (no need to hustle with the crowd for photo opportunities), and unfortunately due to its location (MBS!), one of the most expensive one as well. The signature Dark Knight Burger ($25.90) comes with a wagyu patty and sunny side up sandwiched between two charcoal buns. Satisfy your sweet tooth by getting a Wonder Woman Red Velvet Cupcake ($8.90), and end your meal off with a refreshing cup of Strawberry Supergirl ($9.90).
2 Bayfront Avenue, L1-03/04/05 Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Little Prince Café
Travel up north to the suburbs of Toa Payoh, where the land of the Little Prince lies. The interior of the café is understated and clean, making it a great place to relax and wind down with friends. Grab a classic gelato ($3, single scoop) and a hot latte ($4), and you can spend your entire afternoon browsing through the different volumes of the Little Prince. We heard that the savory smoked salmon waffle ($8.90) is really good too!
47 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310047
Have you tired out any of these cafes? Let us know your thoughts!