Orange County, California with Kids | Hello Kitty Cafe

The Hello Kitty Cafe has been on my must-do list for years! It used to be a temporary pop-up type of truck and it was so popular that they built out a permanent store front. The Hello Kitty Grand Cafe is a sweet stop for families who love cuteness and the color pink.

Reservations for the Hello Kitty Cafe

It is not necessary to make reservations to visit the Hello Kitty Cafe, however, if you are interested in a special experience, you’ll want to make reservations for the Bow Room. The Hello Kitty Cafe offers afternoon tea which includes Strawberries and Cream with local strawberries, chocolate cream and chocolate sauce, an assortment of savory tea items like cucumber sandwich, egg salad, salmon croissant, pesto tart and a quiche. The sweets include scones, a Hello Kitty mini cake, raspberry macaron and lemon tart.

Afternoon tea is served in the exclusive “Bow Room” at the back of the cafe and then during evening hours, a special cocktail menu is served. At that time, the Bow Room is only available to ages 21+. The Bow Room is only open on select days and reservations are recommended.

Menu at the Hello Kitty Cafe

The true hero food item on the menu at the Hello Kitty Cafe are the donuts. Made fresh and hot right in store, kids will love watching the donut machine pour out the dough into perfect little mini donut rings. The observation window is the perfect space to see this. There are delightful sugar cookies, amazing little mini cakes, macarons and specialty drinks.

What to Wear to the Hello Kitty Cafe

This down to earth, casual atmosphere will have you saying, “OOooohhhh!” with cuteness. Casual attire is fine, but tea party attire would fit in very well.

The Hello Kitty Cafe

Latte, lemonade, tea and more are available for purchase. We tried the seasonal pumpkin spice latte and the pumpkin spice hot cocoa. Everything was wonderful! The drinks are in pink or clear cups with the perfect sprinkling of Hello Kitty and foam. The furniture in the cafe is pink and white. The packaging on the food items is equally cute and exactly what you would expect. Seating is limited with space for four tables, seating a total of about 10-12 people.

If you’re ever visiting Southern California, a visit to the Spectrum Center is in order — not only will you get to experience the Hello Kitty Cafe, but you can ride the giant ferris wheel, the carousel and shop and some great stores!


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