Kirbie's Cravings

Hello Kitty Cafe

photo of the outside of the pop-up Hello Kitty Cafe
The first Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up in the US opened in Irvine Spectrum Center last summer. Given my Hello Kitty obsession, I had to check it out!

You may recall, I previously tried the Hello Kitty Cafe truck when it was in San Diego. The Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up is basically a larger extension of the truck, with more items available as well.
photo of a Hello Kitty Cafe sign
photo of Hello Kitty Cafe menu board
The cafe serves various cakes and drinks, all customized to fit the Hello Kitty theme. We ended up purchasing a mug, an opera cake and a box of macarons.
photo collage of different desserts at Hello Kitty Cafe

How adorable is this mug?
Hello Kitty Cafe mug
I especially love the donut at the bottom. It’s too bad it’s covered most of the time.
overhead photo of Hello Kitty Cafe mug

This opera cake had both a gold Hello Kitty face on top and chocolate pieces with Hello Kitty print.
photo of opera cake
close-up photo of opera cake

The macaron set came with 5 macarons, four with her signature bow and one with her face.
photo of hello kitty macarons

All the food I’ve eaten here and from the truck have been decent but definitely pricey. It’s a cute spot to visit though I do wish they would open a permanent Hello Kitty Cafe like the ones in Asia. The ones in Asia are sit-down cafes that offer a full menu of food, drinks and desserts and have an extensive amount of Hello Kitty decorations.

Still, if you’re a big Hello Kitty fan, I think it’s worth a visit at least once.

Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up
93 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

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6 comments on “Hello Kitty Cafe”

  1. I saw the sign for it when I drove past the Irvine Spectrum last week! I will have to stop by soon for that cute mug!

  2. I have the mug too from the Bethesda popup they did last year!

    • They had the mug when the truck came back the second time and I somehow resisted buying it. And then of course I totally regretted it so I had to get it this time! haha

  3. Sigh cuteness overload. Also, the memory of waiting for the Hello Kitty truck made me smile :’)