Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up in Irvine, CA

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I feel so lucky to have accidentally timed our family vacation to the Orange County area with America’s first-ever Hello Kitty cafe.  Upon learning this, Juliet and I knew we just HAD to go.

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I made sure to pack her new Hello Kitty printed romper for the occasion. DSC_7085

And what better to accessorize with than a giant bow a la Hello Kitty style?


This adorable pop-up was actually just a girly pink shipping container that dramatically unfolded out into a sprawling cafe.

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We got there early and got to watch the transformation.  Juliet was enthralled!

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Good thing we got there at opening (thanks dad for saving our spot while we enjoyed the nearby kid-friendly rides).


I say this because the line quickly grew out of control as Hello Kitty fans descended at a rapid pace for a taste of this cuteness overload! Thankfully, living up to the hype, the Sanrio sips and sweets were as adorable as one would expect.

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There were so many Hello Kitty adorned pies, cakes and cookies to choose from.  Juliet’s favorite was the heavily sprinkled ‘birthday cake’ shown on the left.  But unfortunately 30minutes after opening, it sold out to the person directly in front of us who we overheard saying that she came back 3x trying to get that sold out cake.  So I suggest that if you want this, you make sure to get there before opening time!


The news has broken out that this cafe has actually had to close as early as 2pm because they had sold out of EVERYTHING. So Hello Kitty fans, let that be a warning to you.  If you have your heart set on a specific dessert, get there EARLY.  The below tiramisu type dessert is what Juliet chose.  She called it the golden Hello Kitty.DSC_7156

DSC_7174I for one had to try the Hello Kitty faced cookie and bow.

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Thanks for reading!  Check out my Hello Kitty themed play date that I threw at my house here!

Let me know why YOU are a Hello Kitty fan!







  1. Linda says:

    OMG I love HK! And I’m dying over those desserts.

  2. Sarah says:

    Omg too much cuteness in one blog post! Love your dress!

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