The very first Hello Kitty Grand Cafe is finally here! No longer just a pop-up mobile cafe, the Irvine Spectrum is now home to a permanent Hello Kitty Cafe. The front of the restaurant offers hot donuts, mini cakes, merchandise, along with hot and iced drinks, served from behind a to-go counter. If this wasn’t awesome enough, more magic lies behind the door with a golden bow.

Bow Door at Hello Kitty Cafe

Knock on the golden bow and get ushered in (with a reservation of course) into the Bow Room. Enjoy afternoon tea or evening cocktails in this gorgeous pink room with a large bar, comfortable booths, and Hello Kitty pillows gracing the velvet chairs.

 

Afternoon Tea

Wednesday - Friday 11 am - 4 pm

Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

A traditional afternoon tea service for at least 2 guests includes hot tea, seasonal fruit, scones, tea sandwiches, mini cakes, and savory treats.

$55 per 2 guests

Reservations are required and are available up to 30 days in advance.

Tea service is booked for two people, or multiples of two.

 

Interior of the Bow Room at Hello Kitty Grand Cafe   Tea plate at Hello Kitty Cafe

Tea pastries at Hello Kitty Cafe   Tea pastries at Hello Kitty Cafe

We enjoyed afternoon tea - a sweet affair of relaxing on velvet lined booths with waiter service and savory and sweet treats. Hot teas with a large variety of selections were served in Hello Kitty themed pitchers which we poured into sturdy porcelain mugs. Rosehips, hibiscus, Earl Grey, Japanese cherry, and lychee peach were a few of the options. Tea service began with fresh fruit topped with sweet whipped cream and dashed with a Hello Kitty imprint. Next, a waitress brought a large golden tower with three trays of savory and sweet bites with two of each food item. A delicious pretzel croissant with smoked salmon, a mini waffle cone with egg, and a tart shell with pesto, tomatoes, and cheese were some of our favorite savory bites. A mini cupcake carefully decorated with a mini leaf and stem was one of the delicious little sweets, but the chocolate layered cake was the biggest surprise with the delectable and melt-in-your-mouth texture that made it our favorite sweet. And who could resist the adorable Hello Kitty mini cake?


Cocktails at Hello Kitty Cafe

Cocktail Service

Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 5 pm - 9 pm

Friday and Saturday 5 pm - 11 pm

Enjoy creative cocktails with a Hello Kitty twist from master mixologists during cocktail hour in the Bow Room. Or choose from the wine list including a selection of the varietals from the exclusive Hello Kitty collection.

Reservations are recommended but walk-ins may be admitted if space allows.

 

The cocktails at the Bow Room Bar are as creative as Hello Kitty and all her friends. Recognizable creations such as a pina colada have been twisted into something special, such as a “Dear Daniel” - a bright blue concoction of mezcal, tequila, pineapple, lime, and spirulina, topped with a salted coconut whip. Served in creative glasses, some come with a metal straw with a spoon at the bottom so that all the delicious elements of the drink can be enjoyed.

Cocktail service at Hello Kitty Cafe1974 Old Fashioned - your choice of an old fashioned whiskey, black walnut, bitters, or classic negroni - gin, cocci rosa, bitter bianco served with a Hello Kitty ice cube

You Had Me At Hello - cachaca, aperol, lemon, sherry, and pineapple

Pink Bow - gin, raspberry, lemon, liquor 43, aquafaba

Hello Kit-Tea at Hello Kitty CafeHello Kit-Tea - Japanese whiskey, jasmine tea, lime, depaz syrup, yuzu, cream

Cocktails at Hello Kitty CafePicture Perfect - bison grass vodka, strawberry shrub, lemon, strawberry popping boba

Dear Daniel - mezcal, tequila, pineapple, lime, spiraling, salted coconut whip

Eleven Dash One - gin, tonic, cucumber, watermelon

 

 

Hello Kitty Grand Cafe

Monday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pm
Friday 11 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday 10 am - 9 pm

Counter service with sweet treats, iced, and hot drinks. No reservations required.

Counter at Hello Kitty Cafe

Birthday cake at Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty statue at Hello Kitty Cafe

Mini cakes at Hello Kitty Cafe