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A Hello Kitty café is coming to London!

It's a childhood dream come true

Hello Kitty cafe
Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
16 August 2017
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If you grew up obsessed with all things Hello Kitty, you're going to want to plan a trip to London, pronto! A pop-up café dedicated to the lovable character is set to launch in the capital for five weeks from 1 September, and it sounds incredible.

The pop-up will launch at the Fitzrovia branch of London café group Tombo from 1 September to 8 October, and will have a range of Hello Kitty-inspired treats on the menu. So what can you expect? Dishes will include a Hello Kitty poké bowl, ice cream sundaes, cupcakes and a number of other sweet treats.

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A Hello Kitty-themed cafe is coming to London

A special range of Hello Kitty teas has also been created, including matcha latte and ceremonial grade matcha tins. And if you want to take a souvenir home there will also be Hello Kitty merchandise for sale, selling everything from tote bags to posters.

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Tombo is a Japanese café chain that predominantly sells Poké sushi and matcha tea. It has three branches throughout London, and while the Soho and South Kensington branches won't host their own pop-ups, they will be selling Hello Kitty merchandise throughout September.

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The cafe will serve a range of Hello Kitty-themed treats

The upcoming launch comes a year after another London café, Cutter & Squidge, hosted a pop-up that included Hello Kitty afternoon tea and sweet treats. The iconic character has inspired a number of foodie attractions around the world, including permanent cafés in Tokyo, Beijing and Changi Airport Singapore.

Hello Kitty fans can even board branded Eva Air flights in some parts of the world, stay in Hello Kitty-themed hotel rooms or even give birth in the Hello Kitty maternity ward in Taiwan! Closer to home, fans of the character will love the Hello Kitty Secret Garden at Drusillas Park in Sussex, with themed rides dedicated to the cartoon.

The Hello Kitty pop-up café will open at Tombo Fitzrovia, 4 Windmill St, Fitzrovia, near Tottenham Court Road station, W1T 2HZ.

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