Pokemon Cafe: A Limited Time Restaurant Has Appeared!

Pikachu iced latte

The Pikachu iced latte // CC photo by Fenryl

The Shibuya Parco Pokemon Cafe is only open from January 9, 2015 (Friday) to March 15, 2015 (Sunday).

Making childhood dreams come true, the Parco department store in Shibuya has opened the limited-time Pokémon cafe Ω Ruby & α Sapphire.

As both a fan of pop-up cafes and Pokemon, I dragged my coworker to Shibuya to try as many Pikachu food items as I could physically fit in my stomach.

Upon arriving at Parco, we soon realized that 1pm was much too late to get a seat in the cafe. As I would later learn from the Japanese website Fashion Press, some people waited about 4 hours to get their entry ticket. Deciding to make the most of the trip, we went into the cafe gift shop, which doesn’t require a ticket. My coworker bought a small stuffed Pikachu, which reportedly now lives next to his television.

Sadly, I wasn’t able to try any of the food myself, but Japanese Twitter users uploaded plenty of photos of their trip to the Pokemon cafe. Let’s take a look at the cafe through the eyes of the brave souls who waited hours for their chance to “eat them all.”

Pokemon Cafe Menu

This section will list all the food and drinks at the Pokemon cafe in English (with loose translations of the name). You can see photos at the official Pokemon cafe website.

Food

*All food items come with a complimentary paper placemat.

 

1) An Omelette that Would Make Pikachu Smile

-Price: 1,580 yen

-Comes with magma sauce or aqua sauce

-Comes with complimentary Poke Ball mug      

 

2) Pikachu’s Favorite Hamburg, with a side of Pokeblock and Rare Candy

-Price: 1,380 yen  

 

3) Groudon’s Fire Blast Mapo Tofu

-Price: 1,280 yen  

 

4) Pokemon Cafe’s Potato Chips

-Price: 980 yen

 

Desserts

 

1) Pikachu’s Sweeeeet Pancake

-Price: 1,580 yen

-Comes with complimentary Poke Ball mug

 

2) Pikachu’s Poke Ball Cream Puff and Crepe

-Price: 1,280 yen

 

3) Kyogre’s Hydro Pump Jelly Dessert Plate

-Price: 1,280 yen

 

4) Pikachu’s Electric Shock Cotton Candy Parfait

-Price: 980 yen

 

Drinks

*Each drink comes with a limited-edition coaster.

 

1) Volt Tackle Ginger Ale

-Price: 780 yen

 

2) Pokemon Cafe Mixed Fruit Au Lait

-Price: 680 yen

 

3) Pokemon Cafe Soda Pop

-Price: 580 yen

 

4) Pikachu Latte

-Price: Hot 680 yen/Cold 780 yen

-Comes with cookie featuring Kyogre or Groudon

Pokemon Cafe Extras

1) Even if you don’t manage to get a ticket or you still have some time until your ticket number comes up, you can enter the temporary Pokemon Official Goods Shop right next to the cafe.

2) Near the entrance, inside the store, you can borrow some Pikachu ears and take a photo with a Pokemon Cafe photo backdrop.

3) Across the hall from the Pokemon Cafe, you can get Pokemon toys out of capsule machines.

4) With the sticker making machine right outside the shop, you can make a Pokemon sticker with your name on it (300 yen).

5) From February 6 (Friday), 2015, the Pokemon Cafe will display original Pokemon concept art and other items.

6) If you bring you Ninento 3DS and Pokemon Omega Ruby or Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, you can get a Pikachu from the cafe named “P-cafe” that has attacks such as “Angel’s Kiss” and “Nuzzle.” Plus this special edition Pikachu is holding a heart candy. Yum.

Limited-Time Shibuya Parco Pokemon cafe Details

Open: January 9, 2015 (Friday) to March 15, 2015 (Sunday)

Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 (Last order for food), 22:30 (Last order for drinks)

Venue: THE GUEST Cafe & Diner (Shibuya PARCO PART1 7F)

Address: 〒150-8377 Tokyo, Shibuya, Udagawacho, 15−1

Google Map to Pokemon cafe Shibuya

Official Parco Pokemon Cafe Website

Official Pokemon.com Pokemon Cafe Website

Notes:

– As mentioned above, it’s difficult to get in. You will probably have to wait in line to get a ticket. Get there early!

– When the cafe is crowded, you can only stay for 60 minutes.

– The cafe does not take reservations.

Have you been to the Pokemon Cafe?

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