Located in Tokyo, Pompompurin Cafe (ポムポムプリンカフェ) is a themed cafe revolving around Sanrio’s golden retriever mascot, Pompompurin. With both adorably designed food and huggable plush toys in abundance, the cafe makes for a comfy dining spot.
Adorably decorated interior
Established in 2014, Pompompurin Cafe has a total of 4 branches in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, and Nagoya, with its main and busiest branch situated in Tokyo.
The moment you enter, you’ll be welcomed by a statue of Pompompurin in the middle of the cafe, beckoning you to step forward. Seats are strategically placed around the Pompompurin statue, which means that if you choose a good spot, you get to stare at the giant mascot throughout your meal. Whether that’s a boon or a bane, we’ll leave it up to you to decide.
Image credit: Infinia Co., Ltd./SANRIO CO., LTD.
Throughout the cafe, you’d find Pompompurin plush toys dotting the place. Customers are free to pick up one to cuddle with or use as a photo prop. Just be careful with it while you’re eating!
Matching Pompompurin’s pudding-like colour scheme, the cafe staff’s uniform sports a brown and yellow design. The uniform was recently changed in July 2022 to better match Pompompurin Cafe’s interior and concept.
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Image credit: @pap.ico1230
Aside from its interior and staff uniform, Pompompurin Cafe also offers menu items modelled after the golden retriever mascot. For instance, the Soufflé Omelette Rice (¥1,450, ~USD10.61) is made to look like Pompompurin napping while half-covered with a blanket.
Soufflé Omelette Rice.
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Due to its cute design, the Soufflé Omelette Rice is one of the most popular dishes amongst customers.
As for drinks, we recommend getting Pudding-kun’s Custard Pudding Latte (¥880, ~USD6.44) and Muffin-kun’s Bittersweet Cafe Mocha (¥880, ~USD6.44). Both drinks come with Pompompurin-shaped snack chilling on a layer of whipped cream – how adorable
Pudding-kun’s Custard Pudding Latte and Muffin-kun’s Bittersweet Cafe Mocha.
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If you still have room for desserts, wrap up your meal with the Pudding-kun’s Shiny Parfait ¥1,150 (~USD8.42).
Purin-kun Shiny Parfait.
Image adapted from: @tokyo.lunch.urouro
The parfait contains mango and Nata de Coco at its base to add an extra touch of refreshing texture and sweetness.
Getting to Pompompurin Cafe
From food to staff uniform, Pompompurin Cafe is fully dedicated to repping its representative Sanrio character. The cafe is a 3-minute walk from Harajuku Station and a 7-minute walk from Meiji Jingūmae Station.
Address: 3F Cute Cube Harajuku, 1 Chōme-7-1 Jingūmae, Shibuya City, 150-0001 Tokyo
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-8pm (Last food order at 7pm, last drink order at 7.30pm) | Sun & Sun 10am-8pm (Last food order at 7pm, last drink order at 7.30pm)
Contact: 5037-03-9712 | Pompompurin Cafe website
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