If you are a fan of Sanrio's adorable Golden Retriever character PomPomPurin, then what better way to celebrate than at one of his cafes? Here is an introduction to the latest PomPomPurin Cafe that opened in Yokohama in Kanagawa prefecture, the latest addition to the cafes in Harajuku, Tokyo and Umeda, Osaka.
There's no mistaking the cafe as its facade has PomPomPurin's silhouette awaiting you.
Inside, the Café is divided into two sections with a maritime theme, in line with Yokohama´s history as a port city.
The furniture is all color coordinated to match PomPomPurin's custard pudding appearance, and there is also a long cushioned bench lining the wall with fluffy cushions, inviting you to spend a relaxed afternoon while enjoying your meals.
When you enter the Café you will be welcomed by a statue of PomPomPurin which is also a memory-photo spot for the customers.
In all of the three Cafés you will find a corner where you can purchase limited merchandise of the characters, like stuffed animals, pillows, pencil cases, pouches, hand mirrors, bags, t-shirts, key charms and much more.
Choose between food like pasta or curry, desserts like parfait, cakes or pancakes and drinks like coffee and soda. Every meal and drink comes with its own lovely PomPomPurin design.
The average price range for food is between 990 yen and 1,490 yen, the desserts start at 500 yen and the drinks are between 750 yen and 790 yen. (All prices excluding tax)
WAttention staff decided for the "LoveLove hot Marshmallow Latte" (790 yen) ...
...and the "Ice on Mango Soda" (750 yen).
Regarding the food we ordered the "Good Friend Cup de Taco Rice" (1,290 yen (+tax))...
...and the "PomPomPurin Seafood Doria Plate" (1,490 yen), which is only available at the Yokohama branch. As a present you will receive a new sample of the little mug.
For dessert we chose the "PomPomPurin marine Frenchtoast" (1,290 yen)...
...and the "Macaron-chan apricot Pudding" (500 yen), both limited to the Yokohama branch.
Everything tasted as good as it looked and was definitely worth the price.The specially designed plates, cups and cutlery made the experience a lot of fun!
If you are lucky, PomPomPurin and his little friend will also accompany you while eating.
PomPomPurin Café - Yokohama
Yokohama Sotetsu Square
Opening hours: 10:00 ～ 21:00 (last order 20:30)
Access: JR [Yokohama Station] - West Exit: 5min walk
Sotetsu Line [Yokohama Station] 2min walk