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Harajuku in Tokyo has always been known as the place where bold fashion comes to life, vibrant colours dot the streets, and Lolita dressing reigns supreme. It is where you find all things crazy and out-of-the-world.
Among its multitude of themed cafes sits Kawaii Monster Café, a kaleidoscopic spot that has been attracting visitors ever since it opened its doors in late 2015. The interiors reflect the essence of Harajuku dreams—gigantic lips, swirling colours, and kiddie carousels. Even their food is colourful!
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Kawaii Monster Café is meant to be a visual representation of the spirit of Harajuku; and they did not fall short of expectation. The inside of the space is supposedly the stomach of Choppy, the café’s ambassador.
Upon arrival, you do not just get assigned to an ordinary seat with wooden tables and chairs. Kawaii Monster Café is broken up into four themed areas; take your pick from Mushroom Disco, Milk Stand, Bar Experiment, and the Mel-Tea Room.
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Even the culinary experience in Kawaii Monster Café is colourful. The Colourful Rainbow Pasta features rainbow noodles and is paired with five unique coloured sauces. The Melty Pancake is a mountain of pink cream, while the Colourful Poison Parfait is decorated with chunks of flashy meringues.
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But of course, Harajuku is not complete without cute dressing and cosplay, so it is no surprise that the cafe has their very own Monster Girls.
Kawaii Monster Café consists of everything you would imagine Harajuku to be, and a trip to the district would not be complete without stopping by this cafe.
Kawaii Monster Café
YM square building 4F
4-31-10, Jingumae, Shibuya,Tokyo
Tel: +81 03-5413-6142
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 4.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Harajuku