Set in a whimsical paradise setting, the first Singapore Hello Kitty Cafe, at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3, offers an array of food and beverage choices that will certainly leave all Hello Kitty fans sated.
The Hello Kitty Orchid Garden is adorned with pots of fresh orchids, the national flower of Singapore. The cafe is specially designed to emulate the country’s “garden city” vibe for a uniquely Singaporean aesthetic which also resembles that of a glass house. The spacious interior is dotted with iron swings and splashes of greens, exuding an idyllic vibe which adds on to the fun and easy mood!
You can also pose for pictures with the first double-bowed Hello Kitty, and also take home Singapore-exclusive Hello Kitty merchandise that will be launched seasonally. You can also expect Hello Kitty-inspired tea blends, plush toys, grow-it-yourself plant kits and also postcards.
As for the food, expect a fusion of local and Asian influences. The cafe features a selection of all-day breakfast delights, mains and sharing dishes as well as Hello Kitty-inspired desserts.
Most of the food is served with wood, ceramics and glassware to complement the garden theme. Some notable dishes include the Big Breakfast Surprise (S$18.50 – US$13.38), Cowabunga! Wagyu (S$24), which is a rendition of the Singaporean beef rendang Nonya dish, as well as Pandan Panna Cotta.
A fun fact about the Hello Kitty Orchid Garden is that it makes its own gelatos exclusive to the cafe. My favourites were the Chocolate Peanut Buttercup and the pistachio flavours.
Hello Kitty Cafe is open 24 hour a day.
Cassan Tan is a Singapore blogger specialising in food, fashion and beauty. Her blog is called C for Cassan.