Yesterday The Husbun and I visited the newly opened permanent Pokemon Cafe in Nihonbashi Takashiyama. Japan has had Pokemon cafes before, but this one also brings a new extensive store, Pokemon Center Tokyo DX .
The cafe works with a reservation system only, so you’ll have to reserve your seats and select your visiting times in advance. The reservation is free and the time is limited to 90 min. Right now it’s very popular as it has been open for less than a month, so you might have to wait a few days to go.
The place is amazing! I really loved the Pokemon decoration, open space and beautiful lighting. It doesn’t feel crowded at all and the style is both adorable and classy.
The menu is 100% Pokemon inspired with prices ranging from 600￥ to under 2000￥. Quality is quite good despite the visual factor. These kind of cute dishes rarely taste incredibly delicious but we enjoyed our food and drink a lot.
We ordered the Mimikyu pancakes (crepe-covered pancakes with cream, chocolate and fruits), Eevee parfait (it was huge! layers of ice-cream, cake, mascarpone and fruits) and two coffees. If you like the Eevee and Pikachu mug with your latte, you can buy it for 1000￥ each. Everything plus the Pikachu mug I got, was around 5000￥.
The best thing about the Pokemon cafe is that a Pikachu mascot comes out to play! 🙂 Pikachu will do the pika-dance, interact with costumers, roam around and pose for pictures. It’s the same type of costume that they use in the Pikachu Parade!
The menu has a few languages to choose from and the staff speaks some English as well, so it’s definitely very foreigner-friendly.
The cafe store and the Pokemon Center store have tons of merchandising! Don’t forget to check it out.