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5 Fun Reasons You Should Definitely Go to the Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Cafe

If you’re like me and loved everything Sanrio growing up, then you’re going to love the Hello Kitty Cafe! They launched this permanent location at the Westfield Santa Anita, located in Arcadia – just 20 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles (on a good day). It’s on the first floor and it’s such a fun experience. Here’s 5 reasons you should go to the Hello Kitty Cafe!

You’re a fan!

Sanrio was a huge in the 80s and 90s and if you’re reading this, you probably are familiar with their products. Hello Kitty was the main face of their brand but there were also other characters (my favorite was Pochacco) for every type of personality. They were fun characters that you could relate to and I remember having all sorts of school supplies from Sanrio – it’s definitely nostalgic!

You love the color pink!

It’s no secret that Hello Kitty loves the color pink! So with the staff wearing pink uniforms, pink cups and boxes, this is a pink lover’s dream.

You love coffee or tea!

They have a great selection of coffees and teas which wouldn’t be complete without the Hello Kitty details. You’ll get Hello Kitty or a bow in your latte and their teas are very delicious. My favorite tea was the rosewater iced tea!

You love cake!

I am definitely a lover of sweet things, including cakes and pastries. So when I saw the birthday cake that they were selling, I was pretty shocked (and hungry)! It’s the most popular thing on their menu and you can see why.

You want to take a picture for Instagram!

I’m not ashamed to say that part of the reason why I went here was to take a flatlay for my Instagram! With all the beautiful details and marble table tops, you can’t take a bad picture at the Hello Kitty Cafe.

Watch our video of the Hello Kitty cafe:


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