Hello Kitty Cafe in Korea

| May 6, 2012

Hello Kitty Cafe in Korea | Hello Kitty is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, first designed by Yuko Shimizu. Hello Kitty is portrayed as a female white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow. The character is a staple of the kawaii (cute) segment of Japanese popular culture. The Hello Kitty trademark has spread globally and for that, in 2003, Sanrio earned over $1 billion annually in sales outside of Japan. Hello Kitty was originally aimed at pre-adolescent females. Hello Kitty’s market has broadened to include grown up consumers. She can be found on a variety of products ranging from school supplies to fashion accessories and high-end consumer products. Now that it has become so popular, there is even a cafe with Hello Kitty theme in Korea and Japan.

Outside of the cafe

One of the Hello Kitty Cafe in Korea is located at Hong Dae (Hong Ik University Station, Subway Line 2). Anyone who are enthusiastic with Hello Kitty will be amazed when they see such cutesy stuff.

Signage outside the cafe

Stepping inside this cafe will give one a soothing vibe that was comfortable and peaceful. It is pink overload, nevertheless the ambiance  was set perfectly for a nice conversation over a cup of coffee with your friends.

The cashier counter

As Korean are famous with their tradition of having elegant chat in a coffee house or even a restaurant, the Koreans are keeping this elegant chat in business. Cushions of cuteness, twee-flavored coffee, waffles, splashed and sprayed with Hello Kitty theme is all what is expected to be found in this cafe.

Cappucino with Hello Kitty face powdered on top

Interior of the cafe

All this is combined with a pink walls, Hello Kitty memorabilia, which will make the guest of mostly kawaii Korean girls and even families and tourists feel so comfy and as if they are in a cartoon world even for a while. It will indeed be an unforgetable visit.

Source: AsiaObscura


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Category: East Asia, Food and Dines

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