On June 5, Sanrio opened the doors to SANRIO CAFE Ikebukuro. A directly-operated and permanent cafe on the first basement floor of Sunshine City Alpa in Ikebukuro, it's sure to put a smile on all Sanrio fans' faces.
SANRIO CAFE Ikebukuro is composed of two areas: a standard cafe space and a cafe wagon corner dedicated to takeaway. Here you can enjoy eating and drinking in the cafe space surrounded by your favorite Sanrio characters, or get some of the delightful drinks and sweets to go.
Cafe Space: Enjoy Pancakes and Latte Art Featuring Popular Sanrio Characters!
The main items on the menu include the "Hamburger" (1000 yen each), "Pancake" (1000 yen each), "Latte Art" (500 yen each), "Smoothie" (600 yen each), and an assortment of other drinks (250 yen each).
Different drinks and foods feature popular characters such as Hello Kitty, Gudetama, Little Twin Stars, Kuromi, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, and Kero Kero Keroppi.
*All prices include tax, the same applies below
Sweets & Original Merch! Cafe Wagon Corner Serves Outstanding Takeout
Sweets are the main menu item here. In addition to "Hello Kitty Yaki Donuts" (230-250 yen), "Daifuku 4-Piece Set" (800 yen), various drinks (250 yen each), "Crepes" (600 yen each) and "Ice cream" (500 yen each) are available.
Also, original merch is on sale at the cafe wagon corner. Some of the highlights include the "Mini Tote" (2 types; 800 yen each), "Key Holder" (20 types in total; 500 yen each), "Can Badge" (2 types; 300 yen each), "Clear File" (2 types; 200 yen each), and "Fluffy Mascot" (4 types; 800 yen each). This is exactly the kind of adorable lineup that will make fans want to collect them all!
COVID Measures are Perfect! Healing Cafe Filled with Kawaii
At Sanrio Cafe Ikebukuro, as a measure against Covid, employees are wearing masks, washing and sanitizing their hands, and conducting thorough health management. And to maintain social distancing, the policy is to provide seat guidance with a vacant seat between guests. Plus, hand sanitizer is available; a plastic sneeze guard is in front of the cash register; and frequent cleaning of the store using a disinfectant solution is performed.
In addition to striving to maintain a good social distance between customers, a coin tray is used for cash and card payments.
As a customer, you will be asked to wear a mask when you come to the store, line up at intervals of 1.5 m when you are waiting for the cashier, and cover your mouth or nose with a mask or handkerchief when you cough or sneeze. But if you feel unwell, try visiting the shop another time when feeling better.
*The above article is based on information from June 2020
SANRIO CAFE Ikebukuro「SANRIO CAFE 池袋店」（サンリオカフェ池袋店）
- Address Sunshine City Alpa B1F, 1-28-1 Higashi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
- Phone Number 03-5985-5600
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Last order at 8:00 p.m.)
Regular holiday: Same as the shopping mall
Number of seats: 44 seats (maximum of 22 seats when operating with alternate seats)
*The number of seats may change
Size: 48.5sqm (take-out: 15sqm, eat-in: 20sqm)
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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