Hello Kitty Cafe Experience? What? Food? Kawaii things? When? Where? I recently attended the Hello Kitty Cafe event in Sacramento and was super excited to be a part of this experience since I run a curation/recipe/food blog dedicated to Hello Kitty. It was the perfect opportunity and I left with a ton of really awesome surprises which have given me a lot to write about on EatHelloKitty.
Some people had to wait in line for about 3 hours. I felt bad for the children who attended the event since it was so hot and sunny out that morning. I kind of wish the staff would’ve offered water (they did charge everyone $3 for this bow water so maybe that counts) and perhaps parasols or something to keep everyone cool, but what are you going to do? I was pretty shocked at the turnout to be honest but, it IS Hello Kitty and she is kind of a big deal. Still, no mascot of her *cries* but the staff were all extremely friendly and even gave me some extra stickers YUS so that makes up for no Hello Kitty mascot. I loved their pink chef’s coats too and was kinda jelly since I’ve never had the opportunity to wear a pink chef’s coat… just black or white ;-;
I loved spotting a few lolita in the crowd and some older eccentric women kept touching my hair. I felt flattered but violated. Why do us Americans insist on touching each other so much? I didn’t take photos of random people because it’s kinda rude so you’ll have to take my word for it. There were a lot of colorful characters in the crowd though and I enjoyed seeing everyone sport Hello Kitty merch, unlike me, because I was running on 3 hours of sleep and grabbed the first shirt I could find in my closet after hopping out of the shower… which was Pokemon. -_- Ignore those stupid tortoise glasses. They’re temp until my black frames arrive.
I think out of every item I got to try, my favorite was this tangerine macaron. Most of the confections were kind of bland to be honest, but at least they were handmade. I have a full review here. What’s more important is the experience and opportunity I had AND I was able to bring along my children. Fun blogging events is something they look forward to since they’ve had a lot of amazing opportunities thanks to me blogging over the years so it means a lot to me to be able to include them.
As you can see the menu is pretty simple, and it’s understandable since the staff was hard at work catering to a couple thousand people from 10 a.m – 8 p.m which is insane, but it was so lovely to see so many happy people and despite me not being that big of an extrovert, seeing so many smiling faces really made my heart happy and kind of inspired me to try to get out more because trust me, I don’t. I know blogging again on a new platform will contribute to that for sure and I’m looking forward to new adventures. If you’d like more information on when Hello Kitty Cafe will be in your metropolitan area, please follow them on Instagram