April 5, 2016
This is not a drill.
This April, Southeast Asia’s very first POMPOMPURIN Café will be making its grand entrance at none other than our very own Orchard Central, right here in Singapore. The charming little Sanrio character (is he half bear? Half milk pudding? Well actually he’s just a golden retriever dog with a sassy brown beret) will take centre stage with a menu of cutesy-styled food and beverages, merchandise, and all things Pompompurin.
And this isn’t just any regular sugary Sanrio-themed café. Every Pompompurin Café in the world adopts a theme unique to the local likes and culture; as such, the Singapore café will be furnished according to a “Garden City” theme, complete with lush greenery and (we’re hoping!) pretty blooms.
The first thing you see when you walk into this Pompompurin paradise is the signature Pompompurin Gate, followed by the Pompompurin & Friends Tree. Take a seat at the 4-seater “Tomodachi House” booths, and try not to freak out the cutlery, table mats, and surrounding wallpaper – all Pompompurin-themed, of course.
But obviously, the star attraction has got to be the cutesy food. Ranging from Coconut Milk Chicken Curry ($17.90) to Pompompurin-shaped taco rice (in a “Cup of Friendship”, no less), to Pancake Towers ($21.99) and Mango Pairfait ($19.99), there’s something for everyone, sweet or savoury tooth. Most excitingly, any purchase of a dish marked with the Pompompurin mug logo entitles you to bring home a brand new Pompompurin mug at the end of the meal – on the house. The café will also be home to exclusive Pompompurin merchandise, if you’re looking for other non-edible souvenirs to fuel your obsession.
By now, you’re probably as dizzy from seeing the word Pompompurin as we are from typing it. The café officially opens its doors on 18 April 2016, and we can safely say it’s not going to be a quiet affair. Slap on your war paint and get your queue game on, because the Pompompurin world domination has already begun.
Hello Kitty who?
Pompompurin Cafe opens 18 April 2016, at 181 Orchard Road #04-08, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896, opening hours: 11am to 10.30pm. instagram.com/pompompurincafesg