Pokémon Café Singapore – Maybe Don’t Have To Catch ‘Em All. At Bugis Junction Till 10 Aug
[Updated] Pika Pika… Gotta Catch ‘Em All! EwF at Bugis Junction will be changed to a Pokémon Café till 10 August. Despite less than favourable reviews on the FOOD, the last date of this pop-up has been extended for 10 days. Well, well.
This ‘pop-up’ café will take over Everything With Fries at Level 4. Interestingly, many “Character Cafes” happen to be in Singapore these 2 months.
The café will feature Pikachu as the main character, in the café’s original menu conceptualised and inspired by Pokémon characters and stories.
A photo booth is installed at the cafe near the entrance. Don’t be surprised if you see a Pikachu mascot appearing too. (Pika, Pika, so cute by the way.)
The café is decked out with Pokémon imagery, café placemats and coasters made exclusively for Pokémon café.
These are the two dishes you may be more inclined to order.
Every order of the Pikachu Smiling Rice Omelette with Magma Sauce ($25) and Pikachu’s Sweeeeet Pancake ($20) will come with a Pokéball mug that you can take home. (Don’t worry, they will give you a new cup.)
Pikachu Smiling Rice Omelette with Magma Sauce! ($25.00)
Big Pikachu face made of saffron rice, with ears made of egg omelette. Served with Primal Groudon’s magma sauce.
Battle on Pikachu! Level-up with Rare Candy! ($20.00)
Beef Patty and mashed potatoes covered with crepe. Pikachu with ears made of monaka. You will find vegetables in the shape of a Pokéball in the salad.
Special Move “Fire Blast”! Primal Groudon’s Bolognese ($20.00)
Pokémon cafe’s Truffle Fries ($12.00)
Pikachu’s Sweeeeet Pancake ($20.00)
Primal Kyogre’s Dessert Plate ($15.00)
Special move “Hydro Pump” is represented with jelly and candy, served with Pokéball made with white chocolate and custard cream.
Pikachu’s Thunder Shock” Parfait ($15)
Fluffy and crackling cotton candy ball with sponge cake in the parfait.
Original Pokémon café merchandise, such as T-shirts ($29.90 for adults, $26.90 for kids), keychains ($5.50) and a tote bag ($18.90) have been produced specially for the café and will be sold exclusively at the café in Singapore alongside other official Pokémon products.
For Nintendo fans, PARCO Singapore has also partnered with the sole and official distributor of Nintendo products in Singapore to give away original Pikachu characters in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games for Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL/2DS.
Customers need to present their official receipts from the Pokemon café at the cashier to receive a one-time download serial code.
There is a special takeaway menu in which a Pokeball Cream-puff is available at $5.90 each, $20.90 for a box of 4, which is a typical choux puff pastry with vanilla custard fillings.
So what you see is what you get, somewhat different from the ‘stock photos’ that was circulating around previously.
Do note that EwF in Bugis has a relatively small space of about 40 seats, and is unlikely to accommodate too many people. That means, queueing for Pikachu fans WILL take a long time. Can get quite hot too as space is constricted.
As many of the food and drink items require time for preparation to get the figure and shape right, do be prepared to wait for them to be served.
The (possible) good news is: This is a pop-up format, and the café MAY extend, or change into another character depending on the response. (I happened to see the owner of EwF and hinted her to bring in Doreamon… please, please, please.)
Pokémon Café Singapore
200 Victoria Street, #04-05, Bugis Junction Singapore 188021 (Bugis MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (May 27 – Jul 31)
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* The media was invited to take photos for Pokémon Café, but unfortunately didn’t have the opportunity to eat. Oh well.
September 25, 2016
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