Let’s be honest. People do not really go to themed cafes for the food-food per se, but to experience the fun and interactivity.
Perhaps also to find a piece of their childhood – especially for character cafes.
Many themed cafes operate as pop-up concepts, with a 3 month to a year duration, such as the
coming Mr. Men & Little Miss Café (which will switch to Mr Little Pony Cafe); and My Melody Café Singapore which will likely last till to the end of the year.
Because diners can be fickle, and a good portion of customers could be there just for photo opportunities.
For those which last, think DC Super Heroes Café, they continue to revamp their menu and offer seasonal offerings to keep attracting people back.
Here are 11 Themed Cafes In Singapore for you to take loads of #OOTD and #Foodporn shots:
My Melody Cafe Singapore
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #01-361 Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
It is as pink as it gets as My Melody マイメロディ, the good-natured white rabbit finally has its own café in Singapore.
Themed as the “Strawberry Paradise”, My Melody Café Singapore has a garden themed interior, with heavy use of strawberries.
The curated menu is designed by food stylist @littlemissbento, who is also the menu consultant over at Gudetama Café Singapore.
You can expect 5 mains, 6 desserts and 7 exquisitely My Melody-inspired beverages. Key signature dishes include the Princess Bunny ($18.90) – Japanese Curry Rice featuring pink-tinted My Melody shaped rice made with beetroot, included with crispy chicken karaage, creamy mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts and carrots. My Melody Café Singapore (Suntec City)
My Little Pony Pop-Up Café
Kumoya @ 8 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199320
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 9.30pm (Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun), 12.00pm – 10.30pm (Fri, Sat), Last Order 30 minutes before closing, Closed Mon
Duration: 27th September (12pm) to 30 December 2018
The My Little Pony may just revive those those childhood memories and rainbow dreams with their magical ponies.
This is the latest Kumoya pop-up café, which will be held from 27 September 2018 to the 30 December 2018. It is also South East Asia’s and Singapore’s first My Little Pony pop-up café.
As with their previous pop-up, Kumoya will be transformed with rainbows, happy colours. The menu, designed by the talented Little Miss Bento, will feature their 6 star ponies – Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Twilight Sparkle. (Note: The menu is not Halal certified, but with no pork, no lard and no alcohol.)
Special items include Magic Friendship Rainbow Big Breakfast ($24.90) – toasted house rainbow bread with chicken and beef sausages, scrambled eggs and cute cheese stars; Friendship Meets Love Seafood Curry ($28.90); Twilight Sparkle Soaring Skies Chicken Katsu Burger ($22.90) and dessert of Pinkie Pie Pack-a-Punch Strawberry Cake ($17.90).
DC Super Heroes Cafe – Takashimaya
391A Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, #02-13, Singapore 238873 (Next to Taxi Stand)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Reservations: +65 6262 1918
DC Super Heroes Cafe – The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue, Bay Level, L1-03/04/05, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11pm (Mon – Thu), 11:30am – 11:30pm (Fri), 11am – 11:30pm (Sat), 11am – 11pm (Sun)
Reservations: +65 6688 7610
DC Super Heroes Cafe first made its appearance at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, complete with retail and F&B space.
Fast forward to 2018, the DC Super Heroes Cafe team decided to create another universe right in the heart of Orchard, at Takashimaya level 2.
The kitchen is helmed by Celebrity Chef Martin Woo, a well-known and award-winning veteran in the F&B industry, and the cafe showcases a total of more than 150 items of food, drinks and desserts.
The recommended is the Superman Original Free Range Chicken Burger ($25.90).
The burger scores in terms of its packaging – Decked in a box with the iconic red and yellow “S” logo, this comes with a chicken patty burger served with bacon, gouda cheese and sunny-side up egg, sandwiched between 2 fluffy brioche buns. DC Super Heroes Café (Takashimaya)
Cartoon Network Cafe By The Soup Spoon Union
83 Punggol Central, #B1-12, Waterway Point Mall, Singapore 828761
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
As a collaboration with Cartoon Network for a year, the 93-seaters Soup Spoon Union at Punggol Waterway Point has undergone a revamp with Cartoon Network wallpaper, toys, plushies and a dedicated corner for cartoon sketching.
Each of the cartoon characters will be available in the Appetisers ($8.90 – $10.90), Mains ($14.90 – $23.80), Desserts ($12.90 – $16.80) and Drinks ($4.50 – $10.90) section of the menu.
Appetisers include Adventure Time BBQ Drumlets (6pcs for $8.90), Powerpuff Potpie ($10.90), Ben 10 Baked Fries & Meatballs (6pcs for $8.90), Pan-pan Carlzone ($10.90).
My favourite was the Powerpuff Potpie ($10.90) that came with a choice of Velvety Mushroom or Clam Chowder.
However, presentation and creativity of dishes didn’t seem to be as strong over here, with some characters reflected by a token graphics print-out. Cartoon Network Café (Waterway Point)
Hello Kitty Orchid Garden
Arrival Hall Central #01-22, Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily
Singapore’s 1st Hello Kitty Café. Named as “Hello Kitty Orchid Garden”, the interior and menu is inspired by Singapore’s national flower.
Some local influence has been woven into the menu, which comprises of all-day breakfast fare and an array of Kitty-fied desserts, including gelato sundaes, waffles, pastries and tea cakes.
Its recommended item include a Big Breakfast Surprise ($18.50), Kitty Meets Benedict ($17.50 with Hollandaise sauce done two ways in yuzu and dill, Enchanted Forest quesadillas ($17.90), Cowabunga Wagyu ($24), Kitty Goes Fishing salmon ($23.90), and The Cat in Paradise dessert ($18.50).
Located at Terminal 3’s Arrival Hall Central, the cafe is opened 24/7. Food-wise, so-so lah. Hello Kitty Orchid Garden (Changi Airport T3)
Gudetama Cafe Singapore
Suntec City Mall #01-361/362/363/364 (West Wing), 3 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun) Last Order 9:30pm
Created after popular Sanrio Character Gudetama, the Gudetama Café is started by homegrown brands Joe & Dough and The Soup Spoon.
The menu consists of 10 main courses, 4 side dishes, 5 desserts, 2 kids’ meals and a range of specialty drinks. Prices for main courses range from $18.00 to $38.00 and prices for side dishes start from $12.50.
Signature items include “I’m Cold” Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict ($26.90) – poached eggs with smoked salmon over mashed avocado on brioche toast drizzled with Yuzu hollandaise sauce, served with seasonal greens; Gudetama Lobster Onsen ($16.00) – lobster bisque with poached egg in bread bowl served with seasonal greens; and “Shoyu Ramen” Set ($21.50).
The “Ramen” dessert is made with chocolate and feuilletine cake topped with layers of chestnut Mont Blanc and earl grey jelly, served with a side of panna cotta and sweetened rose tea.
Of all the character cafes in Singapore, the dining crowd here seems to be the most consistent. Gudetama Café (Suntec City)
33 Tessensohn Road Singapore 217656
Opening Hours: 4 – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 12 – 11pm (Sat, Sun, PH)
Hungry Heroes is not only for the kids, but adults as well, serving big-sized hearty portioned foods and platters such as gigantic burgers, twice-cooked Pork Ribs, specialty meats like the Bacon Karate Chop and the Nuclear Fission Angus Beef Cheeks.
There are many original and licensed superhero memorabilia from Marvel & other comics on display, including life-sized statues, head busts, figurines and movie posters.
A F.R.I.E.N.D.S themed café Central Perk Singapore at Central Mall Magazine Road. This is the only cafe outside of the United States that has been granted the intellectual property rights by Warner Brothers.
Fans can take a wonderful memory lane at Central Perk, get into the nostalgia mode, as much attention has been put into the details and décor.
There are pieces of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross found all around. Some iconic features include Monica’s kitchen, Rachel’s runaway wedding dress, Phoebe’s cat (found in the guitar case), Chandler and Joey’s foosball table.
The dishes on the menu are decided after the team watched the entire show and picked out representative food items.
The mains include Janice’s Oh My God Baby Back Ribs ($39), Ahh Unagi ($36), Phoebe’s I Can’t Eat Meat Steak ($69), Chandler’s Thanksgiving Whole Roasted Chicken ($36), Joey’s Fisherman Stew ($38) and Joey’s You’re My Everest Turkey ($36).
Prices look way up north, and are probably 30-40% than the typical café benchmark level, and the price range was mostly due to the high franchise fee. Central Perk Singapore (Central Mall)
Charlie Brown Café
Cathay Cineleisure 8 Grange Road, #04-01, Singapore 239695 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am – 2am (Fri – Sat)
The first Peanuts Comic Strip themed café in South East Asia, decorated with favourite Peanuts character sculptures (I like Linus, you?)
Their menu is quite expensive, includes All-Day Breakfast (prices between $6.80 – $12.80), Mains such as Charlie Brown Chicken Rice ($13.80, nothing Charlie Brown on it though), Pastas ($12.80 – $16.80), Pizzas and Desserts.
The popular items include the Snoppy’s Lava Cake ($8.80) and American Cheese Cake ($7.80)
Good to know: The Charlie Brown Café is Halal-certified, and there is no service charge.
DreamWorks KouKou Cafe
201 Victoria Street Bugis+ Level 5 #05-04/05/06
Tel: +65 6634 2682
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily
A DreamWorks KouKou Café has opened at Bugis Plus. It is named after the Chinese word “口”, and features bite-sized incarnations of the well-loved characters from iconic DreamWorks animated movies – Kungfu Panda, Madagascar, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls.
Started by the same folks behind Gudetama Café Singapore, the one-year pop-up café would be the first KouKou’s themed café in the world.
Some of the mains include Beef Ogre Pho ($14.90), Night Fury Steak Rice ($18.50), Peek-A-Boo Cold Soba ($14) and “Hug Time” Curry Rice ($16.50). (Emmm… could do better with the naming.)
1094 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 328192
Tel: +65 6204 6003
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Platform 1094, commonly known as the Harry Potter café, is the first wizardry themed café in Singapore.
The menu is specially designed to bring a magical touch to many of the dishes, drinks and even desserts, and restaurant decorated with specially imported furniture, wood-panelled ceiling and castle-like brick walls.
One of its special feature is the Afternoon Tea Set ($55 for 2 pax) which includes an assortment of savoury highlights such as canapés served using edible magical ladle to a colourful medley of sweet treats, complete with golden bird cage and mystical black plating.
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My Melody Café Singapore (Suntec City)