Guess what!? During our visit to Singapore last time, we visited the famous Hello Kitty cafe in Changi Airport. Located in Changi Airport Terminal 3, the cafe was just opened in the middle of this year and it was the hype of the town since I read in some blogs that people to queue 4-5 hours long to be seated.
Inspired by Singapore’s national flower, the cafe is named as Hello Kitty Orchid Garden, decorated as a glasshouse in a garden like with greenery and orchids, a perfect hideaway from the crowd. The cafe itself is opened 24 hour, the first 24-hour-Hello Kitty Cafe in the world, so you don’t have to worry if your plane transit in the middle of the night, as you can still visit this cute cafe. Inside the cafe, you will see an elegant garden, instead of cute themed restaurant. The logo and face of Hello Kitty are presented subtly unlike the one in Hello Kitty Cafe in Korea. Perhaps, this functions to attract broader customer, not only for Hello Kitty fans.
Hello Kitty cafe offers not only elegant decoration of its layout, but it also offers a well balanced menu, from afternoon tea sets to popular brunch and breakfast fare with the Hello Kitty signatures. Hello Kitty Orchid Garden is operated by Europa Specialty Restaurants, a subsidiary owned by ABR Holdings Ltd which also operates Swensen’s and Tip Top Curry Puffs in Singapore. Thus, we are not surprised that the cafe also provides various desserts and sweets, such as gelato sundaes, waffles, pastries, and tea cakes. Some handcrafted beverages are also offered to perfectly end your meals.
Like many other Hello Kitty cafes, this Singaporean kitty also tries to localize the menu. One of them is specially designed local food, Cowbunga Wagyu ($24) ,which is a Hello Kitty version of beef rendang. What makes the iconic Hello Kitty Cafe different from other Hello Kitty cafes is the fact that the Singapore Hello Kitty mascot is the ONLY hello kitty with 2 bows in the world. The cafe also sells range of custom Hello Kitty inspired tea blends, plush toys, grow-it-yourself plant kits, and postcards at the retail corner. If you have time to visit Singapore, why don’t try to eat at Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Cafe?