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Soon You Can Visit A Hello Kitty Pop-Up Cafe Inside A Shipping Container

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Rendering of Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up (Image courtesy of Sanrio)
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If you haven't had the chance to sample the tasty goods from the touring Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, then you're in luck. There's going to be a pop-up cafe inside a metal shipping container plopping down in Irvine at the end of this month.

The Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up will be stationed in the Giant Wheel Court of the Irvine Spectrum Center at the end of November (though a concrete date has not been released yet), and will be open through the new year. Expect Sanrio-themed, kawaii goodies like colorful macarons, donuts, mini cakes, and water bottles shaped as Hello Kitty's signature red bow—items that made a debut at Hello Kitty Con last year. It won't just be Hello Kitty's character emblazoned on the sweets, but also some other favorites like My Melody, Keroppi, Little Twin Stars and Chococat. There will also be a daily tea service, artisanal sodas and coffee brewed from Portola Coffee Lab coffee.

The pop-up's concept is fast-casual, so you can either drop in and grab something to go, or sit down at their tables inside the cafe, which will be heavily decorated in adorable character art.

And this is just the start of cuter ventures to come. Late next year, Sanrio plans on opening a permanent Hello Kitty Cafe somewhere in Southern California.

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Hello Kitty macarons at Hello Kitty Con (Photo by Kristie Hang/LAist)

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Hello Kitty sugar glazed donuts topped with Hello Kitty's signature bow from the Hello Kitty Cafe food truck at Hello Kitty Con. (Photo by Kristie Hang/LAist)