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SoCal Is Getting The First Hello Kitty Cafe In North America

The Hello Kitty Cafe mobile food truck at Hello Kitty Con (Photo by Eugene Lee/LAist)
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The first Hello Kitty Cafe in the continental U.S. is in the works with plans for it to open by summer 2015 in Orange County.

LAist visited Hello Kitty Con this week, where the Hello Kitty Cafe mobile truck debuted. The Sanrio-licensed cafe whipped up Hello Kitty-themed goodies—from donuts to macarons and cake pops. We tasted the macarons, which had pictures of Hello Kitty on them, and they were quite tasty.

We spoke to Hello Kitty Cafe's managing partner Allan Tea, who told us that everything from the food to the decor of the space will be featuring the iconic Sanrio character. He said their main focus will be on cafe-style food: artisan pastries and desserts, as well as savory foods like salads, sandwiches and sliders. They'll also be serving coffee drinks like espresso.

In the meantime while they get their brick and mortar going, their mobile food truck will be available for private parties, where the truck can be ordered to go anywhere in the greater Southern California area.

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Their website and their Facebook page aren't up yet, but they should be soon so you can get more info.

And this isn't technically the first U.S. Sanrio Cafe. That honor goes to Honolulu, which is home of the Sanrio Cafe.


Macarons from Hello Kitty Cafe at Hello Kitty Con (Photo by Jean Trinh/LAist)