Ring in cherry blossom season with Sakura Afro Pikachu Mar. 14-April 19

Ring in cherry blossom season with Sakura Afro Pikachu Mar. 14-April 19

Stripes Japan

As early blossoms arrive and Tokyo gets ready for the upcoming sakura season, the Pokémon Café is prepping extra whip cream to give Pikachu a sweet cherry blossom afro good enough to eat.

For a limited time starting Mar. 14 through April 19, get your hands on a Sakura Afro Pikachu Fruit Sand Cake (1,738 yen or about $15.50) and the Pokémon Latte Sakura Afro Pikachu (770 yen) at the Pokemon café in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district. The Sand Cake plate consists of pancakes fashioned to look like Pikachu’s face and pink whip cream and strawberries make up Pikachu’s spring afro. And don’t forget to order the cherry blossom latte to wash the pancakes down.

If Pikachu isn’t your favorite Pokémon character, don’t worry! On Mar. 20 the café will also release five new menu items with characters from the Nintendo Switch video game, Sword and Shield. Try an Eevee Hamburger Steak Stew Set, a Yamper Sandwich Picnic Plate, a Zigzagoon Crunchy Cookie Tiramisu, an Eiscue Jiggly Panna Cotta or a Pikachu Taco Rice Plate. Prices for these dishes and desserts range from about 1,700 to 2,700 yen. These menu items are also available for a limited time and will no longer be available after May 29.

Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet dish or a savory one, ring in the spring at the Pokémon café. With a limited menu as cute and colorful as this one, you’re definitely going to want to catch ‘em all!


What to know

Pokémon Café at Nihonbashi

Address: 5th floor, Nihonbashi Takashimaya SC East Building, 2-11-2 Nihonbashi, Chuo- ku, Tokyo 103-0027 Japan

Info: 03-6262-3439 or by email: pokemon-cafe-cs@sld-inc.com

Website: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/

Note: Advance reservations are required.

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