If you’ve ever visited a kawaii character cafe, you’re sure to wish you could go there every week. These cute kitchen and dining picks can help you bring the experience home and enjoy a little extra kawaii with your lunch or afternoon snack.
There really should be a tokidoki cafe but in the meantime you can serve up dessert and drinks on the Sweet Cafe tray and coasters at ARTBOX (UK).
Maison Ghibli (EU) have a huge collection of beautiful tableware themed around many different Studio Ghibli movies but surely there’s no character more elegant than the Baron from The Cat Returns? The cup, plate and spoon are available individually, and there’s even a chopstick rest shaped like the fish cookies.
If you’re more of a Disney fan, this Marie tea set is very fancy and made of porcelain with gold details. Choose from a cup & saucer, teapot and side plate at VeryGoods (JP).
Let’s face it, the desserts are the most fun part of a character cafe visit and even a simple bowl of ice cream or a fruit juice will feel special in these pretty Eevee glassware pieces from the Pokémon Fleur de Coquelicot collection at Meccha Japan (JP). There’s also a matching plate and tray.
If you’re prone to breaking things, or like to eat outdoors a lot, Sanrio (US) have you covered with this colourful Retro Tableware collection that’s made of acrylic. There’s 4 cute sets featuring Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll, My Melody & Pochaccho.
The Rilakkuma Cafes in Japan aren’t as OTT kawaii as some character cafes but have a lovely natural style with healthier, seasonal food. If that’s your style too, San-X have a new woodgrain collection with plate, bowls and soup mug, along with matching steel cutlery. There’s a Sumikko Gurashi version too. It’s available to buy from tomorrow at San-X (JP – requires forwarding service) and should be at other stockists after.
I haven’t made it to the Kirby Cafe yet but it’s high on my wish list. Many of the tableware items are available to buy in the cafe shop and you can also find them online at Aitai Kuji (JP) including this adorable Kirby Cloud Plate.
Serve up dinner in this super cute Pusheen ramen bowl at The Pusheen Shop (US), which has space to rest your chopsticks. You don’t have to only use it for ramen though – it would work just as well with pasta, soup or even cereal. BoxLunch (US) also have similar bowls with many more characters including Ghibli, Sanrio & Disney.
It’s the little details that make a character cafe so special and some Fuku Fuku Nyanko cat-shaped ice cubes would impress any cat lover. The ice tray is available from HAPiNS (JP – requires forwarding service) , along with a cat head version and those glasses too.
You can also take things to the next level by making some cute food to eat. Have a look at our Recipes & Cookbooks section for loads of ideas.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.