Sanrio lovers, this one’s for you! The world’s most recognized cartoon cat was translated into a heavenly foodie experience at the Irvine Spectrum Center in 2018. Featuring not one, but two spaces – with three different themes. One side is the Hello Kitty Grand Cafe, a relaxed casual spot that offers made-to-order donuts, Sanrio character mini cakes, and lattes with beloved Ms. Kitty’s face printed on the foam.
The opposite side, The Bow Room at Hello Kitty Grand Cafe, is probably where you’ll be spending most of your time. High tea is served during daylight hours and once the clock strikes 5 P.M. the pink palace turns into a 21+ cocktail lounge. Whether you plan on sipping tea with Hello Kitty-shaped sugars or cocktails like the Matcha Matcha which includes Japanese whiskey.
If you’re looking for a girl’s night that will transport you back to your childhood, we’ve found the perfect spot. Afternoon tea service can be reserved on Friday through Sunday, and Cocktail service at the Bow Room can be reserved on Friday through Saturday. Scroll below for the hours.
While you’ll already be spoiled for choice with a delectable array of confectionery and cocktails, they’ve added a holiday menu for a limited time, which include sweet festive lattes and yummy peppermint treats. Make your reservations here!
Afternoon Tea Hours:
- Wednesday through Friday, 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. (last seating)
- Saturday through Sunday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. (last seating)
Cocktail Service Hours:
- Wednesday through Friday:, 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. (last seating) / 9:30 P.M. (last call)
- Saturday: 5:15 P.M. to 9:15 P.M (last seating) / 9:45 P.M (last call)
Location: 670 Spectrum Center Dr #860, Irvine, CA 92618. See it on Google maps.