Hello Kitty Cafe Arcadia Los Angeles Is a Sweet Treat
When we travel as a family, it is my job as a mom to make sure that our trips are full of fun and educational. My 13 year old daughter is a huge fan of anime and anything Sanrio related–no shocker there. During our most recent jaunt to the City of Angels, I found out that there was a Hello Kitty Cafe in the nearby suburban enclave of Arcadia. I made it my mission to take her there.
Hello Kitty is a well-known character created in 1974 by Japanese artists, and made a mainstream staple by Sanrio. She’s now on everything including clothing, jewelry, school supplies, and much more.
The Hello Kitty Cafe is an extension of this popular brand, and encompasses so much of its swag.
It is as if the world of Hello Kitty has come to life at the Hello Kitty Cafe. With the iconic Kitty White virtually everywhere, you could easily overdose on the cuteness factor. And yet, there’s something likable about the quaint spot for young and old alike.
The menu is rather limited to quick baked treats like birthday cake, cookies, and such. At the Hello Kitty Cafe, it’s more about the ambiance and less about the food offerings.
Items like t-shirts and mugs branded with the infamous kitty are also for sale.
Most of us visiting were clamoring to get photos of the Hello Kitty Cafe in all it’s glory. It’s exciting to take it all in.
One drawback of this location is that it is located in the middle of the mall and isn’t it’s own “storefront”. We were expecting more than a glorified “kiosk”, but the cuteness factor made up for it.
Seating is rather limited, as it’s mostly mall benches and chairs strewn about for customers.
The staff is friendly and very much in character, which made visiting the Hello Kitty Cafe a pleasant experience.
If you are visiting the Los Angeles area with a young girl, tween, or teen, the Hello Kitty Cafe needs to be on your list of places to visit. The cafe is located at the Arcadia Westfield Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 1st floor.
Are you located in other cities? Hello Kitty Cafe food trucks are currently visiting malls nationwide. Click HERE to learn more.