Hello Kitty Cafe, Adelaide


In front of the old Qubic there was an Asian girl in a pink maid costume with a giant love heart churro trying to attract customers. You could see people do a giant circle to try to avoid her – Adelaide isn’t ready for this level of Asian-ness. I don’t think we would have been ready for a super bubblegum pink Hello Kitty Cafe either so it was good to see an orange and brown colour combo to tone it down.

store front of Hello Kitty Cafe AdelaideHello Kitty Cafe Adelaide

Walking into the Hello Kitty store you come across a cabinet of Hello Kitty everything – cakes, macarons, you name it they’ve got it. The macarons were pretty steep at $4 each where I couldn’t bring myself to get one.

hello kitty cakehello kitty salted caramel, chocolate and vanilla macarons

As you guys may have guessed green tea may be my kryptonite and seeing this green tea creme brulee made me need it in my belly. A crack through the thin caramelised layer into a creamy, smooth creme brulee middle – it didn’t taste like green tea but more like a normal creme brulee. It was quite nice but it did send me into a sugar coma afterwards. I found the green tea icecream was like some weird vanilla with barely any hint of green tea. It did come with a green tea biscuit which looked super cute but tasted like normal shortbread. Again there was no green tea flavour :(

Green Tea Creme Brulee served with green tea icecream and Hello Kitty Green Tea flavour biscuit

Green Tea Creme Brulee ($12.80)

hello kitty chocolate mousse

Hello Kitty Chocolate Mousse

The strawberry vanilla sundae had a giant scoop of strawberry gelato and vanilla gelato, sprinkled with crumbed biscuit and decorated with fresh strawberry, mixed berry sauce, fresh cream and a Hello Kitty shaped butter tuile. I thought the sundae looked quite small but for those that aren’t into desserts this may be the perfect size for you. The strawberry gelato (found it was more like icecream) was a bit icy with a Japanese strawberry candy taste.

Strawberry Vanilla Sundae ($11.90)

hello kitty hot chocolate

Hello Kitty Hot Chocolate

Ahh I saw the green tea crepe cake as a weekend special and being green tea I had to get it. Layers and layers of green tea crepe that had a fine smother of green tea cream and topped with a matcha dusting. The cake itself was very dense that didn’t really taste like much where the only matcha hit was from the sprinkle on top.

hello kitty green tea crepe cake

Green Tea Crepe Cake ($8.90)

Chocolate Caramel Sundae ($11.90)

Presentation is pretty amazing here with everything in Hello Kitty form – for those die hard Hello Kitty fans everything tastes better in Hello Kitty form right?

Food: 2.5/5
Service: 3/5
Atmosphere: 3/5

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