Hello Kitty!

For girls who love everything about cuteness, and all things pink and dreamy, nothing beats the thrill provided by one of the world's most beloved cartoon characters, Hello Kitty! 

There's something about this fictional character that captures every girl's fantasy of a soft day. Perhaps, it's the way the whole concept of fascination this cutie cartoon magnifies.

Interior of Hello Kitty cafe in Uptown Mall

Each time I see a Hello Kitty merchandise or design, it feels everything in my surrounding has transformed into something magical and lovely. 

As though the whole world is filled with love and wonders and the environment is at peace again. So it's not surprising that when I heard about this Kawaii-inspired cafe in Uptown BGC, the child in me perks up. 

As a gourmand traveler, this is an ultimate food adventure!

My colleagues who are equally crazy as myself over Hello Kitty, have been planning to visit this dining wonder but due to conflict of our schedule only Zy and I gave it a go.

And it was a great night filled with cuteness stuff inside Hello Kitty. I settled with a creamy pink carbonara because I was intrigued with its design and unique recipe. Pink carbonara! Haha

I also tried the Matcha latte because I love everything about green tea.

Interior of Hello Kitty Cafe
Half past nine, we walked to the cafe. It was close to mall closing time so the place was not super crowded. 

And as we strode inside the area, it was a bit surreal, finally we made it, making things happen, taking a piece of fantasy, believing that magic of innocence never ends. 

Hello Kitty couch

The café’s interior brings back happy childhood memories. All those shades of pink and blue and yellow that evoke a care-free life.
Hello Kitty is licensed by Sanrio, a Japanese company known to produce items and designs focusing on Kawaii (cute) segment of Japanese popular culture. 

And unlike most popular Disney characters, Hello Kitty has quite a late entry into the world of cute cartoons. Only in 1974 when Yumo Shimizu created it for Sanrio. 

Its iconic design, however, was not fully established until in later years when Yumo Yamaguchi designed Hello Kitty to its current form.

Sipping my favorite Matcha Latte 
Since then, almost every girl once in their childhood had been captivated by the magical cuteness of Hello Kitty. 

Perhaps, due to its sweet personification. And the shade that associated to soft feminine type – baby pink

It’s almost impossible for girls who like cutie stuff to never be mesmerized with the sweetness of Hello Kitty. So this cafe in Uptown, BGC appears to be like the fulfillment of that childhood fantasy.
When Zy and I went their last night, a different level of excitement was bubbling beneath. At last, after months of planning, things finally pushed through. 

We were grinning when we entered the cafe. There was a beautiful memory resonating. Emotions were light. Mood was smoother. 

Bolognese spaghetti 

It felt like we’ve just walked to a fairytale room full of pretty things. We immediately walked to the dreamy gilded cage lounge.
Looking around, I couldn’t help but be amazed with the thrill of fantasy going around. Gold trimmings shimmered like diamonds. 

Atmosphere was soft and warmth. When the menu was handed to us, I was quite surprised to discover that the cafe follows a French dining style.
My favorite Matcha Latte and Carbonara
With some tongue-twisting names of pastries, desserts, entries and beverages in the menu, diners will surely get a dose of a European dining sophistication. 

But it makes the whole experience more fascinating. Just imagine the perfect blend of Japanese cuteness and French extravagance. It’s a rare combination!
S'mores chocolate 
Indeed, sweetness was all over the place last night, washed off by the shades of pastels and gold accents, bringing the concept of dining in fantasy to a whole new level. 

The interior appeared to be like a fairytale classroom filled with innocence and care-free spirit. And with all those frills and trimmings of a dreamy world fit for a princess.
Chocolate frappe
In great contrast to the roots of Sanrio, which is thoroughly Japanese, this Hello Kitty Cafe however, follows a French theme with items in the menu prevalent to a French culinary. And yes, as expected, quite pricey. But very worthy!
I chose one of the best-sellers, pink creamy carbonara topped with a soft boiled egg that comes with a cute Hello Kitty design. For my drinks, I chose a demitasse of hot matcha latte. Zy opted for another pasta, the spag bolognese, with S’mores latte.

Pink carbonara
It was a good meal combination. I love carbonara and my choice of beverage has always been matcha, a Japanese beverage. But one of the reasons I was attracted to pink carbonara was due to its uniqueness. It was something I have never heard before. Where else could we find a pink carbonara? 😆
Zy told me the s’mores latte has too much sweetness. A coffee concoction of milk and cream drizzled with chocolate, s’mores latte looks like a smorgasbord of calories containing the thickness of chocolates and cream. 

Matcha latte 

The matcha latte tasted just right. The texture was creamier and thicker and the bitter tad of matcha helped balance the sweet blend of milk and cream.
Hello Kitty is not your typical cafe house of dessert and pasta and coffees, it’s a food place of wonders full of fascinating frills of childhood fantasies. 

Everything in the menu tastes great but a little pricey for someone who’s following a stiff budget. 

Price tag for food ranges from Php250 to 500 while a cup of beverage of your choice starts at Php160.00. But it’s worth the value of your money.
Each order comes with an artistic Hello Kitty design which makes you hesitate to take it. 

You just don’t want to ruin it because it looks so perfect and dreamy.😄The downside is that this cafe doesn’t have Hello Kitty souvenir items to shop despite being a licensed-Sanrio store.

For a satisfying food adventure at Hello Kitty Cafe, prepare a budget of Php700.00, this is already consists of a one-course meal and a glass of soda. 

Hello Kitty has also a frappe variety with a price that ranges between Php210 to Php295. Other items in the menu include French pies, salad, sandwiches, cupcakes, profiteroles, fries, soup and eclairs.
Hello Kitty Cafe is on thethird level of Uptown Mall. 
Address: 36th, 9th Avenue, BGC, Taguig, Philippines. Operating hours: 11am to 10pm Monday to Sunday.