It is an honor to be invited to this special event where anyone would definitely love to be part of. My heart freaked out after hearing the news. If you are a Sanrio fan and have been collecting their stuff since childhood like me, dreaming of a Sanrio paradise –the long wait is finally over!
Hello Kitty Café finally opened their first branch in the Philippines at the Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City Taguig. Everyone knows that Sanrio is the Global Lifestyle Brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty. One of the Café owners, Kristine Del Rosario said “Our first Hello kitty flagship here in the Philippines will bring so much Joy to the Filipino people”. The VIP Launch was attended by the star-studded celebrities including the the country’s most admired love team James Reid and Nadine Lustre, Marian and Dingdong Dantes with their daughter Zia, Maricel Laxa, Lea Salonga, Dawn Zulueta, Sam Milby, Mari Jasmin, Alodia Gosiengfao and many more. Celebrity parents brought their kids along to celebrate and enjoy the day with their favorite icon. The event was hosted by no other than the Gonzaga sisters, Toni and Alex Gonzaga. Their witty and energetic duo made the audience enjoy all throughout the event. Amazing performances that made the event more amusing was by Julie Ann San Jose, Daryl Ong and Emmanuelle Vera.
Hosted by Toni Gonzaga-Soriano and Alex Gonzaga
Spotted : Sam Milby, Mari Jasmin and Dawn Zulueta
Our refreshing and decorative welcome drinks
The café welcomes customers with its bold character graphics. With its white and pink trademark, Hello Kitty cafe defines their interior powerful displays as vibrant and playful. I was actually surprised by its cozy, relaxed vibe and overall Sanrio Paradise-like ambiance. Its aesthetic chic fixtures are all adorable which adds a signature to their brand. As they serve the food, we could not contain our joy because everything was just too cute to eat! Hello Kitty Cafe is known for their creative, character-inspired plated dish which is definitely one of the many things that make it special. Have you ever seen a pink pasta? Only Hello Kitty café has that! The dishes were so playfully entailed with various bold flavors all at the same time. And hey! They are all too cute and Instagram-worthy!
Smoke Salmon and Creme
Creamy Pink Carbonara
On the menu were the refreshing colorful drinks such as passion fruit Iced Tea and Blue Lemonade (which I personally thought were cocktails). A curated kid friendly drinks that the celebrity kids loved! Their signature mouthwatering smoothies (Oreo, Matcha and Strawberry) creatively styled. If you are an ultimate cheese lover, you MUST try their Croque Madam, I can say it’s sure to melt your hearts! There was also a sumptuous Ham Sandwich enveloped by a Melted Pink Ricotta cheese with a healthy side salad and a decorative Hello Kitty shape cucumber. How can I not mention the unique Creamy Pink Carbonara, a pink creamy pasta topped crunchy bacon bits, sweetened ham slices and a Hello Kitty poached egg.
Hello Kitty café offers freshly made pastries daily specifically made for the café. Including adorable delicious sprinkled covered cake, tarts, sugar cookies such as Biscuss, a combination of a biscuit and a cookie combined together, that is soft squidgy and filled with either a strawberry or mocha filling topped with fresh fruits and frosting. The cheesecake is on top of our list, sprinkled with white chocolate and covered with candy flavor They also have soup such as Roasted pumpkin and mushroom with truffles. Everything was just exquisite!
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This is not the first time that the Hello Kitty Café gave its customer a complete dining experience. They recently had a pop-up café at SM North Edsa and served hundreds of Sanrio fans. That gave them a strong nudge to open up a permanent space.
Hello Kitty Café is not only committed in serving high-quality food but also bringing a small gift to their patrons—a big smile philosophy. I had such fun in this event. I am totally speechless on my incredible experience. Thumbs up for the delicious meals and friendly staffs! I will definitely go back and bring along my friends and family who are huge Hello Kitty fans!
Thank you Hello Kitty Cafe for this yummy cake!
To all Sanrio fans, please visit Hello Kitty Café at Uptown Mall BGC and experience the café’s flavorful and creative dishes designed for every Hello Kitty lover—and even those who just wants to go down memory lane to their childhood.
Thank you for having me in this wonderful event! Ciao!
Some photos photographed by Sylver Sy