Hello Kitty Mini Cafe Draws Huge Crowds to Arcadia’s Westfield Mall

by Kristie Hang

Arcadia, CA – The world just can’t seem to get enough Hello Kitty. Sanrio opened a Hello Kitty Mini Café in the Westfield Santa Anita Mall on Friday, April 7. Lines wrapped around the mini café three times around. Fans stood in line for six hours prior to opening to get a taste of the cute Hello Kitty-emblazoned pastries, beverages, and merchandise.

Don’t let the name fool you though, the new mini café is actually about twice the size of the Hello Kitty Shipping Container Pop-Up that opened in 2015 at the Irvine Spectrum. However, unlike the pop-up, the Hello Kitty Mini Café will be a permanent fixture.

As for the food, all the Hello Kitty pastries and food are made fresh daily in their commercial kitchen. Although there will be special seasonal items constantly being rotated in and out of the mix, the mini café will start out with the same classic menu as featured at the pop-up container in Irvine. For those looking for something new, there will be a citrus Hello Kitty pastry tart making its debut in the near future.

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