As if Hello Kitty Grand Cafe could not get more kawaii, there are now eight new spring-themed libations as well as zesty lemon desserts to fawn over.
At The Bow Room, you’ll step into an anime-like wonderland of plush, rose-gold booths, glossy marble countertops, and an adorable array of refreshing cocktails crafted by Bar Director Emily Delicce. Under the glow of neon lights, you’ll sip from Hello Kitty-shaped mugs styled with handcrafted costumes designed by Delicce herself.
From tart to floral, there is a spring cocktail for every palate ($16 to $23). We love the creamy yet citrusy concoction M is For “Milk” with gin, yuzu, lime, cream, and aquafaba (egg substitute) and the fruity Kitty Island with gin, kiwi, Bitter Bianco, and citrus topped with coconut whip and brown-butter graham cracker crumbs. If you’re into tiki drinks, get the Howdy, Hello Kitty with rum, mezcal, pineapple gum, cashew milk, banana, sherry, bitters, and citrus.
Grab-and-go treats are also available from the Grand Cafe, such as the seasonal lemon pocket pies and mini doughnuts ($4.75 to $6). Or lengthen your visit with afternoon tea, when seasonal items are also offered.
The Hello Kitty Grand Cafe and Bow Room
Irvine Spectrum near the Giant Wheel
860 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine
Good To Know: Reservations are recommended for The Bow Room, although walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Afternoon Tea Service
Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cocktail Service (21 and older)
Tuesday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday 6 p.m. to 11p.m.
Make your reservations for The Bow Room at hellokittycafe.com or on its Yelp page.