Yas! I’ve been and will always be a LOYAL HELLO KITTY FAN.
And if you’re like me (or just loves #cutenessoverload) then it is a MUST to go here; the first “Official Hello Kitty Cafe in the Philippines”.
I became aware of the cafe when we went last May 7, 2017 in Uptown Mall to play at Kidzooona. I was so thrilled noticing it while filming but it was still under construction that time so I just followed them on Facebook and IG to get updated to when it will open.
And finally they had their VIP launch on July 10 with the Gonzaga Sisters, Jadine, and Lea Salonga then opened it to the public after 11 days. So when I got the chance just this October to at least drop by, I took the opportunity.
Unfortunately, we only had limited time to stay since our main agenda was to play at Kidzania which is just walking distance from Uptown Mall. We came their the moment it opened by 10 am so basically we are the first customers on that day.
Obviously, it’s aesthetically perfect. I don’t have to explain more on how the place looks like, the photos will speak for itself BUT my rating is only 4 / 5. Why? Because the smell of the cafe inside was so AWFUL. It smelled like a cleaned puke without using soap which is very disappointing. I don’t know why it’s like that? Maybe because they just opened? I really have no idea. Fortunately, their restroom has a glade gel air freshener but other than that, the interior had a bad odor. I have a thing for scents and a bad one would push me away but luckily, it’s my favorite character that is why I stayed but my family can’t take the smell so they just went outside. I hope they would improve on this thing. Maybe they could open the doors before shift starts to let the “bad air out and the natural air in” then use air purifier and scented oils, that would be a big help.
The guy at the entrance said “Goodmorning” to us as we entered and I commend him for that but the other stuffs, they seemed to be like they’re lack of energy or sleep. I expected a lot from them since they work under the name of one of the most famous character in the world… like a Disneyland-employee-kind-of-energy, you know? But my limited time of staying there is not enough to judge the whole service experience. At least some of them smiled on us. And FREE HK STICKERS are #lovelovelove.
Pricey, obviousy. I love their Matcha Green Tea Frappe or maybe because I just love matcha in whatever form, haha! But I’m happy that my kid also liked it. The L’opera cake is like 75% pure dark chocolate and 25% bread. It is bitter-sweet that I like it and actually, you can divide it into 4 and share! I guess it is best to eat it after eating their pasta which I’m looking forward to try when I have more time. Sadly, the Oreo profiterole got spoiled because I only had the chance to eat (sana) on the 3rd day (from purchasing it) because we were on a roadtrip; from Manila, we traveled straight to Baguio then Pangasinan and we always eat outside. Haays sayang…So i guess it would not last for days, so I highly recommend eat it right away! haha BUT! I’m impressed with the cake, it survived for 3 days without being inside the fridge so I still enjoyed the last bite! Bwahahaha!