WE have seen Kitty White purring her way into the hearts and homes of Malaysians, but the new Hello Kitty Gourmet Café will keep their tummies warm and senses excited with its offerings.
Reaching out to a more mature group, aged between 18 and 35, the Hello Kitty gourmet café, located at Sunway Pyramid, features a scrumptious selection of food and beverages that pays a good deal of attention to details in order to enhance customers’ gastronomical experiences.
“We wanted to showcase a new aspect of Hello Kitty that has not been prominently embraced before by her fans around the world,” said Hello Kitty Gourmet Café marketing director Ann Robertson at the official grand launch of the cafe on Oct 26.
The café signature dishes feature unique Western cuisines and an all-day breakfast made to order – including a live salad bar, where a chef, in full view of patrons, handcrafts every dish.
Robertson added while they will also have an extensive range of Hello Kitty merchandise sold exclusively at the outlet, the focus is on letting patrons experience what it is like to be part of Hello Kitty’s life.
“I was in Malaysia a year ago and when I returned, I noticed so many changes. There are definitely trendier boutique cafés all around.
“Hello Kitty Gourmet Café is definitely very friendly, most fashionable and a trendy doll café. Fans would love it,” said Caroline Tsang, chief operating officer of Sanrio Asia — the Japanese company that created this fictional character.
The gourmet café can accommodate up to 150 patrons at any one time and is open from 10am to 11pm, Mondays to Thursdays, and 10am to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Despite the target customers, Tsang added that they had always been looking at a versatile age range.
“Hello Kitty Gourmet Café is not only for kids but is also for mothers, young ladies and even for the men, who bring their girlfriends to dine out.
“It also serves as a place for the family to gather and have a good time,” added Tsang.
The cafe is located at Oasis Boulevard, Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid. Visit http://hellokittygourmet.com.my/ for details.