A Dreamy Day at Korilakkuma Café
In January I visited Tokyo again for a special reason: the Korilakkuma Café in Harajuku! And of course for spending time with my bf, shopping, eating… but the main point was visiting the cute and fluffy restaurant that opened for a limited time next to Takeshita street!
The difficult part was making the reservation that is needed to enter the café. The website is in Japanese and they had no intention on welcoming foreign visitors as they request a Japanese (somehow Korean worked as well but my German one didn’t) phone number and address in Japan. Also they asked for writing your name in Kana which is a little awkward if you don’t have a Japanese name and they try to call you. Somehow I made two reservation back in Dezember for the 31.01. and 01.02. The café will close at 15.02. and you need to reserve at least 3 days before your actual visit. Also I had to pay for only making the reservation, it was around 20€.
When I was in Tokyo earlier I tried to enter without reservation hoping someone cancelled but they wouldn’t let you in even if it would be the case.
The café was decorated with pink and pastel color themed pictures of Korilakkuma. Everywhere were some Korilakkuma and Rilakkuma dolls and even the windows were decorated with Korilakkuma Stickers. When you enter the cafe the staff hands out the towel that you get with every reservation and guides you to your seat with a postcard, a coaster and a paper dinner mat with Korilakkuma Café Logo on the table waiting for you. You might get sleepy after a while because they played songs in the background that sounded like coming out of a small music box. The whole atmosphere was just like the theme in the cafe: Sweet dream of Korilakkuma.
The staff was very friendly, even if they couldn’t speak English at all (and I mean at all, not even yes or no) but they tried to explain everything in Japanese since I could understand a little and speak enough to answer easy sentences. They served all the food with typical Japanese manner.
The menu included a few Japanese dishes, drinks and desserts, all with Korilakkuma faces and some even with fluffy candy cotton on top! You can look up the menu on their website. They even offer the cute candy cotton for take out!
While you are waiting for your order, they where calling each table for a visit at the shop corner to get some Korilakkuma Café merch. Sadly all the plush toys where sold out but I got some cute other things there like a linen shopping bag and key charms. Actually I was looking for the Korilakkuma’s sweet dream collection in every Rilakkuma store by everything was sold out already. ㅠㅠ (if you know an internet shop where I can find it please let me know immediatelyㅠㅠ)
The first time we visited was around dinner time so we ordered the curry and the burger. Also I got the strawberry milk and my bf the fluffy strawberry soda.
The next day we came around early lunch time and I had the creamy cheese soup and my bf got the curry again, I guess he saw how I was struggling with the burger bun the day before xD as a dessert I ordered the chocolate lava cake covered in cotton candy and my bf the berry pancakes. I got a cup of caramel latte, too. They were just as Korilakkuma very sweet. I have to admit I was about to explode after I almost finished all. I really felt like a monster eating two dishes but for most of the Japanese visitors it was totally fine to just order everything on the menu (and completely emptying the plates!). The food was very yummy and really cute to look at.
Now I wrote down everything with kind of a… neutral mind but.. OMG IT WAS SO CUTE AND FLUFFY!! (● ˃̶͈̀ロ˂̶͈́)੭ꠥ⁾⁾ and I had the best time ever in there while eating yummy things next to a hundred Korilakkuma dolls. When I think back I could cry, it was like I entered a small hidden place straight out of heaven even though for most of the people it would be just another pop up café haha. I will show you the stuff I posted on my Instagram, so come and say hello there~
Oh and if you are currently in Japan, don’t miss the cute rilakkuma sweets they sell at Lawson!
Hope I didn’t make you too envy with this post (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵) hihi just kidding.. But I wish I have the opportunity to go to such a cute café again soon (*´-`)