Just when you think things can’t get any more unusual in the world of Japanese foodservice, and perhaps you’ve tired of the cat café trend, a My Little Pony-themed café has opened its doors in central Tokyo.
Whether you’re a 6 year-old just discovering My Little Pony for the first time, or a 30 something who fondly remembers the show from its 1980s incarnations, it’s a cartoon with an enduring appeal and the café aims to cater for all tastes as well. From pony-themed pancakes and latte art and the gigantic MLP murals on the walls, this café really does appear to have it all for the pony aficionados.
The café itself is located in the ever-trendy Harajuku district, something of a mecca for fans of Japanese cartoons and cutting-edge youth fashion. On top of the usual offerings of pancakes, sweet treats, teas and coffees, the shop also has an impressive variety of MLP merchandise on sale.
The My Little Pony Cafe is being operated out of the Sunday Jam pancake restaurant as a temporary pop-up and will be open until November 29th, as part of a collaboration between Sunday Jam, My Little Pony, and the Umajo women’s association of the Japan Racing Association.