Relive Your Childhood At These Character Cafes In Japan | Clozette

People generally associate Japan with anime, video games and popular characters like Hello Kitty, Gudetama and Totoro. Spare some time in your itinerary to embrace your childhood and explore these adorable cafes that provide not only unique photo ops, but also great food and an ambience you won’t find anywhere else!

Shirohige Cream Puff Factory

Shirohige is a quaint little bakery located near the popular shopping district of Shimokitazawa, where fashion enthusiasts converge for a day of thrifting and window shopping. The bakery makes special cream puffs in the shape of the popular Studio Ghibli character, Totoro, and are filled with delicious seasonal flavours like peach and chestnut. The establishment is decorated with subtle hints of the lovable Totoro and his friends, and you are able to enjoy a leisurely afternoon sipping tea and eating pastries at the cafe upstairs.

5-3-1 Daita, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 155-0033

+81 357 876 221

Opening hours: 10.30AM to 7PM, closed Tuesdays

Cafe de Miki 

If you’re taking a trip out to Odaiba to enjoy views of the bay, be sure to stop by Cafe de Miki at Diver City Mall for a quick Hello Kitty-themed snack to recharge. The cafe only serves sweets – scones, pancakes and the like – and has charming London-themed decor, making for some really adorable photos.

1-1-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064
+81 363 807 800
Open daily, 10AM to 9PM

Peter Rabbit Garden 

Nestled in the trendy district of Jiyugaoka is a cafe modelled to look like Peter Rabbit’s cottage and garden. Diners are accompanied by Peter Rabbit plush toys as they feast on healthy dishes and adorable desserts, all prepared in-house. They can even opt to dine outdoors and enjoy the greenery which adds to the whimsical quality of this locale.

1-25 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0035
+81 337 254 118
Open daily, 11AM to 8PM

Peanuts Cafe 

You’d never think that this elegant and minimal space would be a character cafe, but if you look closely you’ll see subtle touches of Peanuts characters within the decor as well as the various menu items. Located by the Meguro River, this spot offers not only delicious food but great views and souvenirs too!

2-16-7 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0042
+81 364 525 882
Open daily, 10AM to 10PM

Doraemon Cafe

Children of the 80s and 90s will definitely be enamoured by the iconic Doraemon that dominated the animation scene back in those days. Grab a bite at this nostalgic space that offers elevated versions of Doraemon’s favourite food, as well as savoury dishes that feature elements of Doraemon and his friends.

2-8-1 Nagao, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
+81 570-055-245
Opening hours: 10AM to 6PM, closed Tuesdays

Gudetama Cafe

Japan’s favourite lazy egg comes to life at this Osaka cafe filled with motifs designed to take patrons into the world of Gudetama and provide endless photo opportunities. The cafe offers mixed fare; western dishes such as pies and pastas as well as staple Japanese dishes like gyudon and tempura to cater even to the most discerning tastes. Be sure to order dessert to see the innovative ways the chefs add ‘character’ to their creations.

5-15 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka-chi, Osaka
+81 6-6366-3694
Open daily from 11am to 10pm

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For almost a year now, we've been waiting in anticipation for the release of Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a reboot of the very popular TV series Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Unlike its predecessor, this version is expected to be more macabre and 'witchy'. It's turning out to be quite promising especially with talented Kiernan Shipka of Mad Men fame as the lead. Set in the 1960s, Sabrina's journey focuses on reconciling her identity as a half human and half witch. As always, she's accompanied by her sassy aunties and Salem the talking cat. Are you hyped up yet?

While waiting for its release, how about we imagine what teenage Sabrina would wear to prom as a witch mingling with mortals in the 1960s? Here's what we have in mind.

For the dress: A black, floor-length lace dress

MARYLING Open Shoulder Lace Evening Dress, SGD1,375/~USD994.73

Teenagers back in the early part of the swinging '60s would often wear tea-length and floor-length prom dresses with a slightly slimmer silhouette than the full skirt dresses of the previous decade. As an adolescent, we'd think Sabrina would also love to sport this fashion trend. And if the trailers are any indication of what specific design she'll be wearing, we'd say that she'll go with an all-black dress due to her ties with the witch world but it will feature romantic lace details to show her cheeky, human side. After all, she's not your typical scary witch!

For shoes: Kitten heels

Jimmy Choo Romy 40 suede pumps, USD595 (

Kitten heels were all the rage back then and we can understand why. It's an elegant-looking shoe with a minimal heel that will give you a height boost but won't leave your feet sore even after a few rounds on the dance floor. Not even Sabrina will be able to resist its appeal. 

For accessories: Red gloves, cat-shaped earrings and a choker

Long Party Bridal Dance Opera Length Satin Gloves, USD9.99 (, Sterling Silver Crystal Black Cat Earrings, Price unavailable (, ANISSA KERMICHE Velvet 14-karat gold and pearl choker, USD2,500 (

Gloves were practically a must-have for proms because they were deemed as a formal occasion and a classy lady would be expected to wear one. Instead of the usual white silk gloves, we imagine Sabrina going for a red one to amp up the witchy and enigmatic vibe. For earrings, cat-shaped ones would be the obvious choice. And finally, a black choker or collar necklace to tie up the look.

Her beauty look: Red lips and curled hair

Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Cheek Color Powder in Shade 01, SGD50/~USD36.17; Hourglass scattered glitter eyeshadow in Aura, SGD48/~USD34.72; Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, SGD36/~USD26.04; MAISON MICHEL Tali knotted velvet headband, USD470 (

Basing on the trailers, Sabrina keeps her beauty look on the neutral side. Her eyeshadow is often just a soft shade of barely-there pink-peach and so is her blush. The only exception is her lips which she paints in red lipstick. For the prom, we think Sabrina will still stick with the neutral palette but will add a bit of shimmer. And of course, she's still gonna wear her signature black headband and beautiful curls.  

(Cover photo from: Netflix)

Next, see what Tina from Fantastic Beasts will wear in 2018's corporate world.



We all love playing dress up and trying out new ensembles that fit our style. But sometimes, simplicity just wins. If you're taking a break from all the experimenting, it's nice to go back to basics. Tops with slim straps? Yes, please. Take a look at how members of the Community is rocking this style staple.

Fitted and cinched

(Photo from: Leannelow)

Sleek dress

(Photo from: Lingwei)