There are many themed cafes in Tokyo. They have cat cafes, owl cafes, ‘maid’cafes and robot cafes. Most charge some kind of cover charge. Makes sense i suppose. You would pay a cover charge to go to a club. So why not a theme cafe. Anyway, we wanted to go to one just to look-see.
We had just visited the Meiji temple amd Google said there were several theme cafes near us so we decided to walk down this little alleyway in Harajuku area to see if we could find one and found the pompompurin cafe
The pancakes themselves were so-so and the coffee was passable. But the cafe itself was definitely very cute. I can see why these themed cafes are so popular. It’s a pity I couldn’t drag the Beau to another one.
i read on other blogs that there is normally a Long queue but when we were there, we were seated almost immediately. So good luck! And have fun! No, seriously. I think when you go to something like this, You really need to go with the correct frame of mind. If you are determined to hate it, you will hate it. Go in with a cynical mind and you won’t enjoy it, but if you are going there, determined to enjoy the kitschiness, then yes, it will be rather fun.
Address: 東京都渋谷区神宮前1-7-1, CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU 3階 (Google Map)
Opening hours: 11am to 9pm
(advance coupons starts at around 930am and the cafe will be closed to all walk-ins once all coupons has been issued out)
Accessible from either Meijijingumae station (Chiyoda line) or Harajuku station (JR Line)