Hello Kitty Cafe, Adelaide

Green Tea Creme Brulee served with green tea icecream and Hello Kitty Green Tea flavour biscuit

In front of the old Qubic there was an Asian girl in a pink maid costume with a giant love heart churro trying to attract customers. You could see people do a giant circle to try to avoid her – Adelaide isn’t ready for this level of Asian-ness. I don’t think we would have been ready for a super bubblegum pink Hello Kitty Cafe either so it was good to see an orange and brown colour combo to tone it down.

store front of Hello Kitty Cafe Adelaide Hello Kitty Cafe Adelaide

Walking into the Hello Kitty store you come across a cabinet of Hello Kitty everything – cakes, macarons, you name it they’ve got it. The macarons were pretty steep at $4 each where I couldn’t bring myself to get one.

hello kitty cakehello kitty salted caramel, chocolate and vanilla macarons

As you guys may have guessed green tea may be my kryptonite and seeing this green tea creme brulee made me need it in my belly. A crack through the thin caramelised layer into a creamy, smooth creme brulee middle – it didn’t taste like green tea but more like a normal creme brulee. It was quite nice but it did send me into a sugar coma afterwards. I found the green tea icecream was like some weird vanilla with barely any hint of green tea. It did come with a green tea biscuit which looked super cute but tasted like normal shortbread. Again there was no green tea flavour :(

Green Tea Creme Brulee served with green tea icecream and Hello Kitty Green Tea flavour biscuit

Green Tea Creme Brulee ($12.80)

hello kitty chocolate mousse

Hello Kitty Chocolate Mousse

The strawberry vanilla sundae had a giant scoop of strawberry gelato and vanilla gelato, sprinkled with crumbed biscuit and decorated with fresh strawberry, mixed berry sauce, fresh cream and a Hello Kitty shaped butter tuile. I thought the sundae looked quite small but for those that aren’t into desserts this may be the perfect size for you. The strawberry gelato (found it was more like icecream) was a bit icy with a Japanese strawberry candy taste.

Strawberry Vanilla Sundae - Strawberry Gelato, Vanilla Gelato, crumb biscuit, fresh strawberry, mixed berry sauce, fresh cream and butter tuile

Strawberry Vanilla Sundae ($11.90)

hello kitty hot chocolate

Hello Kitty Hot Chocolate

Ahh I saw the green tea crepe cake as a weekend special and being green tea I had to get it. Layers and layers of green tea crepe that had a fine smother of green tea cream and topped with a matcha dusting. The cake itself was very dense that didn’t really taste like much where the only matcha hit was from the sprinkle on top.

hello kitty green tea crepe cake

Green Tea Crepe Cake ($8.90)

Chocolate gelato, salted caramel gelato, crumb biscuit, sliced banana, brownies, mixed nuts, chocolate fresh cream, chocolate ganache and chocolate tuile

Chocolate Caramel Sundae ($11.90)

Presentation is pretty amazing here with everything in Hello Kitty form – for those die hard Hello Kitty fans everything tastes better in Hello Kitty form right?

Food: 2.5/5
Service: 3/5
Atmosphere: 3/5

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8 comments for “Hello Kitty Cafe, Adelaide

  1. March 19, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks again for this lovely review! I am also a Matcha addict and I was hoping this place would fulfill my needs but it seems that despite the cute cakes, the promising flavour is not here! Which place would you advise me to taste wonderful Matcha cakes, mousse, drinks…. etc… Many thanks :)

    • March 20, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      Hmmm I’m still on the hunt for good matcha myself. I tried the matcha affrogato at Nico Cafe recently and it was pretty good. The matcha icecream was a bit icy but it was the right amount of sweetness and bitterness. Will be posting a review of them in a while so keep an eye out :)

  2. March 22, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Awww…so adorable and pretty!! But can’t help but drool over those sweets. Will probably just need to close our eyes in every bite ;)

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  3. Linda
    March 22, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Have you tried Matcha House yet? I’m still trying to line up my Japanese friend to go with me – but it sounded promising.

  4. Linda
    March 22, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    whoops, just found your reviews of Matcha House. Too bad, I was looking forward to trying it. Guess I’ll be skipping that place for a while and hope they pull up their socks and improve their service and dessert servings!

    • March 23, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Ahh if you wanted to visit Matcha House I would recommend getting their soft serves, it looks like an okay size but a bit steep at around $5. Tasty but if you wanted to eat in they have a min spend of $8 or something. Adelaide is so hard to find a good matcha spot :3

  5. Fiona
    December 7, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Hi there, I was very disappointed when I found out HK cafe in Adelaide had closed down… My Mum is a HUGE HK fan, and we were planning a trip (from Vic) for her birthday, which is coming up in a couple of weeks… In fact, we are still coming to Adelaide, but obviously won’t be going to the cafe. When it closed down, I remember seeing a post on fb from the person/business that made the birthday cakes that you could order through the cafe, but now of course I can’t remember the name (and would love to order a HK birthday cake). Any chance you would know? Thanks!

    • December 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      It is quite sad seeing them closed down – I just walked past one day and all the windows were covered :( Unfortunately I don’t know who the person that makes the birthday cakes are. However I did see Luxbite in Melb have a Hello Kitty collaboration with their cakes recently. Also, in Sydney they also have a Hello Kitty Diner (although it doesn’t look like too many Hello Kitty shaped things there from photos ). Sorry I can’t be of more help :(

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