Hello Kitty Mini Cafe Pop-Up Debuts on the Strip on Friday

Hello Kitty Cafe has spent years sending its rolling food truck to Las Vegas filled with adorable water bottles, pastries, and more. Now the cafe becomes semi-permanent when it opens at The Park between New York-New York and Park MGM on Friday.

Sanrio dubs this version a Mini Cafe Pop-Up, sitting outdoors on the plaza across from Beerhaus. The outdoor cafe brings all things Hello Kitty and Las Vegas, with collectible merchandise and treats that are exclusive to the outpost.

The festivities kick off on Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. with a special appearance by Hello Kitty, plus a small gift with purchase for the first 50 customers.

The new Hello Kitty Cafe Las Vegas pop-up will be the first of its kind in Nevada after the wild success of its sister concepts in California, which include the Hello Kitty Grand Cafe in Irvine and Hello Kitty Mini Cafe in San Jose, as well as two Hello Kitty Cafe Trucks that launched in 2014 and continue to traverse both coasts.

The main space features a semi-permanent cube with colorful Hello Kitty graphics and her signature pink backdrop for photo backdrops. The cafe itself, which initially plans to stay in the city for at least six months, will serve a variety of Hello Kitty-themed crafted beverages, from coffee and espresso drinks to an array of lemonades, iced teas, and milk teas. Sweets include Hello Kitty cakes, cookies, croissants, doughnuts, and ice cream. Additionally, exclusive merchandise will include specially designed Hello Kitty Cafe mugs, T-shirts, baseball caps, keychains. and tote bags. The cafe plans to be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

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