If you’re worried about where to bring the kids for a meal, how about treating them to a themed restaurant or cafe that will surely get them utterly thrilled? Besides the fully decked out interiors, dishes served at themed cafes are also mostly accented with features unique to the characters, and will make for adorable photos too! Here are our top 5 picks of themed cafes that your kids will absolutely love in Singapore!
Having a meal while trying to save the world? That’s right! Dining with your fav Cartoon Network characters including The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 and Adventure Time is now a reality... kinda. Dig into treats like the crunchy Powerpuff Potpie (SG$10.90) and Adventure Time BBQ Drumlets (6 for S$8.90), while sipping on the Finn & Jake Peanut Butter & Banana Freakshake (SG$16.80). Don’t forget to take a pic with the Powerpuff Girls statue on the way out!
Cartoon Network Café by The Soup Spoon Union, 83 Punggol Central, #B1-12, Waterway Point Mall, Singapore 828761, +65 6385 9254, www.facebook.com/CNCafeByTSS/. Opens daily 11am – 10pm.
Locals would already know of the first outlet at Marina Bay Sands, but fans of the DC Comics would be glad to know that they can also experience dining at this themed restaurant’s second outlet right in the heart of the city at Orchard Road. The gasp-worthy interior, with illuminated logos and comic-print seating, will already get patrons of all ages in a tizzy even before the dishes themed after icons like Batman and Wonder Woman are served.
DC Superheroes Café, 391A Orchard Road, #02-13 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873, +65 6262 1918, www.facebook.com/dcshcafetaka. Opens daily 10am – 10pm.
The latest character café to hit Singapore shores is none other than the lovable Care Bears! The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the restaurant serves up rainbow-filled creations themed with the cartoon’s cuddly creatures. Main dishes include the pasta dish Kumoya’s Star Attraction (SG$18.90) and the almost too-cute-to-eat Seafood Chowder Rice (SG$28.90). You’d want to hurry in bringing your kids though as the pop-up will only be open until end March!
Care Bears Café x Kumoya Singapore, 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320, www.facebook.com/kumoyasingapore/. Opens Tuesday to Sunday 12:00pm – 9:00pm & Friday to Saturday 12:00pm – 10:30pm.
Already a hit in Singapore, the Gudetama Cafe is one of the longest-running themed cafes thus far. Instead of being a pop-up, the cafe dedicated to the "lazy egg" Sanrio character is stationed at Suntec City Mall and drew long queues upon first opening. The food options are worth braving the crowd for, while the lush decoration breathes fresh aesthetics to the surroundings. Make sure to grab some exclusive merchandise on the way out too.
Gudetama Cafe Singapore, #01-361 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983, www.facebook.com/gudetamacafesg/. Opens daily 10am - 10pm.
Who could forget the adorable Hello Kitty's very own themed restaurant in Singapore, at the airport no less! The beloved children's character is the main draw at this eatery, which is open around the clock! Get your kitty fix from dishes like Hola Nachos (SG$16.90) or Kitty Goes Fishing salmon (SG$23.90), each adorned with motifs of the world-famous mascot. Even the seats are shaped in Hello Kitty's iconic bows!
Hello Kitty Orchid Garden, Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 Arrival Hall #01-22, Singapore 819663, www.hellokittyorchidgarden.com/. Opens 24 hours.