Tokyo is full of cuteness, but nothing tops the Pom Pom Purin Cafe in Harajuku! Check out what cute food they offer and the store specific goods!
Who is Pom Pom Purin?
Pompompurin (or Purin) is a Saniro character, a golden retriever dog character first introduced in 1996.His trademark is his brown beret that is always on top of his head.
Purin loves drinking milk and eating soft food and pudding that his mother makes. He also spends a lot of time sleeping or hanging out with his friends. Purin’s best friends include a hamster called Muffin, a mouse named Scone, and a bird.
He was voted Most Popular Sanrio Character in 1997 in the Strawberry News, a magazine published by Sanrio, and once again in 2015.
Pom Pom Purin Cafe
Address: CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU, 1-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Hours: 11:00 – 21:00
Pom Pom Purin cafe is located on the 3rd floor of Cute Cube Harajuku, on the popular Takeshita Street in Harajuku Tokyo. It is about 3 minutes walk from the JR Harajuku Station.
We visited in October 2014, the first day the Pom Pom Purin Cafe is opened to the public! There was a long line for the cafe and we had to wait over 2 hours. Fortunately the line is much more reasonable nowadays since more locations have been opened in Osaka, Nagoya, and Yokohama.
The cafe is just overloaded with cuteness and Pom Pom Purin! The cafe is covered with Pom Pom Purin decoration everywhere!
Front door window
Burger shaped Purin
Walls are covered with Purin and his friends
Even the light covers are Purin!
Pom Pom Purin cafe offers a wide variety of hot menu items, desserts, and drinks. Everything are cutely decorated and features Purin.
Special Menu outside the Cafe
We ordered the Purin Curry (990 yen), which has rice made into the shape of Purin’s face!
We also had the pancake tower (1,490 yen), which has pancake topped with Purin’s hat!
The pancake comes with a Purin syrup container, which you can take home as souvenir!
Pom Pom Purin cafe offers lots of goodies and merchandises that are only sold in cafe! The most popular are definitely the tote bags and the cute Purin t-shirts!
Hope you enjoy this review of Pom Pom Purin! While in Tokyo, be sure to check out our guide on Ghibli Museum and Tokyo hotels! In the meantime, be sure to visit my Instagram – Mizzmok for more fashion and lifestyle idea!