For my 25th Birthday, my best friend decided to surprise me with a trip to the adorable Hello Kitty Cafe at the Irvine Spectrum. This Instagram hub is extremely popular amongst OC locals and usually has a long line leading out the door!
670 Spectrum Center Dr. Irvine, CA 92618
The cafe is divided up into two parts- the quick order cafe in the front and reservation only Bow Room (which offers tea service/ cocktail drinks) in the back. The Bow Room is quite limited in seating so I would highly suggest making reservations much advance to ensure you get the time slot you’re looking for. I’ve read that there is a time limit of 75 mins per reservation but I think as long as there isn’t a huge waitlist, you should be fine if you go a bit over the time limit.
The full tea service is $55 per person. You get a choice of a tea and three-tier Hello Kitty trays filled with sweet pastries and savory sandwiches. Upon arriving the waitress brought us strawberries and cream which were extremely yummy! Later, she took our tea orders- for my tea I chose the Birthday Tea which was a sweet mixture of raspberries and hibiscus. My favorite pastries were the top tier scones that I paired with butter and jam. The staff was extremely kind, always checking to see if they could help us in any way.
The best part was, of course, the ambiance! Every little inch of this cafe has been adorably decorated in pink. From the cubes of sugar (yes they were Hello Hitty shaped!) to pastel pink bathroom, every little corner of this place is an Instagram heaven!