Kawaii Monster Café Blends Fairytale Imagery and Unconventional Menu Items

By: Jana Pijak - Aug 7, 2015
References: kawaiimonster.jp & spoon-tamago
From its exuberant decor to its whimsical menu items, this candy cafe inspires its visitors to dream big. Created by Sebastian Masuda -- synonymous with Harajuku's 6% DOKIDOKI shop and edgy fashion labels like PONPONPON -- the Kawaii Monster Café brings childhood imagery to life.

Whether borrowing from Dr. Seuss picture books or fairy tales like Alice in Wonderland, this candy cafe marries psychedelic design details with menu items like elastic band-inspired rainbow pastas and burgers that are served with a side of multi-colored sauce options.

As experiential dining experiences become more desired across the globe, restaurateurs are looking for new ways to push design boundaries. The Kawaii Monster Café pays tribute to Japan's whimsical street style while borrowing from children's books and pop culture imagery.