The Queen City of the South has always been one of the destinations of Japanese tourists. Aside from enjoying the magnificent beaches, citizens of the land of the Rising Sun come to Cebu to learn English. One of these students initially came to Cebu to learn the English language. But he not only learned the language, he also learned to love the island of Cebu and its people. He loved it so much that he decided to put up a café with the aim of giving back something to the residents of the city.
Due to this, the Kawaii Café was born. Shunki Matsushima worked with Aldan Cristino to conceptualize and eventually open the café on August 18, 2016. With the aim of letting customers “Enjoy the cute Japanese experience here at Kawaii Cafe" the café stands out as among the few kawaii-themed cafes in the city. Guests can even dress up in Japanese or anime costumes available in the café. The Kawaii Café also shows Japanese movies, both anime and live-action.
The Kawaii Café offers the typical menu items of a café . . . plus more. In addition to the coffee, flavored soda, tea and smoothies, the place also offers not-so-typical coffee shop items like onion rings, Yakisoba, ramen, curry rice, and Gyudan, among others.
Since the owner is Japanese, guests can expect to have a taste of authentic Japanese food and drinks at the café. Some food items also take on the kawaii theme of the café. Prices of the food and drinks at the Kawaii Café start at PHP60.
The ambience in the café is also unique as it brings guests to Japan in the middle of the Queen City of the South. In addition, the owner also brought some of the festivals in Japan to Cebu.
The Kawaii Café is located along P. Del Rosario Street, Cebu City. It is situated right across the main campus of the University of San Carlos. It is open from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily. Have you checked out the Kawaii Café already? How was your experience? Tell us about it on the comments section below.
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