Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will roll through San Antonio for one day of pastel pastry sweetness
We've heard of cat cafes, but this touring pastel paradise appeals to a different type of cat lover. The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is rolling through San Antonio for one day only on Saturday, April 8.
This isn't the first time San Antonio has said hello to this truck over the years, but it does carry some new items. Visitors to the truck will get access to exclusive merch including a new pullover hoodie with a chef kitty on the front and baked goods and other kitties up and down the arms. There's also a new plush that puts Hello Kitty in a pink teacup made of the same soft material.
Although the focus does tend to be on longer lasting figurative treats (see also: mugs with sprinkles in the handles, enamel pins, and a chef kitty coin bank), there are a few tasty items that make it a functional cafe.
Hello Kitty's classic friends Keroppi the frog and Chococat appear on petit fours. The leading lady appears on those miniature cakes, a giant sugar cookie, smaller cookies in sets with latte cup shapes, and French macarons. A box of madeleines is the only treat without a bow or character piped on.
It'd certainly be more fun to go in person, but all the edible goodies are packaged up in decorative boxes, perfect for giving as gifts.
The truck has been touring since 2014, later inspiring a Hello Kitty Pop-Up Container and Hello Kitty Mini Cafes in malls. The Hello Kitty Grand Cafe in Irvine, California, takes the concept all the way with velvet bench seats, cakes, hot and cold cafe drinks, and even cocktails.
During its visit to San Antonio, the truck will be parked at 17703 La Cantera Parkway across from Bass Pro Shops near Tribute at the Rim, and will serve customers from 10 am to 7 pm. It does not accept cash, so bring a debit or credit card.
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be in the following Texas cities on its western tour:
- San Antonio, April 8
- Houston, April 15
- Friendswood, April 22
- Fort Worth, April 29
- Dallas, May 6