Themed Cafes: Artina (Square Enix)



Back in September, Me and Lydia went to the Square Enix cafe and store, Artina in Hibigashi-Shinjuku which highlighted more for Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy (mainly VII), Bravely Default fans and more.
East Side Square 1F 6-27-30 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 〒 160-0022
TEL    03-6457-6714
Opening Hours    11:00 to 22:00
Closed     Thursdays
Nearest    Fukutoshin Tokyo Metro Station A3 exit directly connected “Higashi” Oedo Line
6 minutes Fukutoshin-Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, walk from Exit station E1 “Shinjukusanchome” Toei Shinjuku Line
These two stations are actually connected like many train/subway stations.  Look for the signs to exit to Shinjuku Eastside.

This is honestly a must for fans of VII and I would recommend going but who knows if the cafe and store has changed its products. The main parts are the cafe and the store.
What me and my friend loved the most about the cafe was the attention to detail with food. They have menus in English and Japanese however upon checking the menu, it seems like it keeps changing. We ordered a Meteor Pancake and Pizza alla Shinra with the drinks Nibelheim Nightmare and Lifestream.

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Matcha Overload!


Matcha is the foundation of anyone’s food trip to Asia especially Japan. You are missing out if you have never tried it. Although green tea and matcha come from the same plant, matcha has a richer flavour than green tea which tends to be bitter. So if you’re not a fan of green tea like me, you will love this and even grow to love anko (or red bean paste ”餡”) that always accompanies the food.

There are a number of branches and places that offer matcha treats for you to try that I would recommend. Mainly Japan, but I will also share with you places in Hong Kong and Korea that you should visit too.

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Themed Cafes: Hello Kitty


This Hello Kitty cafe is reowned in Hongdae and because I never went there back in 2013, going this year was a must. To be honest, me and Lydia did not take pictures of the interior because while it was cool and really cute, we are not fans of Hello Kitty (if it was Cinamaroll, I would have!).

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