Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gundam Cafe in Akihabara

Gundam Cafe was opened last April 24, 2010 in front of Electric Town exit at the Akihabara station.  It's a place for entertainment, information center for the latest news in Gunpla and display new items.

The cafe was made official by Mr. Ueno Kazunori, Bandai's President Chief Gundam officer.

Gundam fans and even newbies to the Gundam world will be served by waitresses wearing the Earth Federation female soldier uniform.  Isn't that cool? It's an added plus to the Gundam themed atmosphere, as if you're really part of that era.

The menu consists of 30 drinks and 35 types of food which are named after character references and elements from the Gundam series.  It's interesting how the presentation of the food turned out to be.  Look at that haro face! Not only you'll feel full as you dine in here but you'll also enjoy how it looks like, I'm sure you'll pull out your camera right away before eating it.

Here's the list of some food and drinks:

  • Jaburokohi - 340 yen (tax included)
  • 190 yen Gundam sauce grilled Hokkaido Kokura (including tax) / 220 yen bacon mayonnaise (approx.)
  • Federal white guy - 890 yen (tax included)
  • Red Comet - 790 yen (tax included)
  • Pickles - 380 yen Zaku (approx.)
  • Gandamuharopitsutsa - 590 yen (tax included)
  • Red Comet - 790 yen (tax included)
  • Blue Giant - 790 yen (tax included)
  • Mono eye - 790 yen (tax included)
  • Sara's lips - 790 yen (tax included)  (hmm... sounds heavenly)

Other than the menu, here are the original cafe items for sale.

  • Gundam Cafe Doll-shaped Cake (6 pieces) - 680 Yen (inclusive of tax).
  • Weak Person's Rice Crackers (6 pieces) - 550 Yen (inclusive of tax). 
  • Jaburo Coffee (200g) - 980 Yen (inclusive of tax).
  • Haro Crunchy Choko (9 pieces) - 680 Yen (inclusive of tax). 
  • Famous Lines Cookies (8 pieces) - 550 Yen (inclusive of tax).
  • Gundam Cafe Cheeze Pie (20 pieces) - 800 Yen (inclusive of tax).
  • Gundam Cafe Ash Tray - 735 Yen (inclusive of tax).
  • Gundam Cafe Coaster (6 random pieces) - 380 Yen (inclusive of tax).
  • Gundam Cafe Deco Metal 01 Gold - 500 Yen (inclusive of tax).
  • Gundam Cafe Print Guard 01 Sensai 3.2 Yen (inclusive of tax).

The freshly baked Gunpla-yaki is not sold in the store but through the voucher system.  This looks tasty! How did they even baked that form?

The hexagon neon signs and tiles with Mr. Yoshiyuki Tomino (director), Mr. Kunio Okawara (mecha design) and Mr. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (character design) signatures.

 Promotional video monitors.

and the next part that is worth viewing is the...

Washroom area.  Char's customized zaku is designed for the ladies room.  It'll be so cool to be actually in it instead of viewing the picture.  The "push start button" is making me curious.  Sorry Zeon male fans, no entry!

Before leaving the place, don't forget to stopped by this area to buy original products.  Great for gifts and collections.

This is going to be included in my Japan wishlist.  It's not like you get to have this kind of cafe in other countries so it's worth visiting.

To those who are in Japan and viewing this blog, please tell me about it in the comments section.  Thanks! 

Information and images from  Gundam dot info

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