Just about a block away from the Guangzhou Library, the Hello Kitty-themed café in Mall of the World 花城汇 (Guangzhou’s Largest Underground Mall) full of cutesy displays, furnishing, and desserts all with Hello Kitty logos greeted our eyes with satisfaction supreme. I have a soft spot for this feminine faline and have always envied those who have visited Hello Kitty Kitchen and Dining in Taipei, Taiwan and Hello Kitty Café in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea as I see them in my Instagram feed.

So you can imagine how happy and animated I was when we saw this “fairytale garden of oddities” in Guangzhou, China. It was a dream come true! Like a kid, I ran around shrieking quietly in wild abandon. Clearly, the appeal is in the presentation, and it’s easy to fall in love with the large models of the cuddly cat in the background. I wanted to take pictures of the Bonbons Hello Kitty Café in every spot and corner. To accomplish that, we had to stay longer and this meant we had to order some treats/desserts even before we had lunch. OK, fine! 🙂

Review of Bonbons Hello Kitty Café 海印都荟城店 (Mall of the World, Guangzhou)

Ambiance: ★★★★★

In an instant, we were hooked with the fun ambiance. It’s Hello Kitty all the way! 🙂 The dining sets came in varied shapes, and the decors in bright pinks and clean whites were fanciful and chic. If “cute” can be personified, it would appear as Hello Kitty nonetheless. This chill café definitely continues to serve as a hotspot for fans and enthusiasts of Hello Kitty-inspired food and drinks. Both indoor and outdoor seating were comfortable.

Service: ★★★★★

Service was personable and fast. Bonus points go to the waitresses clad in maid costumes who treated us like masters in a private home. They were passionate in greeting everyone that entered.

Food: ★★★★★

The items on the menu looked mythically delicious, but thankfully we could have them in real life. 好多好靚既甜品丫!

We had the Milk Chocolate Mousse 牛奶朱古力慕斯 (RMB 38), a guilty pleasure par excellence. Creamy and smooth with a dense chocolate base, it hit a chord with us also because it wasn’t too sweet. 不太甜,非常好! 🙂

The proportion between the mousse the base was good, 造型可爱而且份量也不小,必须推荐. The mousse tasted light and airy in the mouth, while the base gave a sense of volume and substance without being overly powering. The strawberry on top gave a hint of acidity and tang, and Hello Kitty’s pink bow gave a nice crisp crust coupled with a soft and moist texture underneath when chewed.

Strawberry Green Tea 草莓绿茶 (RMB 58)


Raspberry Mousse 覆盆子慕斯 (RMB 38)

Price for Value: ★★★☆☆

价格不便宜。大部份食物價錢介乎30-40人民幣之內,算唔算貴呢?如果第一次为了新鲜和拍照还可以吧,只是食物太贵, for me。However, knowing that we’re paying for the grand ambiance, superb service, and lovely food and we had a great dining experience here, on the whole, price for value is fair. It’s hard to say no to Hello Kitty especially when this kind of cafe is a rare sight where I come from (the Philippines). Bonbons Hello Kitty Café in Guangzhou can be a good once-in-a-while spot when you’re in serious need of something to be happy about. 🙂 再見啦 Bonbons Hello Kitty Café!

Shop D01, No. 3001, B/F, Section 3, Mall of the World, 89 Huacheng Dadao, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (天河区珠江新城花城大道89号花城汇三区负一层3001号D01商铺)
For inquiries, call +86 20 3831 5151
Date Published: 05/08/2015

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44 Responses

  1. Tanj from A Travelogue

    I have been to Guangzhou but I have not seen this. I grew up with Hello Kitty so I would absolutely love this place! I live in South Korea, and there is a couple of Hello Kitty themed cafe restaurants here that looks absolutely cute! I have yet to drag my husband to visit there. This place is a haven for Hello Kitty lovers.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Huge fans of Hello Kitty will be stoked. Items on display look super cute and you will end up buying not just one pastry or drink when you’re with your kids. 🙂

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  2. Brook Devis

    omg what an adorable post. i love this place already.its super cute and pink 😀 i have been a fan of hello kitty when i was young so i would love to visit this cafe 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Hey, Brook! In terms of cuteness, these Hello Kitty food reign supreme. I’m fairly certain the bow and Hello Kitty images do not anyhow enhance the flavorm but they are great convincing factors to encourage indulgence in this cafe. 🙂

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  3. tammileetips

    That is an amazing place to visit!!! I love how all the food is shaped like characters from Hello Kitty! Everything about that shop is absolutely amazing to see and would be incredible to visit.

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  4. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of Hello Kitty! How wonderful it would be to visit the Cafe! I wonder if we will have an outlet like that here in California! I will definitely visit every day! LOL! 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Wow, haha. That extreme?! I think you will have to add this in your bucket list of places to go, if there’s not one Hello Kitty Cafe in your area. 🙂

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  5. Danielle K

    I would absolutely love to visit one of these cafes! I actually had no idea they existed, but I love Hello Kitty and this is so incredibly cute. Looks like you had a great time there- I have to admit I’m a little jealous 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Aw, I’m glad to have inspired someone to go check out this cafe. While you’re there, maximize your time by visiting Guangzhou’s best tourist attractions. 🙂

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  6. Betsy @ BPhotoArt.com

    Wow, perfect for Hello Kitty fans! I have a friend who would go nuts if she saw this place. I love how they carried the Hello Kitty theme to the nth degree, it really is over the top.

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  7. Teresa Martinez

    Oh wow, this place would be heaven on earth for my youngest daughter who absolutely loves Hello Kitty. I hope I can bring her here. I can just imagine her biggest smile.

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  8. Pal Raine

    Love the interior, so cute and fabulous. I am a Hello Kitty fanatic, and this place is great! Even the food they served are all CUTE CUTE CUTE….I am just curious with the taste, you said that Milk Chocolate Mousse is not too sweet…that’s good for me.

    You are so lucky!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, taste was perfect. We don’t like eating stuff that’s too sweet for our palate. If you’re planning to go to Guangzhou, surely you don’t want to miss this. 🙂

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  9. Marjorie

    So there’s one in China? I only knew of one in Taiwan, it’s even on my bucket list. It’s cuteness overload, especially the food! How come we don’t have a Hello Kitty cafe here in the Philippines.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, I ask the same question. Huhu.. I hope someone will bring Hello Kitty Cafe too in Manila. There will be thousands of people who’d rush to go, for sure! 🙂

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  10. Georgina Oh

    I’ve been traveling a lot and definitely China is on my list of places to visit in Asia. This one is very interesting specially coz I’m a sweet lover. Anything that has to with sweets, chocolates, bonbons I’m up for it. I will for sure include this in my itinerary!! Thumbs up for this!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      It’s every Hello Kitty fan’s dream come true to visit a café like this. You will surely be charmed by the sheer adorableness of the Hello Kitty décor. 🙂

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  11. Shirgie Scf

    I think the world is now joining the bandwagon of themed cafes. even here in Korea, there are a lot of themed cafes but I didn’t see like this one. Hello Kitty cafe is indeed too cute to resist. It’s too girly though.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh, you are so lucky to be in Korea. You can visit the one in Seoul. 🙂 I have just read reviews about the cafe. While prices are quite high, the taste of food is decent enough.

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  12. Fernando Lachica

    It’s hello Kitty world, then this is amazing place to dine inside. I’m amaze with the blending of colors; truly shades of pink and chocolate.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Pink and chocolate are two of my favorites. 🙂 I also loved that the restaurant staff was more than happy to help us visitors take pictures.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Just a note though: It is an all-Chinese menu, so make sure you go with friends fluent in Mandarin. In any case, you can just point the food on display and use hand signs. 🙂

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  13. me-anne

    that strawberry green tea looks sooooo… urgh! This cafe is a dream come true for hello kitty fans. I wonder if my sister in law has seen this, she’s planning a trip to china on September kasi.,

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh, China is big. 🙂 You can share about the Hello Kitty Cafe to her and if she’s flying to Guangzhou then she might as well drop by to take a look.

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  14. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    Oh my God, how adorable is this café! I love everything about it, the chairs are so cute and look so comfortable and the food is so sweet looking, everything is done to Hello Kitty perfection! I wish we had cute places like this in Ireland, I’d always go there 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      They should think of expanding to our hometowns. 🙂 The amount of detail that goes into these cute desserts and the cat theme rubs off nicely!

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  15. papaleng

    I can’t decide whether to like this place or not. The place seems cool but medyo asiwa ako sa color pink. Masyadong girly ang dating. Perhaps, my nieces will love to visit this place.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha, that’s true for most guys anyway. Yup, I bet their eyes will be all hearts when they see this one. The ambiance itself is inspiring and impressive. 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      In my case, it’s my sister and my mom who I wished were with me that time. 🙂 The shopfront didn’t disappoint with Hello Kitty’s face plastered all over the shop, both in two and three dimensional form.

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  16. Miranda (Myrabev)

    oh wow what a beauty, I saw the hello kitty in seoul korea last week and wanted to take pictures but my phone died so envious of your time there and the food looks absolutely delicious, since I am going back to seoul I am so gonna get some of the food and pictures

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Whoa, what a waste! You should make sure to charge your phone and camera and even bring extra batteries or a mobile charger in case you run out of battery once again. 🙂 Hope you have a great time. Enjoy!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      This cafe totally hits on both kids and adults who love Hello Kitty. However, for the most part, I know that this is the kind of cafe that you’d go for the novelty and not for the food.

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  17. mindy

    AAAAWWWW HEllo Kittyyyy :D! I’m a huge fan too! Totally insisted to go to Hello Kitty cafe while we were in Taipei hahaha. It seems like the food in this cafe’s better than most Hello Kitty cafes though? The one in Taipei was quite bad hahaha

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh, I didn’t know about that. What I’m just more concerned about is the design and having a fanciful experience in a spacious wonderful cafe! 🙂

      Reply

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