I visited the Kapibara-san cafe in HarajukuIt’s another one of those character themed cafes that only open for a limited time, so I hustled over as soon as I had an afternoon off. Who knew capybaras could be so cute?
I had the Kapibara-san pancakes. Of course. They came with apple jam and vanilla ice cream (that little round bird up there), so it was a good combination of sweetsThe pancakes could’ve been a little fluffier, but that’s when whipped cream saves the day.
Kapibara-san omelette rice with stew, yum. Just what I needed on a chilly fall day (especially after that ice cream). Now that I look at it it’s probably pretty easy to recreate at home—how hard can it be to wrap a mound of rice in egg and stick Kapibara-san’s expressionless face on? Inspiration comes at a price.
But the cafe interior exceeded my expectationsIt’s a collaboration with the Tokyu Hands cafe and they’re using the place as it is, which means everything has already been nicely done for them haha. But there were lots of Kapibara-san decorations around so that was a cute touch.
They really tried their best with the Kapibaras.
Honestly one of the things I liked the most about this cafe was the lack of queue. Kapibara-san doesn’t quite have the cult following that the Sanrio characters have, so it was highly refreshing to arrive and get seated right awayBut still, it’d be nice if they got more appreciation because they’re genuinely adorable. Give Kapibara-san more love!