Open For Business: Characters Cafe

Home-grown Japanese snacks and toy distributor Bon Japan has gone into the food business. The 16-seat cafe takes on a different character theme every two weeks, ranging from Japanese cartoon characters such as Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma to superheroes.

This month, the theme is Doraemon and the cafe's cutlery and decor will feature the robot cat from the manga series.

Choose from three set menus (from $19.90 a person).

Dishes include chicken and fish fillet burgers, served with mashed potatoes and fried garlic mushrooms and chips, and a dorayaki (Japanese pancake sandwich) filled with red bean paste and ice cream.

Each set meal comes with a collectible gift.

There are six to eight one-hour dining slots daily and tickets can be bought in advance. Upcoming themes include Hello Kitty and the Love Life! anime.

Where: 11 Orchard Road, Dhoby Ghaut Xchange, B1-36

Open: noon to 9pm daily

Info: Call 6560-5424 or go to

This article was first published on March 13, 2016. Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to for more stories.