A quick evening visit to Persona 5: the Animation Café in Osaka.
This is a late post. Extremely late, to be precise.
The pop-up was near over when I visited. I went on the evening of Nov 11th, the last day was Nov 13th. Add to that my typical moping about for two weeks after returning home, before getting down to writing.
But … I’m not going to waste my images. J
To give some background information, Persona 5: the Animation Café was one of several pop-up cafés in Japan over the last few months. As the name states, it’s inspired by the animated series for Persona 5, not the PS4 game. There were also two cafes, one in Tokyo Akihabara and another one in Osaka Nihonbashi.
Right after the events I ranted about here and FINALLY reaching Osaka, I made a beeline for the Osaka outlet from Nankai Namba Station; thankfully the café was within walking distance. Quite frankly, the café was more than a little hard to locate. There were no signs or promotional posters. Heck, even the hosting venue didn’t have that much of a sign. I had to circle the building pinpointed by Google Maps several times, before knowing which lift to use.
Alright, here’s my first “mistake” for the evening. Because I had to gobble something after reaching Kansai Airport, and because I couldn’t resist buying snacks after reaching Namba Station, I was kinda … full when I stepped into the café. (Actually, I felt terribly bloated) Because of that, I only ordered a drink and a dessert. The matcha latte I had is shown above. As for dessert, I had:
The coasters were my boo-boo. I completely forgot you get one randomly-picked coaster per order from the menu. I left mine at the table thinking they were plain-old disposable coasters, for the waitress left them facing down. Luckily, the same waitress came scuttling before I left the floor. She must have been puzzled why I didn’t want the main attraction for ordering food.
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