Bee Do! Bee Do! Bee Do! The Minions Café has made its way to Singapore for a limited time only!
From 23 November 2017 to 31 January 2018, fans of the lovable yellow “potatoes” from the Despicable Me movie can head down to Orchard Central for this exclusive pop-up café by Japanese restaurant “The Guest café & diner”.
The Land of Minions
Located at Level 3 of Orchard Central, this open concept café cannot be missed as there are bright yellow minion decorations everywhere!
From stickers to stuffed plushies and huge cardboard signs, it’s photo opportunities galore!
Try to count the number of minion figures hanging around the café and you may even feel like you’re in Gru’s factory.
Minion Café Menu
The Minions Café comes with an exciting array of adorable and tasty dishes, so much so that diners may find it hard to resist ordering everything on the menu.
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There are 14 items on the menu with a range of main courses, desserts and drinks that have been conceptualised and specially developed for the cafe.
Thankfully, the menu wasn’t dominated by banana-flavoured dishes and we were certainly not disappointed by the creativity of how the design of minions was incorporated into each of the dishes.
The price point of the dishes is a tad high, but as they say: “beauty comes at a price”. In this case, you can feast your eyes on a variety of dishes such as “Minion Riceball Party”, “Minion Pudding” and the “Upside-Down Minion Jelly Soda Drink”!
There’s even a pizza box set on the menu which we recognised to be a reference to the pizza boxes in “Minion Rush”, the Despicable Me smartphone game that had almost 840 million players globally. We’re just glad we didn’t have to chase after it this time!
Chomp On In
We tried the Minions’ Great Escape Cream Stew, S’more & Minion’s Ice Cream, Be Bad Café Latte and “Grucy” soda, which was a blue tropical fruit soda. As with most character cafes, it is more about the fun presentation than the taste of the food.
The S’mores is a great dessert for those with a sweet tooth as it comes with perfectly toasted marshmallows on a chocolate sauce base with mango ice cream and some biscuits for you to dig into.
We also really like how the features of the minions on the foods are edible and are made of rice paper so you can chomp into them.
Shop Like a Minion
After filling up your stomach, visitors can pop by the merchandise section of the store and shop away!
Take home some exclusive Minions Café Original Goods that are not available anywhere else, as well as official Despicable Me 3 merchandise. Spice up your working space with these collectable files, figures and not forgetting, the very fluffy unicorns!
These collectables will also make great gifts for the little ones during this festive season.
“THE GUEST cafe&diner” concept cafe is managed by PARCO Co. Ltd. This successful Minions Café has already been hosted in five different locations in Japan and is sure to bring the same fun and excitement to our sunny Island along with eye catching food and exclusive merchandise!
Minons Café Orchard Central
Opening Dates: 23 November 2017 to 31 January 2018, 11 am to 9 pm
Venue: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #03-23/24/25, Singapore 238896