I got a Facebook notification that the Hello Kitty Cafe truck would be rolling near me. So, of course I had to go. I got there right when it opened at 10 am, expecting a quick entrance and getaway, Hello Kitty Bow Water bottle in hand.
I thought I was one of a few adults who loved Hello Kitty.
I was wrong.
The line snaked around almost past the beginning of it. People in line told me most people got there before 8 a.m. and that the average wait time was two hours. This is a shot of the line when I was much, much closer to the truck. The back of the line felt like it was in another city.
It dawned on me that the years of teasing that I was into something that was only designed for children were wrong. Oh, there were children present, but the adult population far outweighed those of the kids.
The sun beamed down on us the entire two hour wait time, but even the small children were pretty patient. Everyone showed off their Hello Kitty merchandise and had conversations about where they bought it. The wait time went by fast and a good time was had by all. The items on the menu were a little pricey, but it was a risk I was willing to take to find something Hello Kitty branded that I didn’t already have.
The time finally came when I could approach the food truck. The first thing you will notice is that even the inside of the truck is pretty! The staff wore cute pink t shirts with Hello Kitty’s signature bow and they were all smiles.
I ordered a Hello Kitty Bow Water and it was probably the cutest water bottle I’ve ever seen. In the shape of Hello Kitty’s signature bow, it fits perfectly in your hand. The sides show colorful sprinkles and read “Hello Kitty Cafe.”
And because I have no self control, I ordered a box of the cutest sugar cookies I have ever seen. For the steep price of $13, I feel like I bought a box of cookies might be too pretty to eat (but let’s be serious, I’m going to).
So naturally after all this was over, my friends and I went to go have sushi, and decided to photograph our Hello Kitty loot that we collected for the day.
I had a blast. The only downside was the wait, but bring something to do in line, charge up your phone before you leave, and you will be fine. You might even make a new friend and ask her where she got her Hello Kitty purse from. To see if the Hello Kitty Cafe truck is coming near you, take a look at their Facebook page.
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