8 Quirky Themed Cafes
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8 Quirky Themed Cafes

You know the backstory by heart, splurged on the merchandise, and even queued for hours to visit the theme parks dedicated to them. Now tuck into food and drinks inspired by your favourite characters in popular media - a fun way to celebrate any occasion!

DC Super Heroes Cafe

Two years after launching at the Marina Bay Sands, a second outlet opened in Ngee Ann City in 2017 to cater to the Orchard Road crowd. Home to Justice League icons such as Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and The Flash, this eatery promises loads of fun for fans with oh-so-cute figurines, can’t-miss-them logo-printed seats and comic-emblazoned table mats.

The presentation of each dish is part of the unforgettable experience. A Superman Smallville Original Free Range Chicken Burger - stuffed with juicy chicken patty, bacon, gouda cheese and a sunny-side-up egg - comes in a box embellished with the world-famous ‘S’ logo. Batman’s Dark Night Wagyu Beef Burger, meanwhile, is a hearty must-have, with sides of caramelised red onions and shoestring fries.


Platform 1094

You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. Many scenes of Harry Potter’s alma mater, in particular the Dining Hall, were shot at Christ Church College in Oxford, the UK, and Platform 1094, which is actually located in Serangoon Road, does a commendable job of transporting you there, with its wooden flooring, brick walls, and an assortment of magic wands and sorting hats.

The menu is Western, led by favourites such as Crab Meat Aglio Aglio: spaghetti, crabmeat, smoked salmon and flying fish roe in beurre monté sauce. Wash your meal down with Mrs Lich’s Butterscotch Ale (non-alcoholic) or Mr Lick’s Flaming Brew (alcoholic).


Gudetama Cafe

What’s to love about a depressed egg yolk who spends all day in its shell with a strip of bacon for security blanket, and who constantly pleads “five more minutes” every morning? Plenty, and this cafe - located in Suntec City - is just one more reason.

Large groups will be pleased with the communal table fashioned like an egg tray, smaller ones can plonk themselves into one of the egg-shaped booths, while selfie addicts have been spotted clicking away in the indoor garden.

The food here, co-conceptualised and styled by homegrown bento artist Little Miss Bento, is led by 10 main courses. These include the Are You Busy Burger, which comes with double prime beef patties, melted cheese, bacon and a sunny-side-up egg. The Ta-ma-go, on the other hand, resembles egg sushi but is really egg sponge atop rice pop-coated cheesecake!


Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Cafe

Located in Changi Airport’s Terminal 3, the world’s first Hello Kitty cafe that’s open round the clock is a treat for locals and visitors to Singapore. Its interior veers towards cosy garden than pretty-inpink playroom. Expect the space to be littered with reminders of the famous feline — don’t leave without a wefie with the two-ofa-kind life-sized figurines, each of which sports two bows.

Order a Big Breakfast Surprise off the All-day Breakfast selection and savour a spread of scrambled eggs, smoked duck, sautéed mushrooms and… Hello Kitty-shaped waffles! For a sweet treat, there’s always You’re My Shining Star, a red velvet lava cake matched with Froyo soft-serve ice cream and strawberries and raspberries. Meow-vellous!


Hungry Heroes

There is another Justice League headquarters in Singapore, and it’s located in a two-level shophouse in Little India - on Tessensohn Road, to be exact. Be prepared to be greeted by your hosts, namely Captain America, Thor and Iron Man, all smartly lined up in glass boxes. Take your time to look around and admire other superhero memorabilia from the owner’s impressive stash collected over 25 years.

If that works up an appetite in you, satisfy those hunger pangs with superhero-worthy dishes this establishment is known for. Try the Nuclear Fission Angus Beef Cheek: the meat is braised till tender and just about to melt in the mouth!


DreamWorks Koukou Cafe

The draw of this 50-seater in Bugis+ are the popular characters from the animated movies produced by DreamWorks. Think of Shrek (from the Shrek movies), Po (from the Kung Fu Panda movies), Toothless (from the How To Train A Dragon movies) and the hilarious penguins from the Madagascar movies. Expect walls and booths to be filled with these characters, with a plushie at every table doubling as a phone charger.

The Asian-inspired menu includes a Secret Ingredient Noodle Soup. This comes with clams, prawns, mussels and squid in a spicy kimchi collagen broth, which you eat with Po and Mei Mei fluffy buns!

One more thing: Koukou refers to the dumpling-shaped bitesized cuties.


Cartoon Network Cafe

If you haven’t gotten enough of The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time and We Bare Bears, scramble down to this cafe right this minute!

Primarily catering to families with young children, the menu options are kid-friendly and run the gamut from pizzas to burgers to milkshakes. Blossom Strawberry Soda or Ben 10 Baked Fries and Meatballs, anyone?

Colouring stations and photo walls will keep everyone entertained and engaged.

The establishment, located in Waterway Point Mall, is operated by the same people who run The Soup Spoon.


Central Perk

No prizes for guessing which hit American sitcom inspired this cafe. Yes, Friends. Central Perk in Central Mall is where you can relive your favourite memories of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Joey. Unmissable are items such as Rachel’s wedding dress, the guys’ foosball table, and even Phoebe’s smelly cat!

On the menu are six different blends of coffee, apparently to cater to each character’s preference. The mains also have names that ooze nostalgia, such as Monica’s Marinara Pasta and Joey’s Fisherman Stew.