IRVINE (CBSLA) – A café dedicated to the cultural phenomenon Hello Kitty will open in Irvine Friday.

(Jakob Layman/Sanrio)

The Hello Kitty Grand Café will open at the Irvine Spectrum Center, an outdoor shopping mall. It will operate as both a cafe, and at nights, as a cocktail bar.

It is the first ever Hello Kitty café which will offer both a casual café open to the public and a private room, known as the Bow Room, for reservations, according to Sanrio, the Japanese lifestyle brand which owns Hello Kitty.

(Jakob Layman/Sanrio)

Guests will be able to sign up for an Afternoon Tea Service in the Bow Room for $55 each which will feature assorted sweets, sandwiches and an extensive tea collection, Sanrio said.

At nights, the Bow Room will turn into a cocktail bar for guests over 21. The cocktail bar will also require reservations.

Hello Kitty currently has a pop-up café in San Diego and two mini cafés – stand-alone kiosks – in Rancho Cucamonga and San Jose. It also has café trucks which travel around the country.

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