Doraemon's Secret Gadget Cafe Opens in Tokyo
posted on by Joanne Mertz
To celebrate the 55th anniversary of founding of the company, TV Asahi turned its "Cafe Chez Madu" in the first-floor atrium of its headquarters into "Doraemon's Secret Gadget Cafe." The cafe opened to the public on Friday and will be in service for a limited time to tie-in with the March 9 opening of the new movie Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dōgu Museum (Doraemon: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum).
Like its movie counterpart, the cafe has been entirely transformed into a museum, from the Dokodemo Door (Anywhere Door) at the entrance, to the tables and chairs. Fans of the show will find all sorts of replicas of well-known Doraemon gadgets, such as the Small Light, a lamp that shrinks objects to small sizes.
The cafe's food menu provides adult and child-sized portions, such as the "4D Pocket Sandwich," with ham in the shape of a Dokodemo Door and a cheese Bamboocopter for 600 yen (about US$6.50), a chicken sandwich with Doraemon's bell motif, and a 4-cheese "Dora-gratin" with brown rice. For dessert, customers can enjoy "French Toast de Ankipan" based on Doraemon's Memory Bread for 900 yen (US$9.70). As for drinks, customers can order lattes decorated with Doraemon characters, flavored milk, and set of smoothies — one Doraemon smoothie made with bananas, or an orange-colored Dorami-chan smoothie made with pineapple and mango.
The cafe is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., until April 14. The Mainichi Shimbun paper's Mantan Web site posted more photographs of the cafe.
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