Harry Potter Wizarding World Cafe ハリー・ポッター＆ファンタスティック・ビースト魔法ワールドカフェ
Dine at the wizard's table...
Are you a fan of the Harry Potter universe? To mark the theatrical release of the second part of the "Fantastic Beasts" trilogy, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald", two pop-up cafes based on J. K. Rowling's universe have opened their doors in Japan. Found in Hakata (Fukuoka prefecture) and Shinjuku (Tokyo) respectively, the two cafes will work their magic until January 31, 2019!
Magic on the plate
Named "Wizarding World Cafe", the two cafes opened their doors on November 9th and will be open for a limited period of two and a half months.
Based on J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter universe, these two cafes are already delighting fans of the franchise.
With statues of Harry Potter and Newt Scamander at the entrance, silhouettes of the characters from the second part of the "Fantastic Beasts", and posters from the Ministry of Magic on the walls, visitors are immersed in the Wizarding World as soon as they step into the cafe. There's a French theme for the cafe area, since the plot of the "Crimes of Grindelwald" movie takes place in Paris.
As with all good theme cafes, you can also enjoy the Wizarding World on your plate, with cute themed food and drinks.
On the menu? Curry rice with baby niffler sauce, Harry Potter cheese hamburg and Dumbledore profiteroles will surely delight the eyes and tastebuds of fans! It's a menu that is obviously accompanied by a variety of different magical drinks: choose whichever you like, or try one that matches your Hogwarts house: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff.
Harry Potter cheese hamburg
A magic potion: "Firedrake" orange soda
Wizarding curry with Niffler sauce
Paradise for Potterheads
While the cafe alone is enough to attract aspiring wizards, the gift shop of goodies is also a huge draw.
The cafes are separated into 3 distinct areas: the cafe room, the screening room (which plays scenes from the films and can be booked for groups), and the merchandise shop. The shop is accessible to all fans of the saga, whether they are dining in the cafe or not.
The themed gift shop
Stuffed toys of creatures from the world of JK Rowling
A Gryffindor wallet
Which Hogwarts house are you in?
The shop is filled with exclusive themed products: leather goods and clothing in the colors of Hogwarts houses, stationery, stuffed toys of the creatures from "Fantastic Beasts"... there's something for everyone!
Good to know
Although the shop can be visited by everyone, access to the cafe and the screening room is limited. To avoid disappointment, here are some tips to help ensure your place in the Wizarding World.
- Access to the cafe:
Access to the cafe is on a first come, first served basis. The Shinjuku branch opens at 11:00 and Hakata branch at 10:00, and we recommend that you come well in advance to be sure to get a place. The cafes can only accommodate an average of 18-20 people, and allow 90 minutes for a lunch sitting. So expect to have to wait several hours if you plan to go in the middle of the afternoon.
- Access to the screening room:
Popular with fans of the saga, the screening room can only be used by reservation. The deposit is 2,500 yen ($22) and non refundable; it includes access to the room and a choice of dish + drink from a special set menu.
WORLD Cafe Tokyo
Shinjuku Mylord (新宿ミロード)
Opening hours : 11:00-21:00, from November 9th 2018 to January 31st 2019.
Reservations for the screening room : https://coubic.com/wwcafe/336937
Access : Opposite Shinjuku station (Yamanote, Chuo, Chuo-Sobu, Keio lines)
- WIZARDING WORLD Cafe Hakata
Canal City Hakata (キャナルシティ博多)
Opening hours : 10:00-21:00, from November 9th 2018 to January 31st 2019.
Reservations for the screening room : https://coubic.com/wwcafe/398282
Access : 10 minutes on foot from Hakata station (Fukuhokuyutaka, Kamome, Kyushu-Shinkansen lines)