To be honest I hadn’t heard of the Polar Bear Cafe until I saw a tiny picture in a magazine. It said Shiro Kuma, which means White Bear (part of the 10 Japanese word that I master ;)) and when I Googled a bit more the cutest menu showed up.
The Polar bear Cafe doesn’t serve the special items below anymore, but I did see new character food from them. So if you happen to be in japan, I think it’s definitely worth a visit. For now feel free to drool over these pictures:
Polar bear milk flavored shaved ice cream. You could also make this yourself from ‘regular’ ice cream and chocolates.
Panda Ice cream, my absolute favorite!
Llama chocolate cake with an undefined green substance.
A Sloth crêpe (!), remember the post about Sanrio Crepes?
Panda’s strawberry tart.
The actual Shiro Kuma Cafe in Takadanobaba (try to repeat that several times), Shinjuku, Tokyo. A big plush version of the penguin and panda are sitting behind the counter, where you can order a cute menu with free illustrated coaster. You can also find a selection of character goods and manga’s in the cafe. The official Shiro Kuma Cafe website has got a map with directions, it’s a short walk from the Takadanobaba Station.
The cafe originated from a Manga by Aloha Higa and it’s run by both humans and animals. The main characters are a polar bear, penguin and panda with his adorable panda-shaped handbag. You can watch the anime with English subs on Anime Season.