Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gundam Cafe in Akihabara Opens

Gundam Cafe in Akihabara mentioned a week ago is now open. ^^

Situated in front of Electric Town exit at JR Akihabara Station (JR秋葉原駅電気街口), the cafe was officiated by Mr. Ueno Kazunori (上野和典氏), Bandai's President Chief Gundam Officer yesterday (April 24th).

Gundam Dot Info has a report on the first day of business for Gundam Cafe, as well as its menu and interior design. ^^

Standing in the middle is Mr. Ueno Kazunori.

On the menu of the cafe are about 30 kinds of drinks and 35 types of food. As how the waitresses are fashioned with female E.F.S.F. soldier's uniform, the naming of the different menu items reference different characters and elements from the anime as well.

Some of the food and drinks:

* Jaburo Coffee - 340 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Gunpla-yaki - Ogura jam from Hokkaido: 190 Yen (inclusive of tax), Bacon mayonnaise: 220 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Federation's White Guy - 890 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* The Red Comet - 790 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Zaku Pickles - 380 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Gundam Haro Pizza - 590 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* The Red Comet - 790 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Giant Blue Star - 790 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Mono eye - 790 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Sarah's lips - 790 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Cafe original sales items:

* Gundam Cafe Doll-shaped Cake (6 pieces) - 680 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Weak Person's Rice Crackers (6 pieces) - 550 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Jaburo Coffee (200g) - 980 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Haro Crunchy Choko (9 pieces) - 680 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Famous Lines Cookies (8 pieces) - 550 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Gundam Cafe Cheeze Pie (20 pieces) - 800 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Gundam Cafe Ash Tray - 735 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Gundam Cafe Coaster (6 random pieces) - 380 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Gundam Cafe Deco Metal 01 Gold - 500 Yen (inclusive of tax).
* Gundam Cafe Print Guard 01 Sensai 3.2 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Freshly baked Gunpla-yaki.

Hexagon-shaped neon signs and tiles, with Yoshiyuki Tomino, Kunio Okawara and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko-senseis' signatures.

Large monitor showing new promotional CM.

The washroom's design. ^^
Char's customized Zaku is designated as the ladies room. So no entry for male Zeon fans XD

Plenty of the cafe's original items available.

Apart of food and drinks like ordinary cafe, Gundam Cafe will also be a place that provides the latest information of Gunpla and a place to display the latest items.

The opening hours of the cafe are as below:

Cafe time
Saturday: 10AM - 5PM
Sunday: 8.30Am - 5PM

Bar time
Saturday: 5 - 11PM
Sunday: 5 - 9.30PM

Images and information are from Gundam Dot Info.