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A Barbie-themed pop-up restaurant is coming to Chicago

The Malibu Barbie Cafe will bring California beachside vibes to town in this summer.

Jeffy Mai
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Jeffy Mai

Come on, Barbie fanatics, let’s go party. 

Hot on the heels of the trailer release for the upcoming film Barbie, a Barbie-themed pop-up restaurant is slated to come to town this summer. The Malibu Barbie Cafe will be a project between Bucket Listers and Mattel, the toy company behind the iconic fashion doll line. 

“At Mattel we are always looking for exciting, new ways to bring the Barbie experience to life. From the beach-loving décor to the menu, every detail has been thoughtfully designed to celebrate the iconic Barbie style,” Julie Freeland, Senior Director of Location Based Entertainment at Mattel, said in a release.

Opening June 7th, the cafe will provide the ultimate form of Barbie-inspired dining. The menu, created by Master Chef semi-finalist Becky Brown, will feature all-day brunch fare like Pacific Paradise Pancakes and a California Dreamin’ Club Sandwich, alongside delicious desserts and a variety of drinks. And the family-friendly experience will transport guests to 1970s Malibu, California—the era when the beach-bound doll first made its debut—with groovy beachside vibes and retro glam. There will also be plenty of photo ops, including a life-size Barbie box, as well as exclusive merchandise to purchase.

Fans can join the waitlist right now to be notified when tickets go on sale. Each reservation guarantees a time slot to dine and choice of entree. Prices start at $50 for adults and $35 for children. The Malibu Barbie Cafe will run through September 15.

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