Harry Potter Cafe
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A Harry Potter themed café is coming to Omotesando this month

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film series with sandwiches, cakes and smoothies for all four Hogwarts houses

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Youka Nagase
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Tokyo is big on character cafés serving meals and desserts that look too cute to eat. While many of these themed cafes are permanent, some operate as pop-ups to celebrate special occasions. This month, the Harry Potter film franchise is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first film, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, with a special limited-time café in Omotesando.

Harry Potter Cafe
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The menu features four bento boxes (¥1,980) themed after each Hogwarts house – Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Each box has sandwiches with fillings representing each house colour, and you can get a cup of soup and wand-shaped breadstick on the side for an additional ¥1,000.

Harry Potter Cafe
Photo: Legs Company Ltd.

Other savoury dishes include a salad (¥1,100) with a mandrake pot in the middle. 

Harry Potter Cafe
Photo: Legs Company Ltd.

There’s also a hearty shepherd's pie (¥1,320) with a Hogwarts logo.

Harry Potter Cafe
Photo: Legs Company Ltd.

The sweets are based on iconic moments from the first film, including a replica of the birthday cake (¥1,100) Harry receives from Hagrid. 

Harry Potter Cafe
Photo: Legs Company Ltd.

Plus, there’s a multi-tiered parfait (¥1,650) that looks like the golden snitch. 

Harry Potter Cafe
Photo: Legs Company Ltd.

There will also be two additional desserts based on the Fantastic Beasts films including a suitcase chocolate cake (¥1,870). 

Harry Potter Cafe
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And for fans of the magical beasts themselves, an orange tart (¥1,540) decked out with the adorable platypus-looking creature, Niffler.

Harry Potter Cafe
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If you’re here with a friend, it's worth ordering the snack plate (¥2,860) which comes in an afternoon tea-style three tier stand. The bottom tier has egg sandwiches made to look like Hogwarts admissions envelopes, the second tier has cupcakes that look like the snitch, and the top tier features an owl cake.

Harry Potter Cafe
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The drinks are where the café gets really creative. You’ll find four different smoothies (¥990) themed after each house, a Hogwarts Express latte (¥1,100) topped with white cotton candy made to look like the steam coming out of the train. 

Harry Potter Cafe
Photo: Legs Company Ltd.

Or opt for tea and coffee (¥660), which both come in specially designed cups (which you can buy separately for ¥1,980). 

Harry Potter Cafe
Photo: Legs Company Ltd.
Harry Potter Cafe
Photo: Legs Company Ltd.

The café will also be stocked with exclusive merchandise like stickers, keychains, tote bags, T-shirts, letter sets and more. 

The Harry Potter Café will be at Omotesando Box Cafe & Space from July 22 to September 12 from 10am to 8.20pm daily. Walk-ins are welcome, but we recommend booking a reservation in advance since themed cafés generally fill up quickly and this is a seriously popular franchise. If you book in advance through the website you’re required to pay an additional cover charge of ¥715, but you’ll receive a souvenir when you arrive to make up for it.

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