>>Rilakkuma Cafe Taipei, Taiwan
The Rilakkuma Cafe in Taipei opened in 2015. It was the second Rilakkuma Cafe I’ve ever visited. The area it’s located in is pretty nice, quiet with lots of restaurants and even the Hello Kitty Shabu Shabu restaurant a stone’s throw away (funnily, I’d recommend that over this Rilakukma Cafe).
When I visited, it was lunch time so the kitchen wasn’t fully open, unfortunately. It was really busy because it was still relatively new at the time. I’d recommend going at dinner time to get the full menu selection.
Photos of the Rilakkuma Cafe Taipei
The Menu at the Rilakkuma Cafe Taipei
As I mentioned, the full menu wasn’t available when we visited around lunch time. We had a dessert and a “snack” of fries, onion rings and dip, even though they weren’t very cute or themed. The pancakes were seasonal at least – maple pecan.
Rilakkuma Cafe Taipei Address
Address: No. 3, Lane 248, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rctw2015/
>>Rilakkuma Cafe Japan
There have been at least four Rilakkuma Cafes in Japan, three of which have been in Tokyo. Unfortunately, they were both temporary but I am sure one will open again soon, as they were very popular and he is a Japanese character after all.
Rilakkuma Cafe in Hachimitsu no Mori – Harajuku, Tokyo and Parco Nagoya
A forest themed Rilakkuma Cafe was open in Harajuku between March and April 2016. The exact theme was “Harajuku’s Rilakkuma Cafe in a Honey Forest Cafe”. Pretty obscure, huh? The food looked really cute, but if it’s anything like the other themed cafes I’ve visited in Japan, the appearance was probably better than the taste.
This themed cafe popped up in PARCO mall Nagoya between August and October 2016 so I’m sure it will appear somewhere else in the future.
Rilakkuma Cafe Tower Records – Shibuya, Tokyo
From July to August 2014, a much-publicised Rilakkuma cafe popped up in collaboration with Tower Records Shibuya. The lines were extremely long for the entire duration so I’m not disappointed that I gave this one a miss.
Hawaiian Rilakkuma Cafe – Harajuku, Tokyo
This pop-up cafe celebrated Rilakkuma’s 10th anniversary in 2013 with a Hawaiian theme. It appeared in collaboration with a restaurant called Basement Dining which I can only presume is…in a basement?
Rilakkuma Cafe Japan Address
There is currently NO RILAKKUMA CAFE OPEN in Japan.
>>Rilakkuma Cafe Hong Kong
There is no Rilakkuma Cafe in Hong Kong at the time of writing (October 2016). There was a temporary pop up display at The One Mall in 2014 with a “Rilakkuma Chocolate Cafe” theme. However, this was just a display of character figures, there was no actual cafe or food. Still though, it was very cute!
Rilakkuma Cafe Hong Kong Address
This display is OVER.
>>Rilakkuma Cafe Singapore
There is no permanent Rilakkuma Cafe in Singpore, at the time of writing (Oct 2016). There is a temporary Rilakkuma which seems to pop up occasionally at a place called Characters Cafe. I didn’t think of going there when I was in Singapore to check it out but I will most definitely next time. If you’ve been there, please let me know how you found it.
Photos of the Rilakkuma Cafe Singapore
The Menu at the Rilakkuma Cafe Singapore
It seems like the menu is different each time this pop-up Rilakkuma Cafe opens but I found the following example:
Rilakkuma Cafe Singapore Address
Address: Dhoby Xchange B1-36, Singapore 238826
Opening hours: Check the facebook page, this is a pop-up cafe, the theme changes
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Kuma-Cafe-165241626951246/
>>Rilakkuma Cafe Korea
Photos of the Rilakkuma Cafe Korea
This is my archived post about Capi Capi Loom Loom cafe from 2014
Me posing with the middle-size Rilakkuma plushie. He looks a little slouchy, don’t you think?
The bowl of icecream I got was huge! The rilakkuma plushie behind it is huge too, so it’s not a good measure of scale lol. Apparently this is quite a normal size for shaved ice in Korea but you’re meant to share it between at least two people – oops. My dessert was made up of – cornflakes, adzuki beans, walnuts, matcha ice cream, syrup, jelly sweets and shaved ice. It was one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten. I can’t wait to go back to Seoul and have it again.
Rilakkuma Cafe Korea Address
Unfortunately it’s CLOSED.
>>Rilakkuma Cafe Thailand
It doesn’t seem like there’s a full or legitimate Rilakkuma Cafe in Thailand. There is a store listed as Kuma Store & Village in Bangkok which you can see below:
However, there isn’t, nor has there ever been a cafe at this location (as of Oct 2016). Perhaps they are going to add it in the future. If you are interested in visiting this store, here’s the info:
Address: Unit No. A109, Floor 1F, K Village Shopping Mall, 93,95 Sukhumvit 26, Klongtan, Klongtoey Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RilakkumaTH
I hope this guide to Rilakkuma cafes around the world has been helpful. There is only one permanent Rilakkuma cafe in the whole world, now that the one in Seoul has closed, and that is in Taipei. I can see why it would be confusing if you’re researching Rilakkuma cafes for your travels because there are so many temporary and “fake” ones out there. If you know one I’ve missed or have any questions, please leave me a comment below. Also, if you’ve been to one of these Rilakkuma cafes I’d love to read about your experience so if you’ve written a blog post drop a link in the comments too ^_^