Popteen Cafe (ポップティーンカフェ) is a partnership with the super popular dessert chain Sweets Paradise (スイーツパラダイス). Sweets Paradise is an all you can eat system (tabehoudai) that specializes in desserts, but has sandwiches, salads and pasta as well. There’s only one and it’s all the way in Chiba LalaPort, which is about an hour and a half from Shibuya. Alice, Lucie and I went to see what the hype was about and stuff our faces with sugar.
Popteen Cafe in Chiba LalaPort Mall (site). Middle schoolers and up 1,280 yen for 70 minutes. Uniforms are designed by former Popteen model Okarie’s Ank Rouge brand.
Their selling point is crepes and pancakes. Pancakes are such an extreme food boom in Japan right now. New pancake places pop-up everyday! Aren’t their special pancakes quite a site? I was full but had to still get one. I especially enjoyed the milk tea, that’s special to this Sweets Paradise location and a big boom among teens.
It was tasty and I was glad to say I went, but an hour and a half away was a long way to go for cute pancakes.