Plus, can’t decide between Pikachu and Eevee? Adorable combo plate means you don’t have to.

Ah, that’s more like it.

It’s been a weird week for Pikachu. First there was his polarizing new CG look for the upcoming live-action Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie, with a startlingly unfamiliar voice for the initial German version of the trailer. Then there were the bizarre-looking Pikachu donuts which resembled the character so little that sales were temporarily suspended, marking the first time we’ve ever heard of a donut needing a reboot.

But as of November 16, there’s at least one new Pikachu endeavor with all the customary cuteness we’ve come to expect from the Pokémon mascot.

Tokyo’s permanent Pokémon Cafe has updated its menu in recognition of the release of Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, the first games in the Pokémon franchise to land on Nintendo’s Switch console. But while gamers have a tough decision to make regarding which of the paired games they’re going to buy, the Pokémon Cafe says “Why not have both?” by offering the Pikachu and Eevee Muffin Plate Friends set.

1,706 yen (US$15) gets you muffin sandwich likenesses of both Pikachu and Eevee, with the former stuffed with bacon and eggs and the latter with an avocado, tuna, and mayo mixture. They’re accompanied by a cup of the cafe’s tasty vegetable soup (which also accompanied the Eevee burger we ate on our first visit to the cafe), a green salad, and French fries.

On the other hand, if you’re all about Pikachu, and only Pikachu, there’s the Pikachu Plate Set (2,894 yen, or 4,082 yen, if you want to take the actual plate itself home with you) with a hamburger steak, rice omelet, salad, lemonade float, and, best of all, a slice of mango cheesecake shaped like Pikachu’s zigzagging tail!

Dedicated Eevee supporters, meanwhile, can opt for the identically priced Eevee Plate Set, which features a chocolate float and caramel cheesecake, once again shaped like the respective Pocket Monster’s tail.

▼ Both the Pikachu and Eevee sets can also be ordered without drink or dessert for 1,706 yen (2,894 if you’re opting to keep the souvenir plate).

But what might be the coolest thing of all about the updated menu are the Pokémon Lattes (756 yen).

“Okay,” you might be thinking, “those are cute and all, but latte art is pretty common at themed restaurants in Japan, right?” Yes, it is, but those five designs above? They’re just a small sample, because in honor of Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! going back to the series’ original Kanto Region setting, the Pokémon Cafe is offering 151 different latte art designs, one for each of the original 151 Pokémon species. What’s more, the design you get isn’t random, like at most themed cafes. You actually get to pick which Pocket Monster you want gracing your cup, which the staff will then prepare to order.

The new menu will be available until January 11, which may not be quite enough time for fans to drink ‘em all, but should let you at least enjoy the latte art for a couple of your favorites.

Restaurant information
Pokémon Cafe / ポケモンカフェ
Address: Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi 2-11-2, Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C. East Building 5th floor
東京都中央区日本橋二丁目11番2号 日本橋髙島屋S.C.東館 5階
Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Source: PR Times
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