The Charlie Brown Cafe in Hong Kong has been around for some time (it opened in 2006!) and I knew about it all along, but only popped by for the first time last year in September! Apparently, the Hong Kong cafe is the first Peanuts comic strip themed cafe in the world and I really liked the cute and spacious space serving good desserts and coffee! :)
I was much more into Disney Princesses (who else is excited for the live action Beauty and the Beast movie because I am SO EXCITED, Beauty and the Beast is my all-time favourite Disney Princess movie!) and Hello Kitty when I was growing up, but I did encounter the Peanuts comics almost daily too: in the lifestyle section of the local newspaper my dad subscribed to. Back then, I would only grab the lifestyle section, glance briefly at the headlines, and then flip to the comics section, where there were about five or six comic strips every day, one of them being Peanuts. :)
I haven’t read a printed newspaper in a few years now (I have a news website bookmarked on my homepage these days, how times have changed), but if you do, does your copy come with a comics section? I’m genuinely curious. But let’s get back to the cafe. ;)
Like most people, I don’t have particularly high expectations when it comes to themed cafes, but this one was actually pretty good. My family and I stopped by one night for some night time dessert and coffee and we all enjoyed what we had, although of course, it was quite pricey, typical of a themed cafe.
The cafe sells Western style food, drinks and desserts, with plenty of Peanuts designs around the cafe and toys on display. There’s also a small section selling Peanuts memorabilia, great for fans!
One more thing I liked about the Charlie Brown Cafe is that it’s very spacious! It’s an upstairs cafe, but the entrance is on street level, you can’t miss it! They also open till late, so it’s nice if you’re in the Tsim Sha Tsui area and want somewhere relatively quiet and relaxing to hang out. :)
Charlie Brown Cafe (Hong Kong)
G/F – 1/F, Kok Pah Mansion,
58-60 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
(Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station – Exit B2)
Sunday – Thursday: 8:30am – 11pm
Friday, Saturday & Eve of public holidays: 8:30am – 11:30pm