Well, this didn’t take long. With the immense popularity that A Place Further Than The Universe has garnered, an anime-themed café is now in the works (and it’ll be open by the time you read this)!
The collaboration café pairs A Place Further Than the Universe and “Karaoke Pasela”.
The menu itself is spread over three locations (two locations have the same menu) which I’ve mapped out at the end of the article. The café is open through Sunday, March 25th.
These three menus feature dishes and drinks representative of our four main characters: Shirase, Hinata, Yuzuki, and Kimari.
Before I begin, I apologize for my very rough translations. My Japanese isn’t great yet.
I’ve done my best with my current knowledge (and Google Translate). Let’s go on this adventure together!
Our first menu is at Pasela Akiba Showadorikan. Here, you can expect to find meals representing each character.
The first dish is “Kimari’s Challenge! Pork Cutlet with Rice!” (with egg). Based on the size, I’m not sure how it’s a challenge, but who can turn down Katsudon?
Dish two is Hinata’s Oden and onigiri (rice ball). Oden is a soup containing a variety of healthy ingredients in a light soy broth.
Dish three is Yuzuki’s Hot Japanese Udon (a thick noodle soup typically served with meat and/or vegetables in a dashi, soy sauce, and mirin broth).
And last, but first in my stomach, is Shirase’s Chocolate Penguin Parfait. God dang, that’s so cute. I’d almost feel wrong eating it.
And with that, we’re onto our second (and third) location! But for this final food item, I recommend bringing a friend to take this down.
Mother of god, they went full American on us. This is an EXTRA THICK HANITO (Japanese toast) topped with at least five pancakes, whipped cream, sugar-frosted berries, and what I’m guessing/hoping is honey. Plus a side of ice cream! It looks like at least half a loaf of bread. And for $12, that’s not bad.
After carbo-loading for three, possibly four marathons, you’re bound to be thirsty. Have no fear; these drinks are sold at all three locations for about $6.50.
If you go with Kimari’s drink, you shouldn’t need sugar ever again. This is a pudding drink consisting of milk and caramel, most likely like the ones Kimari drinks in the show.
Shirase’s drink is a little more Antarctica appropriate. This is a hot cranberry juice with lemon. Perfect for Antarctica’s conditions.
Our third drink, Hinata’s, is a mysteriously splendid experiment—kiwi gelatin, grapefruit juice, and a whipped cream pastry. I’d try this just to experience the flavor.
Our final drink is Yuzuki’s—the simplest of the bunch. It contains blue syrup, soda, and crushed gelatin. Maybe it’s supposed to be like an iceberg?
Bon Appétit. Get it while it’s hot!
And here’s the map! (Green is Location 1, Pink is Locations 2 & 3).