Would You Eat at a Barbie Café?
A Barbie Café has opened in Taiwan. Would you eat at it? Inquiring minds want to know!
This is a very important question, Bettys: Would you eat at a Barbie café? Could you handle all the pink at it? Would you go all the way to Taiwan just to visit it? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” you’re in luck: There is now a Barbie café in Taiwan—and yes, it is very, very pink.
According to Fox News, the oh-so-creatively-named Barbie Café in Taiwan opened its doors last Wednesday. As you can see from the images here, everything inside from the sofas to the chairs are hot pink, and the waitresses apparently wear tiaras. On the menu are items like macaroons in martini glasses and tea sandwiches—crustless, of course. And yes, the sandwich shown here does, in fact, have Barbie’s head burned onto the side. There’s nothing like a little bit of burned doll head to add that certain je ne sais quoi to a meal.
Why Taiwain? Well, says Iggy Yip, a senior manager at Mattel’s Greater China division, “We picked Taiwan because theme restaurants are very popular and successful here. We are very confident that the Barbie Café can promote our brand image.” The cafe, incidentally, is run by the same restaurant group that runs the Hello Kitty café in Taipei.
No word yet on whether Barbie Café will be coming to the US anytime soon; although to be honest, I’d love to see Barbie and a couple of American Girl dolls, who DO have their own café (several of them, actually—one at each American Girl Place store), duke it out for the title of Doll Café Queen. Then again, given that American Girl is also owned by Mattel, maybe they’d just settle down for a cup of tea together. Or something. I don’t know. I still think a cage match would be funny, but maybe that’s just me.
Tell us: Could you, would you, dine at a Barbie Café?
(Via The Frisky)
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.