Hello Kitty has hogged the limelight for too long. Now, it’s time for its Sanrio teammate My Melody to shine with her own eponymous café, which opens tomorrow (June 7) at Suntec City.

It is located right beside Gudetama Café Singapore, the lazy egg which was also conceptualised by Sanrio, taking over the space that was previously Gudetama Café’s extended seating area.

Both cafés are owned by local company Eggs & More, which is a partnership between the folks behind soup chain The Soup Spoon, and cafe chain Joe & Dough.

My Melody is described by her creator as a sweet-natured rabbit who wears a pink hood made by her grandma. Yep, like Little Red Riding Hood without the sinister undercurrents, ’cos My Melody was born in the woods and has a gaggle of adorable friends like a lamb named (we kid you not) My Sweet Piano.

The cosy 38-seat space has been revamped in a lush ‘Strawberry Paradise’ theme to suit our tropical surrounds. Think appropriately pink decor, flower-shaped tables, blush-hued benches and of course, a giant My Melody figurine for you to score that ‘gram. There’s also a wall decorated with cutouts of My Melody and her friends that’s perfect for photo ops.

“Sanrio [reps] inspected all the details, down to every [faux] strawberry plant here,” the café’s PR rep tells us, adding that the rabbit character was chosen as Sanrio promotes its characters periodically in turn.

Dishes on the food menu, which consists of a small-ish selection of light mains, desserts and beverages, were styled by local bento artist Little Miss Bento (who’s also behind Gudetama Café’s food styling). The nosh here will be prepared by the same kitchen team based at Gudetama Café next door.

If you’re looking for My Melody merch here, well, you won’t find any here. The owners have decided not to add a retail corner due to space constraints.

An hour-long queue is expected on My Melody Café’s opening day tomorrow; dine-in customers get free Polaroid snapshots and the first 100 customers will be given free soft serve ice-cream and a My Melody balloon.

Check out our photo gallery above for more deets on the decor, and our verdict of the food here.

My Melody Café Singapore, #01-361 Suntec City (beside Gudetama Café), 3 Temasek Blvd, S038983. Tel: 6677-6195. Open daily 10am-10pm. Last orders at 9.30pm. www.facebook.com/mymelodycafesg.

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