This summer, enjoy a relaxing time alongside Pooh Bear and friends at the “Winnie-the-Pooh” pop-up cafe which is scheduled to appear sequentially in Tokyo and Osaka from the 20th of April and in Nagoya from the 28th.

Open for a limited time, the cafe includes a menu featuring dishes inspired by scenes from the 1968 animated featurette “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day”. Each dish conforms to Disney’s nutrition guidelines, meaning it is low in salt and sugar, and packed with plenty of beneficial nutrients.

Shinjuku, Tokyo
Location: STORY STORY, 10F Odakyu Department Store, Shinjuku Main Building
Dates: 20 April – 19 June 2022

Location: OH MY CAFE OSAKA, 2F Shinsaibashi
Dates: 20 April – 29 May 2022

Location: Kawara CAFE & KITCHEN, 5F Nagoya Parco South Building
Dates: 29 April – 5 June 2022

Below is an introduction to the food and drink items available on the pop-up cafe’s menu. All prices include tax.

Pooh | Honeypot deli plate – 1,639 yen

Any fan of Winnie-the-Pooh knows how much the titular character loves honey, or as he likes to spell it “hunny”. Pooh Bear will go to great lengths to acquire his favourite snack, often “borrowing” it from his friends, but if it's not available he will even attempt to take it directly from the bees, which more often than not ends with trouble.

This Honeypot deli plate is inspired by the bear’s love of honey, and consists of tofu meatballs, yoghurt, edamame and corn salad served up in containers that resemble the honey pots featured in the film.

Piglet | A whirlpool bagel sandwich – 1,859 yen

“Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” documents a time when the Hundred Acre Wood (where Pooh and his friends live) is hit by a storm. At the beginning of the film a great flood threatens Piglet and Pooh, who end up being washed away by the immense power of the water.

This blue bagel filled with avocado and mixed beans takes inspiration from the flood scene, with the coloured ring resembling both Piglet’s signature scarf and a whirlpool that forms around his make-shift raft. Pushed into the dough is a food pick featuring a frightened Piglet as he is washed away on top of his kitchen chair.

Owl | Intruder Owl? Chicken sandwich – 1,639 yen

Following the disastrous flood, Eeyore announces that he has found a new home for Owl, who’s own home has been crushed beyond repair by the winds. Unbeknownst to the pair, the home that Eeyore has found is actually that of Piglet, who generously lets Owl have his home as he moves in with Pooh Bear.

This dish features tomato-flavoured chicken sandwiched between spongy bread that has been artistically scorched to recreate the “Trespassers Will” signpost that is stationed outside of Piglet’s/Owl’s home.

Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Tigger | To Christopher Robin's house! Milk consomme soup –1,419 yen

This milky consomme soup resembles the famous scene when Kanga, Roo, Tigger and Rabbit sail towards Christopher Robin’s house in an upturned umbrella,once the rains have stopped.

Piglet | Letter Galette Wrap Roll – 1,419 yen

When the rains start to come down and the water enters Piglet’s house he is forced to write a letter asking for a rescue. This meat-sauce-flavoured galette is wrapped inside the letter written by the character, who peaks out timidly from the inside.

Gopher | Cocoa-flavoured fruit yoghurt – 1,199 yen

For dessert, the cafe is serving up a fruit-yoghurt inspired by Gopher and his obsession with gourds. The yoghurt contains mango, orange and a okara(soy) donut.

Meals at the cafe are best accompanied with one of the special drinks available on the menu. Each drink is listed below alongside the character they are inspired by.
For an additional price, you can get a limited-edition Winnie-the-Pooh printed dolomite coaster, which is noted for its ability to absorb any spilt liquids.

Pooh Bear | Mango yoghurt smoothie – 1,089 yen
Pooh Bear | Honey flavoured milk with jelly – 979 yen
Piglet | Strawberry yoghurt smoothie – 1,089 yen
Tigger | 100% orange juice (with pulp) – 979 yen
Eeyore | Berry Soda – 979 yen
Dolomite coaster – addition of 1,320 yen

In addition to food, the cafe also includes a souvenir corner showcasing a selection of limited-edition goods inspired by the movie.
Merchandise includes original goods such as aprons, eco-bags, mask cases, cushions and key chains. If the sale of goods turns out positive, the cafe will consider setting up a mail-order site for some products at a later date.

The Winnie-the-Pooh pop-up cafe will be set up in Tokyo and Osaka from the 20th of April, before joining in Nagoya from the 28th. If you make a booking in advance, you will receive a special Winnie-the-Pooh umbrella charm for free, and if you spend over 3,850 yen in the souvenir store, your merchandise will be handed to you in an adorable Winnie-the-Pooh printed paper tote bag.

By - Connie Sceaphierde.