Expecto Patronum: This Harry Potter-Themed Café In Japan Conjures Up Good Vibes - Food & Travel

This Japanese café casts its very own Patronus Charm.

The “Harry Potter Café” in Tokyo’s Akasaka Biz Tower has officially opened for reservations.

Café interior

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While the café’s grand opening will take place on July 8, it has already commenced its pre-opening period as of June 16. During this time, however, it will not offer all menu items yet.

Café exterior

The themed menu “inspired by the Harry Potter Wizarding World” includes original items like the Hogwarts Cheese Toasties with variants for each house. These are beef and onion for Gryffindor, salmon and spinach for Slytherin, bacon and caramelized onion for Hufflepuff, and chicken and mushroom for Ravenclaw.

Hogwarts Cheese Toasties Gryffindor (Beef and Onion)

Main dishes consist of Dragon’s Smoke Roast Beef, Owl Post Sunday Roast, 4 Houses Stew, and Hogwarts Steak Pie.

Owl Post Sunday Roast

Meanwhile, side dishes include Greenhouse Three Salad, Salmon Tartar with a Golden Snitch, Platform 9 3/4 Beans, and Simmering Cauldron Soup.

Salmon Tartar with a Golden Snitch

Lastly, the café serves desserts like the Eton Mess Goblet, Aragog’s Lair, and Hedwig Cake.

Eton Mess Goblet

Visitors can even order non-alcoholic cocktails named after the franchise’s trademark spells: Expecto Patronum, Wingardium Leviosa, Herbivicus, and Stupefy.

Wingardium Leviosa

For a limited time, the café also offers Harry Potter-themed goods to dine-in and take-out customers. These are plates, glass mugs, spoons, dolomite coasters, cup sleeves, placemats, acrylic keychains, and eco-bags.


Appare Vestigium

The café’s opening coincides with the Tokyo staging of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

In honor of the Japanese stage production, stakeholders have similarly transformed an area near the Akasaka ACT Theater into a Harry Potter-themed plaza.

Klook also reported that a new Harry Potter theme park will open in Tokyo next year. This is different from the existing Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Japan (Osaka).

For more information, visit HPCafe.jp.

Banner Photo via Harry Potter Café website

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