Pretty in Pink: New Barbie Cafe Opens in Taiwan

Photo by: Facebook/Barbie Cafe
The 7,100-square-foot Barbie Cafe is licensed by Mattel run by Taiwan restaurant giant Sinlaku. At least two more Barbie cafes are in the works but -- sorry, U.S. fans ... more 
Photo by: Facebook/Barbie Cafe
The 7,100-square-foot Barbie Cafe is licensed by Mattel run by Taiwan restaurant giant Sinlaku. At least two more Barbie cafes are in the works but -- sorry, U.S. fans -- they're both slated for other cities in Taiwan.
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Thu, Jan 31, 2013 1:58 PM EST
Move over, Hello Kitty, there's a new destination for the cutest and coolest customers in town. The Barbie Cafe, which opened in one of the busiest shopping districts in Taipei on Wednesday, is filled with classic and modern Barbie memorabilia, features a delicious-looking menu, and takes people where the prim-and-proper "American Girl" franchise fears to tread. "We picked Taiwan because theme restaurants are very popular and successful here," Iggy Yip, a senior manager at Mattel's Greater China division, told the Telegraph. "We are very confident that the Barbie Cafe can promote our brand image."