We spent over $100 at the world's first Pusheen cafe - here are the dishes worth ordering

Local themed-cafe specialist Kumoya has done it again, and now one of the world's most famous cartoon cats has a restaurant at 8 Jalan Klapa. 

Until the end of March at least, because that's when the pop-up will end. 

This time round, in their seventh instalment, Kumoya has been transformed into a Pusheen-themed cafe, with designs by American creator Claire Belton and a menu curated by Shirley Wong (@littlemissbento), the popular lifestyle blogger and food artist.

Created in 2010, Pusheen (whose name stems from the Irish word for kitten, puisín) had humble beginnings as a sticker on Facebook, but the internet's love for the fluffy grey tabby has since spawned an entire franchise of merchandise, clothing, and collectibles. 

Previous pop-ups at the cosy 30-seater restaurant include Cinnamoroll, Miffy, Care Bears, Tokidoki, Mr. Men and Little Miss and My Little Pony. 

Suitable for muslim and vegetarian patrons, the cafe has dishes fit for all your Instagram followers to coo over, along with a range of Pusheen pushies and a claw-machine for those hoping to bag a feline home. 

But with a hot cuppa joe setting you back by $9.90 and a plate of spaghetti costing $19.90, a pretty Instagram feed sure doesn't come cheap.

So here's our take on what you should order on the #pusheenXkumoya menu to get the best of both worlds - a full belly and a not so deep hole in your wallet. 

SKIP THESE:

Pusheen Purrfect Special Green Tea Buns ($10.90) 

Pusheen Purrfect Special Green Tea Buns ($10.90) Photo: Asiaone/ Joey Lee

At $3.60 per piece, these buns are three times the price of your neighbourhood kopitiam paos, smaller and not as tasty to my palate which is used to the traditional red bean/lotus.

So even though you can bring home the little cutout of Pusheen, save your money and skip this. 

Hot Latte ($9.90)

Hot Latte ($9.90)Photo: AsiaOne/ Joey Lee

This is only good for those who don't want their sugar levels to spike, since the other drinks have cotton candy and marshmallow toppers.

Other than the price, there's nothing spectacular about the coffee tastewise, so our advice is to skip it. 

Pusheen-Loves-Pasta Truffle Aglio Olio ($19.90) 

Pusheen-Loves-Pasta Truffle Aglio Olio ($19.90) Photo: AsiaOne/ Joey Lee

Looks good but tasted bland. The pasta only covers half the plate and behind Pusheen it's a bunch of salad leaves.

GO FOR THESE INSTEAD:

Pusheen Cat Nap Creamy Japanese Rice ($22.90)

Pusheen Cat Nap Creamy Japanese Rice ($22.90)Photo: AsiaOne/ Joey Lee

Order this only if you're a fan of cream based dishes because the sauce can be quite jelak (rich).

Otherwise, the sizeable portions makes this dish quite value for money and worth shelling out $23 for a spot on your social media.

Pusheen In-A-Bun Ebi Burger ($20.90) 

Pusheen In-A-Bun Ebi Burger ($20.90) Photo: AsiaOne/ Joey Lee

Again, portion sizes were quite general and the charcoal bun drew enough awws around the office for us to pronounce this dish worthy of your money.

If you're not sure what to get, it's hard to go wrong with this.

Pusheen Purrfect Surprise Choco Ball-of-Yum ($22.90)

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If your sole purpose in visiting this cafe is the wow factor, this is the dish you should get.

At $22.90 it doesn't come cheap but you'll probably need to share it with friends anyway because it was sugar overload after the first bite. 

With themed-cafes popping up every now and then, we wondered what other characters people might like to see in Singapore and asked around AsiaOne's office. 

Click to see some suggestions people had. 

What are some characters you'd like to see? 

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Pusheen Café Singapore
Kumoya @ 8 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199320
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 9.30pm (Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun), 12.00pm – 10.30pm (Fri, Sat), Last Order 30 minutes before closing, Closed Mon

Duration: 6th Jan 2019 (Sun) till End March 2019

joeylee@asiaone.com

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