Credit - https://www.facebook.com/HelloKittyCafe/Everything You Need to Know About Hello Kitty’s First Café in the US! Dhinesh Manuel July 18, 2016 Trending Stories Animated feline phenom Hello Kitty has now opened its first pop-up café in Irvine, California and all the buzz in the news is how fans have flocked to it like cats to a clump of catnip. While there has been a very successful Hello Kitty food truck in operation, this is the first dedicated Hello Kitty store to appear in the US, so it’s a pretty big deal for fans of the Japanese cartoon character! Here’s everything you need to know about the Kitty café. How can I pounce on it? You can get your Kitty fix at the Irvine Spectrum Center shopping mall (670, Spectrum Center Drive), where the temporary café is housed in a pimped out, Kitty-customized shipping container and can seat about 14 to 16 fans iof . There are Hello Kitty-themed restaurants and cafés in Australia, Taiwan, Thailand, and South Korea. A photo posted by Hello Kitty Cafe (@hellokittycafe) on Jul 17, 2016 at 11:40am PDT What treats are they offering? The cat’s out of the bag, as far as the menu goes: The café serves a limited assortment of cookies, pastries and mini cakes (priced in the range of $4 to $11.50). Signature drinks include strawberry mint lemonade, peach iced tea, and passion fruit tea, as well as coffee ($3 to $5.50 ). You can even buy a Hello Kitty bow-shaped bottle of water as a keepsake – simply purr-fect! How long are the lines? From what we’ve gathered, the lines are LONG — over 200 people lined up on July 15 as soon as the café opened, forcing it to temporarily shut down. The wait — which has taken some people two to four hours — might make you feel a bit catty and irritated, but all those cute Kitty-shaped cookies and pastries will make it worth the wait. A photo posted by Yaminah Mayta (@ycmayta) on Jul 17, 2016 at 7:07pm PDT Hello Kitty was first introduced to the United States back in 1976. Is it permanent? No. The store will move on to another location in a year’s time. However, Sanrio (the company behind Hello Kitty) is considering building a permanent brick and mortar store located in Irvine. Have you visited the Hello Kitty Café? Are you a Hello Kitty superfan anxious to visit the café? Share your thoughts and excitement in the comments below!