INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Visit to Charlie Brown Cafe HongKong.
I’ve been a Snoopy fan since I was a kid.
So much so, that I nagged and nagged my family to take me to see a Snoopy Stage Show production at the Opera House in Sydney when I was a kid.
That was a bit of a non-event.
Snoopy was just a dark haired, tall guy with a dog collar round his neck.
Ridiculous, and NOT remotely Snoopy like in any way.
So to make up for that childhood trauma, we visited the Charlie Brown Cafe Hong Kong, in Tsim Sha Tsui and shared afternoon tea with statues of “Snoopy”, Charlie Brown, and the gang.
Come on a visit with us to see what it was like inside!
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SNOOPY & the Charlie Brown Cafe HongKong!
-UNFORTUNATELY, AS OF JANUARY 2020, THE CHARLIE BROWN CAFE IS NOW CLOSED –
Charlie Brown Cafe Hong Kong was, let’s be honest, an overpriced gimmick cafe.
BUT, like the Hello Kitty Cafe in Causeway Bay, and the Hello Kitty Dim Sum Restaurant, it was very cute and we all loved the fun food decorated in Snoopy & Charlie Brown style.
The cute themed drinks at Charlie Brown Cafe in Hong Kong melted our hearts too!
Visitors to Charlie Brown Cafe Hong Kong?
Foodies hoping for a sublime experience of fancy food did not need to bother with a stop at the Charlie Brown cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui.
But for anyone in touch with their child within, holding onto a soft spot for comics featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Sally Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty and that argumentative Lucy, was in the right place.
Charlie Brown territory was cool.
How to order at Charlie Brown cafe
The Charlie Brown cafe in Hong Kong was self service.
Guests needed to look at the menu, or at the example plates in the cafe’s cold cabinets (‘samples’ similar to the Japanese style of fake food displays) and then order from the service desk and pay.
Snoopy and Charlie Brown Memorabilia
Then it was time to find a seat, and wait for your order to be delivered.
This was the perfect opportunity to look around at all the Charlie Brown mementos and Snoopy paraphernalia on the walls.
Historical photographs and framed memorabilia fill the cafe.
You’ll see Snoopy touches everywhere:
- Snoopy illustrations on the tables
- Snoopy cut-outs in the backs of the chairs.
There’s also a ‘trophy’ cabinet of Snoopy and Charlie Brown merchandise and products from the last 50 odd years, since the first Peanuts comic strip came to life.
Life Size Characters
Life-size Snoopy and Charlie Brown characters dotted around the restaurant were the perfect foil for a instagram ‘selfie’.
No Snoopy fan could not resist taking a photo snuggled between Snoopy and Charlie Brown, right?
Charlie Brown Cafe Hong Kong Menu
The Charlie Brown Cafe menu was FILLED with sweet and savory treats.
The savory menu at Charlie Brown cafe changed depending on the time of day you dined.
There were all kinds of things.
Charlie Brown Cafe breakfast menu
For Breakfast hours, the Happy Breakfast Sets included:
- the divine looking Charlie Brown hotcakes (pancakes)
- fresh fruit and
- Charlie Brown french toast.
Charlie Brown cafe lunch menu
Charlie Brown Cafe Lunchtime offers included:
- burgers and fries
- all sorts of spaghetti dishes
- toasted sandwiches
The best thing of all for Snoopy Lovers?
Snoopy Rice with Bolognaise Sauce.
You guessed it, rice in the shape of a Snoopy mold!
Oh, slow my beating heart.
Charlie Brown cafe drinks menu
Some of the unconventional delicious-sounding items on the drinks menu included:
- Charlie Brown Mocha
- Toasted Hazelnut Caffe Latte
- Ginger Peach Shake’n’Tea
- Matcha Cream Frappa (Green Tea!)
But for coffee lovers, the best thing was a CREATE YOUR COFFEE menu!
Charlie Brown Cafe Sweets & Desserts
But I think we all know what we were really here for.
Charlie Brown and Snoopy inspired CAKES and sweet stuff!
The most difficult thing about visiting the Snoopy Cafe in Hong Kong was making up your mind on what to choose.
When our yummies arrived, we simply had to take the obligatory photo!
(No-one was starting their hot chocolate before we snapped evidence of the cocoa-shaker cuteness.)
How cheery to have Charlie Brown greet you on a cup of joe.
Charlie Brown Cafe Cakes
- Charlie Brown chocolate hazelnut mousse, in the shape of Charlie Brown’s face
- Snoopy banana and white chocolate mousse, in the shape of Snoopy’s head
- Charlie Cheesecake
- Charlie Sampler dish
- Cheesy Delight
- Lucy Light soya bean mousse with light cream in the shape of Woodstock’s head
- Mango Yoghurt Cake in the shape of Lucy’s face
- Chocolate truffle
- Warm Chocolate pudding
- Oatmeal cake
- Crunchy praline cake
- Mango roll
- Charlie Brown french toast
Ned ordered waffles and ice-cream, complete with a Snoopy chocolate on the side.
On his first day in Hong Kong, how could I say no?
Snoopy and Charlie Brown Cafe souvenirs
No one who spotted THIS CUP on the Charlie Brown store shelf was able to leave empty-handed.
I love a souvenir that I can use back in normal everyday life because these kinds of souvenirs always take me back to the fun!
So I bought this, and still use it every single day.
But if a mug or cup was too heavy to carry around, the Snoopy gift store also offered:
- Snoopy key rings
- Charlie Brown mugs
- Snoopy plush toys
- Snoopy and the Gang plush blanket throw
- Charlie Brown dolls
- boxes of Charlie Brown signature cookies
- Charlie Brown and the gang cake toppers/ figurines
- Charlie Brown watches
- The Peanuts socks packs
- Snoopy Hot Wheels cars
- Charlie Brown USB sticks
5 Fun Facts about Snoopy and Charles Schulz Comic Strip
By 1999, Charles Schulz’s comic strip about a pensive boy named Charlie Brown and his friends was running in 2600 newspapers in 75 COUNTRIES!
Snoopy has his own star on the Hollywood walk of fame, right next to Charles Schulz’s.
SNOOPY has FIVE siblings:
- Andy, and
- his only sister, Belle.
The history of Peanuts animation traces back to 1960, when the Ford Motor Company featured Charlie Brown and the Gang in television advertisements for the Ford Falcon compact car.
Peanuts Gang & Space Exploration
The Peanuts characters literally reached new heights in 1969, when they traveled into space with NASA astronauts.
The Apollo 10 crew named their command module after Charlie Brown, and the lunar module was named after Snoopy.
Charles M. Schultz Museum
Snoopy fanatics and Charlie Brown fans will be excited to know you can visit the CHARLES M. SCHULTZ MUSEUM at 2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403, near San Francisco.
It’s FULL of Snoopy, and Charlie Brown and the Gang:
- comics, and
- historical artefacts.
MORE Charlie Brown Cafe Locations
- Charlie Brown Cafe Singapore – 8 Grange Road #04-01 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 239695 Singapore
- Charlie Brown Cafe Thailand – 7th Floor, MBK Center
- Charlie Brown Cafe USA
- Charlie Brown Cafe Malaysia Kuala Lumper (now closed)
- Charlie Brown Cafe Taiwan (now closed)
- Charlie Brown Cafe Korea (now closed)
- Charlie Brown Cafe Seoul (now closed)
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Central Mid Levels Escalator in Hong Kong
Correct at time of publication on Roam the Gnome. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in HK dollars, unless otherwise stated
Address: NOW CLOSED (was at GF and 1F, Koh Pak Mansion, 58-60 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)
Seating for the cafe was upstairs, via a steep staircase and was near on impossible with a stroller. An Ergo Carrier was a much better solution.
How to get to Charlie Brown Cafe
By Foot: 16 minute (approximately 1.1 km) walk from the Star Ferry terminal at Victor Harbour, along the waterfront and turn left into Nathan Road (the main strip) and right into Cameron Road.
By Bus Route: Bus No. 5 – Hop off at the Oriental Centre on Chatham Road and walk back a few metres.
Toadstool Rating: Charlie Brown Cafe Review
“Five out of Five. No Question”, said Ned.
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