We visit a Harajuku cafe where you can customize food with your favorite idol’s member color
, 2021-11-07 07:00:00,
Cafe de Lapis has not only beautiful and delicious food, but it’s idol otaku-friendly!
Fans of idol singers know that every idol in a group has his or her own “member color”. This is the color that the idol typically wears at concerts to make them easily distinguishable on stage. Fans also use glowsticks that are their idol’s member color at concerts so that they can see how much love and support they have in the audience. Member colors are also important when it comes to merchandise, since they allow fans to express their support for the idol as well as the group.
Member colors are a really vital aspect of idol fandom and culture that is incorporated even into fans’ everyday lives. That’s why as idol otaku ourselves, we were excited to check out a cafe in Omotesando, a trendy shopping area of Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood, called Cafe de Lapis, which offers you the chance to customize your food with your favorite idol’s member color!!
Cafe de Lapis is located about a seven-minute walk from Omotesando Station, just off the main street. It’s surrounded by lots of greenery that gives it a nice, calming atmosphere. This beautiful facade almost made us forget we were in the middle of a big city.
The interior also had a very relaxing vibe, making use of lots of neutral tones and natural materials like wood. As idol fans, we’d brought acrylic standees of our favorite idols, but once we were inside, we felt a little shy about bringing them out in this sophisticated-looking cafe.
Clutching our bag of precious acrylic stands, our hearts thumping nervously, we found a seat and began to peruse the menu. Cafe de Lapis is famous for its food that comes with brightly-colored agar-agar confections called amber sweets, which look like gems and come as…
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