Kirby and the Forgotten Land is available now. Which means that the Kirby Cafe, the premiere destination for Kirby-themed eats, has some new menu items. Chief among them is a new cake made to resemble “Karby,” the form Kirby takes when he eats an automobile. This Karby cake was added alongside a few other new items set to celebrate both the new game and the franchise’s 30th Anniversary.
Check out a preview of the new dishes via the restaurant’s official Twitter account.
— KIRBY CAFÉ / カービィカフェ (@KirbyCafeJP) March 25, 2022
According to the Kirby Cafe official website, the Karby Cake replicates a special dish that appears in Kirby and the Forgotten Land‘s Waddle Dee Café. It’s a strawberry-flavored blancmange (a French gelatin-based dessert) laid over a sponge cake with fruit layers. The stage is made of small pastries and fruits. The cake costs 1,680 Yen (about $14 USD).
Besides the Karby Cake, items made for the Kirby 30th Anniversary include an update to the cafe’s signature Kirby Burger that places Kirby’s face on the bun, and includes a Star Block-shaped bit of fried egg. The dish costs 1,780 Yen (about $15 USD) alone, but the price jumps to 2,580 Yen (about $21 USD) if customers want to keep the special souvenir plate.
An anniversary may as well be a birthday when it comes to fictional characters, so the Kirby Cafe is also selling a “Happy Birthday Kirby” cake for customers who want more than Karby for their pastry allocation. The cake is a simple dome-shaped sponge cake filled with fruit covered in icing and cherries. It costs 1,380 Yen (about $12 USD).
Special Kirby 30th Anniversary souvenir items have also been added to some existing Kirby Cafe menu items. Fans can purchase a café au lait with a special mug and saucer, and receive a new 30th Anniversary coaster.
The same coasters are also included with Doctor Kirby’s Secret Research Soda, a special drink that comes in a series of scientific beakers and flasks. Patrons receive their soda “disassembled” into its component liquids, and can mix the drink to their liking.
The Kirby Cafe is open in Tokyo and Hakata, Japan. The Karby Cake and other 30th Anniversary-themed menu items will be available from April 1, 2022. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is available on the Nintendo Switch.