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Despicable tea? An adorable Minions cafe bursts out of Japan

The food may look pretty, but don't expect your taste buds to be awed.

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Minions-themed cafe comes to Singapore

The Minions are saying "Bello!" to Orchard Central, in Singapore. The miniature creatures from the Despicable Me franchise are at the heart of a pop-up cafe that's open from now until 31 January. ("Bello" is Minion-speak for hello, if you weren't sure.)

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Concept cafes

The concept pop-up cafe is brought here by the same people who brought us the Pokemon Cafe last year. Exclusive merchandise will also be sold at a shop accompanying the cafe.

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On the menu: S'mores and Minion's Ice Cream

The menu includes a variety of desserts, including mango pudding and s'mores.

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Caramelized banana

Bananas are on the menu, of course -- they're the minions' favourite!

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Affogato

If you've brought your kids here and find yourself in need of a coffee fix, there's an affogato too. We're not sure why Mel's been put behind the glass though.

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Minion riceball party

But if you came hungry, there's finger food to share.

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Minions vacation plate

If your stomach has room for more, there are bigger portions.

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Minions' great escape cream stew

Don't worry about the grumpy face sitting on top of your food. We're told the decoration is made of a rice-based wafer, so it's safe to eat too.

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14 items on the menu

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. A total of 14 different items are on the menu at the Minions Cafe. They all look pretty, but don't expect to be blown away by the taste. Gru and two larger Minions made an appearance at the media preview.

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The special guests and the waitstaff

Friendly waitstaff also wear a Minion-inspired uniform.

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