Back to the Future Cafes Pop Up in Japan


In the classic time travel adventure film Back to the Future, the date October 21, 2015 holds special significance: it is the day the two main characters, Marty and Doc Brown, arrive in the “future” from 1985. With the Cubs finally contending for a place in the World Series, their victory foretold in this year by the movie, hoverboards being invented (though not quite what the creators of the movie had in mind), the world is alight with Back to the Future news.

The Japanese have put their own spin on the whole thing. You may have heard of cat cafes, maid cafes, and Sailor Moon cafes, but with the arrival of “Back to the Future Day,” a new breed of cafe has popped up: Back to the Future cafes!

These unique, limited time locations have sprung up in five cities across Japan. RocketNews24 sent a writer to check out one of the cafes in Ikebukuro.

First up is a view of all the memorabilia that is on hand in the store. They have everything from the vest Marty wears, to a copy of the newspaper detailing Marty Jr.’s arrest.

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The view from the front, just a sample of the goodies inside
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A newspaper from the future, well, it used to be…

Of course the cafe also has special themed dishes:

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A yummy DeLorean cake
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Marty rocking out on a pancake

And of course, being it’s a cafe, we have coffee!

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The DeLorean again, this time in coffee form
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The clock tower clock face from the first Back to the Future

It all sure looks tasty to me! Be sure to check out the full article for more pictures from inside the cafe and information from the trip. I think Marty was right: all the best stuff is made in Japan!

Source: RocketNews24

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I've been interested in Japanese history and culture for much of my life, but found my passion for it flourished during college and the years following. I don't keep up with the pop culture as much as I would like, but still consider Japan in general one of my main interests. I work in architecture, but enjoy helping out the site in my spare time. Mostly I edit, but I do write from time to time. I'm an avid collector of manga and various board games. And card games. And video games. And dice games...

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