COMING SOON: Barbie POP-UP Cafes Across America

The much-awaited trailer for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie (see movie trailer below) has finally arrived, and now the anticipation for its July 21 premiere has become even more intense. This excitement might even trigger nostalgia and a sudden urge to play with dolls again. However, before you succumb to the toy aisle’s allure, new Malibu Barbie pop-up cafes are here to satisfy your cravings for all things blonde and pink.


The cafe experiences are a collaboration between Bucket Listers and Mattel, designed to transport you straight into a 1970s Malibu, California, fully immersed in Barbie’s world. The cafes will feature a life-size Barbie box, exclusive merchandise, and numerous Barbie-themed photo opportunities.

The menu, curated by Masterchef semi-finalist Becky Brown, includes dishes like Pacific Paradise Pancakes, West Coast Wave Wedge Salad, and California Dreamin’ Club Sandwich. (This sounds like a great opportunity for some more of our famous copycat recipes).

Barbie Cafe in NYC and Chicago

Dates Open (NYC and CHICAGO)

The New York cafe will operate from May 17 to September 15, 2023, while the Chicago cafe opens on June 7 and also closes on September 15.

The New York location will be situated downtown at City Hall Park, while the Chicago venue will be revealed on W. Jackson Boulevard.

Ticket Prices

Tickets are priced at $35 for children and $50 for adults, including a reserved seat, a confirmed dining time, and an entree with a side. You can join the waitlist for ticket purchases now, with sales starting on April 19. Visit for separate pages dedicated to the New York and Chicago cafes.

Live in Los Angeles?

New York and Chicago aren’t the only cities transforming into Barbie’s world. Los Angeles will soon host its very own World of Barbie immersive experience, launching on April 19.

Ticket Prices

Adult ticket prices start at $34.50, and many dates in April are already selling out. To explore the Barbie Dream House, the Barbie Camper Van, and Barbie’s diverse career paths, secure your tickets soon.

No matter if you identify more with Barbie or Ken, these novel Malibu Barbie pop-up cafes experiences are bound to enchant both your real and imaginary worlds. Especially, if you were a huge Barbie fan as a kid, like we were!

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