The Pokemon Company has designated SLD Inc. to manage the official and permanent Pokemon Cafe that is scheduled to open at Nihonbashi, Tokyo in March 2018.
SLD Inc. is now responsible for developing the menu of Pokemon Cafe, working together with The Pokemon Company on the Pokemon Cafe’s concept and other aspects, and eventually taking care of the day-to-day management of the cafe.
The reason why SLD Inc. was chosen is because of its past expertise in developing anime and character cafes. SLD is also currently managing close to 70 restaurants and cafes across Japan.
Also from the same press release we now know that the Pokemon Cafe is planned to open on March 14, 2018. This should be the same day Pokemon Center Tokyo DX opens its doors to the public. Operating hours are 10:30am to 10pm daily. It will have seating space for up to 140 people.