Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Cafe Races into Katy for a Fusion of Classic Gaming and Culinary Adventures
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Photo: Dylan McEwan

Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Cafe Races into Katy for a Fusion of Classic Gaming and Culinary Adventures

May 01 2024

This month, fans of classic gaming and unique dining experiences alike will have the opportunity to step into another world at a pop-up cafe inspired by the legendary Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, aptly named Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Cafe. Opening its doors on May 4 in Katy, the Speed Cafe marks its first venture into Texas and its third overall location, following successful pop-ups in San Diego and Chino Hills, California.

This whimsical dining experience comes courtesy of a collaboration between gaming giant SEGA and the Secret Sauce Society, renowned for its innovative dining concepts and helmed by Andy Nguyen, Kevin Seo, and Phillip Huynh. Nguyen adds this venture to an already impressive culinary portfolio that includes the breakout success, Trill Burgers, based in Houston.

As guests step into the Sonic Speed Cafe, they'll be transported into Sonic's exciting world, surrounded by an immersive environment reflecting the franchise's iconic universe. The menu further immerses visitors in the Sonic experience, with dishes such as Sonic's Classic Chili Dog, the spicy fried chicken Knuckles Sandwich, and Piko Piko Tenders.

(Photo: Dylan McEwan)

Vegan options haven’t been overlooked, the Green Hill Vegan Chili Cup adding a plant-based spin to the game-inspired offering. The drinks menu features colorful concoctions based on beloved Sonic characters, such as the refreshing Blue Blur blueberry slush and the decadent Team Dark mocha milkshake. All orders will be presented in custom packaging decorated with favorite Sonic characters.

In addition to the themed menu, fans will also have a chance to purchase exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Cafe merchandise, including T-shirts, hoodies, and hats.

The Katy location has some special surprises in store too, thanks to a collaborative effort with Craft Burger owner, celebrity chef, and "Chopped" champion, Shannen Tune. Tune curates a selection of new menu items featuring a distinctly Texan flair, such as the Chaotix Hot Dog topped with chopped brisket, crispy onions, and BBQ sauce.

(Photo: Dylan McEwan)

The Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Cafe will be open at 348 S Mason Road near I-10 and the Grand Parkway from May 4 until August 4, 2024. Opening hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST Monday through Thursday, extending to 9 p.m. from Friday to Sunday. A grand opening celebration will kick off proceedings on May 4, starting at 11 a.m. CST, with Andy Nguyen in attendance.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.


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