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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to Unlock the Café and Restaurant

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Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on how to unlock the Café and Restaurant facilities in the Happy Home Paradise DLC.

If you haven’t started the DLC, check out our guide on how to begin Happy Home Paradise.

(1 of 2) Time to build a Restaurant

Time to build a Restaurant (left), and a Café. (right)

Café and Restaurant Facilities

When you design 12 Vacation Homes, you’ll unlock the ability to design and remodel both the Restaurant and the Café! If you need help with designing, head over to our section on vacation home designs for some ideas!

You can choose which to do first and then you’ll be able to do the other as soon as you’re finished, or wait a while and come back to it later. Below, you’ll find guides on the required items needed to decorate the Café and the Restaurant

Not one, but two facilities are unlocked when you’ve designed 12 vacation homes!

Designing the Café

When you remodel the Café, you’ll have to create a cosy space for the vacation go-ers to grab a coffee and a sweet treat. For some ideas on how to decorate your café, head over to our Café guide for some inspiration! There are lots of new types of furniture you can use to design a café of your style preference.

Café Required Items

To design the Café, you’ll need to make sure to include x1 Cash Register, x1 Table and x4 Chairs. When you click on one of the required items in the Order Tab it’ll open up a catalogue of all the valid registers, tables and chairs that’ll count towards your required item count.

Use sofas and different tables and chairs to give your café a cosy, vintage-y feel.

Designing the Restaurant

When you remodel the Restaurant, you’ll need to design two rooms: a kitchen and a dining hall. You’ll need specific items for each room, as listed below. For more information and some design ideas, head over to our guide on the Restaurant.

Dining Hall Required Items

In the Dining Hall, you need x1 Cash Register, x1 Table and x4 Chairs. We’d recommend increasing the size of this room so you can add more tables and chairs to make it feel like a real restaurant.

(1 of 2) The round covered table is a great choice

The round covered table is a great choice (left), because it has lots of different color options due to its two covers! (right)

Kitchen Required Items

For the kitchen, which is the back room, you’ll need just x2 Stove Tops. However, in the Order Tab you’ll find a huge amount of new kitchen equipment, like steel counters, fridges, freezer boxes and different types of stoves and ovens.

All that is required of your kitchen is two stove tops.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    7 August 2020
  • Last Updated
    21 November 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Seren Morgan-Roberts

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