How to Unlock the Café | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

ACNH - How to Unlock the Café
Build the comfiest café in the Happy Home Paradise DLC Pack for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) using the skills you learned as a Paradise Planning employee!

Read on to learn how to unlock the Café, what you can do with it, and more with our guide below!

How to Unlock the Café

ACNH - Interior of the cafe

1  Complete 12 vacation homes.
2  Talk to Lottie to work on the café.
3  Build the café.

1. Complete 12 Vacation Homes

ACNH - Building a vacation home for a client.png

Continue progressing the story until you have completed 12 vacation homes for your clients.

2. Talk to Lottie to Work on the Café

ACNH - Talk to Lottie to build the café
After completing 12 vacation homes, talk to Lottie to go to work. She will mention that she has obtained permission to build another facility in the island.

You have the option to choose between a restaurant or a café. Choose "Let's make the café!".

3. Build the Café

ACNH - Talk to Lottie to build the café

Once you are inside the restaurant, you are required to place the following furniture to complete the facility:

Required Furniture
Cash Register x1 Table x1 Chair x4

After placing all the required furniture in the Café, talk to Lottie to finish designing the facility.

Take the celebratory photo

ACNH - Café Celebratory Photo

After completing the restaurant, you will take a photo of the Paradise Planning team and the facility members! Press the ZR button to have everyone pose and then press the Plus (+) button to take the photo!

How to Expand the Café

ACNH - Cafe Gallery Interior

1  Obtain the Superstar Designer job title.
2  Talk to Lottie to work on the gallery.
3  Build the gallery.

1. Obtain the “Superstar Designer” Job Title

ACNH - Superstar Designer rank
Continue completing vacation homes for villagers until you reach the rank of Superstar Designer.

2. Talk to Lottie to Work on the Gallery

ACNH - Talk to Lottie to Expand the Cafe
After obtaining the Superstar Designer job title, talk to Lottie in the Paradise Planning office. Select "Let's talk about facilities" and choose "The café".

Select the new "Expand it." option to build the gallery.

3. Build the Gallery

ACNH - Build the Gallery
Once you are inside the café, head up to the stairs on your left to reach the gallery room. Unlike other facilities, there are no required furniture to complete the gallery, so feel free to design it based on your liking!

Talk to Lottie after decorating the room to finish expanding the café.

Optional: Take the celebratory photo

ACNH - Take the celebratory photo for the gallery opening
Once you have completed the Gallery, you have the option to take the celebratory photo or choose to go back to the Paradise Planning office.

What You Can Do

Buy Food and Drinks

ACNH - Ordering Food and Drinks at the Café
You can talk to one of the facility members to order food and drinks from the menu using Poki. The menu items change once per day, so be sure to stop by at the Café and order some food every day!

Remodel the Café

ACNH - Let

If you want to change the exterior and interior of the restaurant once it's built, talk to Lottie inside the Paradise Planning office and choose "Let's talk about facilities".

Remodeling the restaurant gives you Poki for your hard work!

How to Get Poki

Invite the Facility Members for a Dance

ACNH - DJ KK Dance Event
If DJ KK is present on the island, you can talk to one of the facility members to invite them for a dance! Doing this allows you to view all the photos of the vacation homes you made.

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