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E3 2017: We Teased Our Brains And Tasted Tea At The Layton Cafe

Saturday 17th June 2017 by Josh Jackson

Clever ladies and gentlemen were tasked with solving puzzles found on the Professor Layton social media pages to find the Layton Cafe leading up to E3. As the clues came together and the location became known, clever puzzle masters were able to track down the restaurant, which was transformed into a celebration of all things Layton to celebrate the series’ tenth anniversary. Luckily for people like me who are terrible at any form of thinking, it happened to be right in the middle of one of the busiest locations in downtown LA.

Once inside, we were greeted with photo ops with the Professor and the new protagonist in town, Katrielle Layton, more free pastries than we could ever hope to eat, and a menu full of entrees with a gentlemanly twist. Of course, we couldn’t call this a Layton Cafe without plenty of puzzles to be solved, which there was no shortage of thanks to brain teasing toys and our table mats serving as riddles. Yes, just like the games, nearly every object in the cafe was just waiting to be turned into a mystery to solve. In the very likely event that I were to crash and burn, we were all gifted with a Picarat to celebrate ten years of the Professor’s adventures.

Check out our photo gallery below, showing off the transformed Tom’s Urban, complete with some of the best pastries I’ve ever had. If you’re like us and can’t wait to dive into a new Layton adventure after a four year haitus, make sure to make room for Kat when Layton Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy, (formerly Lady Layton,) comes to iOS and Android platforms on July 20, with the 3DS version following about a month afterwards.