Mustard Café

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Mustard Café
PMCS MustardCafe01.png

The cafe-owning Toad falls into a hole.

How to access Obtain the yellow Mini Paint Star from Sacred Forest
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Things None
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“Gotta hand it to the chef... He sure knows how to build hype. I suppose it helps that the fare he serves is so...rejuvenative.”
Huey, Paper Mario: Color Splash

Mustard Café is a location from Paper Mario: Color Splash. The path leading here is unlocked after getting the Yellow Mini Paint Star from Sacred Forest, and unlocks a path leading to Toad Trainworks.

Layout[edit]

When Mario enters the area, he and Huey notice a giant colorless spot on the ground. Toad #5 of the yellow Rescue Squad is fanning the Mustard Café Chef, who is in the middle of the giant spot. When Mario talks to him, the Rescue Squad Toad goes off to the Sacred Forest. The Mini Paint Star in this level is located in the café, although the chef is too busy relaxing to open it.

Once the purple Big Paint Star has been reclaimed from Fortune Island, the colorless spot is repainted, and the Toad falls into the hole. When Mario and Huey go to investigate, they are blown in by a gust of wind. Huey gets lost in the sand, and Mario is temporarily unable to use his Paint Hammer until he rescues Huey from a Pokey. With Huey saved, Mario can repaint a Warp Pipe, although there is a rock blocking the other exit. To remove the rock, Mario must stand on a solid area and use Cutout when the rock is aligned, so he can remove it.

Continuing through the pipe leads Mario to an area with a tunnel of Warp Pipes, which rotate and may knock him off. One of these pipes is uncolored, and Mario must paint a section before he can use the pipe. This leads him to an area with quicksand where the Mustard Café chef is floating in a parasol. Once Mario and Huey get on, it collapses, and the chef begins following Mario around. He promises to give Mario a seat in the café, near the Mini Paint Star, if he is rescued.

The next area contains a larger pipe structure, with Pokeys jumping out of the sand across the pipes. Mario must navigate and paint every part of the pipe so he and the chef can pass through. After this is an area with a Save Block and a smaller pipe structure, where Mario must use Cutout to get on top and paint a Warp Pipe. In the following section, Mario and the chef see a very tall pipe that leads back aboveground. Before they can enter it, Snifits grab them and throw them in cells in the Snifit Undersand Hideout.

Inside the cell, Mario must hammer the ground to uncover a weak spot and drop down a floor, to B2. The cell is open and Mario must walk to the left to find another weak spot, and drop to floor B3. Here, Mario must hit a poster to lower a rope, which uncovers another weak spot after being pulled. The chef is trapped on B4, along with the Snifit's Card Key, found underneath the couch in a room to the left. With the Snifit's Card Key, Mario can open cells and operate the elevator, going to any floor.

After freeing the chef, Mario must go to floor B1 to get the Café Key, and then can leave the hideout. The chef opens up his café, and puts the Mini Paint Star as a menu item for Mario. Collecting it opens a path to Toad Trainworks.

Enemies[edit]

Colorless spots[edit]

Mustard Café
In the first area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 1.png
In the first area, on the wall north of the giant colorless spot. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 2.png
In the first area, on a barrel lid near the pipe to the cafe entrance. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 3.png
In the first area, on the ground west of the cafe exit pipe. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 4.png
In the first area, on the wall near the cafe entrance. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 5.png
In the first area, on the ground near the cafe entrance. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 6.png
In the first area, on the giant hole. This spot is repainted by collecting the purple Big Paint Star. PMCS MustardCafe01.png
In the second area, on a Warp Pipe. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 8.png
In the second area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 9.png
In the second area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 10.png
In the second area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 11.png
In the second area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 12.png
In the second area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 13.png
In the second area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 14.png
In the third area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 15.png
In the third area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 16.png
In the third area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 17.png
In the third area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 18.png
In the third area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 19.png
In the third area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 20.png
In the third area, on a Warp Pipe. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 21.png
In the third area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 22.png
In the third area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 23.png
In the third area, on the wall after jumping down from a higher area. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 24.png
In the fourth area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 25.png
In the fourth area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 26.png
In the fourth area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 27.png
In the fourth area, on a vertical pipe. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 28.png
In the fourth area, on a square pipe section. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 29.png
In the fourth area, on a horizontal pipe. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 30.png
In the fourth area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 31.png
In the fourth area, on the wall. This spot can only be reached after using the Paint Hammer off the edge of the pipe. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 32.png
In the fourth area, on a horizontal pipe. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 33.png
In the fourth area, on a vertical pipe. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 34.png
In the fourth area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 35.png
In the fourth area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 36.png
In the fifth area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 37.png
In the fifth area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 38.png
In the fifth area, on a pipe. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 39.png
In the fifth area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 40.png
In the fifth area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 41.png
In the fifth area, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 42.png
In the fifth area, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 43.png
In the fifth area, on a pipe. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 44.png
On floor B2, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 45.png
On floor B2, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 46.png
On floor B2, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 47.png
On floor B3, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 48.png
On floor B3, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 49.png
On floor B4, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 50.png
On floor B4, on the wall. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 51.png
On floor B4, on the ground. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 52.png
In the first area, on a Toad in the cafe. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 53.png
In the first area, on a rock. PMCS Mustard Cafe colorless spot 54.png

Cutouts[edit]

Level Location Reward Hint Image
Mustard Café In the second area, on the rock. Required for completion None PMCS Mustard Cafe cutout 1.png
In the fifth area, on the pipes. Required for completion None PMCS Mustard Cafe cutout 2.png

Record[edit]

Audio.svg Hole in the Sand - Plays at Mustard Café

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Audio.svg Snifit Hideout - Plays under Mustard Café

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Audio.svg Attack of the Pokeys - Plays while Mario is chased by Pokeys in the quicksand

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Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マスター・ド・カフェ
Masutā do kafe
"Mustard" Café;「マスター」also refers to "master"
Spanish Café Mostaza Mustard Café
French Café Curry Curry Cafe
Dutch Boterbloemburg Buttercupburg
German Bistroase Bistroasis (pun on bistro and oasis)
Russian Бистро «Горчичное»
Bistro «Gorchichnoye»
Mustard Bistro

Trivia[edit]

  • Part of the theme that plays in the shifting sands area is a sitar cover of the Super Mario Bros. underground theme.
  • A glitch happens in the Holo-Peach sequence if the chef is following the player: Huey clips in front of and behind the chef.[1]
  • If the max paint meter is high enough, one can attempt to repaint the giant colorless spot with the paint hammer, rather than with the purple Big Paint Star, but after a certain point the game prevents the player from filling in any more spots, even if they are not part of the hole, until they leave the level. [2]

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