Mustard Café

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Mustard Café
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The cafe-owning Toad falls into a hole.

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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. It is the longest level in the game.


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.

The Purple Big Paint Star needs to be collected in order to repaint the entrance to the main area of the level. It is a huge shifting sands cave featuring Pokeys and green pipes. Mario and Huey fall into the hole, and Huey disappears in the shifting sands, causing Mario to be unable to use the Paint Hammer or the Cutout technique until he rescues Huey from a Green Pokey.

When Mario finds the chef of the café, who had fallen into the cave when the hole got repainted, he offers to give Mario the key to the café if they exit from the cave.

Eventually, they find the pipe back to Mustard Café, but at that moment they get swallowed by some yellow Snifits hidden in the shifting sands and get imprisoned in the Snifit Undersand Hideout. Mario has to find out how to escape and rescue the chef. After defeating some Shy Guys and Snifits, they exit from the jail area and use the pipe to Mustard Café. The chef opens the café and exits the Orange Mini Paint Star.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マスター・ド・カフェ
Masutā Do Kafe
Can refer to both 「マスタード」 "mustard" and the owner, whose nickname is 「マスター」
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


  • 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]