Just a day or two before I went on my Tokyo trip, I read an article in the Times about a themed cafe in Tokyo. After reading about it, I knew that I had to go here.
Here being the Moomin Bakery and Cafe at the Tokyo Dome City. Honestly, the cutest little themed cafe ever. They have these big Moomin stuffed toys that they sit at the table with you when you eat. Which is nice when you are sitting and eating alone.
So, meet Stinky. He was my lunch companion. Okay, I’ll be honest – I’m not actually familiar with Moomin… but for just one lunch period, he was my best friend.
And the most amazing and surprising thing for me? The food was actually delicious. So delicious. Which I kind of didn’t expect from a theme cafe. But… clearly they like to do things right here.
For your birthday, the waiters sing to you wearing these funny and strange looking hats. And then you get to wear it and take pictures to commemorate the occasion.
Inside the soup was little pasta of Moomin characters.
The bakery had lots of delicious looking baked goods, obviously with Moomin characters on them.