Moomin Bakery & Cafe (Tokyo 2016): Feeling Lonely? Eat with a Moomin!
While we were in Tokyo this year, we headed out to the nearby Tokyo Dome/LaQua shopping area for some early morning breakfast. While there wasn’t much open at this time, we did come across this cute little spot called Moomin Bakery & Cafe.
I’ve never heard of the Moomins before but apparently this is a big thing. The Moomins (the white characters that look like hippopotamuses) and their similarly oddly-shaped friends, are based on a series of Finnish children books.
I think Stinky here is their greeter/bouncer.
It’s funny that we were expecting to see everything written in Japanese and noticed that they had a lot of Finnish in this store.
The attached cafe has a number of Moomin-related decorations on the walls so you feel like you’re actually dining with these special characters.
In fact, one of the fun things to do here is to sit with one of large stuffed characters and enjoy your meal with them.
We enjoyed some tea with Sniff while Snufkin was dining alone.
I think these were the Hattifatteners
Sniff was very quiet while we enjoyed our breakfast.
The Hattifatteners-shaped pastries actually contained a hot dog inside.
And the Moomin-shaped pastries had a light custard for a filling.
The pastries were actually quite well prepared and had a delicate flakiness.
The bakery items here are a bit of a novelty but tasty nonetheless. This would be a great place to bring any fans of Moomin or if you’re just looking to pick up some light pastries.
Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0003
1F LaQua Shopping Mall at Tokyo Dome
Posted on December 13, 2016, in Bakery, Breakfast, Desserts, Finnish, Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged Bakery, Breakfast, Bunkyo, Desserts, Finnish, Food, Japan, Japanese, Moomin, restaurant review, Tokyo, Tokyo Dome. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.