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.

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I think Stinky here is their greeter/bouncer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We enjoyed some tea with Sniff while Snufkin was dining alone.

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I think these were the Hattifatteners

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Sniff was very quiet while we enjoyed our breakfast.

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The Hattifatteners-shaped pastries actually contained a hot dog inside.

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And the Moomin-shaped pastries had a light custard for a filling.

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The pastries were actually quite well prepared and had a delicate flakiness.

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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.

1-1-1 Kasuga
Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0003
1F LaQua Shopping Mall at Tokyo Dome

benelic.com/moomin_cafe

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Posted on December 13, 2016, in Bakery, Breakfast, Desserts, Finnish, Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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