Monday, April 28, 2014

Dining Solo? Head To The Moomin Cafe For A Dinner Date With A Moomin

(Watch out,  they can put away some martinis!)

I had to look up Moomin in Wikipedia as I had never heard of them before:

"The Moomins (Swedish: Mumintroll, Finnish: Muumi) are the central characters in a series of books, and a comic strip by Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson, originally published in Swedish by Schildts[2] in Finland. They are a family of white, roundish fairy tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. The carefree and adventurous family live in their house in Moominvalley, though in the past, their temporary residences have included a lighthouse and a theatre. They have had many adventures along with their various friends."

The Moomin Cafe features a Moomin based menu as well:

"A restaurant claims to have solved the dilemma of solo dining alone by offering customers the chance to eat with large stuffed animals instead.

The Moomin Café in Tokyo, Japan has a selection of toys available to keep you company over lunch.
The stuffed animals are characters from the popular Moomin books from Finland and are offered to customers by staff.

There are some drawbacks of course. They can’t speak, they can’t give you relationship advice, they can’t give you a hug when you need one… but at least they won’t try to nick your chips.

More at the METRO

Also,  many more photos may be found at MOOMINMANIA

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