Into Moonmin Valley: Moonmin Bakery & Cafe

I’ve a weakness for all things cute so it is a wonder we did not visit the Moonmin Bakery & Cafe until our fourth trip to Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to our trip, I read that the place is a favourite with locals so queuing is inevitable. Luckily we went on a weekday morning and had to only wait for half an hour. While waiting in the line, one of the waitresses came out and introduce the menu.

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The kawaii table top.

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The draw of this Moonmin outlet is the free-flow bread bar. Probably because its bakery is situated right next to the cafe. Although all the breads are freshly baked, the Cafe still provides a toaster. A warm gesture indeed!

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Starters from the Set lunch: Creamy corn soup & Moonmin pasta salad.

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All ready to tuck in to cuteness!

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Main course: Moonmin Family Plate.

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Besides attending to diners, the waitresses are busy shifting the stuffed Moonmin characters around so everybody gets to selfie with one or two.

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In-between the Cafe and the Bakery, there is  a small shop where Moonmin stationery and accessories are on sale.

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If you like the bread from the bread bar, they are available for takeout at the Bakery.

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Be there early if you want to beat the queue! (The long queue outside after our brunch at 11 plus.)

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Getting there

Address: Tokyo Dome City LaQua shop, 1-1-1 Kasuga, Bunkyo, Tokyo

Access: 8-minute walk from the Suidobashi Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu Line/ 2-minute walk from Korakuen Station on Marunouchi Line    

Website: http://benelic.com/moomin_cafe/tokyo_dome/ (In Japanese)

P.S. We came upon a Moonmin Stand later in the day at Ikebukuro!

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Address: Sunshine City Alpha, Japan, 〒170-0013 Tokyo, Higashi ikebukuro, 3−1

Access: 3-minute walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station onYurakucho Line/ 4-minute walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro 4-Chome Station onToden Arakawa Line/ 8-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station on Seibu or Tobu Line