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.
The kawaii table top.
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!
Starters from the Set lunch: Creamy corn soup & Moonmin pasta salad.
All ready to tuck in to cuteness!
Main course: Moonmin Family Plate.
Besides attending to diners, the waitresses are busy shifting the stuffed Moonmin characters around so everybody gets to selfie with one or two.
In-between the Cafe and the Bakery, there is a small shop where Moonmin stationery and accessories are on sale.
If you like the bread from the bread bar, they are available for takeout at the Bakery.
Be there early if you want to beat the queue! (The long queue outside after our brunch at 11 plus.)
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!
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