If you like cute characters and yummy sweets, than you should give the Moomin Bakery & Cafe in Canal City a try!!
The Moomins were actually the characters of a series of books by Tove Jansson from Finland. They are a kind of troll which look a bit like hippos (^__^) The stories are about their life in the Moominvalley and the adventures they experience with their friends.
In Japan they are quite popular, you can find Moomin items in a lot of shops, like stationary shops, Kiddy Land etc. The characters used for Moomin goods originate in an animation series produced in Japan first aired in 1969 on Fuji Television.
So much for the historical part (^__-)
The Moomin Cafe in Fukuoka is located in Canal City near the water splash area. As I loved the Moomins since my childhood, I had to go there.
It is a really cute cafe, decorated with birch trees from the in- and outside. The outside remains of a Scandinavian wooden house (^__^) Inside you will find big Moomin plushies sitting at the tables with you. There is not always a plushie sitting on each table, but don’t worry: they change seats from time to time, so you will definitely get your chance to cuddle with one of them (*^__^*)
As you can see on the menu, there are many Moomin shaped items. I only took photos of the sweets section, but there are also main dishes like omurice. The prices are a bit expensive, but the deserts are very very delicious!
I had a parfait with a Moomin shaped cookie, mango and other fruits and there was also a piece of cheese cake inside – nice (^_^)
Besides the cafe, there is also a small shop where you can buy your Moomin goods. It’s also a bit expensive and if you have the chance to go to Finland I recommend to buy things like cups there (for example at the Ittala or Arabia outlet…)…but: there are several items you only get in two stores Japan, like chopsticks etc. And you also get freshly baked Moomin cookies there!
Outside the cafe there is also a small stand for bubble tea and other things.
I really recommend to go to the Moomin Cafe at least one time!
Please enjoy your time with Moomin, Moomin Mama and Moomin Papa (^__^)
Photos by geza-marie
Moomin Bakery & Cafe Canal City Hakata
〒812-0018 Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka, Hakata Ward, Sumiyoshi, 1 Chome−2−22, Canal City Hakata, OPA B1F
●business hours：10:00～22:00 / last order: 21:00