Last month we told wonderful news for Moomin fans and their families – a new Moomin café chain, Mumin Kaffe, will open in Europe this year! The construction work of the first café in Helsinki will start this week.
Mumin Kaffe will be the first children’s Moomin café chain in Finland and in the whole Europe designed for children and for their needs. The idea for a child-friendly café came up when journalist Sanna Kiiski wanted to set up a meeting place where children are warmly welcome. Restaurateur Mehdi Younes mobilized the idea for a café concept.
All the first three cafés will open in the center of Helsinki, first in Kruununhaka and the second one in Eira. The third Moomin café will be located in Stockmann, the largest department store in Scandinavia.
Starting in October, the Finnish video blogger Maija Ilmoniemi will be producing a video blog of Mumin Kaffe’s story. Everything begins with the construction of the café and continues with children’s own video blog after the café has opened its doors. Check out Mumin Kaffe on Facebook to find out more! For a review and instructions on how to find the cafés in Japanese, please see this lovely piece by bloggers Aleksi & Aoi.
Text and photos: Mumin Kaffe