Diners may find themselves sharing a meal with characters called The Snork Maiden or Moomintroll. The stuffed animals are dressed for the occasion, with female characters wearing flowers atop their heads, while male characters sport jaunty hats. The menu also pays homage to the Finnish picture book series. “Moomin” fans will enjoy unique story-related décor at each franchise location.
According to CNN, the three Moomin House Cafe locations in Japan are packed on weekends. While theme restaurants are not a new concept, it remains to be seen if dining with stuffed animals becomes a trend outside of Japan.