Moomin Café in Tokyo – level 3

01-08-2014 15:00

A café in Tokyo has put its own spin on the dining experience by filling the place with stuffed teddies.

At the Moomin Café cups of tea and coffee are served with their own stuffed Moomin character. You know, to keep them company.

The café opened in 2003 and whenever customers come in, staff members grab a Moomin character and place them to sit with them.

With only seven large stuffed characters to share between all of the visitors to the café, staff said they do everything they can to make sure they make the rounds.

Apparently, even non-fans of the Moomin series appreciate the efforts of the staff to provide a unique experience.

The Moomin series, originally created by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson, has a large fan base in Japan.

So, if you ever find yourself in Tokyo in need of a coffee or a cuddle, the Moomin Café could be just a place for you.

Difficult words: put a spin on something (to change something), grab (take), make the rounds (go from one person to another person), unique (very special), cuddle (long hug).



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