Dining alone without dining alone – At Tokyo's Moomin House Cafe, lone patrons are seated with a plush toy for company.
"Did you feel loved today?" – Blog posts on the cafe's concept went viral a few weeks ago. Ever since, the shop has been packed with visitors. The best time to go is a weekday morning (pictured) when it's relatively quiet.
Finn Family Moomintroll – The cafe features a family of Finnish hippo-like characters called Moomins who live in Moomin Valley and embark on various adventures with their friends.
"Table for one. Er, two. You know what I mean." – No need to scroll self-consciously on your phone while dining alone here. Moomins come around to every table, whether you're alone or in a group.
"Your fringe looks beautiful today" – Moomintroll (L) and his girlfriend the Snork Maiden hope for a double date.
Destination Moomin – Created by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson, Moomins have developed a cult following worldwide, inspiring Moomin-themed products, shops and even a theme park in Finland. Another park is slated to open in Japan in 2015.
Character cookies – Moomin House Cafe features bread made from Finnish rye and food in the shape of Moomin characters, such as Hattifattener cookies (pictured).
Moomin Valley – This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Moomins creator, Tove Jansson, who was born in 1914 and died in 2001.