After passing through the tiny front door and climbing up a narrow staircase, you’ll find yourself in a fairytale-like setting with dreamy illustrations of animals and children adorning the walls. The unique artwork in this Kichijoji café was created by Japanese artist duo Marini Monteany.
Of course, the food and drink are a perfect match for such a cute setting. We recommend ordering a caramel (¥600) or matcha latte (¥650), which both feature kawaii latte art motifs. To top it off, pair your drink with a baked chocolate dessert (¥500) with whipped cream topping featuring another adorable face smiling back at you.
And if you’re wondering about the meaning of the café’s unique name, the Swedish word hattifnatt is the name of the small, white, ghost-like creatures in the popular Moomin series. Look out for small illustrations of the adorable fellas in odd places throughout the store.