Moomah

August 3, 2009

moomahI have been watching……waiting…..okay, technically “stalking” out this place for weeks now and as of last Monday the doors to paradise have finally flung wide open. Moomah – which dubs itself a “creative arts café” is the brainchild of Tracey Stewart, a Tribeca mother who took a delightful detour from the over-stimulating child play spaces that have been cropping up around the city to create a community space where adults would feel just as much at home as their kids. One part adult café, one part earth-conscious art/exploration space for kids – Moomah offers something for all of the senses and serves as a place where the adults don’t have to just sit awkwardly on the sidelines. From big tables for impromptu art projects to cozy couches where you can grab a light meal and read a book, the rustic-chic space offers cool activities for families to do together.

One of the main draws is a fantastic, high concept, interactive light forest where the kids can explore while you drink a cup of coffee and read the paper nearby. They have also recently launched a “High Tea” where for $10 kids can dress up in costumes and eat finger sandwiches. In addition to delicious coffee, Moomah offers daily baked treats from Balthazar bakery and a nicely edited selection of books, clothing and toys.

It’s always such a joy to go somewhere without people getting upset that your kid is wandering around touching things and even better to go to a place where they actually encourage that to happen!

-Dina


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Sara
August 3, 2009

Hello Dina! I absolutely LOVE the sound of this! Such a clever concept. My friends and I are constantly discussing the need for more cool, kid friendly cafe’s and this goes one step further in actually providing craft activities – not just toys or playing equipment. We do have a fantastic cafe here called “Family Life’ which I will do a piece on shortly and whilst it offers a truly beautiful place for adults and children to relax ,eat and play (train tables, blackboards etc) there are no craft/exploration activities to my knowledge. Perhaps I will suggest it to the owner?


Sara
August 3, 2009

Dina, just checked out their website and wow, it looks AMAZING!! (:


Courtney
August 3, 2009

Gosh, it really does look amazing!! We need something like this in London, especially during the dark dreary winters. Do you have to become a member, or can you just come and go whenever?
xx, c


kroke96
August 3, 2009

This seems amazing! I am in a constant search of places like this in Washington, DC area and with no luck. Soft rooms are old and not very creative, no restaurants or dessert/coffee places to take your kids with you. I hope they expand and bring a location to DC.


August 3, 2009

This looks like a great idea. I love what I’ve seen on the web so far. Any word about a northeaast USA location.

Cindy


Cleo
January 7, 2010

Oh how I wish this was in Melbourne! What a simple but unique concept beautifully executed. GREAT JOB!


Brooke
January 10, 2010

Looks amazing. Needed in London, near my house, within the month… or I may go cuckoo.


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