I 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!