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!



Comments (7)

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?

August 3, 2009

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

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

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.


January 7, 2010

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

January 10, 2010

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

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