World’s first collaboration café dedicated to Leo Lionni, the world famous author of picture book “Swimmy”, opens in Ginza!

25.February.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

Leo Lionni is a world-famous picture book author known for his works such as “Swimmy” and “Frederick”. His original artwork will be displayed in advance at a new Leo Lionni concept café which will open for a limited period starting from April at MARRONNIER GATE GINZA in Tokyo. 

This will be the world’s first ever Lionni collaboration café!

The menu will include meals with lots of vegetables, and desserts and drinks made using seasonal fruits. 

Whilst the illustrations in the picture books are simple, the storylines are deep, leaving you with a warm feeling once you finish reading. To represent this feeling, the meals are filled with many hues of colour. Special decoration techniques are used to represent individual characters in the form of delicious meals. The café will also sell limited edition goods that you cannot obtain from anywhere else while it is open.


Even the interior of the cafe is colourfully decorated with story characters. Whether you’re a child or an adult, there’s no doubt that your heart will begin to dance at first sight of them!