A mysterious street art group has been installing adorable mini mouse cafes along the streets of Malmö, Sweden and they are – dare we say – not the least bit cheesy. Anonymouse MMX has taken credit for the detailed street art installations, which offer rodent-sized snack options such as fresh pastries and even a cheese and cracker delicatessen.
The tiny storefront cafes measure about 1-foot by 2-foot and are tucked into basement windows along the streets. Catering to the sophisticated palate of the four legged rodents, the establishments feature a wealth of bite-sized options such as a bakery and a cheese shop, with outdoor seating, of course.
An anonymous representative for the artist group told Huffington Post the cafe designs are inspired by the works of animator Don Bluth, Disney, and Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren. A variety of repurposed materials were used to build the mini cafes: “They are built of things that we had laying around and also things we collected, like caps, lids from tin cans, matches, buttons, a lamp shade, Italian stamps etc. The idea was to use things mice themselves could have collected and reused.” According to the group, the locals are really getting into the installations, adding posters to the scenery and even baking miniature buns for the cafes.
For those that may be thinking there is a Banksy-esque political or social message behind the project, well, it’s really all about mice. The group’s representative said, “It’s just too darn charming to imagine a world where mice lives [sic] parallel to ours but just slightly out of sight.”
Images via Anonymouse MMX