15 Cafés and Restaurants Every Fashion Lover Needs to Visit
From Café Kitsuné to Simon Porte Jacquemus’ Citron.
Some people live to dress, while others live to eat. Then there are also those who love fashion as much as they are passionate about food. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a surge of cafés and restaurants opened by fashion brands and retailers across the world, feeding style enthusiasts with bites and drinks that look as couture-esque as can be. No complaints here, because who doesn’t love a picture-perfect Instagram of a coffee dusted with the Dior house logo, or a piece of cake shaped like the iconic Tiffany & Co. blue box?
From Paris and New York City, to Tokyo and Seoul, we’ve rounded up some of the best cafés and restaurants every fashion fanatic should visit during their next vacation. Read on to learn about eateries affiliated with Jacquemus, Fendi, Maison Kitsuné, Mansur Gavriel and more.
Ladurée Melrose Place at Mansur Gavriel
In partnership with French dessert maison Ladurée, Mansur Gavriel opened its new café in the summer of 2019. Located inside the brand’s Los Angeles retail store on Melrose Place, the café features dreamy interiors of pastel green and pink walls. There’s also a French-themed patio garden for those who prefer enjoying their macarons and tea in an outdoor setting.
Address: 8475 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, California, USA
Fendi fiends, you wouldn’t want to miss the Italian fashion house’s new pop-up cafe in London. Located within the British capital’s storied department store Harrods, the photogenic space is dreamed up in collaboration with LA-based artist, Joshua Vides. Enjoy a cup of coffee or satisfy your appetite with a sandwich or a piece of cake, all stamped with Fendi’s signature Zucca “FF” logo designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld. The pop-up is open to the public now and will run through November 1, 2019.
Address: Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, UK
Housed in Paris’ Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Citron is the French-chic café opened by Simon Porte Jacquemus, the designer and founder of the celebrity-favorite brand Jacquemus. At the tastefully decorated eatery, you can expect to treat your taste buds to hearty brunches as well as the most delicate of desserts, including an Instagrammable, lemon-shaped treat created by famous pastry chef Cédric Grolet.
Address: 1er Étage, Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, 60 avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
For bigger plates, visit Jacquemus and Caviar Kaspia‘s Mediterranean restaurant OURSIN, conveniently located upstairs from Citron. Working with former Septime group chef Érica Archambault on the menu, the eatery serves mouthwatering options of seafood dishes, pasta, salads and more.
Address: 2ème Étage, Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, 60 avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
Café Leon Dore
Opened in February 2019, Café Leon Dore is an extension of cult-loved streetwear label Aimé Leon Dore. The coffee shop is located within the brand’s New York City flagship store, and features outdoor seating perfect for people-watching. Get yourself a cup of Americano and some pastries when you drop by the shop to check out its latest offering.
Address: 214 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Vivienne Westwood Café
Those who count themselves fans of Vivienne Westwood should pay a visit to the brand’s very own café. Located in the trendy Causeway Bay area in Hong Kong, the eatery offers a menu of afternoon tea sets, as well as photo-worthy coffee and cakes adorned with the brand’s famous logo. The tableware, of course, is covered in the designer’s signature tartan pattern. The café also has a location in Taipei, Taiwan.
Address: Shop F-8, 1/F, Fashion Walk, 27-47 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest fashion shows, you’ll know that Ralph Lauren has presented his Spring/Summer 2019 collection at the brand’s own café in New York City. Dubbed Ralph’s Coffee, the beautifully decorated café — designed with forest green walls and floor tiles — serves custom blends of organic coffee beans as well as a selection of pastries and desserts. In particular, its layered chocolate cake is a favorite of one of our editors.
Address: 888 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
First opened in 2015, Bar Luce is located in Milan‘s Fondazione Prada, the art and culture institution co-chaired by Prada designer Miuccia Prada and her husband Patrizio Bertelli. The picturesque space is designed by none other than filmmaker Wes Anderson. Much like the aesthetics of the director’s films — think The Grand Budapest Hotel – the café features a pastel-hued interior and retro-inspired decor that could almost only exist in a movie. There’s even a Steve Zissou-themed pinball machine for customers’ enjoyment.
Address: Fondazione Prada Milano, Largo Isarco 2, 20139 Milano MI, Italy
If you ever need a short break from your shopping spree in Tokyo, head to Café Kitsuné at the Minamiaoyama neighborhood. Run by fashion and lifestyle label Maison Kitsuné, the coffee shop offers a range of beverages, from caffeinated drinks to pink lemonades and even matcha lattes. Everything is served in cups printed with the café’s instantly recognizable branding. Check out the address of the Tokyo location below and that of its Paris storefront here. In 2018, the café opened a new branch in Seoul, South Korea as well.
Address: 3-15-9 Minamiaoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Café Kitsuné Louvre
In 2019, Café Kitsuné has opened its first bar-restaurant in Paris. Situated not far from the Palais Royal gardens, Café Kitsuné Louvre is a modern Parisian bistro that offers a mix of American and French dishes with a Japanese touch. From gourmet patisseries and Dorayaki pancakes, to croque-monsieur and mochi daifuku, you’ll likely be tempted to order all of their signatures.
Address: 2 place André Malraux, 75001 Paris, France
A frequent collaborator with fashion brands including Louis Vuitton, Uniqlo and Billionaire Boys Club, Takashi Murakami has opened his very own bar-café in Nakano, Tokyo that many might not have heard of. Dubbed Bar Zingaro, the restaurant-slash-event space is basically a playground for Murakami fans. From lattes to burgers, the Japanese artitst’s floral motif can be seen everywhere. You’ll also be able to shop exclusive goods like flower-shaped plush toys at this location.
Address: 5 Chome-52-15 Nakano, Tokyo 164-0001, Japan
Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market London
The next time you pop by Dover Street Market London, don’t forget to sit down for some quick bites at the Rose Bakery. Located inside the trendy select shop, the famed café is the perfect cozy spot for healthy, organic dishes, mouthwatering pastries as well as good coffee. Grab a copy of your favorite fashion magazine to read while you enjoy your meal. Take a look at the menus here.
Address: 18-22 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4DG, UK
The Blue Box Cafe
We’re no Holly Golightly but we can still enjoy some fancy afternoon tea at Tiffany’s. Opened in Fall 2017, Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Box Cafe can be found inside the jewelry brand’s New York flagship store. As expected, the interior is all decked out in the beautiful Tiffany blue shade — even the tableware and some of the dishes are painted in the same color. To visit the café, be sure to make a reservation at tiffany.com.
Address: 727 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
Café Dior by Pierre Hermé
Dining at Christian Dior‘s Café Dior will literally make you feel like a princess. The team at Pierre Hermé has curated a special menu for the Parisian fashion house, serving exquisite desserts like macarons, chocolates, cakes along with a selection of beverages. The first location of the café opened in Seoul back in 2015, and has since launched a second store at Tokyo’s luxury mall GINZA SIX in 2017.
Address: 5/F, House of Dior, 464 Apgujeong-ro, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
10 Corso Como Café
Cult-favorite boutique 10 Corso Como is known not only for its amazing selection of fashion and lifestyle products, but also its relaxing courtyard café embedded in the Milan-based store. Here you’ll be able to taste masterfully prepared and beautifully plated dishes. Not to sound over-the-top, but everything served at the 10 Corso Como Café are like pieces of edible art. In addition to the Italian city, the laid-back eatery has also opened up branches in Seoul and Shanghai. Check out its menus here.
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