Luxury Fashion Cafés Around The World
Luxury fashion cafes let you enjoy your favourite fashion brand beyond their products and accessories. It’s also an experience unto itself to dine at one of these cafes when you’re visiting a city during your travels. Here are some of the top fashion cafes owned by luxury fashion brands around the world that you might one to visit during future travels.
Emporio Armani Caffe and Ristorante, Milan
The Emporio Armani Ristorante Milan is like that hip 1930s diner, but make it fashion. Italian fashion, at that. A café is located on the ground floor and it features sweet treats by the famous chocolatier, Guido Gobino as well as a lounge for meals and beverages. Meanwhile, the first floor consists of a formal dining restaurant and champagne bar. On the menu are light Italian and Mediterranean dishes including spaghetti and risotto.
Vogue Café Porto, Portugal
Vogue Café Porto features a modern, elegant and stylish concept that will draw you into Vogue’s world of glamour and luxury. Don’t forget to taste their beautifully crafted red berries pancakes and salmon poke bowl while enjoying the art-deco ambience.
Bar Luce by Prada, Milan
What happens when a venerable Italian fashion house teams up with a non-conventional American film director? Dripping with Italian pop culture and whimsical American references, Bar Luce by Prada is born out of the collaboration between the fashion brand and Wes Anderson, the whimsical American filmmaker and director. Together, they designed a Milanese-style café that consists of pastel colours, Greco-Roman patterns, wooden wall panels and Formica furniture that just bring that ‘50s and ‘60s vibe to life. Meanwhile, more of the Wes Anderson touch can be seen in the “vintage” pinball machines featuring Anderson’s movies. Located at the entrance of Fondazione Prada, the café is currently closed, but we’re sure it’ll be up and running again once the effect of the pandemic has died down.
Beige Alain Ducasse, Tokyo
Quilted leather, two-toned accessories, tweed, and Beige – all the hallmarks of the iconic luxury brand, Chanel, with the last in the list being its luxury fashion cafe in Tokyo. Beige was created through a collaboration between Chanel and three-Michelin-star chef Alain Ducasse back in 2004. The restaurant/café’s main concept is “simple and elegant” and it can be seen through its décor and cuisine. Meanwhile, the food is nothing short of incredible, the restaurant serving what seems to be mainly French dishes but with a Japanese twist in the provincial ingredients used.
Blue Box Café by Tiffany & Co., New York
Not many people know this – unless you’re a bona fide fashion insider, stylista or fashionista, but breakfast at Tiffany’s is actually possible for all – just like in the movie! Dine at The Blue Box Cafe, on the fourth floor of its store in New York, while looking out to Central Park, enjoying the good life. Their exclusive menu includes a Blue Box celebration cake, the Tiffany tea for two and Breakfast at Tiffany’s for two, matched with or without (your choice) iconic home and accessories pieces. Meanwhile, the regular menu is just as classy, featuring seasonal dishes that ensure you’ll never be bored with the same ol’, same ol’ here. Should you find yourself in New York one of these days, check if The Blue Box Cafe has opened again and be sure to get your reservation penciled in.
Thomas’s Café by Burberry, London
Closed due to the pandemic, Burberry’s Thomas’s Café on Virgo Street was often lauded for its all-day British classic dining experience within a calm and elegant setting. Of note is their top-notch service, which is often a high point in reviews on the cafe. At the height of its popularity, one would nip into the cafe for the lobster as well as other delicious seafood served with chips, English muffin and spinach. Besides that, the Irish Carlingford oysters were also a must for seafood lovers. While the cafe is currently not operating, many are looking forward to the day when it opens again, so be on the lookout for when this happens to ensure you can get a reservation!
Alea began her career as a Corporate Communications Executive before becoming a full-time content writer. Her recent projects include crafting articles for Convergence e-magazine by Malaysia Airports and Tropicana Magazine. She loves exploring various cultures around the world and be inspired by the beauty of nature. At Gadabout, Alea’s main goal is to make the readers’ days better through fun and interesting articles on travel and lifestyle.