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Originally opened six years ago alongside the launch of Maison Kitsuné‘s first flagship store in Tokyo, the popular Café Kitsuné has seen different guises since then. Power shoppers roaming the city’s boutique-infested Aoyama district, especially the younger generations, have made it a destination in its own right and preferred hangout in this part of town. The café has recently relocated to new premises a block away, closer to the flagship store which moved earlier. Situated on the ground floor of a newly built three-storey structure, the interior design by Maison Kitsuné co-founder Masaya Kuroki and the company’s in-house design team is a tribute to traditional Japanese architecture. However, the chosen aesthetic also has a distinct modern twist. The stairway entrance is shrouded in greenery which ties in with the potted plants dotting the far end of the venue. Upon entering, visitors come across a small zen garden on one side and an elongated service counter clad in copper-tinted mirror panels on the other. The austerity of the grey floor tiles is counterbalanced by an abundance of wood and bamboo, largely captured by a magnificent coffered ceiling, slatted panels and plenty of fixtures. The seating area comprises of tables for two and communal tables for larger groups, and a bench upholstered in a mustard yellow fabric lines the back wall and side windows. Glass pendant lamps add a sophisticated touch to the setting. The menu at Café Kitsuné, supervised by chef Yuji Tani, lists home-roasted original blended coffee, in addition to a variety of bites and home-baked cakes, all served on tableware from Limoges. Last but not least, a nifty Sonos sound system allows guests to enjoy Kitsuné Musique playlists.

Café Kitsuné
3-15-9 Minami Aoyama (Aoyama)
Tokyo 107-0062
Telephone: +81 3 57864842
Daily 9-8

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