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Café Kitsuné Takes New York

The France-meets-Japan hotspot has opened its latest location in the West Village.
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Need an eclectic, chic café space in New York City to enjoy for your next meetup or relaxing afternoon off? Look no further than Maison Kitsuné's Café Kitsuné, which just opened its first US location in the West Village. From French coffee beans to a multicultural food menu to its sun-drenched space on Hudson Street, the new hotspot is sure to become a favorite of New Yorkers in the know for 2020 and beyond.

Founders Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki have debuted the France-meets-Japan style café in the West Village with a 900-square-foot space (designed by Kuroki) and a menu curated by Tokyo chef Yuji Tani. To add some local New York flavors, Loaëc and Kuroki included pastries by Ayako Kurokawa of Burrow, smoked salmon from Russ and Daughters, and Nicholas Morgenstern’s seasonal and always unexpected ice creams. “You will find a Parisian je ne sais quoi mixed with a strong Japanese feel,” explains Kuroki.

Photo via Instagram / @cafekitsune

Café Kitsuné, along with cult fashion brand Maison Kitsuné and indie music label Kitsuné Musique, is ready to become a global fashion/food/music powerhouse. Along with locations in Paris, Tokyo and Seoul, the Café Kitsuné rollout is blanketing the planet this year. Shanghai, Jakarta and London recently opened, and this spring, there will be new cafés in Kyoto and Beijing. “We’ll be expanding more into hospitality with this idea in mind to always learn more about the savoir-faire, to improve the quality and freshness of our offerings, the service, the experience,” Loaëc adds. “Our community often asks us on social media when a Café Kitsuné will open in their own cities, which is very exciting for us!” 

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