Are you on ban island after your last big handbag purchase? Yeah, us too! But that doesn’t mean you have to avoid the boutiques altogether. There’s a way to get your luxury fix without breaking the bank. Visit a designer cafe!
More luxury designer stores are offering restaurants and cafes within the stores. With this instantly accessible instagrammable content, it’s easy to be part of the brand without breaking the bank…or your ban.
Here’s a rundown of places where you can eat and (window) shop:
Dior Cafe Miami- 162 NE 39th St. Rooftop, Miami, FL 33137
On the rooftop overlooking Miami’s trendy Design District, this luxe cafe serves coffee, tea and pastries. No reservations.
Restaurant Monsieur Dior- 32 Avenue Montaigne, 75008, Paris
Located within the Dior Museum building, this full-scale restaurant serves dishes from Chef Jean Imbert’s own cookbook, La Cuisine cousu-main. Reservations are recommended.
La Pâtisserie Dior- 30 Avenue Montaigne, 75008, Paris
This cafe is on the first floor of the Dior boutique. It offers tea time sandwiches and savory bite for breakfast. Reservations are not required.
Dior Cafe Ala Moana- 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814
Paradise in paradise? The Hawaiian cafe is located on the ground floor of the Ala Moana center in Oahu.
Café Dior by Pierre Hermé- 464 Apgujeong-ro, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Overseen by renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé, this cafe sits on the top floor of Seoul’s House of Dior, with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Chaine D’Encre Cafe Librarie at Hermès Sèvres- 17 Rue de Sèvres, 75006, Paris
The cafe offers light bites, desserts and cafe drinks. It includes a small bookshop to peruse at your leisure.
Cafe Madang at Hermès Gangnam- B1, No. 630-26, Xinshadong, Jiangnan District, Seoul
Located downstairs at the Hermès boutique, this cute cafe offers desserts and drinks.
Pierre Sang at Louis Vuitton Korea- Lvl 4, Louis Vuitton, Seoul 454, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, 135-517, Seoul
Featuring the stunning glass installation of Frank Gehry, this restaurant is located on the top level of Louis Vuitton Gangnam. Korean-born French chef, Pierre Sang Boyer, brings innovative dishes to this space.
Mory Sacko Louis Vuitton Saint Tropez, White Hôtel, Place des Lices,
Louis Vuitton unveils its new restaurant with Michelin-starred chef Mory Sacko at the White 1921 Hotel in Saint-Tropez.
Beige by Chanel- Beige, Chanel Ginza Building 10 floor, 3-5-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo is a collaboration between Chanel and Ducasse Paris.
Gucci Osteria Italy- P.za della Signoria, 10, 50122 Firenze FI
The Michelin star restaurant is located in Florence next to the Gucci Garden and Museum. There are also three other locations in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Seoul.
Gucci Osteria Los Angeles: 347 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
Gucci Osteria Tokyo: 6 Chome-6-12 Ginza, 中央区 Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Gucci Osteria Seoul: 223 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Thomas Cafe by Burberry- Shenzhen Bay, The MixC Shopping Mall No. 2888, South Keyuan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518067
Located within the boutique, the cafe in Shenzhen offers tea service and light bites.
Jimmy Choo Harrods- 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL
Choo Café is inside Harrods’ shoe department for English high tea.
Bvlgari Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Ginza Tower 9F, 2-7-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Il Ristorante Luca Fantin is arguably Bvlgari’s most famous restaurant in Tokyo, with one Michelin star. Dress code and reservation required.
Planning to visit one of these locations? Tag us on Instagram and let us know what you ate, drank or bought at your favorite designer cafe.
Updated: July 12th, 2022