If you follow international fashion bloggers on Instagram, chances are, you would have seen Café Kitsuné by Maison Kitsuné on their timelines before. That iconic white cup with a sharp black font – probably taken against the row of trees, or on a squarish black table with some catalogues in the background. Yipe, that is it.
Developed by founders Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, this small stand-up coffee bar has a clean and simple design with the charm of a quaint European café. This is Maison Kitsuné’s second coffee shop, after the success of its first outlet in Tokyo.
Located in the beautiful Jardin du Palais Royal, Cafe Kitsuné is a hot favourite amongst many, and is coveted for its matcha latte and serenity.
You will see a fair mix of locals and visitors here at this tiny cafe; we may not speak the same languages, but we can appreciate good coffee altogether.
Birds fly low here, and sun rays pierce through the densely-lined rows of trees. Admittedly, Cafe Kitsuné’s outdoor seats are not the most comfortable, especially during the bitter winter. Yet, this lovely spot in the famous Parisian garden is one quaint location to recharge at.
With a good book in hand, and the love of your life, an hour at Cafe Kitsuné can be a marvellous time-out from all that walking in the city.
We were there in autumn and though very chilly, we were completely in love with the serenity and quietness of the cafe; like nothing else mattered, except time with our loved ones over lattes. Of course, the lattes are what you must have.
To be honest though, we did not quite enjoy our Matcha Latte, but that is only because we prefer ours stronger with a heavier matcha taste. But the Flat White was certainly a comforting cuppa on that cold morning; with photogenic latte art, no less.
Cafe Kitsuné Paris
51 Galerie de Montpensier, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 15 62 31
Mon to Fri: 9.30am – 6pm, 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Pyramides