After Tokyo in February 2012, Maison Kitsuné opened its second coffee shop in Paris in January. The record label was founded in 2002 by Gildas Loaëc, former art-director and manager for Daft Punk, and Masaya Kuroki, an architecture student turned fashion designer. The team later decided to add ready to wear to their brand. Maison Kitsuné collaborates with young and avant-garde brands, as well as the more perennial and classic companies such as Petit Bateau, Michel Vivien, Oliver Peoples, Pernod Absinthe or Yasmine Eslami. The word Kitsuné means fox in Japanese.
The narrow café is located along the tiny Galerie de Montpensier in a 17th century building, and used to be the showroom of the French fabric-maker Jules Tournier, an artisan who supplies luxury labels with high-end tweeds. The minimalist café is fitted with wooden countertops, mirrored wall, and Italian marble.
The special Marzocco coffee machine brews Brazilian beans roasted by Workshop Coffee in London. Besides premium coffee, you can find Paris' best cold press juice made by Bob's Kitchen as well as gluten free cookies from nearby restaurant Noglu, and premium teas. A small selection of Kitsune's accessories and compilations are also available on site.
Grab a coffee to go and walk around the beautiful Palais Royal. This palace is one of our favorite spot!
51 Galerie de Montpensier
The store is located:
52, rue de Richelieu
11 am – 7.30 pm
Mon – Sat