Paris-meets-Tokyo imprint Kitsuné has opened its first Café Kitsuné location in the United States, in New York’s West Village neighborhood. A modern reinterpretation of the Parisian café and wine bar, Café Kitsuné New York is open all day, every day.
Evoking a Japanese sensibility, the café is designed by Masaya Kuroki in collaboration TBD Architecture Studio, using natural materials. A dual-level white-oak bar counter serves as one of the standout design elements within the space, in addition to the velvet banquettes, large mirrors, and seating by France’s Maison Drucker.
The menu is conceived by Chef Yuji Tani, offering specialty coffee drinks, sweet and savory treats, internationally-influenced small plates, and natural wines. Customers can also take advantage of French cuisine must-haves with a unique Japanese twist. The coffee beans at Café Kitsuné New York are roasted in France, while the wine list is curated by seasoned wine expert, Billy Smith.
Co-founders Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki also tapped various New York City friends to contribute to the business, including pâtissier Ayako Kurokawa of Burrow for Café Kitsuné fox-shaped cookies, gourmet pâtisseries, and teacakes; Nicholas Morgenstern of his namesake parlor for seasonal ice creams; and Josh Russ Tupper and Niki Russ Felderman for their family’s signature smoked salmon.
Café Kitsuné New York
550 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014