Café Kitsuné Manila is a modernist reinterpretation of the classic Parisian café and wine bar.
Nine years after opening its first cafe in Tokyo, Café Kitsuné finally opens its first Manila branch at the Podium in Ortigas Center in the city of Mandaluyong. It certainly has the brand’s beloved atmosphere and signature aesthetic: Paris meets Tokyo.
Café Kitsuné Manila, like all its cafés around the world, is a modernist reinterpretation of the classic Parisian café and wine bar.
First launched in 2013, Café Kitsuné is the specialty coffee retailer of French-Japanese fashion brand and music label Kitsuné, founded by Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki. For their fashion brand, Loaëc and Kuroki envisioned Maison Kitsuné as having a perfect blend of comfort, simplicity and sophistication. A classic and timeless aesthetic, but that can enter the Zeitgeist with the use of bold and fun designs and colors.
The spirit of Café Kitsuné echoes this. Modern and urban, with unique know-how. It offers a warm and sensory dining experience, whether for coffee, afternoon tea, late-night cocktails, or lunch and dinner with friends.
He opened his first cafe in Tokyo in the Aoyama neighborhood and has since opened other locations in other highly coveted metropolitan cities such as Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, New York, Shanghai, Jakarta and Bangkok. Each location maintains its distinctive look and feel of a modern Parisian cafe and wine bar. However, it also absorbs the local spirit of its iconic global locations.
Since then, Café Kitsuné has become a cult favorite among locals of its many venues and travelers, and creative coffee connoisseurs. Each Café Kitsuné location is stylish and personable. It welcomes visitors of all ages all day, every day.
The highlight of any visit to Café Kitsuné is its high-quality coffee. Known for being full-bodied and full of flavor, Café Kitsuné grows its single-origin coffee beans in Brazil and Guatemala, and they are carefully roasted. This makes for a perfect cup of espresso, cappuccino, cold brew or nitro: smooth and syrupy, with hints of cherry and chocolate. And each cup is prepared by a talented team of passionate baristas who understand the art of making coffee.
Menus at other locations are executed by local chefs who consider the flavors characteristic of their location without sacrificing the flavor that fans of Café Kitsuné seek.
Menu items Filipino guests can look forward to at Cafe Kitsuné Manila include many favorites, such as their signature burger, styled as a teriyaki beef tartare with bacon, fried egg and comté; and the croque-monsieur with tuna, lemongrass and ginger, and the coffee’s specialty bechamel sauce.
Patrons can expect a wide variety of flavors with the cafe’s dessert menu, from mochi made with seasonal fruits to a carpaccio served with Sichuan pepper and Thai basil syrup.
Café Kitsuné’s cocktails are also a favorite among regulars, and its emphasis on an understated yet refreshing balance of flavors is expected to carry over to the Manila location.
Manila patrons can also expect Café Kitsuné to carry their collection of accessories and tableware.