There’s nothing quite like the Parisian and Tokyo brand of cool. It’s that sort of serene, minimalist effortlessness us sandy Sydney people can never seem to get right.
Maison Kitsuné is a label born on that untouchable, irresistible Parisian and Japanese style, created back in 2002 by French guy and former manager of Daft Punk (just casually) Gildas Loaëc and Tokyo-born, Paris-raised architect Masaya Kuroki.
They’re pretty formidable DJs and producers (think late nights at Social Club in Paris with the Ed Banger crew), but their Kitsuné empire these days encompasses a record label, men’s and women’s fashion lines, sneakers, flagship stores—and cafes, all sporting the signature Kitsuné vibe.
Café Kitsuné has outposts in Seoul, Tokyo and Paris—and until December 21, you can sample a little of what it’s like at a super special Sydney pop-up.
Put on by the impossibly cool people at Incu, and hosted by the coffee legends at Artificer in Surry Hills, you can sip the iconic Café Kitsuné iced matcha latte or iced yuzu and pretend for a minute you’re lapping up some sunshine in the Jardin du Palais Royale in Paris.
As well as all the Café Kitsuné merch you could ever want (tees, key chains, coffee tumblers, tableware, totes, sweatshirts, caps and more), you can also shop Café Kitsuné beans: full-bodied and flavoursome, with hints of cherry, hazelnut and chocolate.
To top it all off, a selection of Sydney bakeries and desert creatives have designed one-off delicious dedications just for the event.
Get around the green 'tea-ramisu' gelato from Messina and a mango yuzu cake care of Black Star Pastry. Black Star has also created a gingerbread fox, in honour of Kitsuné's mascot (kitsune is the Japanese word for fox—if you're wondering). They'll also be serving slices of their iconic watermelon cake, and Brickfields has shipped over some of their hefty almond croissants.
What: Café Kitsuné
When: Until December 21, 2018
Where: Artificer, Surry Hills.
Image credit: Incu.