How has this only just happened? Tiffany & Co’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue, New York, is about to open a café on their fourth floor. So you can literally have breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Called The Blue Box Café (inspired by Tiffany’s signature packaging), the addition arrives as part of the store’s fourth floor renovation, which will also house the new homeware collection.
Rather than having to stare morosely at the store window while clutching a Danish and a coffee, Holly Golightly devotees heading to the cafe will be treated to American classics (at Tiffany-appropriate prices).
Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer at Tiffany & Co says: ‘The simple menu – which will change and evolve through the seasons – is a refined take on signature New York dishes, reinvented to be uniquely Tiffany’. Once you’ve relaxed over your avocado-toast or truffled eggs you can take home a souvenir – the place settings used in the café are for sale. Beware though, as you may need deep pockets – a mug, at $55, might be your best bet.
Tiffany & Co’s vice president creative director Richard Moore told Vanity Fair that ‘Design of the space began from the idea of immersion in Tiffany—not only the feeling of being inside a blue box, but surrounded by Tiffany hospitality’.
This echoes Golightly's words in the movie: ‘Nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then — then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!’. The cafe will open to the public on the 10th November.