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The two distinctive eateries are connected by a speakeasy-esque trap door from the more casual Le Café V leading into the exclusive Sugalabo V.

Le Café V

After Breakfast at Tiffany’s, lunch at Gucci Osteria and tea at Prada’s Marchesi 1824 bakery, we’re looking to Louis Vuitton’s new Le Café V and Sugalabo V for dinner and drinks.

That’s right, the French luxury brand is the latest fashion house to enter the culinary scene with a café and restaurant at its new flagship Maison Osaka Midosuji store in Japan. Both establishments are located on the top floor of the four-story boutique and are set to serve customers from February 15th.

The cocktail bar at Le Café V
The cocktail bar at Le Café V

The two distinctive eateries are connected by a speakeasy-esque trap door from the more casual Le Café V leading into the exclusive Sugalabo V. The space features warm tones and wooden elements peppered with custom design details from Louis Vuitton’s The Objets Nomades furniture and travel collection.

Louis Vuitton Sugalabo V
Sugalabo V

Renowned Japanese chef Kosuke Suga, a protégé of French culinary legend Joel Robuchon, helms both kitchens. Much like the original Sugalabo in Tokyo, Chef Suga’s spin-off in collaboration with LV will focus on haute cuisine with limited seating per night. And if the former is anything to go by, reservations are recommended far in advance.

On the other hand, Le Café V consists of a cocktail bar and wrap-around outdoor terrace that’s ideal for a quick coffee break post-shopping. According to W magazine, the menu here includes a decent selection of salads, sandwiches, desserts as well as coffee, tea and cocktails including Croque Monsieur with Raclette and Abondance cheeses and an Earl Grey-infused gin and tonic.

We don’t know about you, but it looks like a trip to Osaka is due.

The outdoor terrace at Le Cafe V

 

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Photos: Louis Vuitton