French fashion house Louis Vuitton will be opening its first cafe and restaurant in Osaka, Japan next week.
Opening on February 1, Le Cafe V and Sugalabo V will feature dishes from Yosuke Suga, formerly a student of 32-Michelin star-earner Joel Rubochon.
Le Cafe V will be located on the fourth floor of the store, and will house a cocktail bar and outdoor terrace. In the afternoon, Sugalabo V will offer an alternative to Suga’s critically acclaimed restaurant of the same name in Tokyo, currently ranked 47th best restaurant in the world.
Accessed via a speakeasy door, Louis Vuitton’s dining offerings feature an open kitchen with a design that showcases warm woods and seek gadgets.
Tokujin Yoshioka has designed original charger plates for the table settings, whilst the interiors will feature nautical detailing in a nod to the building’s architecture, which evokes a ship on the water.
Louis Vuitton is not the only brand to have branched out from clothing into hospitality – Tiffany’s Blue Box Cafe opened in 2018, whilst in New York Nordstrom has teamed up with Ethan Stowell for its restaurant Wolff.