Cafe Kitsuné is opening first branch at The Podium

If you’re one of those folks who loves staying at a cafe because of its warm, intimate atmosphere that helps you be productive while consuming your drink in style, you’ll get to enjoy your cappuccinos with French-Japanese cool soon. Cafe Kitsune, along with sister brand Maison Kitsune, is opening its first branch in the Philippines at The Podium.

The restaurant, which is part of the lifestyle house Kitsune, is known for its French and Japanese aesthetic and menu.

Founded by Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki in 2002, the Kitsune label is a group of several brands including fashion label Maison Kitsune and Kitsuné Musique which sells vinyl records.

Cafe Kitsune has several branches from Tokyo to Paris to New York

Cafe Kitsune Philippine branch - Cafe Kitsune Paris, Cafe Kitsune New YokrCafe Kitsune branch in Paris, Cafe Kitsune New York
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Its first branch opened in Tokyo in 2013, and since then, the cafe has opened in several cities around the world, from Paris to New York to Seoul.

Cafe Kitsune Philippine branch - Cafe Kitsune ThailandCafe Kitsune Bangkok
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The cafe opened its first Southeast Asian venue in Bangkok, and it also has one spanking new branch in Jakarta.

Beverages range from espressos to lattes

Cafe Kitsune Philippine branch - Cafe Kitsune drinks
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While there’s no definite date yet as to when exactly it will open in the Philippines, the cafe is indeed something to look forward to. 

Cafe Kitsune Philippine branch - Cafe Kitsune drinksLatte, Matcha Latte
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It is known for having a comprehensive menu, starting with its beverages such as espressos, Americanos, lattes, and teas. One of the bestselling drinks is the matcha latte, complete with latte art.

Cafe Kitsune Philippine branch - Cafe Kitsune drinks and foodImage credit: @cafekitsune 

The food menus in their branches, meanwhile, are curated with comfort food and signature French and Japanese dishes from the Kitsune burger to kaiseki, a traditional Japanese multi-course dinner, to croque monsieur, a French sandwich filled with ham and cheese. Here’s hoping that these Instaperfect bites will come to our Philippine branch too.

Cafe Kitsune Philippine branch - Cafe Kitsune Thailand
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Many of its cafe’s outlets worldwide house a shop, where visitors can also buy accessories from plates to mugs to serve guests at home. Hopefully, the soon-to-open branch at The Podium will be big enough to offer Cafe Kitsune’s ready-to-wear t-shirts too.

Cafe Kitsune opening in the Philippines

Cafe-hoppers are getting more and more choices these days, with more and more shops such as Cafe Kitsune popping up in the metro. 

The cafe’s official opening date and hours have not been confirmed, so for now, let’s stay tuned for more announcements from the brand as we look forward to the global cafe’s opening in the country.

The Podium
Address: 12 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong 1550, Metro Manila
Opening hours: 10AM-9PM, Daily

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Cover image adapted from: @cafekitsune, @cafekitsune

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