Inside Louis Vuitton’s first café and restaurant

The location is in a new Osaka maison as parent company LVMH dives deeper into hospitality business

The first Louis Vuitton café and restaurant opened earlier this month at the new flagship boutique in Osaka, Japan.

The casual Le Café V is located on the top floor of the four-level store, and opens into the formal restaurant also has a bar and a large terrace, with a menu from famed Japanese chef Yosuke Suga who helms both kitchens.   

Open for dinner, Sugalabo V is an offshoot of acclaimed Tokyo restaurant Suga, currently ranked the 47th best restaurant in the world.

Designed by Jun Aoki, the building’s nautically inspired architecture evokes a ship floating on water. The interior design features warm woods, sleek gadgets and Tokujin Yoshioka-designed original charger plates for the table settings. A creator for Objets Nomades (Vuitton’s furniture and travel inspired accessories collection), Yoshioka is known for his modern, nature-inspired works.

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