Although Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly was forced to nibble her Danish outside the jewelry store in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” you’ll now be able to eat a meal inside the luxury retailer.
Tiffany & Co. opened its first-ever restaurant, the Blue Box Cafe, on Friday at its flagship location on Fifth Avenue 56 years after the release of the classic romantic comedy in 1961.
“Both the cafe and redesign of the Home & Accessories floor reflect a modern luxury experience,” said Reed Krakoff, Tiffany’s chief artistic officer, in a statement. “The space is experimental and experiential — a window into the new Tiffany.”
Decorated in Tiffany’s signature eggshell blue — even the china has been dipped in blue glaze — the cafe will offer a set breakfast of a croissant with Nutella, honey butter and fruit preserves, fruits and berries, and a choice of smoked salmon and bagel stack, truffle eggs, buttermilk waffle or vegan avocado toast. The price? $29.
And not only can you enjoy breakfast. A lunch menu is also on tap and features a starter and a main course for $39. Another set menu, the Tiffany Tea, offers finger sandwiches, desserts and, of course, a selection of teas, at a price of $49.
Furthermore, you can purchase a small cake for birthdays or special occasions that’s shaped like a Tiffany box, with blue icing and a white bow, for $36.
The cafe, which boasts views of Fifth Avenue, is tucked away on the fourth floor, part of a newly renovated space displaying the store’s luxury home and accessories collection.
For fans of the film, here’s a fun little tidbit. Hepburn apparently didn’t like Danish. According to a New York Times report in 1960, Hepburn “had no affection for the Danish, preferring ice cream at Schrafft’s.” Perhaps the jewelry store’s new menu, based on “American classics made with the highest quality, regionally sourced ingredients,” would have been more to her liking.