Matcha latte what? Up until just a few months ago, we had not gotten on the matcha latte bandwagon… We live in Paris and the matcha latte craze is really just arriving here now thanks to Maison Kitsune and their lovely Kitsune cafés.
Maison Kitsune is a Japanese clothing brand that has stores all over the world and has recently added cafés to their brand. They have a café very close to one of their boutiques in the Palais Royal square. They have another café in the 9th, near the famous foodie street : the rue des Martyrs. Both cafés are teeny tiny and oh so charming.
Café Kitsune combines everything I think of when I think of Japan : a warm welcome, lovely manners, tiny (yet ridicously cool!) spaces, charm, innovation, a mix of modern and classic and success.
We had been hearing about the matcha latte craze for a bit and listed Café Kitsune as one of our places to go on our July bucketlist.
We decided to head over to the Maison Kitsune café in the Palais Royal square one sunny Saturday afternoon and give this famous matcha latte a try!
A matcha latte has a unique flavor : the strong and pronounced flavor of matcha mixed with the creaminess of the milk produces a very unusual hot drink. We enjoyed it!
Enjoying a matcha latte in the magnificent Palais Royal square is pure Heaven!
We went for a leisurely walk around the Palais Royal square afterwards and had the best time snapping some shots of this most beautiful square! This is one of our favorite spots in Paris. It is so lovely and so full of Parisian history. This spot was once the home and gardens of Cardinal Richelieu until he died in 1642. At this time, the name changed from the original Palais-Cardinal to the Palais Royal (as it is still called today). Louis XIII moved in and died just a year later, leaving the palace to the Queen Mother Anne of Austria and her sons Louis XIV Philippe, Duc d’Anjou. The palace was home to many other prominent figures throughout the years. The site also housed the Palais Royal Theatre. The site was important during the French Revolution. Today it houses the Conseil d’Etat, the Constitutional Council and the Ministry of Culture. (Bon bref, a bit of Parisian history for all of you history buffs reading this!)
Have you been to Café Kitsune in Paris (or perhaps in another country)? We would love to hear about your experience! What did you try? How did you like it? Would you recommend it to a friend? If you haven’t been yet, are you planning to go on your next trip to Paris?
51 Galerie de Montpensier
01 40 15 62 31
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