You may associate Monocle Magazine with refined, intellectual commentary on science, culture, art and business. But next time you’re in London you may want to associate it with coffee. because just down the street from the magazine’s headquarters will reside Monocle Cafe, just a few doors down from mens store Trunk Clothiers, which will serve world-class coffee, drinks and specialty pastries made in house.
After the success of their Tokyo café, Monocle is now launching its first London café, in Marylebone. Housed in a revamped 18th century building in London’s posh neighborhood, the two-floor Monocle Café is now ready for its debut. As previously reported, the café is an extension of Monocle’s expanding ventures, though it sensibly connects the magazine’s worldly palate and refined aesthetics. The warm wooden interior was developed by renowned designer Yoshitsugu Takagi,in collaboration withMonocle‘s design team. Worldwide and regional detailing includes imported Australian barstools; a custom red-oak counter, and locally sourced furniture stores, yet the pieces work seamlessly to create a welcoming, comfortable effect. A seasonally adjusted menu and dessert from a renowned chef rounds out some of the details, yet the Monocle Café seems the type of place that demands a visit. They will even serve specially-made pastries by Japanese chef Masayuki Hara and their own Midori house salad.
Catch up on all the latest with Monocle 24 broadcast live from the cafe and leave time to get absorbed in back issues of Monocle magazine. They also have a meeting and event space available for hire to subscribers – subscribe and you get all the latest global news from over 30 correspondents from Beirut to Milan, Washington to Singapore, delivered to your door 10 times a year. Recommended.
The establishment opens officially on April 15.
Monocle London Café
18 Chiltern St.
London W1U 7QA