Join Asiam Luxe Editor Inside Prada’s Stylish Pop-Up Cafe at Harrods
We arrived at the Prada Caffè by chance while being dropped off at Harrods by a driver from the Corinthia London hotel. As we turned onto Hans Road, it was impossible to miss the iconic Prada green hue and white logo above the café’s entrance, complemented by outdoor seating under Prada umbrellas. Stepping inside, the interior was adorned with the soft mint green seen throughout the walls, ceilings, and plush velvet sofas and armchairs. The checkered floor, reminiscent of the historic first Prada boutique in Milan, added a touch of elegance, while the floral bas-reliefs on the walls transported us to other Prada flagship stores around the world.
The vibe was whimsical and fun, especially when you notice that everything bears the famous logo, from the silverware to the sugar packets and even the frothy foam on your coffee. While my friend was recording the pretty interior, a Prada staff walking by overheard that I would love a souvenir photo. He halted in his track and offered to capture the moment (pictured). The staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful. The menu offered sweet and savory Milanese-inspired Italian cuisine. Breakfast included poached eggs and fresh Italian pastries, while lunch and dinner offered a variety of dishes such as spaghetti, risotto, roast sea bass, and veal cutlet. The wine list was from Sicily to Piedmont, with Champagne being the only one from France. A display of beautiful Italian cakes and pastries lined the back wall, while the front counter dazzled with chocolates in blue, yellow, white and green adorned with the Prada logo.
Après shopping at Harrods, we ordered a selection of heavenly Prada chocolates and pastries, including the delicious pistachio sponge cake and hazelnut cream cake, which we savored with Prada coffee drinks. We couldn’t resist enjoying the chocolates back at our hotel, despite knowing we had dinner reservation at the Chiltern Firehouse. We highly recommend visiting the Prada Caffè if you’re in London. Make sure to stop by this charming pop-up café before it permanently closes on January 7, 2024.