Fashion designer Simon Porte Jacquemus is opening a café in Paris and it's an Instagrammer's dream

Café Citron opens its doors for the first time this week 

Sarah Young
Wednesday 27 March 2019 11:17
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Fashion designer Simon Porte Jacquemus is opening a café in Paris

Fashion designer Simon Porte Jacquemus is set to open a new Parisian café this week.

Following a series of posts in which he teased “a new project”, Jacquemus – the designer responsible for fashion’s love affair with tiny handbags – finally made a full announcement on Instagram.

On Tuesday, the 29-year-old posted an image of the inside of his new restaurant, Café Citron, alongside the caption: “Happy to present you my first café – Citron.

“Hope to see you there in the new mega shop. Very proud to be a part of this very special project.”

Situated in the new Champs-Élysées location of iconic department store Galeries Lafayette, the café has a distinct Jacquemus vibe.

In the images shared on social media, the space is filled with simple wooden tables and chairs, lemon trees and oversized terracotta pots.

But, foodies needn’t be concerned because the new venture isn’t all style over substance.

Jacquemus has partnered with much-loved Parisian eatery Caviar Kaspa on the project as well as a string of renowned pastry chefs, from Cédric Grolet and Jeffrey Cagnes to Anthony Courtiells.

In a short video posted on Instagram, Jacquemus’ followers have already been given a preview of one of Grolet’s creations for the restaurant.

The French chef, who is known for his trompe-l’oeil desserts that resemble real fruits, has created a lemon-shaped pudding designed to be cracked with a spoon and reveal a soft gooey centre.

As well as sweet dishes, diners can also expect to find plates of marinated Mediterranean vegetables and sardines, toast topped with boiled eggs and rustic homemade bread.

Café Citron's doors open 12PM on 28 March 2019.

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