No one will ever forget that magical scene in Sweet Home Alabama when Reese Witherspoon’s character Melanie Smooter thinks she is just meeting her fiancé (played by a pre-McDreamy Patrick Dempsey) for a nice dinner, but instead walks from a back alley into a dark room and finds herself at a private showing on the main floor of Tiffany’s. Let’s put aside the fact that there is no back alley behind Tiffany’s and just focus on how amazing that would be in the first place. Then add to the fact that her boyfriend gives her carte blanche to pick out an engagement ring.
But, you know what would have made it even better? If after they picked out a ring, they could have had some delicious avocado toast. Now you can! Tiffany’s just opened its own exquisite restaurant called The Blue Box Café on the fourth floor of their landmark Manhattan location.
Serving set breakfast, lunch, and tea service at $29, $39, and $49, this is the perfect place for a bridal shower or an after meal post-some really tiring ring shopping that leaves you absolutely famished. As you can imagine—with its signature Tiffany blue shade on its slipcovered chairs, walls, gorgeous tea sets, plates (designed by Reed Krakoff), along with dainty sandwiches and waffles—this is the stuff Instagram dreams are made of. Not to mention, a lovely lunch with your bridesmaids and friends.
Even the decorations on the wall are actually miniature versions of Tiffany window displays made with chrome figurines, diamonds, and housewares. The design concept was literally meant to make customers feel like they were in a Tiffany’s box (don't we all wish that sometimes?). Of course, complete with views of Central Park.
This is the iconic jewelry and lifestyle brands first foray into food. In the past you just had to recreate the opening scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and stand outside the store at 6 AM with a croissant (which yes, is also on the menu now) and coffee if you wanted to have a meal at Tiffany’s, but now it's open to the public. Though, do be prepared to wait for a table or make a reservation far in advance for your party as people are already waiting hours to dine there.
The cafe launched alongside the release of the brand’s new line of “everyday objects,” which is aimed at attracting more Millennial consumers (hence the avocado toast)—specifically the female Millennial consumer.
So now you can have your bridal shower at Tiffany’s or just a solo breakfast if you’re in the mood. Givenchy dress and giant shades are optional.