Nine years after Prada launched its Pradasphere at Harrods, a temporary exhibition and café celebrating the brand’s 100 year anniversary, Prada is back with one of its favoured concepts: the Prada Caffé, this time with a more comprehensive dining offering. The brand’s mint green hue has been plastered all over the space, which includes a balcony area for extra seating. The flooring follows the black-and-white checkered floors of the Prada boutique on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan with the floral bas-reliefs taking inspiration from the brand’s international flagships.
At the front, a large counter display houses dozens of gem-like pastries, while behind it is a floor-to-ceiling display of Prada-brand chocolates and candies housed in rows of glass containers. The tableware takes cues from ancient Celadon pottery, with pale blue Japanese porcelain used in the space.
The menu includes breakfast, light lunch bites and evening cocktails, from sandwiches and risotto to buffalo mozzarella, salmon and crab dishes, and alongside decadent pastries such as a creamy 72-per-cent chocolate cake and a vanilla and berry fruit tart overlaid with Prada’s signature triangle in white chocolate. All of it is served on robin’s egg-blue plates decorated with the Prada logo alongside Prada silverware the handles also echo the house’s logo and hand-blown crystal glasses for enjoying one of the negroni-based aperitifs or Italian wines.
Prada Caffè is open from from 31 March 2023 – 7 January 2024, and will soon be accompanied by an outdoor stall offering ice cream coming soon to Harrods.