Desperately seeking a cappuccino with a heavy dose of style and a generous sprinkling of glamour? If so, there is only one place to head: the Gucci café. Luxuriously encased in the shining confines of the fashion label’s eight-storey flagship tower in the upmarket Ginza shopping district, the café is a celebration of glamour with a capital G.
Resist the groundfloor handbags and wander through a sleek interior bedecked in rosewood, mohair velvet upholstery and a ribbed-glass grand staircase before emerging in the fourth floor café. Here, there are cubed white lights, taupe marble flooring and – most importantly – lashing of sparkle. A vast gold and silver mural created by the artist Nancy Lorenz using a Japanese lacquer technique covers the expanse of one wall and competes with another distinct feature: views over the Ginza skyline.
Order a cappuccino – which will arrive with a pretty heart motif swirl – and savor alongside very special little Gucci chocolates (with an impressive price tag of Y300 a pop). Glamourification mission accomplished.