“Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?” asks Audrey Hepburn, playing the New York café society girl Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. “Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away.” Golightly famously stands at the window of the Tiffany store, sipping coffee and eating a croissant from a paper bag, admiring the silverware from the pavement. From next month, fans of the movie will be able to go one better and enjoy their croissants in comfort when the Tiffany Blue Box Café, housed inside Harrods, opens its doors.
The café, modelled on the original Blue Box Café, which opened at the Tiffany store in New York in 2017, will serve breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner. While the menu is yet to be released, if the New York outpost (which will reopen in 2021) is anything to go by, guests can expect delights such as truffle eggs, croissants, smoked salmon bagels and avocado toast for breakfast and dishes such as lobster salad for lunch. The design promises to mirror that of the Big Apple, with Tiffany Blue walls and chairs, and silver-topped tables lending, the brand promises, “the illusion of dining inside one of Tiffany’s famed blue boxes”.
Go for the Instagram shot. Go for the truffle eggs. Or, in the words of Holly Golightly, go to “calm down”.