Harrods Fendi Cafe: Review of Instagram's Best Pop-Up
Through lenses, the 5th floor summer-time pop up at London's iconic department store resembles dining in the comic creation of a small, monochrome maze. A chic replica of the Italian fashion house's interlocked 'F' symbol is mirrored wall to wall.
Harrods is a large store and the warren of Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior and other shops needs to be passed to reach Fendi Cafe at the far back (a reminder that this was indeed a takeover as termed on other news sites). The lengthy queue seen before the last corner turn belonged to our awaited dessert/brunch place.
The lunch menu didn't astound us with choices or something experimentative, despite being of quality. We came for dessert and ordered cheesecake, tiramisu, a Cappuccino each, and patiently anticipated our sweet cravings. For those interested in Fendi Coffee art, the Cappuccino is a perfect start. Others we saw tucking into mains such as paninis, risotto or lasagna appeared to be enjoying their options. The challenge in this cafe, from what I saw of others was in not delaying dining due to taking photos. Bazaar rightly thinks the Fendi pop up is the most instagrammable cafe right now.
Being seated in the far corner, we had a quieter experience. The entire thing felt, simple, quick and pleasant as a pop up should be. This was no place for sitting down to chat for ages. It felt like once we'd eaten, we were ready to leave.
Before July, there was handbag station where visitors could check out Vide’s exclusive designs for Fendi with customisable straps.
Pop ups are fun to see and the unlikelihood of it coming around twice makes it a unique experience. After all, the Dior cafe had already permanently shut by the time I visited Milan in 2017.
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