Prada Group owned heritage pastry Cafe Pasticceria Marchesi has opened in London’s Mayfair. Marchesi 1824 is one of Milan’s oldest cafés, so-called after the year it opened. The Prada Group became a majority shareholder with an 80 percent stake in 2014, and a plan to expand the time-honored Marchesi blueprint. The London outpost is the first international Marchesi location outside of Italy and mirrors the charming aesthetic of the original, with antique-inspired vitrines, mosaic tiles, marble-topped tables, and zingy green velvet chairs.
The new London outpost is perfectly positioned for the fashion pack on Mount Street between Gianvito Rossi, Simone Rocha, CREED and Christopher Kane