Feeling jealous after seeing all those swoon-worthy snaps of celebs and fashion elite at NYC’s popular Polo Bar? You’re in luck! Ralph Lauren has opened a coffee shop, Ralph’s Coffee, within its Michigan Avenue flagship store. Located adjacent to Ralph Lauren’s very first culinary excursion, the RL Restaurant, the coffee shop is set to serve special Ralph Lauren blends of espressos and teas, along with tasty pastries.
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Drenched in the brand’s signature hunter green, the coffee shop is chic, bright and very Insta-worthy. The 16-seat bistro features mahogany ceilings, herringbone wood floors, crisp wainscotting, custom wallcoverings and polished brass hardware. Sip in luxurious serenity amongst the shop’s white marble countertops and tables, green tufted banquettes, green marble fireplace mantle, and antique bistro-style chairs. To top it all off, there’s both a neon and backlit sign featuring the brand’s iconic logo, perfect for your outfit of the day snap or subtle flex to your out-of-town friends.
True to the iconic brand’s style, the shop’s staff wears striped shirts, hunter green knit ties, denim, and RL embroidered aprons.
The coffee shop serves Ralph’s Coffee’s special blends: Ralph’s Roast, decaf, and espresso. The USDA-certified organic coffees are made from beans organically sourced from Central and South America and Africa. All of the unique beans are available for purchase, as well.
To eat, nosh on Ralph’s brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Then, browse around the truly massive RL flagship store. This location features a bevy of RL’s hit collections, like: Ralph Lauren Home, Women’s Collection and Polo apparel and accessories, Men’s Purple Label and Polo apparel and accessories, Men’s and Women’s Double RL, and children’s apparel and accessories.
The brand’s signature restaurant debuted its first location, the RL Restaurant, in Chicago in 1999. Over 20 years later, the fashion brand continues to see success with its restaurants, bars and coffee shops around the world.
The first Ralph’s Coffee set within a store was in the brand’s Madison Avenue location in NYC. Then, international endeavors expanded to include The Bar in Milan, Ralph’s Bar in Chengdu, Ralph’s in Paris, and Ralph’s Coffee shops in London, Munich, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kyoto, Beijing, Shanghai and Doha.
Chicago’s Ralph’s Coffee is located inside the Ralph Lauren flagship store at 750 Michigan Avenue.
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Photography by: Courtesy of Ralph Lauren