Breakfast At Tiffany’s is Made a Reality at The Blue Box Cafe

What is it about the allure and long-standing tradition of Tiffany & Company? I remember how excited I was to be gifted with my first Tiffany blue box. I now have a collection of boxes that I can’t find myself to throw out. I’ll probably keep them forever since they contained very special gifts. I once knew someone who got engaged in front of a Tiffany store (inside a mall! — South Coast Plaza, to be exact) with a small CD player set next to the groom-to-be that played music while he proposed (during mall business hours). Was it a corny and super cheesy proposal? Absolutely. But there is something about Tiffany that hopeless romantics cling to that probably has something partly to do with the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I’ll admit to never have seen the movie although someday I will. I’ve always wanted to see it…

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Audrey Hepburn for the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Circa 1961.

The New York flagship store of Tiffany & Company recently completed the renovation of its fourth-floor space that includes a new cafe, Blue Box Cafe, named after their iconic packaging (read a related post here). With much anticipation, the cafe opened its doors yesterday with a line down the block. Naturally, the cafe is decorated in the company’s signature robin egg blue and the space is every bit as elegant and sophisticated as you would expect from Tiffany.  If you have ever dreamed about your own real-life breakfast at Tiffany’s, well…here’s your opportunity. tiffany blue blox cafe new york_3_ Reviving Charmtiffany blue blox cafe new york_2_ Reviving Charmtiffany blue blox cafe new york_1_ Reviving Charmtiffany blue blox cafe new york_5_ Reviving Charmtiffany blue blox cafe new york_4_ Reviving Charmtiffany blue blox cafe new york_9_ Reviving Charm

I would have loved to be in New York last night to attend the opening party or test out the cafe for myself. Tiffany states that they are serving up refined American classics that will change from season to season. I’ve heard the menu is simple and although I haven’t seen it for myself, the New York Post reported that breakfast, consisting of coffee, croissant and your choice of avocado toast, truffle eggs, a smoked-salmon-and-bagel stack or buttermilk waffles, is available for $29. A two-course lunch is $39. I’d love to try the “Fifth Avenue Salad” comprised of lobster and avocado, or the “C.L.T. Sandwich” paying tribute to the company’s founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, comprised of chicken, lettuce, and tomato. Tea service is also available. I am overdue for a trip to New York but next time I’m there I would love to try Blue Box Cafe and check out the newly renovated fourth floor with its cafe, new home and accessories line, collection of vintage books and perfume lab for myself.

Tiffany & Company – 727 Fifth Avenue  – New York
Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5:30 pm  / Sunday: Noon – 4:30 pm


6 thoughts on “Breakfast At Tiffany’s is Made a Reality at The Blue Box Cafe

  1. After Orange County says:

    You always seem to find out about the most interesting things. I too am a big Tiffany fan and like you, will never part with my collection of little blue boxes. I sure hope your friend gave his bride a Tiffany engagement ring when he proposed in front of the store. My son gave his bride a Tiffany wedding set which he purchased in their DC store. Somehow he hit it off with the staff and they invite he and his wife regularly to special catered dinners in the store. He has been to these functions along with celebrities and politicians and is still perplexed why they invite him. But he’s very happy to join in the fun of these events, which include getting to try on their most fabulous jewelry. Would be nice.

    • Reviving Charm says:

      No, my former friend did not receive the coveted Tiffany diamond which is what makes the story even more cheesy. But, they were happy at the time (I hope they are still married) and in the end that’s all that really matters.

      I’m glad your son and DIL get to enjoy the Tiffany events. It’s always fun being invited to something exclusive! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Karen B. says:

    I think the walls are the only part I feel are overdone, otherwise they did a great job with imparting the Tiffany color but with a modern twist. One of my favorite movies that includes a scene in the famous NY Tiffany is Sleepless in Seattle. I personally find the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany, a little bit of a downer. Ha!

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Hi Karen, I love Sleepless in Seattle but don’t remember that scene. I might need to see the movie again since it’s been a while. The blue is bold and definitely make a statement! Enjoy your weekend.

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