Café KaiZen brings East London to the heart of Mayfair
Café KaiZen brings East London to the heart of Mayfair with an Asian fusion twist. Inspired by days spent browsing Spitalfields Market, Dan Kapp and his team have brought a fresh concept to Hanover Square. A melting pot of creativity and an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city, spend your days in a hedonistic haze at Café KaiZen – the new space to eat, work, shop and socialise all under one roof.
Open daily from 5pm till late, the café and cocktail lounge features an indoor market place or ‘bar’ket’ featuring 20 bright young fashion designers complete with a fresh juice and smoothie bar. The Spice Route inspired menu ranges from dim sum & bao buns, to sashimi & gyoza paired with fresh mint tea and Middle Eastern baklava. Whilst London’s leading mixologists will also be creating mouth-watering Café KaiZen signature cocktails.
The sartorial offerings are just as eclectic with a mix of ready-to-wear, lingerie and accessories with one-of-a-kind vintage treasures. Think military bespoke jackets by Pinky Laing, yoga streetwear from iamVibes and pretty underwear by Nichole De Carle, you can even style your pets in pieces from Creature Clothing (yes, Café KaiZen is dog friendly). Upcycled furniture from Carlos Almada’s ManRay NYC, interiors by 44th Hill, the design team behind The Rum Kitchen & Chop Shop and finally Cherry Blossom trees set within the industrial design complete the bill. Be sure to check out the revolving ‘ART’ gallery – Schoony, the sculptor who has worked with the likes of Paloma Faith and Cara Delevigne, will be one of the first to exhibit, with the likes of Maximilian Wiedemann to follow.
Café KaiZen is the brainchild of Dan Kapp, Timo Weber, Jin Nilsson and music industry whizz Zues Sherlock who, combined in their ‘youth’, hail from other much loved social ventures including Movida, Whisky Mist, Cuckoo Club and, most recently, Le Baron London. Now a few years older, they have created a stylish environment where cultures dance, ideas dream and senses are satisfied, Café KaiZen re-vitalises the social experience.
Lunch from £4 and all cocktails £8.88 (the lucky number in China)
Café KaiZen, 17 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HU
Mondays to Saturdays – 5pm till late