Details are still being finalized, such as location and opening date, but they are moving quickly and are looking forward to opening in Philadelphia. Mayor Nutter met lebua CEO Deepak Ohri by chance while visiting Frankfurt to establish the sister-city relationship and took the opportunity to introduce Ohri to Philadelphia and the unique opportunities presented by the city. A series of following conversations led to Ohri choosing to launch Café Breeze, in Philadelphia.
Bringing its distinctive cocktail experience, Asian-inspired elegance and unparalleled service to Philadelphia, Café Breeze is lebua’s first venture in the United States. This will be Breeze’s third location around the world – following the opening of Breeze Frankfurt earlier this year and the original location in Bangkok. At its home in Thailand, Breeze Bangkok was named one of the world’s “top 10 most cutting-edge restaurants” by USA Today and one of the global “Hot Tables” by Condé Nast Traveler.
Their PR firm provided some other details that I’m excited to share with you!
The Café Breeze Menu
Café Breeze will serve authentic Asian cuisine interpreted in a modern way, with strong influences from China and Southeast-Asian countries. See menus here.
The Bar at Café Breeze
Breeze will bring a new cocktail culture to Philadelphia with its crafted seasonal cocktails radiant with tantalizing new flavors, textures and visuals. A wide selection of premium authentic malt whiskies, vodkas and brandies will be offered together with the finest wines and champagnes from around the world.
The Café Breeze Design
Taking inspiration from circular waves and ripples that carry across a still plane of water, Café Breeze will feature a large elliptical bar in the centre of the space. Shallow depressions and concentric grooves on its top will be filled with water and delicate flowers floating on the surface. A back-lit ceiling canopy will change throughout the course of the day; at night, large projections across the bar and floor will transform the room into an ever-changing, energetic space.
lebua Hotels and Resorts is a growing international luxury brand that operates distinctive hotels, fine restaurants and bars. lebua takes a unique approach to hospitality that aspires to tap into a deeper level of luxury experience with guests from its locations in Thailand, India, New Zealand and Germany.
Café Breeze will be a welcome addition to the Philadelphia’s already flourishing international dining and cocktail scene. We’re very excited and can’t wait until it opens