Enjoy Miffy and a Glass of Wine at Dick Bruna TABLE Opening in Kobe This July

10.July.2020 | FOOD

Dick Bruna TABLE is a new wine bar set to open in Kobe, Japan on July 17, 2020 where customers can enjoy various wines from around the world. The bar is themed around the popular children’s author and graphic designer Dick Bruna (1927-2017) who is known for his popular character Miffy.

The first bar of its kind to be centred on Bruna, table bookings for both the bar and cafe spaces opened on July 1. Customers who book before July 16 will receive two free original Dick Bruna TABLE coasters.

Dick Bruna TABLE is split into 4 floors. The first floor is the takeout counter, the second the merchandise shop and a cafe which is designed to be like a Dick Bruna studio, the third is the wine bar which is made to look like an old cafe in Utrecht, the city where Dick Bruna lived, and the fourth is the event space where exhibitions and parties will take place. There’s also a special VIP room on the top floor.which include a takeout counter, merchandise shop, cafe, wine bar, and event space.

 

Takeout Counter & Entrance

 

Entrance

The staircase that leads from the first floor takeout counter to the second floor is like a gallery with various Dick Bruna artworks scattered around. There are plenty of chances snap some photos.

 

Cafe & Shop


The cafe and shop are like a studio dedicated to Dick Bruna’s many works. They have a warm welcoming atmosphere to them thanks to the old wooden beams and white walls and lights. The merchandise area and cafe areas blend seamlessly into one.

 

The wine bar, inspired by old cafes in Dick Bruna’s beloved home of Utrecht, serves authentic wine. The brick tiles are reminiscent of the streets of Utrecht and, together with the old wood, give it an inviting vibe. The bar also houses many paperbacks bound and designed by Dick Bruna.

 

Event Space & VIP Room


The event space is painted a simple white. It can be used for art exhibitions, workshops, parties, and more.

 

Head to Dick Bruna TABLE to enjoy both the cute world of Dick Bruna’s characters as well as a delicious glass of wine.か

 

IIIustrations Dick Bruna © copyright Mercis bv,1953-2020 www.miffy.com © Dick Bruna 

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