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Food & Drink

Monocle travel guide

— Global


This month Monocle visits a new luxury retail behemoth in Milan, a Yemeni coffee outlet in Tokyo and a Copenhagen restaurant serving New Nordic food at affordable prices.

Luxury, cafe, coffee, restaurant, retail



In a 4,000 sq m venue that used to house an old cinema in downtown Milan is Italian luxury retailer Gruppo Coin’s latest venture, the Excelsior, a department store where fashion and food mix. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the neon-bright building is a new landmark in the capital’s centre, stretching from Corso Vittorio Emanuele to Piazza Beccaria, taking up two sides of Galleria del Corso.

The shop’s top three floors offer clothing from brands such as Rag & Bone, Mackintosh and Borsalino while the basement is reserved for…


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