This petite and very stylish establishment boasts plenty of European chic thanks to a collaboration between celebrity designer Kelly Wearstler and conceptual artist Daniel Buren. Set on the ground floor of the Proper Hotel, the opening of this grand establishment has been long awaited by the Mid-Market crowd.
La Bande is a coffee shop that offers much more than a simple cup of coffee. Daniel Buren has worked his connections in collaboration with Kelly Wearstler to make sure that the walls are adorned with a selection of artwork from both classic and contemporary artists. The interior features a stark yet undeniably stylish blend of smooth silver surfaces and black furniture set against a backdrop if glossy dark green tiles.
Kelly Wearstler and Daniel Buren have worked their magic to create a classic San Francisco coffee shop that perfectly replicates the chic style of Paris. Visitors will feel like they have been transported in time as well as space as Le Bande embraces the style of the past.
The classic style of the Parisian café spills out onto the street with pavement seating. This is the perfect place for friends to sit and catch up on all of the latest gossip while sipping a cup of coffee and indulging in a French pastry.
La Bande specialises in breakfast and lunch dishes and many of the offerings here feature authentic French flare. The croissants are light and fluffy and make the perfect mid morning treat, while those who have a sweet tooth will not want to miss the chance to sample one of the excellent macrons. Those who are searching for something a little more substantial will be able to get the day off to the right start with a hearty breakfast burrito or a light yet right yoghurt parfait.
The sandwich selection is particularly inventive and includes options such as the popular warm porchetta sandwich with fennel, the turkey panini stuffed with brie and cranberry and the smoked ricotta sandwich that comes with grilled vegetables, while lovers of classic French onion soup can add this classic dish to any meal.