Part of Palacio de Hierro’s prestigious restaurant chain, Café Palacio is located in the gourmet food area of its recently renovated Polanco branch, in one of Mexico City’s most exclusive districts. Inspired by two of this city’s most famous colonias, La Roma and Condesa, both the charming locale and the rest of the fine dining area match with an alluring Art Deco style of symmetric semblance.
Whether it’s the classic ornamental mirror—one of the establishment’s focal elements—or the white-glassed ceiling lamps of silver-limned contours, everything on sight takes the mind back to 1920s’ Mexico without neglecting a touch for the contemporary. Most like the spontaneous and classic spirit of the time Café Polanco evokes, the countertop area—featuring a distinctive Elektra coffee machine—dazzles as the space’s central piece, bringing to life an ambience of casual elegance and nostalgic avant-garde.
Designer Office: MRZ Arquitectos
Lighting Design and Production: MRZ Arquitectos / Layvo
Furniture Production: Aydia
Civil Work: ATC
Finish: ATC / MRZ Arquitectos / Mármoles Onyx / Herrería Lama
Hydraulic/Plumbing Installations: Hubard & Bourlon
Elictrical Installations: Dasby
Air Conditioning: Cyvsa
Photography: Lalo Ochoa / 402-Studio