10 Best Wes Anderson Cafes That Are Worth the Visit!

10 Cafes Around the World That Look Like Wes Anderson Film Sets

Camera-ready mise en scène for fans at heart.

Some might know Wes Anderson from the 2023 TikTok trend, but most acknowledge him through his distinctive style in film production, embedding symmetrical compositions, and wide shots amidst chaotic narratives. Whether you’re the former or the latter, we’re pretty sure the idea of wanting to be part of the whimsical worlds of Wes has crossed your mind at least once. But have you thought of dining in them? 

That’s right. Thanks to these ten stunning Wes Anderson cafes worldwide, you can now dig in for a hearty meal while feeding your eyes some meticulous aesthetics — all that are the spitting images of Wes Anderson’s film sets! Read on to learn more about them.

Also read: 10 Wes Anderson Filming Locations Every Fan Should Visit

Prettiest Wes Anderson-inspired cafes that’ll make you refuse to leave

1. Bar Luce — Milan, Italy

This is Bar Luce in Milan, Italy, and it is not accidentally Wes Anderson. It is in fact, intentional from the get-go as the film maestro himself designed the place! One look at the Milanese cafe-slash-bar and you can easily spot the director’s signature touches: bold geometric patterns, pastel pink walls, vintage furniture, and a playful sense of symmetry. 

In short, Wes basically designed a classical bar he would want to spend his non-fictional afternoons in. All of these while enjoying tasty cakes and sandwiches accompanied by the refreshing drink of your choice? Yes, please!

Address: L.go Isarco, 2, 20139 Milano MI, Italy

2. Superbaba — Victoria, Canada

Bringing a twist of Middle Eastern to Wes Anderson’s aesthetic is Superbaba in Victoria, Canada. This quick-eat Lebanese diner features various coloured arches including its service bar counter in blue. The crisp lines and edges paired with pink and sage colour pop add a lively yet quirky charm to the space. 

And this could only mean one thing: Every corner makes for great Instagram fodder, especially for a fan on the hunt for an almost Wes Anderson backdrop. Did we mention vegan dishes are available in this cafe? Perfect!

Address: 1325 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 0B5, Canada

3. The Budapest Cafe — Melbourne, Australia

The Budapest Cafe in Melbourne, Australia, is inspired by a famous Wes Anderson movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Step inside and immerse in the natural, earthy palette and pink-facade interior that simultaneously boasts modern abstract art and hospitality. All you have to do is pick your seat and choose the best angle to recreate your favourite director’s shot! 

In case you’re wondering, some of their best dishes include pan-seared duck breast, shakshuka, and fried chicken croffle, which are just as great as the views. Talk about another one of the worthy Wes Anderson cafes to add to your bucket list!

Address: 498 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC, Australia

4. V&A Museum Café — London, United Kingdom

We can’t talk about the best Wes Anderson-inspired cafes without mentioning the V&A Museum Café in London. If you didn’t know yet, the world’s oldest museum cafe was designed by James Gamble, William Morris, and Edward Poynter. Enter the elegant cafe, and you’re in for a visual delight like no other: intricately carved columns, a painted ceiling, and a richly gilded cornice. 

What’s more, the Victorian era’s eclectic touch also appeals to our favourite maestro’s exquisite aesthetic. FYI, barista-made coffee and pastries are the cafe’s speciality. So make sure to come to this place next time you’re planning to visit the storied Victoria & Albert Museum!

Address: Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom

5. Cafe Congreso — Malolos, The Philippines

Another coffee place with a whiff of the 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is Cafe Congreso in the Philippines. One look at the pastel paradise and you can already spot Anderson’s signature vibe: cotton candy pink walls, teal green accents, and gold detailing. 

The place specialises in sweet pastries, cookies, and milkshakes that live up to its candied ambience. But if you really have to pick something that goes with the theme, try out its  Budapest Cream Puff for the best experience. Hands down one of the must-visit Wes Anderson-inspired cafes no one should miss!

Address: Paseo del Congreso St, Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines

6. Pink Zebra — Kanpur, India

What happens when you dip a zebra into a pink sea? The Pink Zebra in India happens! This cafe is where bubblegum pink meets bold stripes, and Wes Anderson’s mind-boggling quirkiness blesses your eyes. What makes it even better is when lines of natural light penetrate through the openings, creating a dramatic symmetrical effect in the space. 

Imagine just taking your time in this kitschy-chic retro eatery while indulging in tasty biryani, panko zucchini bites, or chicken tikka to your heart’s content — splendid! So, do add this quirky cafe to your list of must-visit Wes Anderson cafes this instant.

Address: Naughara, General Ganj, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208001, India

Also read: Jaipur Attractions — 12 Reasons Why You Should See India’s Pink City! 

7. Ruma Puteh — Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Among Asia’s top Wes Anderson cafes is Ruma Puteh in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The place features several Insta-worthy backdrops, and seating areas basked in pastel and candy-coloured hues. Explore the place deeper, and you’ll find yourself lost in a whimsical world of mid-century design straight out of Wes Anderson films. 

If you plan to visit this pandemic-born cafe, try out its creamy Bugis Laksa, Chicken Pesto, and/or Ketayap French Toast. This, paired with the cafe’s eccentric ambience, is something no Wes Anderson fan could resist!

Address: 60A, Jalan Kuantan, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, 54200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

8. The Great Mischief — National Gallery Singapore, Singapore

Located on the first floor of National Gallery Singapore is The Great Mischief. The place features a pastel palette and comfy seats with a blend of symmetrical lines and plenty of arch-like design. If you’re looking for the best sitting spot, we recommend the one by the windows with the best natural light aesthetic. 

Apparently, Wes-inspired style is not the only charm of this coffee place. The food is just as outstanding as you can dig in Catalan-inspired tapas-style food to your heart’s desire. Pick The Grande for a hearty brunch or Fancy French for a sweeter option. Undoubtedly one of the best Wes Anderson cafes to check out on your next trip!

Address:  #01-17 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Also read: 12 Best Themed Cafes in Singapore Worth Exploring 

9. The Cassette Coffee Bar — Bangkok, Thailand

The Cassette Coffee Bar in Siam Square is among the worth-visiting “accidentally Wes Anderson” cafes that should be at the top of your list. Boasting an inviting pink exterior, you can easily find the best photo-op corners among its crisp lines and symmetrical decorations. Pick a spot and have a sip or two of The Cassette Coffee Slurpee or The Strawberry Mocha with Backstreet Boys playing in the background. Talk about the best way to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon in Bangkok

Address: 264/4 Siam Square Soi 3, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

10. Pastel Rita — Quebec, Canada

Pastel Rita in Montreal welcomes you with open doors to its fancy blend of bold- and pastel-hued space to satisfy the Wes Anderson fan in you. A playful sense of symmetry can be seen from every corner, especially at the coffee bar, which features an arch-like design in a bolder shade of green. It’s safe to say that its brilliant rendering would not look out of place in any of Anderson’s films! Definitely a worthy place to enjoy an excellent third-wave cuppa and bread with your loved one(s). 

Address: 5761 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1S9, Canada

Also read: 10 ‘Accidentally Wes Anderson’ Locations in Singapore for Your Next Shoot

And that concludes our list of the best Wes Anderson cafes worldwide that’ll satisfy both your caffeine cravings and Insta feed posting! So, clear up your schedule and make way for these surreal cafes to have you return for more. 

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Izzati Haron
Izzati Haron

Izzati is an author to two poem anthologies, a slam poet wannabe, and a full-time nanny to her kitties. She loves dreaming about traveling the world just like most protagonists in the movies, but more often than not, her bank account only permits her to travel to her backyard.