This Whimsical Cafe Is Inspired by Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

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Wes Anderson films make us feel like we've been transported to a very aesthetically pleasing — if slightly trippy — different world. If you've ever found yourself wishing you could escape into one of his creations like we have, then, well — here's your chance. There's a whimsical, new cafe in Chengdu, China modeled after "The Grand Budapest Hotel" film in all of its pink and green glory.


The Budapest Cafe was designed by Australian-based studio Biasol, and was practically placed on this earth to be Instagrammed. It offers a modern, minimalist take on the nostalgic designs seen in the film.

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" We began by understanding Anderson's style: his symmetrical, precise, and quirky set designs; vivid and nostalgic color palettes; and the sentiment that infuses his films." — Biasol

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The facade of the cafe projects a sense of grandeur, much like the fictional Grand Budapest Hotel, with an arch framing the entrance and gold accents.

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The Cafe

An original Eero Aarnio Bubble chair hangs from the ceiling above a pink ball pit and steps meant for sitting.

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The Cafe

Playful neon signs are the wall decor of choice — such as this hotel key — and Hang Tall stools from Meizai line the marble bar.

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A mezzanine level offers a view from above of the recessed seating and shelves. Symmetrical arches frame the tables, which are matched with Nerd chairs from Muuto.


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