Royal/T – Art Space, Café and Fun all in one

Posted on 08 July 2009

In a converted industrial building space in Culver City, Susan Hancock along with a team of chefs and designers, mastermind the fashionable one-of-a-kind in Los Angeles creation known as Royal/T. You can come here to dine but also to appreciate art or do some shopping, as Royal/T is actually a number of venues that, to make matters more interesting, change their agendas frequently. For example, the Poketo Pop-Up Shop is just as the name suggests, a temporary shop which features everything from Poketo goods (art products for everyday life) to Blythe Dolls courtesy of Valley of the Dolls.

The 10,000 square foot space is also an art gallery with a “gastro-brasserie” and enough surrounding space for hosting fashion shows, corporate events, product launches and much more all in these fantastic surroundings. Whimsical and informal, the café serves brunch, lunch and dinner, delectable teas and a cute little selection of beer and wine. Adding even more charm to the atmosphere, instead of typical waitresses the servers are all adorably blushing Japanese girls dressed like French maids to fit with the recurring theme. You can have an afternoon tea (the Royal/T Milk Tea is delish and highly recommended) while taking in the art all around you. The menu showcases a fusion of French/Japanese cuisine that is both bold and imaginative — and also delicious with items such as the Tuna Tataki and the Wagyu Beef sliders. The focus at Royal/T is on Japanese art featuring legendary artists such as Takashi Murakami and up-and-coming art darlings like Misaki Kawai. The art in the gallery rotates every six months and is not for sale, all straight from Miss Hancock’s private collection.

A few upcoming events at Royal/T include:
Karaoke Dance Party: Friday July 10th 8pm-1am
Crusaders & Haters Art show and party: Friday July 17th 7pm-10pm
Candy Land Lolita Tea Party: Saturday August 1st 3pm-9pm

Check the Royal/T website for information on upcoming events.


8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232-2326
(310) 559-6300

Categorized | Eat & Drink