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The movie came out 56 years ago, and now, finally, you really can have breakfast at Tiffany’s.

That’s because on Friday high-end jeweler Tiffany & Co. will open a fourth-floor eatery, the Blue Box Café, which will be serving up a morning meal — coffee and croissant with a choice of avocado toast, buttermilk waffles, truffled eggs or a smoked salmon bagel (go lightly on the cream cheese, please!) — that would no doubt have made Audrey Hepburn salivate.

In the 1961 movie, based on a Truman Capote novel, Hepburn only window-shopped at the Fifth Avenue emporium in New York City, munching  elegantly, of course — on a croissant (or was it a Danish?) and sipping a coffee.

And it’s in doubt whether her character, Holly Golightly, could have afforded the $29 breakfast price tag (not including tax and tip). Although stylishly dressed in Givenchy, Golightly was living off the crumbs from rich men’s tables, as documented in the movie.

Meanwhile, the prix-fixe lunch, at $39, and the Tiffany Tea, at an eye-popping $49, are even more out of Golightly’s league.

They do sound delicious, though. Lunch at the Blue Box Café, named after Tiffany’s iconic jewelry packaging, includes a starter and a main course like the Fifty-Seventh Street Flatbread or the Fifth Avenue Salad (lobster and avocado) and costs $39. And Tiffany Tea includes a selection of teas plus mountains (we hope) of finger sandwiches and sweets.

Using a formula  based on “American classics made with the highest quality, regionally sourced ingredients,” according to a press release, the “simple menu — which will change and evolve through the seasons — is a refined take on signature New York dishes, reinvented to be uniquely Tiffany.”

Ah, the sweet smell of public relations-speak.

And you’ll have to stomach Tiffany’s signature robin’s-egg blue to eat there. It’s everywhere — on the walls, on the chairs, on the plates, on … everything.

Reed Krakoff, Tiffany’s chief artistic officer, explains in a statement: “Both the café and redesign of the Home & Accessories floor reflect a modern luxury experience. The space is experimental and experiential — a window into the new Tiffany.”

Maybe Audrey Hepburn knows what that means.

Words by  for USA Today

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