It’s a regular Tuesday-afternoon and there is a line in front of The Streetfood Club in Utrecht, a brand-new brunch-restaurant that “takes you on a food trip through the slums of Mexico.” The servers are running around trying to serve the hip crowd with acai-bowls and oatmeal lattes amidst a hysterical interior of tropical plants, marble tables, stuffed animals, and salmon-pink walls. Filtered daylight fills the room.
Every table is taken apart from one empty chair against the wall: a, with flowers decorated reed peacock-throne that has ‘Life’s a bitch’ written above it in neon letters. Every fifteen minutes someone sits down in the chair while a friend snaps an image. On Instagram, the nihilistic tropical throne is doing wonders for the restaurant.