Yes, you heard us right!
The famous Omotesando Koffee which draws crowds in Hong Kong and Tokyo is finally coming to our sunny little island.
Come June, the cafe will be at level 4 of new mall, Downtown Gallery, in Shenton Way. The cafe is located within The Work Project, a large co-working space located within the mall.
In 2011, Eiichi Kunitomo started Omotosando Koffee as a pop-up concept in Shibuya, Tokyo. It gradually rose to fame for its signature custard cubes and high quality coffee.
Four years after opening its doors, Omotesando Koffee closed down when the building it was in was demolished.
Since then, Eiichi has opened a second cafe called Toranomon Koffee at Toranomon Hills, as well as a branch in Hong Kong’s Wai Chai district.
More recently, Eiichi set up shop at the original location of the Tokyo branch. And this time round, the shop, called Koffee Mameya, sold only beans.
What’s brewing at Singapore’s Omotesando Koffee?
Decor-wise, Omotesando Koffee is known for its minimalist design. Both the Tokyo and Hong Kong outposts have similar decor, so we can probably expect something similar in Singapore.
If you are wondering if the quality of the coffee is going to be as good as its other branches, fret not! The baristas here will be trained by the baristas from Omotesando Japan and Hong Kong for three to six months.
Also, the coffee beans used here in Singapore will be roasted in Kyoto by Ogawa Coffee Roasters, just like the outlet in Japan. Coffee afficionados will also be able to sip the signature Omotesando Koffee blend by Eiichi Kunitomo.
The owners have promised that the Singapore outlet will have similar menu items to its Hong Kong and Tokyo branches. On top of that, there will also be items exclusive to the Singapore outlet. The menu is still a work-in-progress, so stay tuned for more updates!
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