Omotesando Koffee set to open in Singapore this June

Omotesando Koffee outlet in Hong Kong's Wan Chai.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

Get your favourite Instagram filter on standby because highly-adored specialty cafe from Japan is about to land on our shores.

Omotesando Koffee, which had its humble beginnings as a pop-up shop in Japan, will be opening its doors here this June.

It is set to be housed in the brand new Downtown Gallery mall in Shenton Way.

The cafe is famous for its minimalist style, as well as their signature custard cake which come in bite-sized, little cubes.

Photo: Andrea Saadan

It will also offer items exclusive to Singapore on its menu, according to The Straits Times, but the menu will follow Tokyo's and Hong Kong's closely. 

Coffee lovers who are familiar with the well-loved cafe might have flocked to its now-defunct coffee shop situated within a quiet residential area in Tokyo's Omotesando.

Photo: Amber Chan

And those who managed to locate the store might concur that it was no easy feat doing so, mainly because the tiny shop was inconspicuously hidden by shrubs. It could've been easily mistaken for a traditional Japanese wooden home.

However, the original Omotesando Koffee was shut down in December 2015 because the old building it was in had to be demolished.

But, thankfully that wasn't the end of story for Omotesando Koffee.

In 2016, Omotesando Koffee opened an outpost in Hong Kong's Wan Chai district.

Earlier this year, Omotesando Koffee founder, Eiichi Kunimoto, opened a specialty shop in the exact same location as the original store called Koffee Mameya, but it doesn't serve coffee, it just sells beans. 

So caffeine addicts, you can be grateful that you will be able to enjoy a cup of joe perfected by the talented baristas of Omotesando Koffee right here in Singapore.

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

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