Omotesando Koffee has earned a loyal following among coffee aficionados, and its closure announced by owner Eiichi Kunitomo must have caused a few broken hearts.
Originally intended to be a pop-up shop for only one year, they lasted for 5 years in business, but eventually had to let go due to the aging of the shop space it was in.
It reopened with an outpost at Wan Chai in Hong Kong, and became a must-visit for coffee lovers.
The news is, Omotesando Koffee will further expand with a Singapore outlet, confirmed to be located at Downtown Gallery at 6 Shenton Way.
Downtown Gallery is a retail mail (yet another mall in Singapore), with its entire 4th floor dedicated to be a co-working space concept.
Coffee and co-working space will probably work well together, which will attract a particular segment of workers and entrepreneurs to venture (in both sense of the word) there.
While the brand “Omotesando Koffee” is a familiar one, it remains to be seen if the Singapore outlet can capture the quality and spirit of the Japanese original branch. This was also one of the main criticisms of the Hong Kong store.
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Omotesando Koffee Singapore
Downtown Gallery, 6 Shenton Way, Singapore 068809
* Photos from Omotesando Koffee Hong Kong.