[Bangkok] Famous coffee shop or should I say “coffee destination” Omotesando Koffee has also arrived in Thailand, situated on the 3rd story of Siam Paragon shopping centre.
Looks like the brand is opening an outlet in several major cities, from Hong Kong (at Wanchia), Singapore (at Downtown Gallery), and soon landing in London.
Originated from Tokyo, the chic coffee stall first started off as a pop-up concept in the quaint neighborhood of Omotesando Hills.
The coffee place propelled to fame, thanks to its minimal wooden vibes and distinctive ‘koffee culture’ which garnered much visitorship from coffee fanatics around the world.
Its closure was then announced in 2015 when the building was set to be torn down.
This then led founder Eiichi Kunitomo to expand its operations into Hong Kong, partnered with Russell Stradmoor.
The Bangkok outlet is situated on the 3rd floor of Siam Paragon, near the furniture section. (There is no unit number, the outlet is not listed on the directory, and the information counter was not sure where as well.)
Omotesando Koffee has been known for its unique cube steel frame and coffee bar counter, with baristas wearing faint grey lab coats.
While I didn’t mind the space in Hong Kong which had a proper space and sit-down area, the Bangkok outlet couldn’t re-create those stylish vibes as it was in a more open space. There is ample sitting space though.
Queue was sporadic. There were occasionally more than 10 in line, sometimes less than 4.
The signature drinks are the Iced Cappuccino Doppio (185 baht, SGD7.70), Iced Café Mocha (175 baht, SGD7.30) and Iced Mochaccino (175 baht, SGD7.30).
Other items available include expresso based Iced Omotesando Koffee (150 baht, SGD6.20), Cold Brew (170 baht, SGD7.10), and Iced Matcha Cappuccino (170 baht, SGD7.10).
It is considered expensive in Thailand terms, considering you can buy 4 to 5 plates of chicken rice for the price of a cup.
Their Iced Cappuccino Doppio is known to be capped with layer of bubble foam and topped with cocoa powder, and with a foamy feel and creamy, milky finish.
The Iced Mochaccino takes is a level up with lining of chocolate syrup, for that added chocolatey-sweetness.
It is good to see that the baristas are serious about their work, but I cannot help but feel something is missing here.
From a hidden, minimalist coffee place in Omotesando with that “feel”; to a coffee kiosk in an upscale Bangkok mall, not everything will be the same.
Omotesando Koffee Thailand
Siam Paragon Level 3, 991 Rama 1 Road, Puthumwan Bangkok, Thailand (Siam BTS Station)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
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