Omotesando Koffee has finally arrived on our shores. Located at co-working space The Work Project, the Japanese cult coffee brand‘s offerings for the Singaporean outlet include their much-Instagrammed iced cappuccino ($7.50), which comes with large, frothy bubbles, as well as the espresso-based Omotesando Koffee Hot (from $4) or hand-dripped coffee ($6). There’s no word yet on their signature custard squares (which are essentially caneles) though, as the current outlet has no kitchen.
The renowned cafe first appeared as a pop-up in the Omotesando district in Shibuya, Tokyo. The first incarnation was a tiny cube-shaped space set in a charming traditional Japanese house, with barely any seating save a small outdoor space which could only be used when the weather permitted. Despite this, they attracted a cult following with great coffee, service, and unique design, thanks to mastermind and barista-in-chief Eiichi Kunitomo, who had a vision for a more intimate barista-customer relationship.Together with the brand’s global franchise owner Russell Stradmoor, they’ve since brought their mindful style of serving coffee to other parts of Japan, Hong Kong, and now Singapore.
Omotesando Koffees iconic cube design can also be found at the Singapore OutletWe speak to the pair about their coffee-philosophy and what to expect from the Singapore outlet, all over some local pastries and kopi.
6A Shenton Way #04-01 to 09, Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815. Tel: +65 6801 4590