omotesando koffee to open

Super cool Japanese coffee chain Omotesando Koffee is coming to London, setting up shop in Rathbone Square. The Fitzrovia shop will be their first European branch, joining other sites in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.

Omotesando started life as a one man band, with owner Eiichi Kunitomo serving each customer on his own, focusing on the ritual of the brewing. He soon gained a cult following and the chain expanded, taking its coffee, bubbly iced cappuccinos and egg sandos across Asia. The shops are pared back and minimal – very Japanese – but each one has a nod to the local area, so we’ll just have to wait and see how they’ll adapt to a London crowd.

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Opens September 2018
Rathbone Square, London W1T 1PB