Omotesando Koffee spreads the craft of traditional Japanese specialty brews.
I can name at least three things that can make me walk briskly: an invitation to a coffee shop’s soft opening, a looming storm cloud that threatens my trip to said café, and the buzz after downing a cup of iced americano.
I experienced these in less than one hour when I went to Omotesando Koffee’s soft launch recently in Salcedo Village yesterday (it’s now open to the public). Google Maps told me that it would take only 15 minutes from my Legazpi Village office to the café’s new branch at Dowell Tower Salcedo.
Thanks to the factors listed above, I managed to shorten my trips back and forth to 10 minutes each. After all, torrential rain aside, who wouldn’t want to rush to Omotesando to get a good cup of coffee?
In the Philippines, the café—most especially its signature coffee cube, where patrons get to enjoy seeing the process of an espresso being made especially for them—has been most familiar to regulars of the Power Plant Mall. The latest branch continues that tradition, featuring around 103 sqm. of space with trademark furniture designed by Hong-Kong based Studio Adjective.
With the new branch in Salcedo, Omotesando will get to introduce the exacting level of craft of traditional Japanese specialty brews—the standards that have solidified the brand’s presence in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, and here in Manila—to more people in the Makati central business district.
“When we build stores, we’re mindful of who we’re serving,” says Omotesando Koffee owner and managing director Russell Stradmoor. “We want to build a cafe that the people in the neighborhood would feel like it belongs to them.”
In the Philippines, Omotesando Koffee is brought to you by H&F Retail Concepts. Omotesando Koffee Salcedo is located on the ground floor of Dowell Tower Salcedo. For more information, visit their official website or Instagram account.