A tiny, cult Tokyo coffee shop has come to Bangkok.
Omotesando Koffee, the tiny Tokyo cafe tucked in a traditional Japanese house that found an international cult following, has opened in Siam Paragon.
After starting life in 2011 in a residential backstreet of Tokyo’s upscale Omotesando shopping district, the cafe’s business model set it apart from the dime-a-dozen coffee chains: from a 3x3-meter cubic coffee bar a single barista would serve a single customer in a painstaking style indebted to the Japanese tea ceremony.
Four years later the cafe was forced to close, but after being reborn in Hong Kong and Singapore, Omotesando Koffee has opened in Bangkok.
Here, Omotesando founder Eiichi Kunitomo maintains a stake in things. After ordering, expect to wait no less than 10 minutes to get your cup of coffee.
Try their hand-drip coffee for B205 made from beans roasted in Kyoto or something less purist like the iced cappuccino (B155), topped with rich, creamy cocoa powder.