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Japanese coffee chain to open first UK outlet

Japanese coffee chain, Omotesando Koffee has announced it is to open its first UK outlet in in London’s Fitzrovia this Friday (14 October).

The chain, which has been in operation across Asia since 2011, will open in Rathbone Square, fulfilling the company’s wish to serve coffee to every country in the world. The chain started life as a ‘coffee experience’ in a hidden doorway of a residential neighborhood of Tokyo.

Omotesando Koffee had closed after four years over concerns relating to the condition of its premises, however high publicity saw the chain’s owner Eiichi Kunitomo, reopen with a new outlet in Hong Kong.

In a statement today, Omotesando Koffee, indicated that the opening of its London branch had been held up by “multiple delays and setbacks”. An Omotesando Koffee statement read: “We want to take this opportunity to sincerely apologise for the wait. Many of you have been messaging and asking us for an opening date.

“We experienced multiple delays and setbacks, but we would never compromise quality over anything. We assure you that it was never our intention to disappoint our UK customers. We grow and learn. Looking forward to serving you and hearing your feedback during this soft-opening launch. London, we are ready for you. Thank you for being patient.”

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