The Straits Times
Published on Nov 10, 2012

Java jive at new Japanese cafes in town


Japanese java joints are heating up the bustling coffee scene, with three chains opening cafes here.

They include five-day-old Hoshino Coffee at Plaza Singapura's Atrium @ Orchard, Okada Coffee which opens this month at 100AM mall next to Amara Hotel, and SaintMarc Cafe which opens on Dec 7 at VivoCity.

These outlets not only serve Japanese coffee, which has a milder taste, they also have a variety of breads, cakes and main dishes for lunch and dinner.

Besides coffee shops, Japanese tea cafes are also entering the scene here - with Nana's Green Tea at JCube and one opening soon at Atrium @ Orchard - as well as Tsujiri Tea House opening its first outlet outside of Japan at 100AM by early next year.