US cafe chain Blue Bottle lands in Hong Kong
After months of speculation, US coffee chain Blue Bottle has launched in Hong Kong.
The modern coffee roaster is currently serving only take-away coffee from its location in Lyndhurst Terrace due to restrictions on restaurant trading during the coronavirus pandemic.
The store, expected to open for dine-in services when social-distancing restrictions are eased, features “an industrial medley of timber work surfaces [and] exposed support beams” design, according to LifestyleAsia.
The store is Blue Bottle’s 22nd venue in Asia. It currently has more than 50 cafes in the US, and recently debuted in Japan and South Korea.
The brand is known for its single-origin beans and cold-brew coffee which prompted consumer-goods giant Nestle to acquire a 68-per-cent stake for US$425 million back in 2017.