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New Tokyo Starbucks cafe features space for people to focus

Starbucks Japan has teamed with Think Lab to launch a store concept in Tokyo where customers can “focus”.

The first-floor is designed as a normal Starbucks’ cafe where customers can order by phone and pay via an app.

Upstairs, on the second floor is a working area called Smart Lounge for solo visitors or group meetings. The space also provides projector, semi-private tables designed with teleconferences in mind.

“The specially designed contactless hand-off counter provides customers with safe, familiar and convenient Starbucks experience while they connect virtually with colleagues or friends in the focus areas upstairs,” the company said in a statement.

Starbucks’ customers can reserve a table or space via a Think Lab’s app.

Think Lab describes itself as a creator of innovative, solo working spaces based on research into the science of concentration.

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