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% Arabica opens first Macau store

Kyoto-based coffee chain % Arabica has unveiled its first Macau store design ahead of its launch. 

Located in a small alley called Travessa Da Paixao, which connects to the Unesco World Heritage site The Ruins of St. Paul, the % Arabica Macau store was designed by Japanese architecture firm no.10 of Nomurakougeisha. 

“We were invited from many casinos to open our stores, but we politely declined their offer and looked for historical locations for our coffee and design-loving customers,” the company said in a statement. 

“We found a cute alley called Travessa da Paixao, dubbed as “love lane,” with colorful Portuguese-style buildings, and our founder Kenneth immediately said “this is the place”.”

Similar to some other % Arabica’s store design, the Macau store features a minimalist white design with an uncluttered interior.

The store’s façade includes several windows overlooking the alley. 

The opening of % Arabica Macau followed the launch of its first Malaysia store in Pavilion KL last month. The store is the brand’s first store in Macau and 85th outlet in the world.

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