Muji to open first cafe outlet in Singapore

The Cafe&Meal Muji outpost in Grandfront Osaka. Image: Muji

Muji Singapore will open its first Cafe&Meal Muji in Singapore on September 5, 2015 at the Paragon, an upmarket shopping mall along Orchard Road.

The 122 sq m premises will be adjacent to its current Muji outlet in the shopping mall, and the store will undergo a revamp in line with the cafe’s opening.

There are 23 Cafe&Meal outlets in Japan, and four outlets overseas – with two in Hong Kong, and one each in Chengdu and Taiwan.

The design of the cafes is synonymous with the Japanese lifestyle brand of minimalist chic, with simple wood furnishing.

Menu items served here will be based on the deli offerings and recipes from Japan, but using ingredients from Singapore or Malaysia. There will also be an emphasis on desserts, such as baked pudding, a popular item in Japan.

Muji – founded in 1980 in Japan – is popular for its wide range of household items, stationery and snacks.

Other Muji stores in Singapore include locations at Ion Orchard, VivoCity, and Bugis Junction.

This story was first published in The Straits Times on July 3, 2015. For similar stories, go to www.sph.straitstimes.com/lifestyle.

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