Tokyo really has a knack for creative Starbucks concepts. Last month, we saw Tokyo’s beautiful greenhouse Starbucks at Yomiuriland’s Hana Biyori. This month, Starbucks Japan welcomed yet another extraordinary outlet in Ginza, one of Tokyo’s top shopping districts: an office-cum-cafe Starbucks!
With more people telecommuting and working in cafes, Starbucks saw an opportunity to cater to such needs. In fact, the interior looks nothing like a typical cafe, but is modelled after co-working spaces, making this Starbucks conducive for both work and enjoying a hot cuppa.
The first floor of this office Starbucks looks like any other outlet, with a counter to place orders and a display of the scrumptious baked goodies. However, as you climb up to the second floor, you will find a Co-Work area and a Solo-Work area.
The Co-Work section, as its name suggests, is for meetings and small teams, where the tables can seat up to 12 people. There are also call booths for those who need to attend video conferences.
The Solo-Work area, on the other hand, features one-person work capsules, much like a hybrid of the capsule hotel and manga cafe.
Equipped with power outlets and Scandinavian furnishing, this mini office helps to maximise concentration and privacy. Decorated with potted plants and filled with soft light, the cafe exudes a calming atmosphere suitable for work.
This Starbucks outlet is actually a collaboration with Think Lab, a solo-working space hoping to provide a place for people to think deeply alone. Reservations for work spaces can be made on the Think Lab app (Japanese only), with prices as low as 300yen (about S$3.90) before tax for 15 minutes.
Starbucks Coffee Circles Ginza Branch
Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Ginza 3-7-6, Circles Ginza
Opens 7am - 10:30pm