Arabica (% Arabica), a lifestyle-oriented Japanese speciality coffee shop with cafés and franchises across the world, will open its first London café. High-profile sources in the London coffee industry have told Eater that the first will open on Broadway Market, the popular, cobbled market between Hackney Road and London Fields. There is no timeline for the opening at present, with the vast majority of % Arabica’s international openings done by franchise. The brand has now confirmed its London debut on Instagram, adding that it intends to open in Covent Garden, near King Street:
In a couple of months, we will open our flagship store at Broadway Market in Hackney. For location hunting, we walked around the city for many days and fell in love with this lovely street with lots of real and down-to-earth stores. We are also working hard to close the deal for our second location at Covent Garden near the beautiful Aesop store.