International Café Conceived over Zoom

Single O, Surry Hills

Sydney coffee roasters Single O have launched a new café in Hamacho, Japan.

The concept was conceived entirely over Zoom, with the goal to build a specialty café with a free-pour coffee system.

General manager Mike Brabant is particularly excited about the six-tap bar.

Single O debuted the world's first four-tap system in its Surry Hills café and is stepping things up with its new site in Tokyo.

Mamiko and Yu Yamamoto (Brewers Cup winners) run the venue alongside Ken Takakura, who is a highly regarded barista.

The cafe has five specialty brews, including Colombian microlots and the award-winning Cup of Excellence from Peru. It will also feature a rotating international guest roaster.

Single O's signature Reservoir blend is also on offer along with a range of single origins specifically for espresso and long blacks.

Yu Sasaki is running the kitchen after their tenure at The French Laundry in the US and Sydney's Marque.

The breakfast menu will feature Australian favourites such as banana bread with espresso butter, jaffles and freshly baked pies.

Brabant added that Single O has had connections in Japan for years, and this is a natural step after supplying local businesses with their roaster and tasting bar in Ryogoku for the last six years.