The Japanese coffee chain has opened its first store in Southeast Asia in Bali’s Kuta District, a region favoured by international tourists
The Bali outlet is located in the Kuta District, one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist destinations | Photo credit: Komeda’s Coffee
Komeda’s Coffee has made its first foray into Southeast Asia with a new store in Bali, Indonesia.
Developed by its PT Komeda’s Coffee Indonesia subsidiary, the Bali outlet is located in the Kuta District, one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist destinations.
CEO Yuichi Amari said that the store will offer Indonesian food and beverages alongside its traditional Japanese menu, but with a specific focus on ‘Komeda-style hospitality’.
“We believe that if Indonesian customers visit out store once, they will definitely be happy and want to come back,” he said.
At the store opening, Amari said he hoped Komeda’s Coffee can become ‘more rooted’ in Indonesia and the company would explore ‘outsourcing its operations to local corporate partners’ in the future.
Founded in 1968, Komeda’s Coffee currently operates over 920 stores in Japan, as well as 36 internationally across Taiwan and China.
The company debuted in Hong Kong via department store operator Aeon Hong Kong in October 2022.
Fellow Japanese coffee chain % Arabica launched its first store in Bali in August 2022. The boutique café group also operates four stores in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, including a roastery which opened in December 2022.
World Coffee Portal forecasts the total Indonesian branded coffee shop market will reach 4,100 outlets by 2025.