Malaysians can now have a new cafe to buy their coffee. % Arabica open its first branch in Malaysia at Pavilion KL.
A new cafe to add to that list is % Arabica – a coffee shop from Kyoto, Japan that’s well-known for their speciality coffee brewed with beans from around the world – that will be making its way to Pavilion KL in March 2021.
% Arabica has over 80 branches spread out across 15 countries in Asia and Europe – including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines. They are set to open in Pavilion KL in March 2021.
While an official opening date is yet to be announced for their highly anticipated launch in KL, % Arabica shared on their Instagram page an image of what their first branch in Malaysia at Pavilion KL would look like once it opens.
The interiors in KL branch is expected to boast a clean, all-white space with live plants – not much of a departure from eye-pleasing concepts for their coffee shops found in other countries. You’ll also see pops of light brown from aesthetic coffee burlap sacks bearing their signature percentage symbol displayed above their coffee station.
According to an Instagram post % Arabica shared back in June 2020, their KL branch was originally set to open in December 2020. But a recent update on 4th March in another Instagram post stated that the COVID-19 pandemic affected expansion plans for coffee shops in several countries, including the branch opening in KL.
Nonetheless, % Arabica is expected to open in March, this month, even though there’s no official set date yet. Excited Malaysians with eagle eyes have already been sharing photos on Instagram of the store’s location in Pavilion KL, which showed part of the coffee shop’s signature percentage symbol-bricked gates already set up back in February 2021.
Pavilion KL also updated its directory to include information about % Arabica’s location in its shopping mall at Connection. The outlet will be located in the vicinity of Spanish tapas bar La Bodega and Cafe de Paris.