It has been only about three months since Luckin Coffee launched in Singapore, but the coffee chain has since opened several outlets in quick succession. While Luckin Coffee sees itself as a tech disruptor, pushing for app-only cashier-less payments, its latest store at Jewel Changi Airport is a departure from some of its hole-in-the-wall outlets where you can only grab and go.
The Jewel outlet is its ninth and largest in Singapore, featuring desserts and exclusive merchandise and a cozy spot to unwind and people watch as you nurse your cuppa.
Luckin Coffee’s Jewel cafe can be found on the relatively quiet fourth floor, and is designed to be cozy and welcoming in its warm wood-brown colour, seating up to 50 persons. The walls are tastefully lined with not only specially curated books for reading (not only design), but also coffee mugs, tumblers and accessories that are exclusively available here. The spaciousness encourages you to chill out with a book or conversation for a good while, over a drink or two.
Beckoning you to linger longer are desserts and a slew of new drinks–including the fruity Peach Jasmine Exfreezo and Mango Jasmine Exfreezo to help you beat the Singapore heat (S$6.80 each). The Peach, crafted with fresh peach juice and pulp was especially refreshing and goes extremely well with the double petal Jasmine fragrance, while Mango, ever popular nowadays and also made from juice and pulp, would appeal to those who like teas on the sweeter side.
The cakes on offer are the usual cafe favourites like Oreo Cheese Cake and New York Cheese Cake, including a decadent Chocolate Couverture Mousse Cake that has a crunchy praline base and is topped with dark cocoa powder (S$6.40 each). I say ‘on offer’ as the cakes are not visible on display, which I felt was something that customers may not be used to.
Check out the Jewel-only merchandise that comes in a beautiful pastel palette. Luckin Coffee has collaborated with award-winning designer bottle brand boii to create a series of the transparent hexagonal bottles (S$14.90, doubles as a thermos and tea infuser) in many colours, on top of the eye-catching boii egg-shaped ‘PAINT’ cups (S$17.90 each) in the classic Luckin white and electric blue.
If you have not tried Luckin Coffee yet, the ongoing deal of your first in-app order at only S$0.99 is a promotion that cannot be missed. Download the Luckin Coffee app and keep it in your phone–with the rapid expansion of Luckin Coffee set to hit 20 outlets by end September this year, you will definitely have plenty of opportunities to put it to good use.
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