30 MRT Stations in Singapore Will Open Robot-Based Coffee Shops
Ella, the robot barista will make you coffee
13 Mar 2022

If you go to Singapore, and take public transportation MRT, you will see Ella, the robot barista from Crown Coffee.

Introducing ELLA, Singapore's first robot barista / Crown Coffee
Introducing ELLA, Singapore's first robot barista / Crown Coffee

After appearing as a pilot program at Plaza Singapore and in Japan, Ella will soon serve coffee at 30 MRT stations in Singapore this year.

The new concept is called Bytes Station, and the first outlet was launched at the Raffles Place MRT station on 28 February. Here's the atmosphere of the Bytes Station store.

Bytes Station, a futuristic coffee shop concept from Crown Coffee / Bytes Station
Bytes Station, a futuristic coffee shop concept from Crown Coffee / Bytes Station

Futuristic coffee shop

The Bytes Station store is not very big, only about 36 square meters. At the Raffles MRT location, this Bytes Station store used to be a Starbucks store.

There are only a few benches for visitors to sit down. The rest is just to buy and pick up.

The star of this shop is of course Ella, a robot barista who can brew 200 cups of coffee per hour!! If you don't like coffee, still stop by to see Ella's robot make coffee.

Atmosphere of the Bytes Station shop at Raffles MRT Singapore /
Atmosphere of the Bytes Station shop at Raffles MRT Singapore / mothership.sg

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