Here’s an exciting new opening for you: Michael Tan, the friendly barista behind the bar of Kuala Lumpur’s RAW Coffee (now defunct) and Singapore’s Common Man Coffee Roasters, has returned with his own café.

Called Alpha Brew Coffee, Tan plans to serve his style of coffee — which means awesome conversation alongside a good cuppa — influenced by his years of training with Kiwi-born Michael Wilson (RAW Coffee and Artisan Roast) and Perth native Harry Grover (Common Man Coffee Roasters and 40 Hands).

Head on over for some great coffee with big smiles!

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Looking for a blast of Nordic cool in Tokyo? Hailing from Oslo, Fuglen (which means “the bird” in Norwegian) is a stylish blend of coffee bar by day and a cocktail bar by night. Located in a small alley near Yoyogi Park, Fuglen Tokyo is decorated with vintage furniture – every piece is for sale!

Night owls may wish to drop by in the evenings for the cocktail menu developed by champion bartender Halvor Digernes and the unusual mix of both Japanese and Norwegian craft beers. (Digernes is the co-owner of Fuglen, together with vintage design expert Einar Kleppe Holthe and Peppe Trulsen, who runs one of the oldest coffee companies in Oslo, Stockfleths.)

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