Himalayan Java Coffee opens new flagship outlet at 1 Durbar Mall
Himalayan Java Coffee has opened its flagship outlet in Durbar Marg. The newest Java is located at 1 Durbar Mall, occupying nearly the entire fourth floor in over 4,500 square feet of curved area. This is by far the largest Himalayan Java outlet in Nepal, and employees around 25 staffs.
Due to the abundance in space, this Himalayan Java has a capacity of serving about 150 customers at once. The open kitchen layout and high ceilings make this coffee shop appear even grander in scale.
Coffee varieties available in the flagship outlet are similar to Java’s other outlets — and there’s more. This new location will also offer an extended variety of non-caffeinated beverages. For those who don’t prefer caffeine, they can order cold-pressed juices, smoothies and other drinks from the menu’s caffeine-free section. Himalayan Java’s staple offerings like blended fusion and brewed coffee are, of course, available here. In addition to these regular Himalayan Java drinks, this new Java will serve filter coffee as well. Customers can hit the dedicated Pour-Over Bar, which is exclusively built for live coffee-making.
Boasting a modest and contemporary decor, the Himalayan Java Coffee 1 Durbar Mall outlet offers a panoramic view of the Narayanhiti Palace Museum. The floor-to-ceiling windows are all-glass, offering a scenic view of Durbar Marg. The use of minimalistic furniture and neutral wall colors provide this Java a Scandinavian feel. But the pop of pastel colors and the use of different lighting schemes add a mid-century modern touch to the aesthetics. Definitely a hybrid tone!
The food options on the menu offer a wide range of salads, sandwiches, and pizzas, in addition to breakfast dishes. Croquet Madame, for instance, is a new entry on the menu that not all Java outlets serve. The Caramelized Banana Pizza, which comes with mozzarella cheese and ice-cream toppings, could be a preferred serving for people with a sweet tooth. The open kitchen provides its customers with a view of everything that is going inside their dish and the kitchen, of course.
Our Durbar Mall outlet is also the first third wave coffee shop in Nepal. The core concept is to encourage direct trade with the customers, not just mere preparation, but telling the story behind coffee beans, we have coffee roasters in the outlet to let our customers witness the live roasting of coffee beans. This is going a level up from specialty coffee, by putting a greater emphasis in sustainability and innovative brew methods.Himalayan Java Coffee
Furthermore, there’s a dedicated table equipped with essential power supply sockets. It’s a co-working space (that doubles as a functional dining space) with no additional charges other than food or beverage. Java created the co-working space to honor one of its oldest and loyal customers, Dr. Abhi Subedi. And that’s how the name, “Abhi Subedi’s Zen Table.”
With the opening of Himalayan Java at 1 Durbar Mall, both ends of Durbar Marg now house the two-decade-plus coffee chain.