Experience guide & tasting notes
Bikes & Bytes: Workout and Refuel at Bytes Station
From the same people who brought you ELLA the robot barista, Bytes Station is a tech-enabled healthy sandwich and smoothie kiosk by Crown Coffee, and the first of some 30 robot barista lifestyle experiences set to takeover MRT stations across Singapore.
Essentially a workout meets tasting session, Bikes and Bytes is ideated as means to demonstrate the ease of refueling over protein-loaded options at Bytes Station with a few taps of the fingers.
The programme flow at a glance
Grab a bike, then a byte
6.30PM - 7PM:
REGISTRATION AT URBAN DEN
Kicking off with a spin class at Urben Den, a boutique studio that’s just round the corner, we’d appreciate if you could arrive at least 15 minutes before the 7pm session to get geared up and ready!
Urban Den’s address is as follows: 30 Raffles Place, B2-01 Change Alley Mall (next to Raffles Place MRT Station).
COMMENCEMENT OF SPIN CLASS
All set for a good sweat? Proceed to the spin studio, grab a bike and pace yourself for a hour of adrenaline with a class conducted by trainers at Urban Den.
8PM - 8.30PM:
COOLDOWN & CHANGE
Freshen up with a shower and change of clothes if needed. Once you’re ready, we’ll then take a short walk to Bytes Station for that post exercise fuel you deserve.
BITES AT BYTES STATION
Be introduced to ELLA the robot barista for all your caffeine needs (if you need one), take your pick on protein-loaded sandwiches and smoothies – complete with low-carb options, protein upgrades and nutritional counts – via ELLA The Robot Barista App which you can download below.
WHILE MAKING YOUR WAY TO BYTES STATION
Download "ELLA, The Robot Barista" app on your mobile for a quick start
Take a byte of the future
Here's all you need to know about Bytes Station
POWERED BY ELLA THE ROBOT BARISTA
One-part tech-enabled, grab-and-go sandwich and smoothie kiosk; one-part ELLA, Singapore’s first fully autonomous, AI-powered robot barista, Bytes Station builds on ELLA’s IoT-connected ecosystem to offer a contactless, cashless and convenient retail experience by incorporating mobile app orders and payments, a self-order terminal and digital lockers for collection.
FIRST OF 30 ROBOT BARISTA LIFESTYLE CONCEPTS
Launched in strategic partnership with Stellar Lifestyle, SMRT’s commercial unit, it is the first blueprint of robot barista lifestyle experiences set to mapped across 30 MRT stations in Singapore by end-2022.
This landmark deal is Crown Digital’s second rail network collaboration following ELLA’s deployment in Japan at JR East’s Tokyo and Yokohama stations.
GEARED FOR THE BUSY & DIET WATCHERS
Catered for busy executives and fitness junkies within the CBD, Bytes Station serves up gourmet coffee brewed by ELLA’s six-axis robot arm, along with a curation of scrumptious sandwiches, wraps and smoothies by the Crown Coffee team—with protein-loaded options courtesy of partners SportyFood and Myprotein—all accessible on-the-go and complete with nutritional info via the ELLA mobile app.
CHANGING THE FUTURE OF RETAIL & F&B
In an industry that’s constantly faced with manpower woes and social distancing regulations, Bytes Station serves as a demonstration of how robotics, artificial intelligence and IoT solutions can be purposefully designed to support lean staffed operations in delivering a contactless and frictionless end-to-end retail experience.
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Bytes Station ordering guide
GRABBING A BYTE IN 4 EASY, CONTACTLESS STEPS
DOWNLOAD THE APP
First things first, download “ELLA, The Robot Barista” app via your mobile app store for easy ordering across Bytes Station, ELLA at Plaza Singapura, and the upcoming 29 robotic barista lifestyle concepts around Singapore’s MRT stations. Choose Bytes Station @ Raffles Place as your intended location.
UPDATE YOUR PAYMENT DETAILS
Choose and update your preferred payment for mobile optimised transactions. Users can also expect occasional perks and discounts by paying with credits stored in the ELLA wallet. We’ll give you a promo code that you can use at checkout for your complimentary media visit.
CHOOSE YOUR BYTE & COUNT YOUR MACROS
A user-friendly interface provides an easy navigation to choose preferred meals and beverages. All menu listings come with nutritional values and customising options at a tap of your fingers.
READY FOR COLLECTION
Upon placing your order and payments, your meal will be prepared fresh in the kitchen, and ELLA’s six-axis robotic arm will start on your coffee order. Once ready, you will be notified for collection via the digital lockers or ELLA’s pigeonholes with a quick scan of your QR code.
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