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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).

7PM SHARP:

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.

8.30PM ONWARDS:

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

01.

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.

02.

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.

03.

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.

04.

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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Tasting notes & what's on the menu

From $10.90

Signature Ciabatta Sandwiches

Sundried tomato ciabatta-based sandwiches adapted from the original Crown Coffee in three juicy, comforting variations. Pesto Chick for grilled chicken thigh dressed in house pesto; Pesto Ribeye for a swap of sliced ribeye; and a Rendeng Ribeye sauced in a familiar coat of spice.

From $6.90

Sourdough sandwiches

Fans of sourdough and those seeking a crunchier bite can opt for a trio of deli-inspired variants that include a Roasted Ribeye and its Pesto Chick counterpart that stuffs generous slices of meat, arugula and mozzarella with house pesto and mustard; or a Avo-Truffle Sourdough for a classic open-faced slice topped with freshly smashed avocados and an earthy hit of truffle cream cheese.

From $10.90

Croissant sandwiches

Lighter and fluffier options come in Croissant sandwiches with stand-outs that include an Italian-inspired Avo-Caprese Croissant wedged with roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh avocado and buffalo mozzarella with a finishing drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette; or a Jalapeno Ribeye Croissant that contrasts roasted green jalapeno and caramelised onions for a sweet and slightly spicy kick.

Pump up the protein

Upgrade to SportyFood bakes

Offered as an option for fitness enthusiasts and diet watchers, customers can upgrade their sandwiches or croissants to be made using SportfyFood’s Bauletto or Croissant that are formulated to be low in carbohydrates and enriched with proteins.

$9.90

Hot Pockets

Those seeking a less messy bite select from a trio of tortilla wraps. The ultimate breakfast-to-go comes in the form of a Power Brekkie stuffed with staples of chicken sausage, hard-boiled eggs, bacon and caramelised onions; while a Chicken Mango & Brie Pocket presents a refreshing ooze of chicken thigh bits, brie, mozzarella, bbq sauce and a tropical lift of mango salsa.

From $5.90

Smoothies

Sweetened with gula melaka and blitzed with flax seeds for added fibre, the Summer Acai Coconut (S$7.90) blends acai, mango, coconut water and flakes for a tropical quencher while Milk N Cookies offers a moderately indulgent sip of chocolate biscuits and milk.

Customers fresh off their gym in the vicinity can also give their smoothies a boost by adding Myprotein’s Impact Whey protein powder to any of their preferred smoothies with a top-up of just $1.

$4.90

Fresh Fruit Juices

Light boosts of vitamins come in immunity-boosting fruit juices such as the 24 Crown Carats that blends carrots, apples and oranges; and the Pineapple Sunrise for an anti-inflammatory punch of pineapple, ginger and apple.

From $3.50

Gourmet Coffee by ELLA

Your caffeine fix is made easy, quick and completely autonomous and contactless at Bytes Station. Flanked on right, you'll find ELLA on standby with her six-axis robot arm, ready to brew your preferred cuppa joe with high-quality Buscaglione Coffee beans that are ground-to-order, freshly frothed milk and a suite of customised options. She can prepare up to 200 cups of coffee an hour with technology such as deep learning, predictive analytics, AI-powered computer vision—all sealed safely behind Gorilla Glass protective panels—to keep everything running on the up and up.

Before you leave

Goodie Bag from Bytes Station & friends

Before you leave, do remember to give us a heads-up so we can hand you and your company a goodie bag to take home.

Within a handy Bytes Station-branded mini tote bag, you'll find a collection of everyday and workout essentials including a Bytes Station EZ-link card, mini shaker bottle from MyProtein, low-carb and protein enriched snacks from SportyFood and a return $20 voucher that you can use when you're in the vicinity!

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