I notice this place differs from many other cafes in the sense that there isn't an overwhemling powerful smell of coffee as soon as you enter this place. Instead, it was the smell of food dominanting the atmosphere. My guess is it is due to the fact that it is now carrying many Laotian and vietnamese food dish. I did not try any food dish and in act, I am not too keen on having coffee with such exotic dishes.
Friend and I sampled the following:
- sweet laos (filtered coffee) : this is a light body coffee with good balance of subtle sweetness and acidity. it is ery easy to drink even without milk and sugar. A great choice for a lazy afternoon!
- latte : comes with pretty latte art, foam is smooth but not silky, it's an above-average drink
- banoffie cup: same as the banoffie in Zambra times except its less sweet. although I find the glass shape dessert more stylish, I think banoffie in a pie shape is more mentally satisfying
I was interested in buying some beans and was greeted by the shop barrista, Renee. She is friendly, professional and very knowledgable. I really appreciated her help in selecting and processing the coffee beans, as well as her warm hospitality and helpfulness. The entire crew is young, energetic and smiley, which definitely adds to the entired coffee experience.
As a side note: I wish the owner would seriously consider opening on Sunday. This would make a nice chill-out spot for busy bees!
Recommended Dish(es): sweet laos coffee
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Apr 06, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately HKD50(Tea)
Value for Money4
Keep it up!