With only approximately 22 seats to offer, space is quite limited within the cafe itself. This didn't really bother me, although I found it quite hard to maneouvre my various all day breakfast dishes once everything arrived. Apart from this though, I liked the coziness it had to offer and the interior decor worked well with setting a relaxing atmosphere for customers. By about 12:30pm, most tables had been snapped up.
The menu had plenty of dishes to offer and included a variety of Western pasta and breakfast combos as well as interesting Chinese dishes too. Each dish had the option of being upgraded to a combo meal.
I ordered the all day breakfast which came with:
beans (which came in a separate, small bowl)
a salad with sesame dressing (which also came in a separate, small bowl)
a cup of hot milk tea
The presentation of the food was simple and elegant, and worked well with the surrounding cafe decoration. The quality of the food was good - I liked being able to eat an all day breakfast with buttermilk waffles without paying an exorbitant amount as well as enjoying what I was eating. I still felt a bit hungry after devouring the breakfast and decided to order a vanilla milkshake. That was the icing on the cake and I was fully satisfied after pigging out and indulging in some tasty and carefully cooked food.
My only complaint was the service. There were four people managing everyone and preparing everyone's orders but I did feel that the waffles should've come out at the same time as the rest of the breakfast, not to mention waiting for almost half an hour for my milkshake. I'd like to think it is down to the fact that they haven't been open for a long time and are still trying to find their feet, coupled with the fact that the cafe was quite busy. Having said that, the staff were friendly, polite and very attentive.
I have had a hankering for some more waffles so will be visiting Sam's Cook in a few days. It's definitely worth a try, especially if you have a thing for all day breakfasts! I have a feeling this is going to be one of my new favourite places
Supplementary Information:The cafe opens early (around 7:00am) and closes around 6:00pm. If you're looking for a place to have dinner, think again!
Recommended Dish(es): Buttermilk waffles,scrambled eggs,milkshake
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Apr 26, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately HKD90(Lunch)
Value for Money4
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