Lovely bottle displays !
I came here a week after passing by that dreadful Momentitos
next door to Cafe Grouchos (please see other review). Fortunately I came in the afternoon on a Friday when there were less people. Came down here with the hubby and our dog. Just off the main drag, parking was a bit challenging. We had to park at Stanley Plaza but it was a pleasant walk down.
What a nice pit-stop. I hadn't intended to have such a great meal, but I did! I agree with others.This is one of the best value for money joints in Hong Kong and best food and views I've ever had. Best beer selection of our road trip down HK island came from here and I have good things to report about their hot food.
First of all, I must mention, that to get here we walked along the pier side just so we could avoid the staff at Momentitos. When we arrived at Cafe Grouchos, a young lady greeted us with a warm smile and hello, and told us to take a seat anywhere we wanted to. I noticed that all the staff here have perfect English and Chinese. Impressive! Very pleasant and courteous. Even better was that a a minute later, they brought out a bowl of water for our lovely Rufus (our pet dog) who lapped it all up in a couple of seconds.
We started off with a beer selection
. Hubby loved the Delerium Tremens beer at such a cheap price ($49 per bottle). Wait staff were so friendly too and advised that they had some HAPPY HOUR
going with Belgium Beers at 3 for the price of 2. WOW! WOW! WOW! I haven't seen my hubby so happy! He eventually went for the Delerium Trameans, Trappistes Roacheford (? not sure about spelling) (hubby loved the unique taste), and I went for Lindemans Raspberry - perfect complement to my meal with its sweet fruit aroma and harmonizing texture.
We started with a small order of Onion Rings (very crispy, mixed well with complimentary tartare sauce and mayonnaise), followed by a Belgian Dog and Doggfather. WOW is all I can say (again!).
Probably the best hot dogs we have ever had. And that is saying a lot coming from a couple who have tried over a hundred different hot dogs in our lives! The sausages and condiments were thick and so tasty. It was a wonderful hot dog, even better than the ones I had when I stopped over in New York! The ingredients were so fresh and flavorful.
Best hot dogs ever!
Fantastic, juicy hot dog!
Defitely a crowd favorite!
The last order we made was a Cafe Latte. The reason why was because there were some paper signs printed out with the words "Real Italian Coffee" which I wanted to see for myself since I am such a massive Coffee connoisseur. Well, I have to admit, I was certainly impressed. It really hit me like I was in Italy! The smell was very aromatic, and the taste really hit the spot. They certainly know how to make their food and drinks!
When we paid the bill, we were also given two cards. One was a 10% discount card for whenever we return (which I am already planning to do on a frequent occurrence) and another was a BUY 10 HOT DOG, GET 1 FREE (we are already 20% of the way there with our two hot dog orders!). What great service and hospitality!
OVERALL: I like their concept - fresh, tasty food in an intimate, outdoor setting. Keep it up! I for one love its size and found it a perfect place to bring a close friend or family member. Definitely go if you want the best value-for-money meal in the area. Everything is made from their tiny kitchen in the back by their hardworking staff. I have no complaints about this place. The service was always friendly and attentive. The food is fantastic, and the prices even better!
HAPPY HOUR +++ 10% DISCOUNT CARD +++ BUY 10, GET 1 FREE +++.
ANOTHER NICE FEATURE: After we returned home, I checked out their website. Although it's quite simple, what really caught my eye is that Cafe Grouchos is supporting a charity foundation with purchases of their "Holy Cow" hamburgers. Wow! Very uplifting, seeing that they are such a small cafe, but really getting out there and doing things for a good cause. THUMBS UP!!!
After that, got to give this place FIVE STARS! you're not going to find such an intimate, casual, quality food place near the sea like this, with friendly staff and doing things for a GOOD CAUSE! The fact that I want to go back over and over again says something about the experience this place has created for me
Holy Cow Hamburger,Cafe Latte,Doggfather Hot Dog,Onion Rings
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Nov 26, 2010
Spending per head: Approximately HKD50Other Ratings:
Value for Money 5