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2020-12-27 201 views
After You Dessert Cafe is originally from Thailand well known for it's beautiful bingsu and pancakes. However, they have now opened a pop-up cafe here in Hong Kong for a very short period of time. How short? Only two weeks! And thus, there is a LONG LONG line!However, I got there just as it opened! And there was no line at all! Only one person before me. Yep, dessert for breakfast! But just to let you know, when I left an hour later, a line started to form! There is one line for dine in and t
However, I got there just as it opened! And there was no line at all! Only one person before me. Yep, dessert for breakfast! But just to let you know, when I left an hour later, a line started to form! There is one line for dine in and the market. The other line is for take away only. So be sure to line in the correct one as it is long!
The front part is a mini market area where you can buy items. Some are local brands that are seen in a lot of places in Hong Kong. A bit disappointing to me.
However, they have one shelf of items from the After You Dessert Cafe. Biscuits and pancake mix along with other items like tote bags.
They also sell coffee items from Australian coffee shop Pablo & Rusty.
The back is the dine-in cafe area. It's really small.
They also have a fake fire place where you'll see loads of people trying to get a photo or selfie there.
Menu is in English and Chinese. There is no 10% service charge and you can pay with credit card unlike the info on Openrice. You also must pay after you order. The pop-up doesn't offer the bingsu and the pancakes like the orignal shop. Instead you are offered cube toast and a cookie.
I had the seasonal item: an ice chocolate milk ($40). This was very chocolatey with lots of whipped cream. A chocolate Christmas tree was placed on top.
I also ordered the Baby Shibuya Honey Toast ($68). This was perfect for one. It came with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream along with a container of Shibuya honey syrup. Which is not 100% honey. Just sugar syrup mixed with honey. You can really tell from the taste as well.
The toast had a nice height. It was crunchy on the outside. The inside was soft and tearable. Tasting it without the honey, the bread was slightly sweet.
Food was nice but not really worth lining up for. But as it's only open for a short period, one can expect the only way to try this place is to queue up. Or just get there right when it opens.