105 Winlok Street,
Shuen Wan (near MTR exit A)
This is the final review from my sojourn to Hong Kong.
On our way to the Macau ferry terminal and in need of a caffeine break we discovered this small cosy cafe with modern decor, trendy music softly playing in the background, coffee bags and photos adorned the walls and comfortable cushioned seating to rest our weary bodies.
A choice of cakes, muffins, bagels and sandwiches looked inviting , a Rancilio 2 group sat at the other end of the counter. The face masks for the swine flu scare were a little offputting but also reassuring that they were health conscious.
Orders were placed for a short mach, a flat white and an Americano.
My mach looked a treat upon arrival with smooth microfoam and a lovely little rosetta, it had good temperature, mid body and fruity/choc notes but was slightly over-extracted and left a sharp aftertaste.
My son’s latte looked amazing with etched artwork displayed on the smoothly textured milk, he commented that it was too hot and too much milk thus diluting the coffee. My wife being a fairly forgiving coffee drinker enjoyed her Americano.
Due to language difficulties on our behalf I could not find out where the beans came from.
We enjoyed our stopover at this cosy little cafe which was quite a few steps ahead of going to Charbucks and the other franchises that abound in this heavily populated city.
No beans here but don’t regret the visit.