Here's 2 cafe / coffee shop I visited recently (plus Laduree's tea room in Times Square... but I was so disappointed at that one it is not even worth mentioning...) Both would be superb if there were fewer customers but I guess it's too much to ask for when you are going out on a weekend in Hong Kong... On face value, I prefer Coffee Academics a little bit more, probably because I went there later in the afternoon and it was quieter with fewer people.
Would I return to either of these places? For a friends' gathering? Absolutely. But if I just want a quiet afternoon, I probably would just stay at home. I can't brew excellent coffee but at least my apartment is nice and quiet.. i.e., if I ignored the traffic and the occasional siren from the ambulance... noise is just an inevitable part of living in Hong Kong.
18 Grams @ Mong Kok
I was #18 @ 18 Grams <3 br="">3>
|Their Egg Benedicts are popular here|
Coffee Academics @ CWB
|This by contract looks and tastes better to me XD|
I will stick to latte next time...
Address: B04, 56 Dundas Street, Gala Place Basement, Mong Kok
Tel: +852 2770 1339
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Address: 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2156 0313
Hours: Mon - Thu: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm