Finding The Best Cafe In Hong Kong
One of the little things in life that make me, and most people, happy is a good cup of coffee. The smell of freshly ground beans calms the soul as the espresso is being poured; add a little bit of soy milk and a spoonful of honey and the day is infinitely better. I’ve made it my mission in life to try as many different local cafes as possible and not fall into the Starbucks trap, even though I’ll be the first to admit it is my safety blanket when I am in desperate need for soy milk and wifi.
On one of my daily visits to Pinterest, mindless pinning away beautiful pictures and recipes, I found a pin on the Top 25 Coffee Shops to Visit Around the World. Which brought me to The Coffee Academics for my 23rd birthday.
If you had read my other Hong Kong post you will know that I am always in search of the best cafes and bakeries. So finding the best cafe in Hong Kong was on the top of my list as soon as that plane landed.
The cafe was lovely and chic with a Breaking Bad feel to it with all the beckons and glass measuring cups. I think Gus would have been quite happy working there. The sweets in the display case, latte art being brought to the table and the cute menu items all added to the warm cozy atmosphere. To add to the handcrafted specialty coffee you also got to choose from hand dripped methods like Ice Drips, Aeropress or Chemex to make your speciality coffee even more personal giving the Academics a truly unique vibe.
There food menu was just another perk to drool over. After having ice cream for breakfast you’d think that’d be enough to tame wild cravings but after reading the menu we decided that the day was a write-off on eating healthy. Who knows when we would be back after all? We ordered The Deep-Fried Mozza Sticks with Cranberry Jelly and also the Foie Gras Pâté with Toast, Fig Jam and Raspberry Coulis. We were each going to get a Savoury Pie and a dessert as well but decided against it.. I still think about it..
The Coffee Academics was a truly unique experience full of delicious meals, treats and warm drinks. On my next trip to Hong Kong it will be sure to be one of the places I revisit. It’s places like that that make me wish I was still a Barista.
Whats your favourite cafe in Hong Kong?