Amical

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Amical Coffee

Star Street in Wan Chai is the raising star these years for delicate restaurants, behind this street, there is an alley called Sun Street, and there you will find a gem on the 1/F of an inconspicuous building. There it is, Amical Coffee.

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It was really quiet on a Friday afternoon, which I think I just found another workplace. There are quite a lot of choices on coffee and I ordered Mocha and Espresso Macchiato on that day, and I continued to explore the coffee shop. Besides espresso drinks, they also have all kind of filtered coffee including French Press and Siphon. When I finished looking at the menu, I noticed a huge unique painting on one of the walls, which seems like a old style coffee machine.

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There aren’t many seats but they have a lovely balcony, though you may not have a pleasant view but at least you’re not sitting next to busy streets smelling gas from cars.

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Espresso Macchiato

And here it comes the espresso macchiato. Bitter but rich, mouthful of aroma and after taste, I prefer just a tad more foam for it.

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The Mocha

Sweet, too sweet. What a great contrast after the espresso. I don’t drink mocha much but I can still tell mocha lover will love it, because it doesn’t taste like artificial cocoa syrup.

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I will definitely come back and try other kind of coffee. Note that they are closed on Thursday

ADDRESS:
1/F, 1 Sun Street, Wan Chai
灣仔日街1號1樓
5489 5330
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Cafè Deadend

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Cafe Deadend

As its name, this coffee shop is located at the dead end of the street. The neighborhood is a great mix of traditional Chinese and modern Western culture, and there are not much places like Sheung Wan in Hong Kong. This place is going to be on the top of the list of my to go places on a summer breezing day because of its open layout and outdoor seatings. Cafe Deadend with the bakery next door, Po’s Atelier, some called it “PoHo” in the area.

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Menu is simple and clear. Feel free to ask the friendly server and she will explain it well if you have any questions.

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Outdoor seating is closed on weekdays, normal lunch hour has quite great mix of people.

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Dirty

It’s basically a shot of espresso with just right amount of cold milk, becomes the signature of the cafe.

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Cappuccino

Ordinary cappuccino not so ordinary, nice balance of coffee and milk, with a great after taste.

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Latte

Ask for single shot if you want it light, because they usually put two shots here in their latte.

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The Very Famous “Crab Tartine”

Very rich in crab meat, fresh greens, avocado and chewy dough.

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Bagel with Salmon

A not bad choice for light eaters. Overall quality of food is mouthful of freshness, which is not easy to find in Hong Kong.

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ADDRESS:
G/F, 72 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan
上環普慶坊72號地下
6716 7005

 

Wired Cafe

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Wired Cafe 是在東京著名的咖啡店,在香港有兩間,一間在銅鑼灣,今天介紹的這一間在尖沙咀。兩間的位置都在香港最密集的地區,在下午的時間去非常清靜,好讓我好好欣賞周圍的裝飾及環境。從來都覺得一間成功的咖啡店,除了有必需的優質咖啡以及食物,音樂選擇也是成功要訣。除了味覺,聽覺及嗅覺是會令人留下深深的回憶。這裏播着日式休閒風的 Jazz,牆上放着各式日本雜誌,店外更有數個日本品牌服裝,成功令我忘記身處在尖沙咀一下子。

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Flavored Coffee – Vanilla

很甜的咖啡,很重的 Vanilla Syrup

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Spaghetti Bolognese

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King Taco Rice Combo

味道不錯,起碼不是周圍也找到的食物,選擇很多,感覺非常新鮮。要挑剔也只能說他的食物熱度不夠,應熱的要夠熱,冷的夠冷,冷熱要分開,也是非常的重要。

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Single Shot Espresso

Espresso 的 crema 在送到之前已開始散去。

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Wired Iced Coffee

Wired Cafe 採用非常穩定的 Rancilio Silvia 咖啡機,可是在咖啡豆方面可以再用心一點。

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最後要在提一下店內播的音樂,回到家忍不住在 iTunes Store 買了,喜歡 Japanese Jazz 的朋友也可以下載聽聽看!

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ADDRESS:
Shop B13, Basement Floor, Mira Mall, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀彌敦道118號Mira Mall地庫B13號舖
2369 6679

Cafe Bistro The Alchemist

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牧羊少年咖啡.茶.酒館

名字很特別的一間咖啡店,牧羊少年,間接但明顯,就是給喜歡去旅行的少年們一個地方分享。這裡的裝飾很精緻,可以說有一種凌亂美,每一各都是不一樣的佈置,就像是在世界各地放在一起的感覺。事實上環境不是很有旅行的悠閒感覺,只因在香港這個地方,只要稍有名氣就會有人群蜂擁而至,是日假期更加要排隊才能坐下。

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這裏十分主張三五知己一同坐下安排假期,另有數個書櫃充滿世界各地的旅行書免費供參考,很貼心。即使沒有打算去旅行,也絕對能在這裏找到下個目的地。這裏絕對能找到愛好旅行的人。

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這裏食物選擇未算特別,味道還可以。

店內咖啡機選用了Rocket espresso machine,而咖啡豆有 CENG 特別拼配的兩種豆,Santiago – 以哥倫比亞做基礎加上印尼豆,另外 Fatima – 則以非洲豆配甜度較高的印尼豆。

Vienna Coffee

味道不濃,whipped cream 不甜。

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Macchiato

果酸度很重而不太苦澀,foam 卻打得很幼細,奶味不重。

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總括這間咖啡店是一間很值得去的地方,主題很特別,尤其令人很有 getaway 的感覺。各樣環境,咖啡,食品也是很平均,但就總是欠缺一種強烈的感覺。

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ADDRESS:
Shop 1, G/F, Ka On Building, 27-29 Poplar Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon
太子白楊街27-29號嘉安大廈地下1號舖
2779 0559

 

Kubrick Cafe

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走進一間書店,原來是咖啡店。這間 Kubrick,原來自2001年,它已有數間分店。它並不在熱閙的地方,而是在於油麻地電影中心、警署、及屋苑中間,雖然如此,這間咖啡店卻能自成一角,給予此處一絲異國文化氣息。這裡的客人,看似不同的文化背景,不是電影愛好工作者,就是寫作攝影發燒友。
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Capellini with Roasted Chicken Fillet in Pesto Sauce

香草醬烤雞柳天使麵

這裡的食物都主張低鹽,所以味道比較淡。

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Matcha Coffee

先來一杯抹茶咖啡,milk 的確很有抹茶味道,不用加糖也可。

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Penne with Mushrooms in Black Truffle Cream Sauce

黑松露忌廉汁什菌長通粉

松露味甚濃,忌廉汁一般,也算略淡,自己一番調味後也不俗。始終咖啡才是我主菜,這裡的食物選擇算很充足。

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Espresso Macchiato

對本人來說,Espresso Macchiato 最能試出咖啡店的用料,亳不花巧才能喝到真功夫。這杯 Espresso 苦而不澀,愛果酸者略嫌不夠,回味甘甜。

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Flat White

不是 Latte,不是 Cappuccino,這杯 Flat White 還真的很 balanced。雖然 Flat White 的定義我仍摸不清,這也促使我到不同的地方演繹不同的 Flat White。

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ADDRESS:
油麻地眾坊3號駿發花園H2地舖
Shop H2, Properous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei
2384 8929

Tree Cafe

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這間位於鴨脷洲盡頭的咖啡店,非常偏僻的一座工廠大廈其實頗有名氣,只因這裏開了很多型格的傢俬店。而其中一間 Tree,本人兩年前因搬屋而認識,隨而著迷它們的木製傢俬。

從傢俬店走進去,往往是出奇的寧靜,只要再走數步,便開始被一種外地的氛圍環繞著,清脆的杯碟聲及外藉人仕聚腳點,這就是Tree Cafe。只要朝著那個方向就找到咖啡店的入口,左邊有每天新鮮運送到的花,右邊擺著很多精緻的碗碟。在一個下雨的星期一下午,來這裡的人比我想像中的多。

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看不到 menu?其實抬頭就看到。

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這裡顧名思義是傢俬店的 Showroom,用著 La Marzocco 的 Espresso coffee machine,就試試它的咖啡看吧。

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Cappuccino

很喜歡 Tree Cafe 十分 generous,大大杯的咖啡令我原諒了這極似 Latte 的 Cappuccino。嗯。至於咖啡的味道,要等我下次回去點 espresso 再試試吧,今次只能說 Australia Pura Milk 的味道及比例遠勝咖啡。

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Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon flavored New York Cheesecake 味道很不錯,crust 很厚芝士味濃。

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這裡其實很適合一家大小,另有一角落的玩具讓小朋友耍樂,亦給父母安靜的享受咖啡。 Oh! 小朋友更享有 free ‘baby-cino’ & mini cupcake from Sift!

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ADDRESS:
鴨脷洲利榮街2號海怡工貿中心28樓
28/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau
2870 1582

Fiat Caffè

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很多香港人都聽過這名字,有些常經過,有些略有聽過這意大利汽車品牌,我也就著好奇心態,終於走進這咖啡店。

Fiat 是意大利牌子,開的咖啡店理所當然是意式,用的咖啡也不用致疑 — illy 。看看 Menu,有簡單的 set lunch,當日點了墨魚汁意粉和香煎鯛魚。再看看 Drink List,除了一般的 Ristretto, Espresso, Americano, Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha, 還有幾款加了酒的咖啡。店內顏色都用上紅、白為主,而咖啡機也用了紅色的 La Marzocco。

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主菜前有不錯的沙律和 Wild Mushroom Soup。
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Asparagus & Crab Meat with Ink Spaghetti
鮮露荀蟹肉墨魚汁意粉
本來想著咖啡才是主角,估不到這裏的主菜也是有着一定的水準,咖啡店來說真是一點也不馬虎。
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Pan-fried Sea Beam with Lemon Cream Sauce
香煎鯛魚配檸檬忌廉汁

這道香煎鯛魚卻要我回味無窮,細看它的均勻調味以及又脆又嫰的魚肉,再加上很配合的檸檬忌廉汁。是意菜否,真想不到在這咖啡店有這樣的驚喜。

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Cappuccino
Cappuccino 是我必點的,因為同時可以試咖啡和奶的選擇。咖啡不苦不濃,奶的味道很香,又不至於掩蓋咖啡的味道。
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Latte
Latte 的奶更多,所以喝下去也十分香滑,至於拉的是甚麼花見仁見智吧。
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其實很多品牌逐漸也開了咖啡店,這家是令我頗驚喜的一家。他做到的並不是只是為其品牌多開一間 show room,而是為大眾帶來了多一個聚腳點,令更多人喜歡它的品牌。至少在這裏坐着喝咖啡吃東西的客人,不多不少也會討論這裏的裝修以及汽車吧。
ADDRESS:
銅鑼灣禮頓道77號禮頓中心G5-G6號舖
Shop G5-G6, Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
2960 9222