When one door closes another door opens.. and this time, these doors opened at the colourful, redecorated Lee Tung Avenue in Hong Kong, spreading the enticing aroma of fresh coffee into the surroundings. Keeping with the simplistic, wooden theme of its predecessor, the store is comprised of two floors with the upper for sitting in and the lower deck for take away. A wooden cubed work station is present on each floor with the pristine La Marzocco espresso machines as the centrepiece.
We arrived on a lazy Sunday afternoon several weeks after its launch. To be totally honest I have never been to any of the Omotesandos and co. before, although I have seen their pictures and reviews as they floated by on the interwebs. So while in queue I quickly resorted to my trusty companion Google to search for recommendations.
This bubbly little drink arrived looking as if it will explode any moment into a mess of cream and cocoa. Taste-wise it was quite creamy with a soft, muted coffee flavour. The layer of foam was interesting as it kept on bubbling away while we drank, although it tasted barely of anything.
These little goodies were the real reason for me wanting to come to Omotesando. Little cubed Canelés with crispy exterior and custardy insides, they were a perfect accompaniment to the coffee, or just as delicious when eaten on their own. These are so good that they had to spell their Coffee with a K to show respect (I think).
Overall, Omotesando was a fun experience and a welcome addition to the many unique coffee shops in Hong Kong. I look forward to coming again to try their hot coffee, and more Kashis.
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00