Elephant Grounds Roast
G / F, Hollywood Center
233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
(Branches also at Causeway Bay, Star Street, Mid-Levels and K11 Musea)
Worm: Californian coffee with a fusion touch.
Atmosphere: Even if it’s your first time, the Elephant Grounds Roastery feels really welcoming and like an old favorite. The nature-themed decor with a background soundtrack of indie-pop music creates the perfect space to enjoy a meal.
Check out Cha Tra Mue if you’re looking for a refreshing iced tea
Who to take: Bring a friend for a study date. The location has fast Wi-Fi, USB ports, and power outlets to fuel your study time.
What’s hot: The selection of pastries here is fantastic. Their most unique pastry is Butter Crispy Cruffin – a croissant-muffin hybrid that comes in pistachio and hojicha (HK $ 38).
Another perfect afternoon treat is Earl Gray Donut (HK $ 38), its sweetness balanced by the rich, bitter tones of the tea.
Try not to drool over your keyboard! Photo: Miriam Gordon
Their poke bowl (HK $ 145) is a healthy and refreshing treat of tuna and avocado topped with a sweet chili sauce on a bed of rice topped with an egg.
If you’re in the mood for comfort food, then their Grilled Cheese with a Side of Fries (HK $ 110) is the way to go. The delicacy of homemade sourdough combines with creamy cheddar cheese to warm your soul and make you feel even more at home.
New York-style bagels in the heart of Hong Kong
What is not: If you go during peak hours (lunch or early afternoon) the cafe can get very busy and you may have to wait for a table. Plus, some drinks can be pricey, especially since some of their iced teas go as high as HK $ 58!
The all day non-meal menu has a fairly limited selection compared to their a la carte and brunch offerings, so if there’s a dish you’re keen to try, check out the menu first. in line.
Cost: Coffee and tea cost HK $ 30-68 and pastries HK 18-38. Main courses are HK $ 90-HK $ 150.