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[Hong Kong 香港] Omotesando Koffee

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Omotesando Koffee

Add: 24-25,G/F.,Lee Tung St ,Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2601 3323
Hours: [weekday] 8am-8pm [weekend] 9am-9pm
Website: www.ooo-koffee.com/hongkong.html
Price: [coffee] 40~60 HKD [sweets] 18+ HKD
Visited: Aug 2016

Omotesando Koffee started out as a pop-up shop in Tokyo’s Omotesando district, situated in a tiny, traditional Japanese home. It became famed for its espressos and cube-shaped designs – logo, work station, and even pastries are cube-shaped – that it eventually stayed for 5 years, until the building became too old to sustain the shop. Cafe owner Eiichi Kunimoto then moved it to Toranomon Koffee in Tokyo’s Toranomon Hills, before he expanded to a second Omotesando Koffee in Hong Kong.

香港的第一杯咖啡,在Omotesando Koffee。這家咖啡館的本店設立于東京表參道,據說本來只是家快閃店,沒想到大受歡迎,一開就是5年。本店因爲建築老舊的原因歇業後,主理人國友榮一開了姐妹店 Toranomon Koffee,以及香港灣仔的這家分店。

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The charming surroundings of an old Japanese residential building cannot be replicated in Hong Kong’s Lee Tung Avenue, but just about everything else has been carried over, including Omotesando Koffee’s signature cube design as you can see below.

Omotesando Koffee最明顯的特點就是 “盒子” 主題的設計,從標志、店裝、到甜點,全部都是方塊狀。國友榮一的解釋是:“日本傳統茶道中,泡茶及品嚐的過程都會在一個簡潔場所進行,衝咖啡亦如是,Omotesando Koffee 所提倡的「盒子」概念令我們專注於咖啡。”

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Beans are sourced from the same roaster in Tokyo, and Japanese staff members have been stationed in Hong Kong to ensure the same quality of coffee is served. Omotesando features two house blends, one is a mix of Ethiopian, Brazilian and Indonesian beans with a balanced flavor, and the second is a fruitier blend of Guatemalan and Panama beans.

Omotesando Koffee一部份日本店員常駐香港,提供與東京本店一致的味道,選用咖啡豆也是與日本同樣由小川咖啡室烘焙而成。 根據店員的說法,這裏主打兩款house blend,第一款選用埃塞俄比亞、巴西以及印尼的咖啡豆,味道較平衡;第二款則選用危地馬拉及巴拿馬的咖啡豆,味道較鮮明,果香味比較重。

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I arrived early to an empty shop, which looked a bit too sterile for my personal liking, though I’m sure it feels a lot more lively in the afternoon when the crowds file in.

我來的早,店裡空無一人的看起來有點冷冰冰,不過聽說每天下午都是大爆滿,一座難求的狀態。

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I was considering trying the Iced Cappuccino which seems to be the popular drink here (it’s got a funky look with bubbles on top), but in the end went for a latte (42 HKD) instead. Coffee was good, but what made a more memorable impression was kashi (18 HKD), a little square of a pastry that’s crispy on the outside and custardy soft on the inside, kind of like a canelé. So delicious (and tiny) that I could eat three in a row. The matcha brownie on the other hand was too sweet and didn’t taste much like matcha.

本來考慮試試店裏的人氣商品冰卡布奇諾(表面有泡泡的造型很有趣),不過最後還是點了一杯順口的熱拿鐵(42港幣),配上這個可愛死人的小甜點 kashi(18港幣)。外脆內軟,有點像可麗露,非常好吃(不過塊頭好小,一次給我來三個差不多)。後面的抹茶布朗尼對我來說太甜了,而且抹茶香味不明顯。

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A nice space, though friends who have been to Toranomon Koffee in Tokyo tell me that the vibe is much better there compared to the Omotesando Koffee in Hong Kong. It looks like I have to get myself over to Tokyo very soon.

Omotesando Koffee 香港分店設計有特別,咖啡美味,不過去過東京店的朋友說日本店的感覺還是好多了…看來,有必要去一趟東京啊。

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Omotesando Koffee

地址:香港灣仔利東街G24-25號舖
電話:+852 2601 3323
營業時間:8am-10pm
網站:www.ooo-koffee.com/hongkong.html
價位:咖啡40-60港幣,甜點18+港幣
造訪日期:2016年8月

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