Monday, January 9, 2017

HK/香港 HOTSPOT: The Coffee Academics (best coffee?!)

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It all began when I was in Wan Chai - Hong Kong, where I suppose to have a breakfast date with my niece who was over an hour late because my niece overslept. While my niece has finally woken up after my many many Whatsapp and calls, I was still waiting for her and my belly was getting really hungry.
I've decided to grab a quick bite and while I was wandering around Wan Chai I have discovered The Coffee Academics by accident.

The Coffee Academics looked very Western, clean and modern with a strong appeal on the 'gweilo/gwai lo' tourists and lure them in for them to grab an also Western, clean and modern dishes, coffee and even alcolic beverage. Since I'm born and raised in a Western country I felt straight at home at this café.
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Het begon allemaal toen ik in Wan Chai - Hong Kong was waar ik met mijn nichtje had afgesproken om te gaan ontbijten. Het plan mislukte een beetje want mijn nichtje had zich verslapen en kwam meer dan een uur te laat! Na de vele vele Whatsappjes en belletjes was nichtjelief onderweg maar ondertussen had ik echt honger gekregen. Ik besloot ergens snel een hapje te gaan doen. Ik liep en liep en stuitte zo per ongeluk op The Coffee Academics af.

The Coffee Academics zag er heel Europees uit, strak en modern met een hoge aantrekkingskracht op de 'gweilo/gwai lo toeristen want die zag ik alleen maar toen ik binnenkwam. Het menu zelf zag er ook Europees, strak en modern uit. Ik voelde me gelijk thuis in dit café.

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I had:
1 pepper agave latte
1 egg and mashed avocado on toast + incl. flat white
Pepper agave latte

The Coffee Academics has coffee on the menu that I have never had or heard of. Like this latte with pepper and agave nectar. I`m super adventurous and tend to be daring when it comes to new food so I had to try out this alien cup of coffee.
The coffee was fragrant, hot, strong but pleasantly bearable.
You can taste a hint of black pepper which makes this a whole new coffee experience but where was the sweet taste of agave?
I didn`t taste any sweetness at all! Have they forgotten to add it? Or was it my fault for not asking it? Sigh, but overall it was a good coffee with a bitter upper hand.
Egg and mashed avocado on toast

I love their breakfast menu! It was my 4th week in HK and perhaps I was craving for gweilo/gwai lo a.k.a Western food. Anyway their breakfast menu comes with a free hot beverage as well and so I picked the egg and mashed avocado on toast along with a nice flat white coffee.
While I was looking forward on my breakfast comes the sad news: the toast ran out! Instead, the egg and avocado got served on a piece of long French bun, an alternative that I did not mind at all because it turned out to be a lovely breakfast dish with lovely tangy and vinegary taste after all.

As for the flat white: good cup of caffaine. Nice latte art too!
Getting lost in the café atmosphere
Being crafty in this relaxing interior design and woo, free wifi!
There were actually real good looking pastries and cakes at The Coffee Academics which I will definitely try them on my return to HK.

ADDRESS: 35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai - HONG KONG

FOOD: •••• 4/5
INTERIOR: ••••∙ 4,⁵/5
SERVICE: ••• 3/5
PRICE: ••• 3/5
The answer: one of the best coffee.❥

8 comments :

  1. I had heard about this place before! Coffee looks so good as does the breakfast!

    Btw I received your card, thank you so much!

    nat // dignifiable

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  2. I love cafes like this which have nice environments to just hang out. The pepper agave latte sounds really interesting, not sure if I would've ordered it myself though haha!

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  3. Mmm, that toast looks so good! Eggs and avocado are a perfect combination. I'm really interested as to how that pepper agave latte tasted, I've never heard of anything like it!

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  4. Avocado toast + flat white = win! Dit ziet er zeker uit als een goede vondst!! :D

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  5. Haha I'd definitely be lured into this cafe! Pepper in coffee? Sounds interesting! Also the eggs/avo/toast looks so delish! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  6. The food looks so delicious !

    Sara
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

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  7. Omg the food and that coffee... look amazing!

    Hugs,
    Hannie from Missing Wanderer

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  8. Honestly that avocado toast (with egg) looks like one of the best I've seen - yum

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