Near our hotel was the old-school 海安咖啡室 Hoi On Cafe which we noticed when we were on Ding Ding.
Established since 60 years ago, the name of the cafe was meant as well-wishes to the sailors, as the cafe was located near the pier. Nowadays, this place seem to be quite popular with tourists.
The staff understood Mandarin well enough, and were extremely patient and kind, e.g. there was a group who wanted to change tables after their orders had arrived, and the staff helped them to shift the food without complaints; they gave us water when they saw that we were about to take our medications with coffee / tea, which was much appreciated!
Once we were comfortably seated, we opted for 2 sets:
- Set A – 菠蘿油，鮮牛肉湯麵 ，咖啡 Pineapple Polo Bun, Noodle Soup with Fresh Beef Slices, and Coffee (HK$38): There were options of noodles, or bee hoon, but we just love instant noodles, haha! The beef slices were tender and fresh. Other than beef, there were also options for char siew, smoked duck breast, etc. The pineapple polo bun was not bad too.
- Set B – 炒蛋餐肉餐包，茶 Fried Egg and Luncheon Meat Bun with Tea (HK$28): This was a super hearty bun with a generous amount of fried egg… totally yummy!
There were some signature toasts and sandwiches listed in the menu that were available all-day on Saturdays, but only after 14:30 on Mondays to Thursdays, so we did not manage to try them… a reason for another visit in future 🙂