Coffee/Tea Break

牧羊少年創意咖啡館 Alchemist Cafe by GaBee @Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

We needed a drink after all the travelling, and this cafe seemed rather inviting 🙂

Both the GaBee Iced Fruity Tea (HKD58) and Shakerato Caffe (HKD38) were great thirst-quenchers, and it was a pretty nice place to chill and relax, while we thought about our next food destination 😛

Note: There was an additional 10% service charge.

Contact:

  • Location: Shop B227, B2/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong 香港九龍尖沙咀河內道18號K11購物藝術館B2樓27號舖 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest MTR: Tsuen Wan Line Tsim Sha Tsui Station 荃灣綫尖沙咀站 (Take Exit D2 and walk 2 mins)
  • Website: OpenRice
  • Hrs: 11am – 10:30pm
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Kubrick Cafe @Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

IMG_4364We chanced upon this cafe beside the Broadway Cinematheque (a small four-houses cinema block which features numbers of film festivals and shows many unconventional art films) in Yau Ma Tei after visiting Temple Market, and we really liked the concept of the cafe + bookstore 😀

We were still very full from dinner (think pig’s blood, fishballs, polo bun, and claypot rice 🙂 ), so we opted for a Pomegranate and Apple Juice (HK$32) and a Iced Cafe Latte (HK$42). The juice was sour and refreshing, while the latte was bitter and smooth.

We liked the ambience of the place, which is a cafe within a bookstore. We took turns to just walk among the shelves of books to browse the books. It was a chillax way to end our first night in Hong Kong 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: Shop H2, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St., Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong 香港九龍油麻地眾坊街3號駿發花園H2地舖(油麻地bc百老匯電影中心側) (Google Maps)
  • Nearest MTR: Kwun Tong Line/Tsuen Wan Line Yau Ma Tei Station 觀塘綫/荃灣綫油麻地站 (Take Exit C and walk 4 mins)
  • Website: www.kubrick.com.hk (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 11:30am – 10pm (Bookstore), 11:30am – 9:30pm (Cafe), 2pm – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat, Sun, PH) (disc store)
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Cafes in Japan 2017 – Fukuoka

IMG_4258.jpgThe coffees that we tried in Fukuoka were in general good!

And we seemed to get this feeling that cafes in Fukuoka are generally having very nice ambience and environment (check out the panorama shot in the banner picture) that’s conducive for sipping coffee and watching the world go by…

I think by this point we were pretty much too full to try any cafe food 😛

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Cafes in Japan 2017 – Kumamoto

IMG_4028Because of the recent earthquake, the 2 most famous landmarks of Kumamoto, Mt Aso and Kumamoto Castle, were out of bounds to tourists. Hence we spent most of our time here on trains, checking out the beautiful and casual rides throughout the countryside. So very few cafe hoppings in Kumamoto. 🙂

While we only tried 2 cafes in Kumamoto, we were very impressed by the coffee and desserts both times 🙂

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Cafes in Japan 2017 – Kagoshima

IMG_3840Oh, we walked past many times the Polar Bear cafe むじゃき Mujyaki located in Tenmonkan walking street (see banner picture) on our way back to our hotel. It created the 白熊 Shirokuma Shaved Ice during one summer and it went viral. So now you get long queues at the 4-storey cafe which also sells merchandises. No we didn’t went in. 🙂

Well, I guess we have to work harder to find nicer cafes in Kagoshima the next round… any recommendations?

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Cafes in Japan 2017 – Miyazaki

IMG_3504There was so much to do in Miyazaki, but we still managed to visit 4 cafes for food and drinks 😛

In general, the cafes were quite busy for a relatively quiet and chillax city, but we did not have to queue for seats.

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Cafes in Japan 2017 – Osaka

img_3413With only one full day in Osaka, we managed to check out Pablo, minus the long queues seen in the recently-opened Singapore outlet, as well as a lovely cafe. As we had to take a bus to Itami Airport for the domestic flight to Miyazaki, we also found time to grab a bite at the Osaka City Air Terminal and Itami Airport 🙂

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餃子屋 弐ノ弐 Gyoza Ya Ninoni @Hakata, Japan

We were strolling along the shopping street when a half price 焼餃子 Pan-fried Gyoza and Beer advertisement caught our attention 😛

We had the 焼餃子 Pan-fried Gyoza (half price at ¥125 for 7 pieces), as well as the 水餃子 Steamed Gyoza (¥300 for 6). Boy, we were glad that we made this pit stop! The gyozas were very juicy and the skin was rather thin. We really enjoyed this snack food 😀

Contact (Outlet-川端店):

  • Location: 〒812-0026 福岡県福岡市博多区上川端町5−108, 5-108 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 812-0026, Japan (Google Maps)
  • Directions: 1 minute walk from 博多駅 Hakata Station
  • Websitewww.ninoni.jp
  • Hrs: 5pm – 12am
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Cafes within walking distance from City Square @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

There are quite a few cafes within walking distance from Johor Bahru City Square, and we tried 2 during our trip.

Faculty of Caffeine

Our first stop of the trip was to chill 😛 We shared a Waffle with Japanese Curry Soft Shell Crab (RM28.90 + 10% service charge + 6% GST as of  Jun 2017), and tried a hot Latte (RM10++), Iced Apple Lemon (RM12++) and Iced Apple Pear (RM12++).

The waffle was pretty normal, but the soft shell crab was really salty 😮

Drinks-wise, the latte was not bad, and the juices were freshly squeezed and refreshing 🙂

Note: Free WiFi was available.

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Cafes in Busan and Seoul, South Korea

We had been to quite a few cafes during this trip, sometimes just to get breakfast for the next morning, and sometimes, we needed caffeine. And our favourite place gotta be…

카반커피 Kavan Coffee

IMG_2385IMG_2384Of worthy mention is this place, where we had the best Cafe Latte (₩3,000) of this trip. Strong, yet smooth, it had that oomph at the very first sip 🙂

The Green Tea Latte  (₩3,500) here was pretty good too.

There are 2 outlets, and the one we visited was near 서면역 Seomyeon Station 西面站 (check out the location map in their website). Do give it a try if you visit Busan!

Website: www.kavancoffee.com (Facebook)

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