Super Sourdough: Founded by a boyfriend-and-girlfriend duo, Alive Food Co. took the city by storm last year with their delicious sourdough and kombucha homebrews. Following their success, the duo opened Alive Eatery, a cafe in Sham Shui Po that offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu featuring their sourdough in creative and delicious ways.
Look & Feel: With marble surfaces, diner-style sofas, and modern furnishings, the cafe is small but stylish and comfortable. A big display shelf behind the bar showcases their sourdough collection beautifully, and the bold color palette, from pinks and greens t0 dark metallic, adds just enough visual interest. The best spot undoubtedly belong to the open window seats facing the street, a relatively quiet and picturesque part of the increasingly popular Sham Shui Po neighborhood.
On the Menu: The Mediterranean-inspired menu is all about healthy and wholesome ingredients. You’ll find a range of toasts featuring their signature sourdough and toppings such as avocado, homemade cashew cream cheese, and cherry tomatoes. For a more sumptuous meal, their equally exciting hot dishes menu include roasted chicken and shashuka. Don’t leave without trying their most indulgent dish — the caramelized soft bread pudding. It’s got a crispy outer caramel layer, and an incredibly moist and creamy bread pudding, perfectly rounded out by the lemon sorbet served on the side.
Meet the Chef: The boyfriend-and-girlfriend duo started Alive Food Co. in mid-2020. Antoni is from Spain, and when he moved to Hong Kong to be with Jennifer, the duo decided to launch their own brand based on fermented food — sourdough and kombucha.
Great For: Weekend brunch, gatherings with friends
FYI: Other than eating in, you can also buy a loaf of their sourdoughs and a can of their beloved cashew cream cheese to go. Their sourdoughs come in four flavors: original, multigrain, rye, and fig and walnut.
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