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By Kate Springer | March 22nd, 2016
  • Cafe, Take-out
  • HK Island, Shek Tong Tsui
  • Address: ,8-12 South Lane,Shek Tong Tsui
  • Website: http://www.artisanroomhk.com/
  • Open Hours: Daily, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Capacity: 22
  • Open Since: December 21st, 2015
  • Phone: 2656-3198
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Coffee, Desserts, Snacks, Western
  • Ambience: Alfresco, Casual

Crafty Coffee: Joining a cool new herd of cafes in Shek Tong Tsui — think Teakha II and ethos — Artisan Room brings with it a dedication to craftsmanship apparent in everything from the plates to the coffee.

Look & Feel: The centerpiece inside is a large wooden communal table, a testament to the social and artistic nature of the place. From there, expect sleek lines, charcoal accents, cool stools, industrial light fixtures, and an outdoor lounge for sunny days. The dinnerware also showcase Artisan Room’s design-centric character, featuring handcrafted bronze plates and pottery made by Chinese artisans.

Artisan Room
Fresh air at Artisan Room

On the Menu: Pastries, sandwiches, savory and sweet eclairs, fresh bread, LØV organic tea, and premium coffee brewed with Costadoro coffee beans. These single-origin beans from Torino, Italy have been super-slow-roasted for mega-flavor and aromatics. But if that’s not for you, there are several coffee beans on rotation, and every cup of java comes with notes on the estate, bean, processing method and more. There’s craft beer on the menu too, and every order is served in two handcrafted glasses: a draft glass and an IPA glass, so you can compare how the shape of the glass affects the aromas, flavors and textures. Or at least pretend.

Great For: Daydreaming, lingering with friends, loose-leaf teas and quality coffees, high-concept beer.

FYI:  Steampunk’s cold brew drip can be found here — it’s 3.5 feet tall, from South Korea, and takes eight hours to brew one cold-brew batch.

This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop will update this post once we’ve visited in person.