Avo Everything: London’s avocado-themed restaurant, aptly named Avobar, launches its first overseas branch in Hong Kong following the opening of its first location to rave reviews in 2017.
Look & Feel: Located in the basement of the new K11 Musea retail-museum concept, the cosy space is an Instagrammer’s heaven: plenty of leafy plants, splashes of millennial pink, and slogans in neon light emblazoned on the wall all make for a pretty picture. A row of tables for two line one wall, while groups of four can cosy up in the booths. There’s a bar area, too.
On the Menu: Healthy comfort food, including brunch dishes and sharing plates in addition to salads and smoothies — with the little green superfood featuring prominently, of course. The restaurant’s signature is the Avo Bun Burger, which sees a sweet potato and lentil patty sandwiched between two avocado halves.
This branch also offers Hong Kong-only dishes, such a versions of the Avo Bun Burger that’s filled with pulled beef, tomato salsa and salsa verde. Dessert items, such as matcha pancakes and the choc-avo brownie, and cocktails are available, too.
Jeng: We loved the Ultimate Avo Toast, a deconstructed version of the classic avocado toast that features sourdough bread, sliced avocado, guacamole, avocado-lime jam, and a poached egg. The pasilla and mushroom risotto, a Hong Kong exclusive, while lacking in avocado flavor, was a delicious blend of creamy truffle rice and flavorful, just-salty-enough misozuke cod.
Not So Jeng: Avobar’s location next to Food Playground, K11 Musea’s swanky food court, means that noise can travel to the restaurant fairly easily. And because of how the restaurant is split off from the rest of the floor by its low booths rather than walls or windows, curious onlookers occasionally peeked in on our meal, which was a little distracting.
Great For: Healthy food that’s more varied than simply salads or juice; all-day breakfast; satisfying those avocado cravings.
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