- Cafe, Restaurant
- HK Island, Kennedy Town
- Address: G/F,57-59 Cadogan Street,Kennedy Town
- Website: http://www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/butcher-and-baker-cafe-kennedy-town
- Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Open Since: November 28th, 2023
- Phone: 2591-0328
- Rating: 3.5
- Cuisine: Western
- Ambience: Casual, Trendy
Spacious All-Day Dining: Butcher & Baker is Castelo Concepts’ definitive message to Kennedy Town residents that the group is here to stay. The fourth project (after Jaspa’s, Missy Ho’s and K-TOWN Bar & Grill) by the Aussie restaurant group is also the largest, taking up 2.000 square feet of precious space on Cadogan Street.
Look & Feel: The inside is loosely divvied into sections: there’s a butchery on the lefthand side; some couches and low tables for coffee drinkers at the front; a large oval baking station right in the center; and a dedicated kids’ corner at the very back. In between everything are rows and rows of tables to cater to diners all hours of the day.
On the Menu: It’s a Castelo Concepts restaurant, so don’t be surprised to see a mishmash of western and vaguely Asian dishes, from pasta and pizza to Singapore noodles. There are also set lunch menus, snacks menus (think nachos and chicken wings), and even a breakfast and Sunday roast menu.
Service: The service at Butcher & Baker is generally efficient, although given the large space sometimes it’s difficult to know who to call and where to look.
Jeng: The beautiful, lofty space is the winning feature here. There is nothing else quite like it in K-Town, and we’re all the happier for it. We’ve been here a few times now and are not head over heels for any of the dishes, but we do appreciate the generous portion sizes for snacks like the Texas chicken-topped nachos ($135) and like being able to pick up sourdough and baguettes for takeaway.
Not So Jeng: The menu is all over the place and tries to cater to everyone, with everything.
Great For: Weekend brunch, a family-friendly meal, coffee meetings.
FYI: If you have any kids or nieces/nephews that need pacifying during a meal, Butcher & Baker has a dedicated kids’ station where they can decorate their own ice-cream and keep themselves occupied.
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