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By Adele Wong | December 8th, 2015
  • Casual Dining
  • HK Island, Kennedy Town

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.

Butcher and Baker Cafe
Eat fresh at Butcher and Baker Cafe

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.

This writeup was based on an independent tasting. The Loop doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.