- Kowloon, Mong Kok
- Address: G/F,487A Nathan Road,Yau Ma Tei
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/coffeeonthesand/?fref=ts
- Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, lunch, afternoon, dinner
- Open Since: August 26th, 2023
- Rating: 4
- Cuisine: Coffee
- Ambience: Casual
Sand but no beach: Coffee on the Sand is a cute little drinks stand in Yau Ma Tei that comes from the folks behind I Love Istanbul in Mong Kok. On offer? Authentic Turkish coffee, boiled and brewed in sand.
On the menu: First up, there’s the traditional dibek coffee (black coffee, $35) which can be had with a touch of milk and brown sugar (our recommendation). There are also Turkish milk teas ($25), fig or rose jams and, of course, Turkish delights on offer.
Jeng: Where else can you find Turkish coffee in Hong Kong? Even at the owner’s first restaurant, they don’t brew the java like they do at Coffee on the Sand.
Not-so-jeng: Sand coffee does take quite some time to brew… be prepared to wait.
Great for: A long break, a drink to warm up the body.
FYI: The main difference between Turkish coffee and Turkish sand coffee is in the brewing: sand coffee uses the same unfiltered coffee, except it’s simmered in a pot that is heated by a bed of sand. Owner Guner Buran assures us that this is the grandfather-style of coffee-making.
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