GBA Lifestyle News
Food & Drink Section
By Joseph Lam | April 27th, 2020
  • Bar, Cafe, Restaurant
  • Central
  • Address: 1F, Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Road, Central
  • Website:
  • Phone: 9225 6639
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Brunch, Cocktails, Coffee
  • Ambience: Casual, Trendy

Where barista meets bartender: From your morning coffee through to afternoon cocktails, Central has welcomed an all-day diner from the humble folks behind Cupping Room Coffee Roasters.

Look & Feel: It’s a quite a snazzy spot, a simple yet stylish fitout that is pleasing to the eye and camera. Seated above Hollywood Road, it makes for a great place to enjoy a drink out of sight to the busy folk running around below.












On the Menu: Much like the name, the coffee menu begins with a double espresso ($40) before making its way past an ice cream-topped mocha ($65) and finishing at an aeropress negroni ($128). The bar also serves pineapple old fashioneds, Earl Grey-infused mocktails and premium tea. Food-wise, there are a number of small plates like the mini katsu sando ($98) and crispy potato bravas with aioli ($88). For something a little heavier, try the 28-day dry-aged Spanish Ribeye and eggs ($198), a daily rotating menu and a Japanese egg scramble with caviar and black truffle ($228)

Behind the bar: Jade Lau takes reins at the bar while Cupping Room’s Michael Yung manages the place; beverage concepts are led by Chanel Adams.

Great For:  With wifi, an all-day menu and a happy hour, Doubleshot is very much a lifestyle hub that allows you tidy up the last of your work, people-watch and enjoy a tipple.

Jeng: The concept is a literal take on the word barista which in Italian actually translates to bartender.

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