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By Andrea Lo | December 24th, 2020
  • Cafe
  • Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui

More Koffee: Koffee Mameya  is a sister brand to cult coffee shop Omotesando Koffee, which opened at K11 Musea earlier this year. Mameya takes up a cozy space just behind Omotesando, and aims to provide a more personalized, intimate experience for coffee lovers. There are “coffee sommeliers” who provide one-on-one sessions with guests — they’ll introduce the bean varieties here, which are sourced from some of the best producers around the world — and offer tasting cups of coffees until you settle on one you like. In other words, this isn’t really a cafe for you to tap away on your laptop for hours, but rather a special spot for those who are willing to spend time and money for a really good cup of coffee. 

Look & Feel: Think Japanese-inspired minimalism. The space comes complete with a bar, where guests can watch the baristas hard at work. At the cozy booths behind the bar, you’ll notice the tables are designed to be shorter than the seating. That’s to leave space for your coffee sommeliers to come and explain your coffees to you. 

On the Menu: Koffee Mameya boasts some 25 seasonal selections, painstakingly sourced from around the world. The majority of them are single-origin. Items on the menu are designed to be presented according to strength and flavor profiles — it might seem intimidating at first, but your coffee sommelier is on hand to talk you through it all. Cold brew fans should go for the Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, named after the former emperor of the country and roasted by Tokado Coffee ($85/cup, $220/bag). The Costa Rican La Roca white honey, from Bontain Coffee, ($85/cup, $220/bag) is for those who like notes of vanilla in their cuppa. 

Great For: Serious coffee fanatics — not the pumpkin spice latte drinker, basically. 

FYI: Watch out for that spotless glass wall dividing Mameya and Omotesando! It’s so clean that we wouldn’t be surprised by coffee-starved morning birds walking straight into it. 

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This writeup was based on a complimentary media tasting. The Loop HK doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.