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By Andrea Lo | December 13th, 2019
  • Kowloon, West Kowloon
  • Address: Shop GF-04,,West Kowloon Cultural District
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/rest.coffee.gin
  • Open Hours: Monday, Lunch, Dinner; Tuesday-Sunday, Lunch Dinner, Late Night
  • Open Since: November 1st, 2019
  • Phone: 2697-8938
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Cocktails, Coffee
  • Ambience: Casual, Trendy

Coffee Break: West Kowloon has seen a slew of restaurant openings in the past few months, and Rest Coffee Gin is here to join the fray. A cafe by day and a bar by night, it offers specialty brews from countries famous for their coffee beans, like Ethiopia and Colombia, as well as innovative tea-based cocktails created by famed local bartender Wallace Lau. 

Look & Feel: With views of the harbor, this laidback, cozy spot is ideal for whiling away an afternoon with a great book, or for early evening cocktails. 

On the Menu: Rest Coffee Gin doesn’t actually offer a menu for its brews. Diners are encouraged to pick out their desired coffee by smelling the beans on offer. There’s also a selection of tasty nibbles, like the A3 Wagyu beef cutlet sandwich ($318), black Iberian pork cutlet sandwich ($198), and fried prawns with Thai sauce ($88). 

Great For: Worker bees seeking refuge from the office, as well as for admiring harbor views when the day draws to a close. 

FYI: The Cantonese name of the place, tau tau — literally “rest rest” — is a casual term that describes “taking a rest”. 

Check out Hong Kong’s newest restaurants and bars here.

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.