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”.
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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.