Coffee & Croissants: Rise by Classified opens its second branch next to K11 MUSEA in Tsim Sha Tsui. Similarly to its flagship, the pastry experts serve baked delights and fresh brews in an intimate space in H Zentre.
Look & Feel: Concealed within a shopping mall, Rise by Classified is the latest bakery to open in the heart of TST. The space is decked in a neutral color palette.
On the Menu: Bringing in cult classics from its flagship, Rise by Classified stays true to its roots. Viennoiserie favorites include the croissant ($22), chocolatine ($24) and almond Danish ($26). If you’re feeling something a little sweeter, opt for the Paris Brest (HK$45) or the strawberry tartlet ($45). The star of the show, however, is the branch’s latest creation – the Croffle (from $35). Yes, it’s as delightful as it sounds. To summarize, the croffle marries the buttery richness of a croissant with the form of a waffle.
It’s no trip to Rise by Classified without grabbing a cuppa. Notably, there’s a mix of traditional and innovative drinks, from an espresso tonic ($38) to matcha latte ($38). For a nutritious treat, try the whey protein-infused smoothies (from $68) or a refreshing cold-pressed juice ($52). After the meal, bring some home to share with friends and family too.
Jeng: Without a doubt, the croffle is the highlight. Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, this scrumptious treat is well worth the indulgence.
Not So Jeng: Surprisingly, the venue is very small. However, there are comfy seats if you decide to dine-in. Furthermore, it’s a convenient place to stop by for a takeaway.
Great For: Pre-work caffeine, casual catch ups.
FYI: Rise by Classified is very reasonably priced for the quality of baked goods. As a result, it does get popular, so prepare to wait.
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