One of my favourite cafes to hang out in is ELEPHANT GROUNDS.
Luckily for me they have several outlets around Hong Kong! The most convenient one for me is in Wan Chai. DS and I had originally planned to go for breakfast, but we only arrived around 11am. Yes, we like to sleep in when on holidays (when the cats don’t wake us up!)! They had just finished up their breakfast menu and their lunch menu starts at 11:30am, so we just hung out for a bit and started with drinks.
ELEPHANT GROUNDS are known for their good coffee but they’ve got loads of other fun drinks too, including my Masala Chai Latte (HK$55). Pretty comparable to the chai lattes you get in Sydney! I also love the huge mugs that they use at ELEPHANT GROUNDS, really makes you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth. If you’ve ever been to HK you’ll know – coffee is NOT cheap!
ELEPHANT GROUNDS also have a great selection of pastries and I got the Hazelnut Croissant (HK$26). I was pleasantly surprised when I realised this meant it was a Nutella croissant! Super delicious!
I got a Grilled Cheese – toasted milk bread, mozzarella & cheddar cheese, tomato soup & side mesclun salad (HK$100) for lunch. I love that the cheese was just oozing out of the sandwich! Delicious toastie, and the tomato soup was great for dipping the cheesy bread into. DS had the Aburi Short Rib – 36-Hour Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs, Onsen Egg, fried Garlic Chips, Pickled Ginger, Corn, Green Onion & Furikake (HK$125). It’s definitely a hefty lunch for those who are hungry – you also get a huge portion of rice underneath. For those who follow me on Instagram you will have seen the ‘yolk porn’ boomerang we did with the onsen egg – can’t miss an opportunity like this!
I would definitely recommend ELEPHANT GROUNDS if you’re after some western-style cafe food in Hong Kong. But make sure you check their Instagram or website, as we found out the hard way that the Wong Chuk Hang outlet had already closed 3 weeks before we showed up!
ELEPHANT GROUNDS STARSTREET
8 WING FUNG STREET