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Coffee Assembly and Tai Cheong Bakery

I had the most relaxing Saturday afternoon with my high school friend, M. She took me to a regular hangout place of hers, where she sometimes helps to make coffee. That place can be found on Elgin Street in Soho, hidden – I wouldn’t have found this place if M didn’t take me.

It’s a small place but extremely cozy and homey – you can feel the hominess as soon as you walk in! I really do quite like the layout – a couple of sofas in the middle in the room, and a couple of tables on the side.

The owner, L, is extremely friendly and welcoming. I was in there for a couple of hours, reading and chatting.

They serve mainly coffee here but they do have some food. I saw a few people eating scramble eggs with toast, French toast (which looked absolutely fantastic!) and other light meals.

I was still a little stuffed from my lunch but was DYING for a coffee – so I got M to make me one. I got what she called a cross between a latte and a cappuccino. My ‘coffee’ wasn’t as milky as a latte and wasn’t as frothy as a cappuccino – it was her own ‘creation’.  She knew I was a little ‘down’ that day so she had a smiley face on my coffee which was totally and utterly sweet! The coffee was absolutely fantastic! It was really smooth! I could have seriously drank another cup but had to refrain.

On my way to Coffee Assembly, I bought some egg tarts from Tai Cheong Bakery. A friend of mine, G, bought me some and I had to go back to buy some more! The egg tarts at Tai Cheong is quite famous – there’s usually a long line of people waiting to buy some. Thankfully, there were no queues that moment I was there.

The best way to eat an egg tart is with a coffee! So I made sure I bought enough for M and L (and of course some for Hubby) and we sat there drinking coffee whilst eating our egg tarts. The egg tart is the best I have eaten in Hong Kong. It’s smooth, creamy and rich – not sickly rich but delightfully rich!

It was a perfect way to spend an afternoon relaxing, laughing and catching up with my high school friend, M.

It’s a shame Coffee Assembly is not open in the morning, I would seriously love to start the day with M’s coffee – a shame that she has to be at work and can’t make me any coffee either! It would be a perfect way to start the day – coffee and egg tart – I can seriously see the kgs piling on! But I would be deliciously happy.

GA’s Rating Coffee Assembly: 9 / 10

Coffee Assembly

Cockloft, No 6 Elgin Street

Soho, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2858 8153

Tai Cheong Bakery: 8.5 / 10

Tai Cheong Bakery

G/F, 35 Lyndhurst Terrace

Central, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2544 3475

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