18 Grams coffee

‘The workaholic’ is one of my dearest friend from school. We have been friends for a while now and even though we live in different countries, I still consider her as one of my closest friend! Life would be so dull without her!

We caught up for a breakfast whilst I was in Hong Kong. She loves coffee as much as I do, difference is she knows how to make them, proper machine and I only know how to drink it!

We went to 18 Grams, a newish establishment, situated on Cannon Street in CWB and this place is tiny! Ten people maximum!

I started with Americano, black with no sugar. I wanted to taste the smoothness and texture of the coffee. It was indeed smooth with no after taste! It had a strong aroma which I liked. I have to admit, it was a pretty good damn cup of coffee! Either that or my palate has become adjusted to Starbucks as I would have had a couple by now and it has been switched off! No the coffee was good! Why weren’t you open when I was living there?

I didn’t have any of the muffin, however, ‘The Workaholic’ thought it was so so. She had the flat white and it was wonderful, however, it was a little lukewarm for my liking.

It’s a cute little cafe. As we sat there discussing life, we noticed a number of people coming in to buy that cup of happiness. They do serve breakfast, eggs, toasts, and muesli – will have to try again when we go back next.

I heard that they have opened another branch in Mongkok. I have to say, this is a little treasure! Let me know what you think coffee lovers!

We caught up again the next day for breakfast, again at CWB. We went to Leighton Bakery. The line was long but it moved quickly and before we knew it, it was our turn. I’m not usually a fan of lines but this was an exception!

I have always wondered about the egg sandwich here. Is it as good as the Australian Dairy Co? No! Bo-Lo’Gne? Definitely not! The egg wasn’t scrambled, more like a beef pattie but egg and corn beef. The bread was warm and a little sweet like a brioche. It surprisingly worked well together but my favourite is definitely Bo-Log’Gne.

We managed to grab a quick cup of coffee at Coffee Corridor. ‘The Workaholic’ truly do like her coffee! It was good, however, the sister cafe, Coffee Assembly, is infinitely better!

As always, it was wonderful to catch up with you, my dear workaholic friend!

If you haven’t been to 18 Grams, it’s a must visit! It definitely is a great find!

GA’s ratings:  8 / 10

18 Grams

Shop C, G/F, Hoi To Court, 15 Cannon Street,

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2893 8988

GA’s ratings: 7 / 10

Leighton Bakery

Mattherson Street

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2890 3413


  1. January 27, 2011 at 9:57 am

    have you met .. .Cheska? One of the girls there? HAHA

  1. December 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm

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