Hong Kong has got to be Asia’s busiest city and is so densely populated. It is known for its fast-paced lifestyle, competitive economy, and ridiculously overpriced tiny apartments. Their streets are constantly bustling with people, and don’t even mention the public transportation during rush hour… Over here, people eat fast, talk fast, and walk fast. It’s like, every minute wasted is considered to be a loss of opportunity. With great competition, it means you have to be really good to be able to sustain. On the other hand, that also meant they get the best of everything. At times, I do feel the high pressure and intensity in Hong Kong even when traveling as a tourist since Kuala Lumpur is still much laid back. For someone that isn’t aggressive, I must say I prefer a much relaxed environment.
Despite all the hustle and bustle in Hong Kong, we actually discovered Café Corridor in Causeway Bay for breakfast before heading to Lamma Island. Café Corridor is a cosy little café tucked across Times Square and accessible through an obscure, narrow corridor covered with posters where one could easily miss if you didn’t pay enough attention. This place specializes in single origin coffees sourced from around the world. Although I do love my coffees, I’m not a coffee connoisseur. So the lady at the counter recommended us to take the Espresso Combo Set that came with an Espresso, and a Piccolo Latte that uses single origin bean either from Costa Rica or Honduras.
Besides coffee, Café Corridor also serves a small selection of cakes and other non coffee beverages like teas and smoothies. If you are feeling a little adventurous, there’s also seasonal coffee mocktails such as Espresso Tonic, Yirgabomb, and Iced Lemon Coffee. Sounds quite unusual but they could be some interesting mix.
You can use your cell and tablets all you like. But for those who don’t have roaming and data overseas (like me), unfortunately there’s no wifi available here. This may not be an ideal place for accessing your emails and social media. Just a good spot for fine coffee, great conversations, and a little breather from the crowd.
Café Corridor also serves breakfast and sandwiches. We shared an All-Day Breakfast with salmon and sausage. We also had another Scrambled Eggs on Toast with extra mushrooms and avocado. Both of them were somewhat similar. Nothing to shout about, but just some simple home-cooked like breakfast.
I highly recommend to at least grab a coffee here if you’re around the area not only because they are good, but also to escape the bustling madness of the city. Don’t get ticked off by the minimum “one order per person” policy, as the café isn’t big enough to fit a large crowd. I see most came in for a coffee takeaway instead. Even though it may seem a bit tiny, there’s actually an extended al fresco area with more seats through a closed door.
What was good about Café Corridor:
- A quiet cosy café – an escape from the bustling city madness
- Helpful, polite and friendly service (surprisingly – always had this misconception that good customer service practically doesn’t exist in HK)
- Good variety of single origin beans from around the world – they do take their coffee seriously
- Directly across Times Square Hong Kong (shopping complex and office tower)
What was bad about Café Corridor:
- No WiFi access
- Breakfast menu needs more creativity
- Tiny place with limited seats
MISSGETABOUT SCORE: 7.5/10
Café Corridor’s Details:
Facebook: Café Corridor
Address: G/F, 26A Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Tel: +852 2892 2927