Arriving early in the Wan Chai area, I picked Caffe Habitu to take a little short break while waiting for my friends. I haven't been to Caffe Habitu for a long while and this outlet is my first time. This franchise has been expanding quite rapidly over last several years. In my opinion, one of the key elements that differs from other similar establishment is its setting and spacious decor which includes the cozy sofas and etc. It is not the food that would attract me to return. How about the coffee you ask? Well, there is much room for "re-improvement" in my humble opinion. I say "re-improvement" because it used to be decent and consistency with their coffee beverages but lately (as in the past year), the fluctuating quality maybe due to rapid expansion perhaps?
(1) Cappuccino Burlee
This is a new seasonally creation. There used to be a caramelized latte on menu before but this time it is Cappuccino instead. The foam was fine and fair but the coffee was not strong enough. An extra shot would be nice. The crispy caramelized layer a bit too sweet and overly sticky to my likely (stuck between teeth like toffee candy).
(2) Lychee Dream
Another new creation on the menu. I consisted of layers of lychee jelly topped with a pinkish meringue layer. The meringue was slightly too soft in my opinion and the crust was too soft / soggy as well. While there was strong and rich lychee flavor through the dessert, it was too sweet for me. It somehow reminded me of the Baked Alaska from Jimmy's Kitchen.
- Decor / Atmosphere
- Inconsistent coffee beverages quality
- Lychee Dream - a bit too sweet
G/F, 8-10 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
Tel: 2527 8999
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