This review might get me in a bit of trouble. Given that D&D is primarily known as a chain store selling upmarket groceries, some might view this post as being slightly out of place on a blog dubbed “best coffee”. Something akin to listing Starbucks or 7-Eleven. But the coffee at Dean & Deluca is really not so bad! Oh sure, it’s not going to take home any solid gold trophies from an international barista or cupping event. But on[…]
The best cups of coffee usually come from artisan roasters serving single origin beans. But in coffee starved Hong Kong, you have to take what you can get. With this in mind, I decided to give the local outlet of the illy ‘Espressamente’ franchise at K11 a try.
After a few days of uninspiring coffee in Hong Kong it was refreshing to come across Holly Brown. With a chain of cafes throughout different areas of HK, Holly Brown roast their own beans in house, including a house blend and some Single Origin varieties. I tried the branch in the up market shopping centre K11 in Tsim Sha Tsui. The atmosphere was like that of a desert cafe or ice cream shop, which isn’t surprising considering they also seem[…]