This is yet another Hong Kong style cafe where you can choose from a list of noodles, rice, sandwiches as a set lunch or dinner with the soup of the day plus a tea or coffee. The service is usually subpar and the food is decent but nothing extraordinary. Golden Flower Cafe is just another one of those HK-style cafes where you can get a convenient and cheap meal.
I went here with my mom on a gloomy weekend and found their food to be nothing less than exciting. I didn’t find anything appealing that would make me return to the restaurant. I also found their utensils and cups to be a little grimy… which could be felt when I touched the chopsticks and the tea cup. Whenever I feel this griminess on something that I’m about to put my lips on, I know the hygiene is probably less than ideal. Since the popular chain restaurant Congee Wong is right next door, I can easily step into that one for more menu options and eat in a cleaner and more comfortable environment. This cafe is also quite small and dingy. They seem to attract more of their regular customers than newbies.
The minuscule fried chicken wings were a little dry as you can probably tell from the picture and the instant noodles were kind of flavourless. They looked like something I could have made from home. I didn’t try any of the noodles that my mom had, but she never complimented the bowl either so I’m quite sure this is a restaurant that is not worth returning to. If you’re reading this and have been to this restaurant, let me know if you like it or not.