I had a bit of time to myself while in Tsim Sha Tsui so I selected a small restaurant after looking around the area and landed at Crema Coffee which is located down a small flight of stairs in an underground walkway.
This restaurant captured my attention because it served Western lunch sets and provided free wifi (always such a draw for me while travelling.. or not =o) ). It’s a cute little restaurant with its selection on cakes already on display in a fridge near the front (good business tactic — subconsciously telling me they have dessert lol).
I was the second one to arrive a little bit after noon and so the restaurant was very empty albeit very calming and relaxing. I was foolish to think that this would last for long. Here’s the quiet picture compared with the later shots:
I selected Set B with the German Sausage with Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce. I also added a daily soup for HKD $8 more which turned out to be a tomato soup (funny because my dish was already to be covered in the same coloured sauce).
My food arrived very quickly — too quickly (I wasn’t even finished my soup!) — that I knew something was up. The tomato soup was lukewarm and kind of creamy. It was mediocre.
My ‘German’ sausage with spaghetti in tomato sauce was also mediocre. The sausage turned out to be a regular sausage with a thicker skin that wasn’t ‘German’ at all. I expected something like a thick bratwurst. In any case, I enjoyed my meal. I noticed that this cafe/restaurant is a prime spot for expats or those who look like they’re from out of town. This cuisine caters to those who seem like they’re missing home (non-Asian food) and those who need wifi (tourists/non-local folk) — that’s me in a nutshell. Of course, that was just me surmising but there seemed to be a lot of single folk who ate and then left (maybe because it was also lunchtime for local employees). In any case, I wanted to stay a bit longer for the high-speed wifi (and I was curious to try one sweet from their shop) so I ordered one of their cakes.
Yum! I love chocolate cakes!! This one was not too decadent yet not too simple. It was a perfectly smooth chocolate cake with chocolate cream and crunchy choco balls scattered on top. A very delicious dessert that made up for the soup and spaghetti.
I really enjoyed my stay here. I’d visit again if I had the time. It’s such a nice place to spend by yourself. However, be aware that since they are limited on spots and it is HK, they will rush you out by serving you your food quickly, placing the bill at your table, and having other people ‘share’ your table if they don’t have enough spaces.