+++ Update June 2015: This is now closed +++
Finally, after Patrick told me about this for a few weeks now, we’ve made it to the new outlet of the Rabbithole Coffee & Roaster company. It’s at 3 Landale Street in Wan Chai, so just a few minutes away from Pacific Place 3.
We visited it on Monday, just before we watched the July 1 march on the street. It was raining, so not many people were around and we were lucky that we immediately could grab a seat. The place is so small, there are only a few tables and a few extra window seats – so either you are lucky and wait for a few minutes for a free space or you’ll have to order takeaway.
The other difference is that there are no coffee/espresso machines lining the walls – it’s more a coffee bar and not a workshop area like the Rabbithole in Central, next to the escalator.
Anyway, we tried the cappuccino and flat white coffees – both just the standard brew, not the house special. Both coffees were nice and hot, with strong, bold coffee flavour. But not too bitter, so ideal for me.
I had wanted to try the affogato, but they did not have any ice that day – which is a shame, I would have loved to try it. I saw other people drinking the ice cold drip coffee, but I’ve had it in the Central outlet before and I did not like it. It was too bitter for me. So I just stayed with my flat white.
I actually enjoyed it so much, I went for another cup (same great taste, different milk froth design). For the first coffee we added three macaroons (I’m just such a big fan of macaroons it’s insane) which came in a small box and cost 45 or 48 HKD (can’t remember exactly). They were caramel, rose and a third flavour (which I could not tell) – but they were just stored in the fridge and because of that they were soggy and crumbly. Unfortunately not that great.
But the sandwiches looked amazing – they were baking fresh breads (looked like ciabatta) and just pulling it out of the oven when we arrived. The smell was divine. A few customers ordered the meatball sandwich and it looked really good – and given nothing was left on their plates, it must have tasted nice too. So a note to myself: next time, skip the macaroons and order the sandwich.
Will there be a next time? Yes, if I can squeeze in to find a place and watch the coffee experts at work!
Rabbithole Coffee & Roaster
3 Landale Street