HK Island, Hong Kong, Restaurant Review

Review: Tamper Coffee

+++ Update March 2015: Unfortunately Tamper Coffee has gone out of business +++

After my great trip to Hanoi I’m back in Hong Kong … and I’m very much addicted to good coffee. I’ve got a few favourite spots on the Hong Kong Island side (Rabbithole in Wan Chai, 18 grams in CWB and Unar in Tin Hau) but so far I don’t really know where to get good coffee on the Kowloon side.

Tamper Coffee TST 1

Luckily my friends knew where to go and took me to Tamper Coffee, which is a little off the beaten track – but the small detour is totally worth it as they are selling the best affogato coffee (50 HKD) in Hong Kong.

Tamper Coffee TST 2

They don’t just make regular espresso with boring vanilla ice cream – no, they go for strong espresso with pistachio ice cream, which is my absolute favourite. It adds a sweet nutty flavour to the coffee, a little reminder of the nutty Vietnamese coffee I’ve got to love over the previous days in Hanoi…

Tamper Coffee TST 3

Tamper Coffee is selling Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Long Black, Americano and Brewed coffee with Single Origin Coffees from Bolivia, Rwanda, Brazil, Ethiopia and Burundi. They are using Square Mile Coffee Roaster’s coffee which is a very famous coffee roaster from East London, and you can also get the coffee beans from Square Mile at Tamper Coffee, if you want to take them home with you.

Tamper Coffee TST 4

Will I go there again? Yes, it is a nice small place (it only seats about 10 people at a time) that focuses on the essential: good, strong coffee. Of course, if you’d like to grab a bite, they offer some simple sandwiches and pastries too, but I’ve not tried them (yet).

Tamper Coffee
G3, 3 Granville Circuit, Off Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui


6 thoughts on “Review: Tamper Coffee”

  1. Hello there…this post is especially fabulous as I have a friend who is going over to Wan Chai in the next couple of days from Australia. He will be visiting the Wan Chai Computer Centre on Hennessey and am sure he will need a super wonderful coffee afterwards. Thank you again for your terrific posts and sharing your discoveries. Tess from Australia.

    1. Hi Tess, Tamper Coffee is in TST which is nowhere near the Wan Chai Computer Centre. Tell your friend to visit Rabbithole Coffee instead. That’s in Wan Chai.

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