Rabbithole Coffee and Roasters is a tiny cafe on Cochrane Street in Central, Hong Kong. Finding the Rabbithole was not an easy task. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” Look for the green sign to Iyara and the place that sells snake stew and go up two flights of stairs.
We found a little open patio balcony in the back of the apartment overlook other apartments and even someone lazying beneath enjoying the concert forest. For us it was to relax and play catch up. The waitress welcomed us and presented the menus with brewing methods and ratios. I’m glad they were friendly (without the arrogance) and wasn’t esoteric.
The selection all pointed to a fruity-sour note and I wanted something that was more earthy, more nutty. When I asked the server she didn’t seem to have a clue what I was talking about? I switched channels from English to Cantonese and still it was like I was speaking alien. I went with Fairtrade Indonesia Sumatra Permata Gayo. It was fair, not rich but had a earthy body with a leathery taste.
Latte: with Fair Trade Honduras blend of dark chocolate.
Iced American Espresso: presented with a giant ice cube with this fruity tasting Ethiopia Yirgacheffe blend.
At this point I questioned myself why I didn’t option for an ice drink under this sweltering humid heat.
As I am waiting for my coffee to cool down, my eye drifting at the busyness of Hong Kong, where people dashed from one place to another, much like in Chungking Express. I am thankful to be on vacation. I can shut down my brain. I do not have to worry about popping into the nearest Starbucks to check my email.
Rabbithole Coffee and Roaster Hong Kong
Cuisine: Coffee, Coffee Roaster
Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Weekend and public holidays: 9:00am – 8:00pm
26 Cochrane St Hong Kong
+852 2581 0861