Taylor Street Barista @ Canary Wharf

The Place In a city that’s dominated by three big commercial coffee joints, it’s actually relatively hard to find an artisan coffee house.  It’s why I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across Taylor Street Barista; the closest thing to an Aussie cafe that I’d found in London (although I did find some others that…

NOC Coffee & Roaster in Central

The Place Graham Street in Central is home to one of Hong Kong’s famous wet markets, seemingly a dying breed of space in burgeoning Hong Kong.  While there’s a sad loss of such iconic areas, Graham Street is also home to NOC Coffee and Roaster.  While the place is called NOC, or Not Only Coffee,…

R&R Bagels with Allpress

The Place Hidden in plain sight is the best way to describe R&R Bagels.  Located in busy 28 Li Yuen Street West, the specialty bagel joint is hidden behind one of the myriad of stalls that dominate the busy little street.  If you weren’t looking for it specifically, it would be easy to walk by….

La Station – all abord the coffee express

The Place The name gives it away, but La Station is designed to resemble a subway station in the swankier parts of Paris.  Located just off Queens Road East, finding La Station was initially confusing; firstly it’s around the corner from QRE and its neon sign out front has an arrow pointing away from its…