It’s not my first time going to Dazzling cafe, a Taiwanese cafe serving up some Western dishes like pasta and burgers. However, they are known for their outrageously dazzling desserts, such as the box toast or their waffles. I wouldn’t describe them as outrageous, like those freakshakes you see online that are loaded with a whole slice of cake on them, but this is enough to satisfy us Hong Konger’s cravings.
Its franchise opened up in Hong Kong in 2015, and the whole city of keen foodies literally went into a craze for this fun themed cafe with their Taiwanese desserts. This cafe in Windsor House is the second to open in Hong Kong, with the first one opening in Tsim Sha Tsui. Since this is a taiwanese cafe, all the staff speak Mandarin, although they do understand if you order in Cantonese or just point at the menu.
What’s a bonus? You can collect Asia Miles there just by showing your card when you pay the bill. So for all of you foodies who like to travel as well, this place is highly recommended!
The restaurant opens at 12pm, and as we went on a weekday it was relatively quiet at first. We were seated next to the big windows, allowing for a glamorous view of Victoria park across the road and of the street below. The restaurant is nicely decorated, with white as the main colour, giving it that simple but classy look, in addition to the light coming in from the huge windows.
Dazzling cafe is certainly not a go-to place if you’re just looking to have a rushed lunch during your 1 hour office lunch break, because with the price and the view, you’ll want to sit a little longer to enjoy your meal. You should note that every customer has to order a drink, which all range around $40 – $60. There is quite a large selection from coffee, tea, juice to au last. They also offer set lunches which have 1 main and 1 drink at $120, although the selection of drinks are very limited, mostly to tea.
For drinks, I got the Vanilla & Matcha Au Lait ($48) which was reaaaally good. Although it was on the sweet side, it was quite rich from the creamy foam at the top and the strong matcha flavour at the bottom. Make sure you give it a good mix first!
I also ordered the Rose Latte ($48) which was served with a Biscoff biscuit.
I tried the Chicken linguine with lemon pesto ($95) which I ordered a-la-carte. For me, the linguine had a bit too much bite, perhaps a little too al dente, although there was a lot of pesto coating the linguine. I didn’t really taste any lemon in the pesto, so I don’t think it’s anything different from normal pesto.
For dessert, I ordered the Party in your mouth Honey Toast ($98) since I’ve had waffles for breakfast already. The toast slices inside the box were nice and crisp, in combination with the sweet berry compote and vanilla ice-cream mmhmmm… They serve it with a side of honey, but the berry sauce itself is sweet enough. It’s also nice that the vanilla ice-cream isn’t over sweet but still cool enough to go with the toast which is dry. I’m pretty sure this dish was made to share, but you know… I’m pretty sure some of you guys can knock down all four walls of this bread house ;).
Dazzling Cafe (Causeway Bay)
Shop 313-314, 3/F Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
(+852) 2881 5318
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