Cerrado Coffee has been in Okinawa's coffee scene since 1988. It is a popular coffee shop located among the stylish shops and restaurants of Minatogawa, Urasoe. Among other great coffee shops like ZHYVAGO Coffee Works, Mame Pore Pore Coffee Roasters, Tamagusuku Coffee Roasters...etc, Cerrado Coffee is absolutely the spot that coffee enthusiasts will not want to miss.
ZHYVAGO Coffee Works is located in one of the most popular malls in Okinawa, Mihama American Village. What's even better, the coffee shop has a prime waterfront view.
Hoi An coffee post, the coffee scene in Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh city) is more vibrant and westernized compared to Hoi An. There are myriads of cafes in the city, such as that the entire building has a cafe on each floor. The entire city is exploded with cafes due to its own coffee culture, but I managed to find some of the so-called "third wave" cafes!
Le Butterblume, locating on the main, is a restaurant, a cafe, as well as a boutique. This hybrid cafe is started by a team of the Pâtisserie Rhubarbe and Olive et Gourmando alum, which is at the border of Mile End and Little Italy. Not only the owners, Julie Romano and Nadine Boudreau, have strong restaurant résumés, so does the chef, Jens Ruoff. After my first visit, it has become one of my favorite weekday and weekend brunch spots!
Byblos Le Petit Café, situated a bit east of Station Laurier, is a cozy, neighborhood cafe that is known for the Persian breakfast/brunch. I had such a carb-loaded, and soothing morning there with a friend on a Saturday morning.
La Brume dans mes Lunettes is my current cafe (or should I say tearoom?) crush. I did not pay much attention to this cafe until I saw their menu, which they offer afternoon tea set after 2pm on weekdays! Ever since, I've been trying to find an occasion to go, and I finally had the time to visit with Kristin from CHEN CHEW. I would say this is my favorite afternoon tea spot so far.
I visit Hong Kong at least once a year because of my family. I have a love-hate relationship for Hong Kong. It's such a cosmopolitan and lively city, which I often described it as the "New York of Asia". However, the population is so dense, and with many tourists, I feel suffocate and intense whenever I stay more than 3 days. Nonetheless, I spent a week in Hong Kong with my brother this summer, and got to explore few cafés. Let's take a look...
When I first brought up my potential San Francisco trip to my friend K (see her post), the first restaurant that she recommended was Zuni Café. She was talking about how juicy and tender the roasted chicken is, and telling me the tips about making reservation...etc. Therefore, I put it down on the list, and asked my friend in San Francisco to help me make a reservation. Guess what! We already made the call a month ahead, but the lunch services were booked till 2 pm!
Buvette is a true Parisian cafe locating in the West Village of New York City. As I was doing research for my first New York trip back in March 2015 (the time I went alone), Mayssam from Will Travel for Food recommended Buvette and Locanda Verde for brunch. Since I knew I was going to New York again when my family visits, I saved Buvette for my family.