Hong Kong: N1 Coffee & Co

In this Coffee Crawl series, I round up cafes or coffee shops I visited in a particular country, district or city.  I realize that I won’t barely scratch the surface of a city’s coffee scene — so readers, feel free to recommend a cafe.  ULTIMATE GOAL:  Coffee crawl in Melbourne!

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N1 Coffee & Co  Tsim Sha Tsui

I am a coffee lover and I’m very much into this whole “Cafe Culture” thing so in this Coffee Crawl series, I round up cafes I’ve been to in a particular country or city.  I won’t necessarily just talk about coffee because it will be mind-numbing and boring but I will probably write about the cafe’s interior design, the weather, the people in the cafe, the service and all other circumstances and elements surrounding my cup of Flat White.

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I believe this is a Synesso Machine.  In the Philippines, we are big on La Marzocco.

I had one agenda going to Hong Kong this year and that was to visit as many coffee shops or cafes (and Disneyland, of course!) during our week-long trip.

After all, one week is one week.  Imagine how many cups of Flat White I could manage to drink in 7 days.

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First up is N1 Coffee & Co.  A rather small cafe along Mody Road.  The best thing about this cafe is the location.  It’s walking distance to TST station.

We were supposed to have breakfast here but we woke up late and having brunch was out of the equation as we wanted to have lunch somewhere else that day.  So we ended up just having coffee.

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How many Flat Whites have I had since last year?  Too many.

N1 Coffee & Co showed up in all the must visit cafes in Hong Kong so expectations were quite high and I’m glad that it didn’t disappoint.  My Flat White was strong and full-bodied but the bitterness was kept to a minimum which I prefer.  Bonus is the unique design of the shop.  There are vintage knick-knacks displayed on the shelves plus a wooden horse in the middle of the cafe.  I think it was from a carousel.  There is also a mural on one wall that ties everything together.  The vibe is playful. There are so many interesting things to look at.

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There’s a horse in the middle of the cafe.


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Curios and trinkets


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Wall of achievement


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Mural on the wall

Service was fast but I don’t know how it gets during lunch and throughout the day.  We were there at a dead hour.  But dead hour, service is fast.

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