Wednesday, 2.12.2015

Cafe Loisl Sheung Wan Unique Viennese Coffee House in Sheung Wan


Cafe Loisl is a unique Viennese coffee house that recently opened in Sheung Wan. It’s packed full of character and transports you to a place very far away from Hong Kong - until you step outside and get thumped by the humidity and that familiar, concrete horizon.

The brainchild of homesick Austrian, Andreas Aigner, and his wife Sirkka Hammer, the coffee house has been decorated authentically with period fittings. Its belle époque ambience invites you to pull out a typewriter to knock up some romantic scribblings, but you’ll probably have to make do with ‘Notes’ on your iPhone and a reminder to pay your electricity bill.

Contrary to popular belief, Vienna was the birthplace of European coffee culture, and Cafe Loisl serves a number of specialties. Highlights include an Einspänner, otherwise known as a One Horse Carriage - so named because it was a popular drink with horse drivers -  which comprises espresso with Schlagobers (whipped cream), as well as Vienna Iced Coffee, consisting of coffee, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. They do lurve that whipped cream.

Their coffee beans are roasted by an Italian maestro in Hong Kong and are packed full of flavour, while sweet treats are also available such as a Sacher Cake (a light chocolate creation) and apple strudel. They stock as many teas as Mark Zuckerberg has had lawsuits, sell a variety of light, savoury bites - and you can consume it all while sitting alfresco.

Hop in your horse and carriage.

Cafe Loisl
G/F, Shop A, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan
Tel: 9178 0739


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