I always find myself retreating to the library to get away from the crowd because there are not many quiet cafes about.
Discovered this place because Sosoku recommended it.
I was greeted by this modern style cocktail bar.
At Appendix Coffee & Bar they serve coffee during the day and at night it turns into a bar.
In the daytime you will see coffee and related items on the shelves, at night the smart sliding shelves will slide over and reveal alcoholic bottles and glasses.
How lucky was I to get there in the late afternoon so I could order coffee and then watch the cafe change into a bar.
The latte and mocha were to my liking.
While I was having coffee, I was impressed by the peace and quiet as most coffee machinery are noisy.
At Appendix, they use this nice and quiet gadget for disposing coffee pucks!!
The cafe area had good privacy which makes you stay longer, hence I stayed for drinks.
The signature cocktail selection had a great twist as each one has an occupation name eg Big 4's Auditor, The Beautician, Doctor Mo etc.
Each cocktail has been crafted in taste and to visually reflect what each occupation is like.
I settled for Big 4's Auditor and the 2G Rich Kid.
Big 4's Auditor:
[Atom Espresso, Licor 43, Marsala, Mascarpone with half and half]
The sweet bitterness of the drink reflects their hard life whilst earning lots of money!
2G Rich Kid:
[Bacardi Ocho, Falernum, Pineapple Shrub, Hone, lime, egg white and Witiber]
I loved the golden pineapple chalice! Who doesn't want to be rich which is reflected by the sour tones of enviousness!
They also had Nitrobrew cocktails from the tap which are smooth and creamy just like beer with a lovely layer of foam cap on top.
To complement my cocktails, I had some pinchos, each one was different and delicious.
My favourite was the vinegared anchovy.
Finished with the tiramisu which had a popping surprise being topped with popping candy!
I shall be coming here more often when I am unfortunately in CWB!
[Appendix Coffee & Bar]
Shop 301, 3/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay