This is another unique tiny café in the NOHO (North of Hollywood Wood) area. The unit was used to be a local design jewelry shop and office, and have been converted to a café and shop. Had a chance to chat with Sean, one of the 4 partners about the concept of the café.
Common Ground, as it’s named, aims to be a common place for friends or strangers to mingle. As Sean briefed, many of the wooden furniture were “upcycled” from used benches, desk, floor tiles which also reflects the philosophy of the shop.
Like many cafes around, Common Ground have limited choices of food, but you can feel their passion from their food. Glad that I paid the visit on a Monday evening and share the 4-seated table with no one. Jazz was played in the house and the visit made my day.
|Flat White ($35)|
Feel so hot, milk has a little burnt (too hot to make milk taste sour).
The outside ares make me feel relax.
|Salted chocolate ($40)|
My eyes spot on this recommended drink (marked with an asterisk) on the menu. Made from their own mixed chocolate base, the shake was rich in chocolate flavour all the way till I finished the drink. However, I could barely taste the sea salt in the mix but it gave an interesting finishing.
|Common Toast ($50)|
Diced portobello mushroom and onion were deglazed with cream and rested on toasted dried tomato bread. The bread was just a bit too crispy and dry but overall still a good savoury snack. Local grown organic greens and tomatoes sat on the centre of the plate with balsamic cream. The salad was fresh and delicious. This was another recommended dish on the menu board which I totally agreed.
Address: G/F, 19 Shing Wong Road, Central, Hong Kong / 中環城皇街19號地下
Telephone: 2818 8318