Causeway Bay is definitely one of my favourite places to go in Hong Kong, with its close proximity to other areas such as Wanchai (15-20 minute walk from behind Time Square) of if you choose to take the MTR, its just a few minutes away from busy Central and Admiralty.
I have been to RBTea twice so far and I love the relaxed ambience that the cafe has. You definitely feel like you are in a garden having a picnic with all the green (plastic) plants and bird inspired lighting and ‘Swing’ chairs… wait… yes I did say Swing chairs, although there are only 2 of these seats (that can seat 4 people) these chairs are held up by powerful wire hanging from the ceiling. Definitely a unique concept, but you must get their early if you want these seats.
The menu is quite varied in what they offer, from crispy waffle sandwiches to smoked salmon pasta and dessert in between. There is something for everyone. Here are a few of the menu items I have tried so far:
Crispy waffle with fish fillet, grilled tomatoes, chips and a small fruit salad.
Taste: This was delicious and surprisingly not too filing. The Waffles although aren’t particularly crispy are light and with the syrup they give you are quite delicious. The Scramble Eggs were definitely the highlight of this dish, creamy and smooth, they really melt in your mouth. The Fish, this was a little disappointing, I found them a little bland although there was a little cream sauce and mushrooms drizzled on top, what I ended up doing was dipping it in Ketchup, which I found complemented the fish. Finally the Tomato, chips, baked beans and fruit salad, these were all ok, the potato chips were a little soggy (but I love soggy chips… don’t hate me), the fruit salad consisted of a few pieces of fruit and aloe vera which I found was a good note to end on as everything else on the plate was a little rich.
Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta
Taste: The Pasta Sauce is creamy and smooth, however lacks seasoning, however, the smoked salmon which is salty helps to balance out the creaminess. However, you will have to break up the salmon into pieces to have enough for every bite-full.
Milk Bubble Tea Pancakes
[RECOMMENDATION] Chocolate Milk Tea with Oreo & Salted Cheese (Hot) $38
This is definitely a must try! It is by far my favourite drink to order at RBTea. The name might sound a little odd because of the salted cheese, but I assure you it is a rich chocolate drink with a hint of milk tea and a slightly salty foam on the top.
Crunchy Toasts with Sausage in Pesto Sauce $62
This is a toast which is covered in a creamy cheesy pesto sauce with arugula and sausage. I think judging by the description it is quite filling so I wouldn’t recommend it as a snack, however, it would be great to share together with something sweet.
Overall, this cafe has a great calming atmosphere and quick service. The food is homemade and has unique menu such as bubble tea pancakes and popcorn hot chocolate (limited edition). Its a great place to hang out, have a quick chat with friends and share a few delicious menu items.
Food service: semi serviced
(order at counter and get your food delivered to your table)
Food quality: 8/10
Menu selection: 8/10
Address: 3rd floor, Island Beverly, building, causeway bay, Hong Kong