capital cafe is a newly minted chain (there are currently three outlets) that aims to recreate the bing sutt experience while drawing inspiration from popular cha chan teng australia dairy co. capital is owned by a pair of brothers, one of whom works in the music industry and hence the name, a tribute to one of hong kong’s oldest record labels. that also explains the concert and autographed posters that are part of the decor and the wall of autographs signed by big wigs from the local entertainment scene.
it would be all too easy to assume this to be a style-over-substance cafe that rides on its celebrity connections (this is hong kong after all, the hollywood of the east) but capital stands solidly on satisfying eats and what is a rarity in this city, friendly service. the fact that they insist on using hokkaido milk, known of its fine creamy quality, already scores them brownie points. they back it up with well-executed dishes such as scrambled eggs with truffles and a good selection of breakfast sets that give you bang for your hong kong dollar.
g/f sai yeung choi street south, mongkok, kowloon and shop b1, g/f kwong sang hong building, 6 heard street, wan chai opens 7am-11pm daily
g/f shun king building, 185-187 shau kei wan main street east, shau kei wan opens 7am-7pm daily