Winter is well and truly here, and now is the season for a hot beverage to keep your warm during the dark and chilly months to come. Mr. Choi, an acclaimed cake shop specializing in hot drinks and sweet treats, could be the answer.
It couldn’t be better whether for enjoying a nice, relaxed afternoon tea with some of your nearest and dearest, and Mr. Choi has plenty of choices depending on the size and/or appetite of your party. If you’re eating alone, single person meal deals are available and include either a small desert plate of 5 treats (168RMB), half a 4-inch cake (99RMB), or a savoury slice of their Quiche Lorraine (80RMB), all of which come with a cup of tea or coffee.
If you are eating with a friend, a cake tower is available with 10 treats and 2 cups of tea or coffee (288RMB). These treats will change depending on what is fresh in the kitchen that day, so each time will see a new selection of sponges, puddings, cakes and quiches. Their freshly-baked scones were exceptionally good, and came with jam, double cream and whipped cream. This deal is also available with a half of their 6-inch ‘daily’ cake (168RMB) - Hazelnut Cream Cake, black forest, or another cake classic.
Mr. Choi is also well-known for its hot chocolate, and rightly so. Served in a small cup, the beverage is thick, very rich and uses 100% Valrhona hot chocolate - perfect for repelling the cold. If that’s not enough, add a sprinkle of chilli flakes for an extra kick. A set is available with ‘naked waffles’ (92RMB), layered wafer biscuits that get better after a dip or two in your hot chocolate.
All cakes and hot drinks can be bought individually, with a good selection of different coffees, teas, and caffeine-free drinks at hand. Birthday cakes can also be specially prepared with a custom message added to the cakes design, ranging from 4 to 10 inches in size.
Located in the Kerry Centre. Open from 10:30am to 9:30pm. Smoking is permitted in outdoor seats. Parking limited.