Monday, December 12, 2011

Cafe Graham

This post is dedicated to my lovely friend Herbs who has been raving about the place since I met him :P He finally brought me and two girlfriends here for lunch (and noticeably tamed down the hard sell on the day we decided to visit, perhaps to temper our expectations haha) It's located on Graham Street (the name is a bit of a giveaway) but I was surprised I had never noticed it before since I love eating at delicieux bistro, berry good, and sift, not to mention puttering around the graham street market. However, when we arrived I could see how easy it is to overlook this tiny, non-descript cafe with its tattered signboard and minimal decor - exactly my kinda place!

We arrived at 11:50 and were greeted by the very friendly owner who ushered us in despite still having 10 minutes to go before lunch hours. The interior is very cozy (some might say cramped...) with posters adorning the walls - it reminded me a bit of O Green Cafe (my favourite healthy eating joint). Lunch menu was quite extensive with a number of pastas, omelets and the stray salad. For the pastas you can choose between linguini, angel hair, spaghetti and penne. I was quite impressed by the variety of their menu given the tiny cafe.

angel hair with duck breast

I opted for the angel hair with duck breast. I really enjoy angel hair and this one hit the spot with its perfect al dente'ness. The duck was also very tender, and I loved the big bottle of Kraft's Parmesan Cheese left on each table - reminded me of my childhood days eating spaghetti on Saturday's with Kraft's cheese mmmm. However, I wished that the dish was slightly less saucy, or that the sauce was more tomatoey, because it was too sweet for my liking (very typical Asian-style Western food :P)

I can't really comment on any of the other dishes my friends ordered but here are the photos:

angel hair with pork?

cheese omelet... i'm sure there were other things in this

sea bass with angel hair

While the mains were decent and well-priced, they didn't really blow us away. However, we'll all be back because Cafe Graham has the best tiramisu in Hong Kong!!

tiramisu <3

It was a huge bowl that we split between four but after taking a few bites, I really thought I'd be able to eat it all by myself! Soooo delicious, creamy and smooth. Just looking at this picture makes me want to go back. December desserts are always the best :)

Cafe Graham
51D, Graham Street
(opposite Sift)