Hometown Cafe 17 Cheung Chau Church Road, Cheung Chau, 29815038 Fare Homemade Japanese hand rolls and red bean cakes. Ambience Typical of an island outdoor cafe, with alfresco seating. The operation is run out of the home of a Japanese family. The husband is a wind-power engineer and the wife makes use of her time serving snacks to visitors. Cost The most expensive hand roll is HK$16, and red bean cakes are HK$4 each or HK$10 for three. They are cheap and cheery treats. Who to bring Whoever you go island-hopping with. Turn-ons Coming here almost feels like visiting a friend's house. The owner is always smiling, and on a sunny day you want to stay. The three ingredients for the hand rolls are not fancy - crabmeat stick, tobbiko (which is often understood as flying fish roe, but here the menu says crab roe) and sausage. You could have a single ingredient, any of the two combined or all three. But the nicest thing about the rolls is that they are made to order, so the seaweed is always crisp and the rice is slightly warm. The red bean cakes - warm, sweet and soft - taste of home even if you're not Japanese. Turn-offs From what we have heard the owner no longer looks after the operation full time and relies on staff in her absence and, as a result, the food quality has suffered a little. Drinks A variety of teas, including green tea, oolong and angelica.