We find Hong Kong's hottest eats 'n' treats epoch Coffee bar & Desserterie 12-14 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai 3525 1570 www.epochdesserts.com Grub: Freshly made sandwiches, hot paninis, desserts, cakes and coffee Vibe: Funky, laidback and artistic, this addition to the popular Star Street area is a great place to hang out. A fully-stocked CD library and listening stations so you can check out hard-to-find chill-out tunes. Unusual art, such as original comic strips, hangs on the wall, and related merchandise is sometimes available for sale. Who to bring: A bunch of music lovers, modern art enthusiasts or friends with sweet teeth. What's hot: If you like coffee, you'll appreciate the variety here. But there are a range of hot and cold drinks if you're not a fan of the java. Check out the dinner set after 6pm: soup/salad, a sandwich, panini or multigrain rice, cake and tea or coffee for HK$98, which is a bargain in this neighbourhood. There's an alfresco area perfect for cooler days, and loads of magazines to pass the time. And oh! The desserts! What's not: The service which can vary from indifference to downright rudeness. It's definitely not a place to bring a first date or study group - it's too bright, the music is distracting and people can overhear your conversation. Cost: Expect to pay HK$70-HK120 for coffee and a bite or two to eat.