Cozy Coffee restaurant review: Affordable light meals in Sai Kung, The Mills and Tai Wai

Bridget Lam
  • Don’t miss the Angus beef burger with fries or try the linguine with tiger prawn and mentaiko sauce
  • Relax in the vintage inspired decor and snap a few pics of the tasteful pastel colour scheme for Instagram
Bridget Lam |

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Cozy Coffee restaurant serves a variety of light snacks and meals.

Cozy Coffee

G/F - 1/F, 72 - 74 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung

Other branches:

Shop 117, 1/F, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street

Shop C, G/F, 64-66 Chik Fuk Street, Tai Wai

Grub: Western and Italian-fusion food

Vibe: Comfortable and relaxed. The cafe is filled with natural lighting due to its large, specially-designed windows, which allow fresh air to enter and leave customers feeling as if they’re dining alfresco.

The first floor is painted in pastel colours and furnished with wood. The second floor has a slightly vintage twist, with floral wallpaper and bookshelves. The seating is spacious and there are many lush, green plants around.

Who to take: A few friends. Not too many though, since the atmosphere is quite peaceful and you don’t want to become overly rowdy.

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What’s hot: For meat lovers, the 100% US Angus beef burger with fries (HK$128) is a filling, and fulfilling, choice. Best ordered medium rare, the patty was more tender than most. The fries are plentiful, and the somewhat artistic presentation, with a steak knife stabbed through the bun, added variety to a favourite dish.

The linguine with tiger prawn and mentaiko sauce (HK$118) had a super-rich prawn scent that lingered until the plate was clear. The generously-sized tiger prawn tasted fresh and the mentaiko (pollock roe) sauce was an excellent addition that complemented the overall flavour of the dish.

Similarly, the lobster soup (HK$20 when ordered with a main course) had a very strong aroma. It had a very powerful taste (though pleasantly so), and the cream on top was a nice decoration.

The Angus beef burger is very tasty.

What’s not: Although tender and visually appealing, the slow cooked half spring chicken with baby spinach salad was a bit bland and could do with more seasoning. Additionally, the portion of the chicken was too small.

The service was also mediocre. The staff seemed to be inexperienced as they mixed up my table’s receipt with another table’s.

And while it may not be a big deal in terms of taste, the ice cream for dessert was sloppily swirled.

Cost: Breakfast is HK$55-HK$75. Main dishes are HK$88-HK$188. Other dishes are HK$68-HK$108. Snacks are HK$50-HK$68. Drinks are HK$26 and up. Cake is HK$28 when you order a meal. 

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