G/F, The Lamma Tower, 12-12A Hau Fook Street
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 3705 9590
Grub: Vegetarian fusion cuisine
Vibe: Light, bright, and very Instagram-friendly. There are two feature walls that you might want to sit by to snap your #instafood shots: one with the 2DP logo, and one with a Tetris-like, floor-to-ceiling shelving unit.
Who to take: Your mates. The cafe will seat 20-30 people comfortably, so you’ll be safe to bring (almost) as many people as you like, but we would probably stick with two or three.
What’s hot: We know how frustrating it can be when you’re the only vegetarian in a pack of meat-loving friends, so we really appreciate how many dishes 2DP have come up with for people who do not eat meat – from the usual truffle fries (HK$68) and fried tofu (HK$35), to their more adventurous-sounding vegan caviar and organic beetroot barley risotto (HK$98) and salty egg yolk creamy barley risotto with Hong Kong-style deep fried tofu (HK$118).
We tried the pumpkin bowl barley risotto (HK$138), which comes served in a whole Japanese pumpkin. Although it didn’t taste out of this world, we really enjoyed digging into the pumpkin for the flesh after we’d eaten the rice.
What’s not: The melon shaved ice (HK$108), whilst IG-friendly, wasn’t as flavourful as we would have liked. The melon also didn’t taste as fresh as it looked, but we liked the shaved ice, which was powdery-soft and mildly sweet.
The Ladies drink, containing strawberry, apple, banana, and spinach (HK$44), wasn’t bad, but we were sad to see that it came served in a single-use plastic take-out cup. 2DP is clearly a place that’s clearly passionate about green, meatless eating, so we’re hoping to seeing them switch to reusable cups soon.
Cost: Starters are HK$35-HK$82, mains cost HK$58-HK$138. Drinks are HK$30-HK$44, and desserts are HK$82-HK$108.