I was pleasantly surprised by a little gem by the name of Flori Flower & Korean Café. Located in Causeway Bay, it’s been circulating around on social media. From the pictures, I knew it was pretty as far as the decor goes, but I didn’t expect it to actually be opened by a Korean family. The café serves traditional Korean snacks with a modern twist and holds flower-cake workshops regularly.
Knowing that the style of the café would suit my Mum’s tastes, I invited her to come along with me. We stumbled around trying to locate it for a while, but when we finally found it, we were delighted by the flowery decor and the humble staff, all of whom welcomed us with smiles on their faces.
Flori Flower & Korean Café is an Instagrammer’s paradise. It’s not my cup of tea, but I can see why so many teenage girls flock there for pictures. Paired with the K-pop craze that’s still going strong in Hong Kong after more than six years, it’s no wonder the humble eatery is drawing up a craze on social media.
Scrolling through Instagram, the most popular pick from the menu seems to be Flori All Day Tea Set. It’s essentially a British two-tiered afternoon tea topped with an assortment of small, flowery cakes, pastries and macarons. Mum and I settled for something easier on the wallet: a Korean-style dessert pancake called a hotteok and a salad.
First up, we ordered Flori Flower & Korean Café’s Korean Raspberry Dessert Pancake or the hotteok, which came with a drizzle of chocolate sauce, whipped cream and fruits on the side. The Korean pancake resembles a Chinese glutinous rice cake, a dense cake made of glutinous rice grounded into a paste, then moulded into a specific shape. It has a mild, tangy taste, and the texture is chewy and filling – one is enough for a girl.
The menu comprises of three salads: the Flower Salad, the Fresh Seafood Salad and the Well-being Salad. Since Mum and I didn’t feel like seafood and had no idea what the “Well-being Salad” was, we chose the Flower Salad. It’s a beautifully presented mixture of greens, fruits and edible flowers.
I liked the girly, relaxed atmosphere of Flori Flower & Korean Café… on a weekday. There’s no saying how noisy the place may be on a crowded weekend. The staff was likeable and well-mannered, and I wouldn’t mind returning if any of my friends wanted to go. Perhaps I could even give the flower cake workshop a try!
Flori Flower & Korean Café
G/F & 1/F, Giok San Building, 31-35 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
+852 9157 5178
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