Previously in Fo Tan, Lucy Coffee n Food has moved to Tsuen Wan where it now sits in an industrial building a good distance away from the MTR station. I’d wanted to visit them for a long time, but both old and new locations are super far from where I live. It would take me more time travelling to the café than chilling in it!
However, I finally buckled under the attractiveness of Lucy Coffee n Food’s interior architecture and asked Clar to go with me on a weekday afternoon. Getting there from MTR Tsuen Wan Station took more time than expected, and when we got there we had just missed the lunch sets which they offered until 2PM. Oh well, no big deal. These two cheap girls decided to just have tap water!
Although we didn’t get a drink along with our food, the advantage of getting to Lucy Coffee n Food past lunch hour was that it was empty. But who knows, it’s probably not very crowded even during lunch times on weekdays anyway thanks to its distance from civilisation. Either way, I was happy to pass up a free cup of coffee for an unlimited amount of time to take photos of the place. Much of a foodie as I am, I think I’m still more of a camwhore. 😉
Lucy Coffee n Food was furnished with a range of styles, from wooden tables and crates to brightly coloured cloths to an assortment of plants, both alive and dried, scattered all over. The end result resembled a cosy warehouse that would’ve had Clar and I glued to our seats chatting for hours if not for the cold air conditioning. But the staff was nice and turned down the AC when we asked, so we did get to enjoy the homey atmosphere as we ate (I was still cold, as usual, but Clar was fine).
Those worried about their weight can be assured that the food served in Lucy Coffee n Food is healthy. The menu offered when we went served nine dishes, four of which were vegetarian. Even the meaty dishes were heavily plant-based. I went for the Kale & Quinoa Salad which came with a generous amount of roasted vegetables. But I must say the most delicious thing about the salad were the raisins – mixed with quinoa, it tasted so good. Gotta remake this combination at home!
Clar was hungry and she’d wanted the vegetarian burger at first, but the staff told us that she would have to wait half an hour as their burger buns were still rising – yes, Lucy Coffee n Food makes all their pastries and bread right there inside the café, hot out of the oven! In the end, she settled on Lucy’s Super Sandwich, which was served with vegetables the colour of a rainbow on a homemade pesto sauce. I think it was a new item on the menu and she’d had the first one!
Oh, Lucy Coffee n Food. If only you weren’t so far away! Not only is Tsuen Wan on the edge of the red line on the MTR, but it’s also a heck of a walk away from city centre. I’d be there in a heartbeat if I lived closer or if the café opened a second branch even just slightly closer to home – but of course, that’s highly unlikely thanks to Hong Kong’s expensive rent. Either way, I really don’t mind revisiting if I happen to be in Tsuen Wan again – though that too, is unlikely because I don’t like to spend over an hour travelling. So Lucy Coffee n Food, please, please, please move closer to Hong Kong island!
Lucy Coffee n Food
Room 306, Sunwise Industrial Building, 16 Wang Wo Tsai Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
+852 5508 8318
More great finds on the dark side (Kowloon):
- Be Tabula Rasa Studio
- Café Hillywood
- Feed Your Nerves
- Floom Floom
- Lo Yi Faateng
- Mum’s Not Home
- Storerooms No. 3
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