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EXpresso at The Excelsior

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Excelsior Hotel, 281 Gloucester Road,Causeway Bay | Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
852-28376777
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Great Coffee

Not much is open in the morning so stay at the hotel. Pastries and snacks available. Not too busy. Not too noisy. Hotel WiFI

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Main Beach, Australia
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

No reason for any hype about the place.. just mediocre coffe shop in a hotel. Rathet recommend Holly Brown for locals or rooftop bar for tourists

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Main Beach, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Not much is open in the morning so stay at the hotel. Pastries and snacks available. Not too busy. Not too noisy. Hotel WiFI

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Hope Island, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The coffee is great and so is the service. It would be really good if it opened earlier though. Egg pies seem to be good too.

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Expresso at the Excelsior is very small but the Illy coffee is perfectly served, accompanied by a small range of pastries.

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30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you are not into hotel big buffet breakfasts, give this place a try. Good coffee, the best egg tarts, as well as bircher muslie, fruit salad, croissants etc. Not many seats but the service is also good, and they have BBC on the TV to watch while you eat or drink your coffee. They do take away as well.

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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Expresso and Lord Stow's are one in the same location. A cosy little area for a quick coffee and nice egg tarts freshly baked and received by the hotel in the morning. Be quick as they tend to sell fast!

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Hong Kong, China
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The coffee shop opened from 7am - 7pm. Coffee was generally very nice as you might expect from Illy. Fantastic Portuguese egg tarts....will certainly be back!

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Hong Kong, China
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

EXpresso is located at the G/F at the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay. In the busy Causeway Bay, EXpresso is a place you could have a rest and enjoy the coffee. I was there because of the good egg tarts. I think it is the best egg tarts in Hong Kong not compare to Macau. Lord Stow's egg tarts are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A great way to have breakfast - the bacon rolls are great and their hot green tea is superb - my husband tells me that their coffee is really really good - as I don't drink coffee I'll take his word for it!

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Wow you must visit this little coffee place, the best Portuguese tart you would ever eat! Such a shame it is so small as it can be very busy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Excelsior Hotel, 281 Gloucester Road,Causeway Bay | Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Neighborhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Phone Number: 852-28376777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centers of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
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