There are a dozen and more of Cha Chan Teng; traditional tea cafes in Hong Kong where the locals have their breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some of them are well known for certain dishes and Capital Café is one such café famous for their scrambled egg toast. Personally, I am not a fan of Cha Chan Teng food since there is really nothing special about the menu but we were looking for dinner and it seems to be the only place open at that point of time.
Capital Café has many branches and the one at Wan Chai is decorated in a retro yet cutesy manner.
The café preserves that very tight and small tables space element but yet include many modern elements like hashtag and cartoon snapshots on the wall
The chalk drawing was very western café like but incorporated with many Cantonese styled elements.
The menu was simple like any café in Hong Kong where you find a section on toast, a section on instant noodles, instant macaroni as well as baked rice and beverages.
As the café was closing, we had to make our orders fairly quickly and many of the other popular items were sold out by then. So we had a luncheon meat with macaroni which came served in a rather shallow plate. The luncheon meat was lightly seared and served on top of the macaroni. The soup had a strong milky taste paired with the taste of the pasta although I feel that the pasta can be cooked slightly more.
This is another dish that both the young and older here loves. With the crispy coated omelette outside; and the soft and creamy inside, the butter on top of the bread melts into golden brownness goodness.
The Macau pork bun was very dry because of the bread used but the pork chop itself was well flavoured and crunchy but the proportion of the chop to the bread was 70, 30 so most of each bite was the dry bread which was not a good texture at all.
The sweet version of the bun was much more palatable as it is toasted till crispy and smeared with a generous amount of butter and sweet condensed milk. The result is a crispy yet sweet and addictive bun which is perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
Overall, the food and drinks at Capital Café is ok for a meal although not the best, there are some hits and some misses like the pork chop bun. For a filling meal in a cute environment, Capital is a ok choice.
Address: Shop B1, G/F, Kwong Sang Hong Building, 6 Heard Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Operating hours: 7 am to 11 pm
Nearest Station: Wan Chai MTR