Creo by Bentwood has a new outlet in Happy Valley, following hot on the heels of its popular locations in Kennedy Town and Kowloon Bay. The colourful, graffiti-style facade of the café was designed by multiple local artists. The look is eye-catching and extremely Instagrammable, fitting in well with the streetscape of Sing Woo Road.
The café serves up a variety of drinks and dishes at reasonable prices. It’s a great spot for everything from a snack and drink to a full meal. The nicely renovated outdoor seating area is also the perfect place for pet owners.
As recommended by the staff, we decided to order Creo’s signature items on our first visit:
Spicy BBQ pork-belly roll (HK$138): this roll is incredibly filling and satisfying. The pork is grilled till it’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside; it’s very flavourful and has a decent smoky aftertaste. The buttery roll is toasted, and the whole thing is topped up with spicy mayo and pickles. We love the layering of ingredients and combination of flavours in this sarnie.
Eton Mess (HK$88): Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, crushed meringue and whipped cream. It tastes like a creamy cloud of strawberry, punctuated with tiny bits of crispy meringue. This is a guilty pleasure that will brighten up your day!
Royal Brûlée (HK$48): the Royal Brûlée is an Earl Grey latte with a layer of caramelised sugar – just like the dessert of crème brûlée. This drink is foamy and creamy, with a pleasant floral aftertaste of Earl Grey.
Magic (HK$40): the proportion of espresso and milk is very well balanced in this simple coffee drink, with the coffee flavour leaning towards the nutty side.
Creo by Brentwood is a colourful, delicious addition to Happy Valley’s café scene.
Where: 6 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley
Opening hours: Friday–Wednesday, 8am–5:30pm
This write-up is based on an independent tasting, with no monetary compensation received. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.