Don't even get us started on the lack of doughnut options in Hong Kong. We pride ourselves on being a culinary paradise, but what's the title worth when we have to scour the whole city for a taste of soft, fluffy doughnuts?
Luckily for us, our inclination for mid-morning munchies and urge for that afternoon sugar hit can finally – hopefully – be staved off with the opening of J.CO Donuts & Coffee. Having already made a name for itself in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore, the chain's recipe for success lies in its fluffy doughnuts made using high-quality ingredients, paired with quality-brewed Italian coffee. On top of their most popular offering – the Al Capone, a white chocolate ring doughnut encrusted with toasted almonds – they also serve an array of inventive options including the White Desert with a sweet and creamy kaya filling topped with coconut flakes and the Avocado DiCaprio, an intriguing combination of avocado and chocolate crunch.
As the name suggests, J.CO is as serious about coffee as it is about doughnuts. They utilise only the finest 100% Arabica coffee beans, medium-roasted to create a unique blend that is full bodied with low acidity. Their extensive drinks menu spans Italian roasted classics like the simple Americano ($28/12oz) and iced caffe latte ($32/12oz) to more creative J.CO originals such as the hot tiramisu ($35/12oz) and cappuccino chip frappé ($36/12oz). To help you to get the most out of your experience, they even provide professional pairing advice telling you which doughnut goes best with your cup of joe!
• 1 piece: $15
• ½ dozen: $88
• 1 dozen: $148
• 2 dozen: $258
• 2 dozen: $98
Shops 1 and 2, G/F, 55 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, 6982 8282