Recently, I’ve become acquainted with the Tseung Kwan O area and have so many good things to say about it. One of my favourite things to do there is visit the waterfront, where there are so many restaurants, with most of them having great outdoor spaces. The restaurants at Alto Residences are particularly nice and spacious. One of the latest to open there is Café Bohème.
Café Bohème (with bohème translating to “bohemian”) is a family-friendly restaurant with an artsy vibe, run by Pastis Group (there’s another location at Art Park, West Kowloon). The menu is straightforward, focusing on pizzas and fresh pastas. We visited on a Saturday night, and the restaurant was buzzing – a hotspot in this waterside suburb! Families and larger groups were mostly gathered in the main dining room, with smaller groups settled around the bar and at the tables by the windows.
We started with strawberry basil spritz ($50) and passion fruit spritz ($78) mocktails – both hits, refreshing on our hot summer evening and not overly sweet.
For our group of two, we tucked into the following:
The Parma ham platter ($118) is straightforward. This was a bit smaller than I was expecting but was tasty enough.
The chicken Caesar salad ($148) was too light on flavour for my taste, with the dressing, chicken and croutons all a bit bland. There are six salads on the menu though, so if a mild Caesar salad doesn’t strike your fancy, perhaps another one will.
Where Café Bohème really shines is with its pizzas and pastas. There’s a reason this restaurant is proving to be the most popular in the Alto Residences block!
I highly recommend the spicy prawns pizza ($168). Not only are the toppings fresh and portioned generously, but the sauce and prawns have a real kick too.
The tagliatelle carbonara ($148) is also a winner. The tagliatelle itself is lovely and eggy, and the sauce is well balanced and flavourful. This might be a dish best shared, but I didn’t find it so rich that I couldn’t eat a whole bowl myself.
While we didn’t have room to try the seafood linguine ($148), many tables were ordering this, and it looked delicious.
We ended our meal with the tiramisu ($68) and dame blanche ice cream ($78) – both classic, creamy and kid-friendly.
Whether you live in TKO or are visiting the area (there are lots of bike and running paths!), add Café Bohème to your list of places to eat. It’s great for families but also nice enough for dates. The pizzas and pastas are very well done, and they’re reasonably priced too.
This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.
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