If you're like me and enjoy indulging in guilty pleasures more than just once in awhile, you might want to check out the humble GoodDay Cafe in Causeway Bay.
It’s the perfect place for picky eaters, with a menu featuring a wide range of food items, from all-day breakfast sets to burgers, pastas and more.
Iced chocolate, made using ICAM 56% dark chocolate
It’s also the perfect place to brighten up someone’s day with a pretty iced chocolate ($48) topped with a melted marshmallow swirl and more colourful mini marshmallows.
Or a GoodDay cappuccino ($40) made with a solid espresso and smiley face. Just look at that friendly face – see what I mean?
Signature GoodDay special cheese fish and chips
We came to try their signature cheese fish and chips ($98), and boy, it did not disappoint. It was everything we wanted in a plate of fish and chips: a crispy, beer-battered exterior encasing a fluffy, moist fish fillet. The best part of this was the surprise element of oozing hot cheese from the fish that slowly overflowed onto the table as we ate. But it’s okay, there was plenty of cheese to go around – we could afford to give some to the table and mop off the remaining cheese in the dish with some fries.
Another signature dish is the soft-shell crab burger with homemade mango salsa ($88), a combination that can’t go too far wrong. While the soft-shell crab was well battered and fried, we wished there was more mango salsa. The bun also felt slightly airy and insubstantial. If there was some fine-tuning such as a heftier bun, lighter bun-to-patty ratio and more salsa, this burger would be a bigger hit.
Penne with smoked salmon in vodka cream sauce
GoodDay’s penne with smoked salmon in vodka cream sauce ($88) fell short for us. Despite being a dish on their signature list, the cream sauce was bitter and overpowered by a clingy, alcoholic taste. The choice of pasta was also questionable as penne is best paired with a hearty, rich sauce, which the dish didn’t provide.
You can have a good day here with the eatery's sinfully delicious cheese fish and chips. Oh and that smiley face cappuccino too.
12 Haven Street, Causeway Bay, 6310 9268
This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation.