There’re indeed a lot of restaurants in the Soho area but they’re all pretty ubiquitous, from western restaurants to western restaurants and …more western restaurants. It almost sounds ridiculous if one goes to Soho for a nice cup of tea but let me tell you, there’s a surprisingly oh-so-cosy tea café tucked in the back of an aromatherapy store. Huh? Yeah, of course you’re confused. I was just the same when I first visited DK Aromatherapy.
Having been situated in the heart of Soho for more than a decade long (WOW!), it’s been an one-stop shop for health enthusiasts to purchase aromatic products and enjoy body treatments. Until now, you may still wonder: so, what does this has to do with a nice cup of tea? Well, after running the business for this long, they decided to convert G/F into a tea café, DK CUPPA TEA.
This tea café is my go-to-spot for some much-needed serenity and a sense of calmness, not to mention they have an incredible chocolate fondue set. (Hell yeah! A BIG BONUS!)
Soft music, warm and welcoming lighting with a pleasant scent permeated the air, I can already envisage people not wanting to leave once they take their seats. Oh and remember to choose their floor seating with big cushions and cushy rugs, SNUGGLE UP!
Their recent highlight is the 70% soy-free, vegan dark chocolate fondue mixed with Italy’s San Pietro a Pettine truffles set, which comes with a drink, a complimentary skin consultation and a personal aromatherapeutic bible, along with a bottle of aromatherapy facial serum to take home. Priced at $298 /person only, you can enjoy a delicious afternoon and professional skincare services in one go, YES, YES and YES!
Their chocolate fondue is better than you think it’s going to be, it’s in fact a lot better. It has a real depth of chocolate flavor, neither toothachingly sugary nor intensely bitter, is nicely balanced and deservedly a hit. The kick of truffle brings character to the fondue, not overpowering but wonderfully nuanced. Fair warning, it’s sinfully delicious and highly addictive. They’re nothing lean about their ingredients, indulge yourself with their specially sourced organic figs from the US, low-fat lavender cheesecake and yogurt cheesecake, fresh strawberries and bananas. Dunk their special lemongrass cheesecake into that pool of buttery smooth concoction and get a taste of that thick and luscious chocolate morsel with a clean, mild melt. Let it melt, don’t chomp too fast and make it lingers in your month. Woooooooahhhhh, I can feel the rush of endorphins pumping in my blood. Ladies, eat as much as you want, it’s GUILT-FREE! (not scientifically proven but who cares?)
I’m urging all those stressed out people out there to head to this cool as a cucumber tea café to unwind and dig into their fantabulous chocolate fondue, remember to lick the pot clean. MmmmMmmm.
…work hard, eat harder!
G/F, 16A Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, 27712847