Cafe Deadend

Cafe Deadend

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72 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan
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72 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan
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上環普慶坊72號地下
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Free Corkage 
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Takeout & Delivery 
This uber-hipster bakery/cafe in the 'Poho' does great sandwiches and pastries (as one would expect) - but critics find the prices steep and the waiting times not worth it.
12 reviews
70%
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Portions are rather generous, such as in the inches-thick French ham and brie sandwich, which justifies the high prices somewhat. Unfortunately, it gets unbearably busy on weekends when service also tends to suffer. 

60%
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The sandwich, which was served piping hot on grilled bread, was delicious and deceptively filling, with the bread a standout. However, we found $115 a little overpriced for a sandwich and a paltry, generic side salad.

60%
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If you don’t fancy taking it away, simply chill out with your new baked goodies and a mean hot chocolate at Cafe Deadend round the back.

75%
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Tucked away at the end of a cul de sac next to its sister bakery, Po’s Atelier, this alfresco coffee shop gem features a small menu of scrumptious delights and a large terrace perfect for soaking up a few summer rays.

70%
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This looked better than the Menu suggested indeed. Apparently it was pretty good with poached eggs on top - the latter were slightly overcooked.

80%
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Pricewise, it’s in the bracket of fnar-fnar-bit-posh coffeeshop. But the upscale food is worth it, you’re paying for the carbs of kings and well-sourced ingredients.

40%
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The wait (over 30 minutes) of waiting for our food, hype/high expectations, small portions, the price, and the loads of people (we totally shared our table that fits 4, with another group….to form 6) Are you following? *In other words…Jammed pack to the max*

50%
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I thought the elements tasted nice individually, but do not blend very well together.

60%
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Only downsides for me are the fact that Cafe Deadend is a little out of my way to go there regularly and that it is a little pricey.

60%
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TL:DR – I want to fucking kill myself after writing that, coffee was a fuck yeah, eggs were a fuck yeah, service was well intentioned but a bit of a fuck no.  Saw a crazy line forming as we left and I wouldn’t be part of waiting 30 minutes for fucking pricey eggs + coffee on a Sunday morning.

70%
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 I am always searching for a good sandwich and Cafe Deadend serves on of my favourite in town.  Their French Ham and Brie sandwich is served hot and provides a generous helping of ham and cheese. 

65%
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Artisanal breads + seriously great food. Swoon-worthy prices to match, natch.