Monday, 29 July 2013

agnes b. Patisserie & Chocolate

So happy that I finally got to try the beautiful patisseries at agnes b in Hong Kong this time round. I walk passed one of their shops last year but it was for take out only. I really wanted to visit one of their shops and enjoy their cakes in their French chic stylish cafe instead of buying them and taking them home because the weather was quite warm I thought it might ruin the cake and the taste. So you can imagine how happy I was when I came across the cafe this time during my stay in Hong Kong!

I was with my cousin at the time and we kind of didn't know where we were, so we decided to jump into a cab and asked the taxi driver to drop us off at the nearest underground station. He drop us off at Central station and there was a quite a big shopping centre next to the station so we decide to go in and have a wander to see if there were any good cake or dessert shops. So I was so excited to find out that on one of the shopping levels, the entire floor was all about agnes b, including their men & woman collection, accessories shop, florist, their french restaurant, chocolate boutique and beautiful sun-filled atrium cafe. 



We were spoilt for choice! Everything looked lovely and we just wanted to try all of them.

After a good five minutes we decided to pick two flavours each, so we could share and try four of their flavours. The cakes were all  lovely. The sponge inside the cakes are all very moist but not wet, as I do find with a lot of cake they like to soak their sponge with too much syrup but these were perfect with their feather light creams and mousses and not too sweet either.

I didn't realise that they had so many of their cafes in Hong Kong! I was so happy to see another one in Sha Tin shopping centre, we shop and eat there quite regularly as its close and convenient for us, so without a doubt there was a few more visits for more of their cakes before I leave Hong Kong. Although some say that agnes b cakes are nothing to shout about but I totally disagree. Although its a brand and they have over ten cafes in Hong Kong, I still think the cakes are up to my taste and have their own unique style! 

                         

Not only the cakes are beautiful and light, the cafe serve good coffee too. The creme brulee latte is lovely. 

The ones i've tried during my stay are,
Jasmine- a vanilla creme brulee with a almond sponge
Delices- a chocolate sponge cake, chocolate mousse with raspberries and feuilletine
Venezuela- chocolate sponge cake filled with chocolate ganache 
Danielle- layers of feuilletine, chocolate sponge and coffee cream mousse
Patricia- vanilla sponge cake with feuilletine and filled with pear mousse and caramel mousse
Louise- vanilla sponge with raspberry filling and creme custard cheesecake 

My favourite were Jasmine and Venezuela. The Jasmine creme brulee custard mousse was very smooth and not too sweet. Venezuela is such a cute heart shape cake and the colour is a so pretty! With a very rich ganache, the cake is so satisfying for chocolate lovers.

Agnes b. DELICES


I just couldn't resist! I had to try the chocolates too! Fresh chocolates are so expensive but I thought I should treat myself once in a while :)



The flavours I chose, Hazelnut crisp dark chocolate, pistachio creme, ccream cheese milk choclate, lychee & rose, vanilla milk chocolate, earl grey dark chocolate, double hazelnut, mango milk chocolate and green apple brandy. The pistachio creme, vanilla and mango were my favourites. Definitely fine tasting fresh chocolates.

Agnes b cafe is a perfect place to chill and satify those sweet cravings for everything sweet and is definitely one of those cafes which deserves a visit. 


2 comments:

  1. A lovely blog! Right now I am dying to try the lovely cakes.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I've been back from Hong Kong for a few months now and i've only had time to blog about the cakes now. Uploading the photos makes me miss the cakes in even more :)

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