📍MUM’S NOT HOME, Yau Ma Tei
i’ve heard a lot about this cafe because so many people i know have visited this place. so naturally, curiosity got the better of me and i decided to visit it with my friend to see if it lived up to the hype.
when i first walked in, my first impressions were - cozy, in your face, vibrant. definitely the quirkiest cafe i have ever visited. there were so many plants around, i felt as if i was walking into a pocket jungle. various coloured lights and coloured cellophane sheets adorned the cafe, casting vibrant hues all around. there were other miscellaneous items, like a toy shark, an empty teapot and a teeny tiny cactus stuck on the window. being there was definitely a visual treat to the eyes.
on a sidenote, i think i also came to the cafe during the period of time where the owners were showcasing their art - a wide selection of psychedelic portraits. they are really nice.
the food, however, is so-so. i ordered a butterfly pea tea and a matcha and strawberry cheesecake. the pea tea came with two slices of lime. the colour change was interesting, but as long as you squash the lime, you’re essentially drinking a purple lemonade. the matcha cheesecake barely tasted like matcha at all, plus the portion was quite small. overall, kind of disappointing - and pricey. i say it’s pricey because it’s a similar price as having tea and cake at boston tea party. and UK food is in general more expensive than HK food. but i’m interested in visiting again to try out the other drinks.