Cover Potato salad with crispy jamon (Photo: Courtesy of Sake Central)

From now until November, head to Haus in Central for round-the-clock food and drink inspired by the kiosks of Japan

Whether it’s hot coffee, a comforting lunch or a cheeky aperitif you need, the latest concept to land at Haus in Central has you covered. Taking over from Omotesando Koffee, which ended its residency at Haus at the end of September, Kiosk / Night Kiosk combines convenience with a cool factor. The first-of-its-kind collaboration between Sake Central and Cafe Life brings the best parts of Japanese kiosk culture to the heart of the city. The crossover concept by sake samurai Elliot Faber and Cafe Life’s owner and executive patissier Tetsuya Matsuoka is injecting fresh energy into the cafe scene, with a full barista programme, Japanese-inspired lunches and pastries, and an evening programme of alcoholic libations.

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By day, Kiosk brings locally roasted coffee and Inari tea to be enjoyed with a menu of savoury pies, salads and specially designed Japanese-style cakes by Matsuoka—including the cult favourite Sake Central Noto 88 sake kasu Basque cheesecake. The all-day menu focuses on golden savoury pies, with fillings such as beef short rib with demi-glace sauce, Japanese curry, minestrone, and a special clam chowder version made with a recipe created by Faber and his wife Tiffany. We also love the rich, Japanese-style potato salad topped with crispy jamon, shichimi togarashi and nori.

In the evenings, the space transforms into Night Kiosk, when baristas are replaced by bartenders Jack Byrne and Sebastian Robinson, and guests can enjoy a selection of highballs, sake and craft cocktails designed exclusively for Haus. Night Kiosk stays open until 10pm on Friday and Saturday to serve drinks such as the iconic Sunday’s highball—here, exclusively made with the ultra soft and elegant Yamazaki soda water—or the Granit Spritz featuring Fernet Hunter Granit, ginger and lychee Cuppa Kombucha, pineapple and grapefruit. In total, there are eight cocktails and a selection of sake to be savoured over great tunes, making it the perfect spot to unwind. Come visit and you might just catch a special off menu dish, too, created to offset one too many drinks.

Kiosk / Night Kiosk is open from 10am to 8pm Monday to Wednesday, and 10am to 9pm Thursday to Saturday.

G/F, Haus, 38-40 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

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