Sweet Classroom, G/F, 150 Third St., Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Area:Sai Ying Pun
Nearest Train:Sheung Wan
Opening Hours:Sun-Thu 3pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 3pm-1am
When the owners of Sweet Classroom decided they would open a themed restaurant, they decided to go all the way. Bulletin boards, chalk boards, lined student notebook-looking menus and (our favorite touch) old-school wooden and metal desks with the tray shelves fill the popular dessert shop, without it being too cute.
After flipping through the very attractive menu—and checking out what other people were happily munching—we decided to go for a glass of mango milk, an apple crumble and a chocolate cake, both of which came with vanilla ice cream. We were tempted to order a soufflé but when an astonishingly huge green tea flavored one came out of the kitchen we decided we’d go for it next time when we had a group of six or more (it did look good though). Fortunately, our cake and crumble were perfectly sized portions for one person. The chocolate cake was rich, sweet and had an almost gooey center—which we hope was on purpose. The apple in the crumble was cooked well, with a welcome savory flavor after the saccharine cake.
What brought the crumble down was the crust. Extremely dry, it fell to dust as soon as we touched it. While the desserts we chose fell a bit flat and the wait time was a bit long, the mango milk completely saved the day with its perfect mix of refreshing sweetness.
If you’re looking to fulfill your childhood sweet tooth, make a bee-line to this hidden Sai Ying Pun spot. We will be back to try the Hong Kong-style desserts next time, such as the Yakult cheesecake.