Nestled among the skyscrapers and tall buildings is a little oasis of specialty coffee, Espresso Alchemy. Some dead giveaways that this place is serious is the descriptions of the blends up on the whiteboard glass behinds the barista, the custom paint job on the La Marzocco Strada and of course the option of filter brews (depending on availability of seasonal single origins) or cold brew on the menu. The perfectly executed milk drinks doesn't hurt, either.
They brew espressos on a cool looking custom painted Expobar, which was hard to get a photo of - but you get the idea! A very unusual machine in a world of Nuova Simonellis and Synessos, but obviously one capable of liking it's weight.
Espresso Alchemy in Quarry Bay is open from 6:30am on weekdays for the office worker rush, so get in early! Like every other cafe here it's in our specialty coffee app on the App Store.