It’s hard enough finding a place that reliably does coffee the right way, but it’s even harder finding one that also serves sensational (wild wild) western food. Luckily for anybody in Lai Chi Kok, that search is a thing of the past thanks to The Americano by Texas Burger on Cheung Sha Wan Road. The Texas Burger name is well known around Hong Kong for their juicy, beefy American-style burgers, but the menu at The Americano holds a lot more in store, from sweet treats to brunches and all-day breakfast and famous dishes like the Texas hamburger, pork burger, Florentine chicken parsley, and the Indian-style grilled chicken masala.
Bringing a slice of Southern America to Lai Chi Kok, just four minutes from the station, The Americano by Texas Burger is cool, crafty joint that offers seriously tasty and hearty fare all throughout the day. A member of one of Hong Kong’s most beloved burger families, it should be no surprise that The Americano serves up some beautiful bun-based creations like the Texas hamburgers, chicken hamburgers and foie gras hamburgers, but there is a lot more awaiting you at this chic eatery on Cheung Sha Wan Road. The all-day Americano Big Breakfast menu is huge, featuring Cumbrian sausage, carefully selected US farm eggs and bacon, balsamic vinegar baked and grilled mushrooms, crispy potato cakes and golden slices of toast, eggplant tomatoes and home-roasted beans.
The staff seem young, vibrant and keen, the environment is spacious and comfortable and their specialty roast coffee pulled by well-trained baristas is some of the best around Hong Kong, so it’s a great place just to hang out, while away the hours or get some work done in a friendly atmosphere. The Americano prides itself on using local roasters for their imported beans, with the Ethiopian Yajia Xuefu (Ethiopia Yirgachette) beans being in particular high demand among coffee connoisseurs. The espresso blend, on the other hand, incorporates Colombian, Sumatran and Brazilian beans for viscosity, with a hint of the fruitiness of Ethiopian beans. Bear in mind that, unless you like waiting for a table, it’s well worth making a reservation before you head towards Cheung Sha Wan Road because The Americano is no longer a hidden Lai Chi Kok secret and does fill up, especially over lunch!
The restaurant serves up good food but the service is always lacking. I've called to make a reservation before and they just said ok come and didn't even ask for my name or phone number and I had to ask them if they wanted my information and they said ok please give it to me.
Comfortable seating, good quality of food and drinks, friendly staffs. A nice place for gathering. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will dine here again :)
The hamburger is juicy and the salad is fresh. The restaurant is clean and tidy. The service is good. Overall experience in this restaurant is excellent. Will try it again.
Very yummy food and comfortable seating. A good place for people to chat and eat at the same time. Especially love the burgers and coffee.