A place to relax and unwind any time of the day, The Optimist is now serving an all-day menu on their street level floor. With an inviting ambience and friendly service, The Optimist downstairs has a European neighbourhood café feel, where locals can pop by any time of the day for an afternoon coffee and pastry, a quick yet hearty lunch or a breakfast date.
“Our loyal customers love to hang out for hours in our bright and airy ground-floor, so we decided to create an all-day menu of casual bites to keep them happy. As you would find in a popular corner-side café in Spain, our new menu focusses on fresh quality seasonal ingredients. Don’t miss our smoothie and juice bar where you can make your own fresh combinations to cleanse last night’s sins!” says Christian Talpo, co-founder of The Optimist.
Selections of small plates make for delicious starters or more-ish afternoon snacks. Nibble on Cold meat and cheese board (HKD180), Crostini and vegetable crudites (HKD85) or indulge in fresh Daniel Sorlut Oysters (HKD42).
Using freshly baked bread from a local bakery, The Optimist’s generously filled sandwiches, bagels and grilled ciabattas start from only HKD35. For those looking for something bigger to get their teeth around, The Optimist’s signature burger (HKD120) encases prime beef, Spanish Manchego cheese and a fried egg in a soft bun, served with side of hand cut chips.
The Optimist – Buttermilk pancakes with blueberries
For a lighter lunch, choose from a colourful range of fresh healthy salads, including The Optimist’s Caesar salad with kale (HKD85), Smoked salmon salad with avocado and lime dressing (HKD80), Ensalada de Pulpo with grilled octopus and edamame (HKD120) and Toasted quinoa tabbouleh with pomegranate and cashew nuts (HKD75).
Because eggs are an egg-cellent start to any day (or any time of day for that matter), The Optimist has a selection of Broken Eggs (HKD80/90)and Omelettes (HKD45/50/55) cooked Spanish-style with toppings of Iberian ham, chorizo, black truffle and Manchego cheese.
The Optimist – The Optimist burger
Available all-day, everyday are indulgent Buttermilk pancakes (HKD65), topped with bacon, blueberries or banana, pancakes are served as they should with lashings of sauce – chose from maple syrup, melted chocolate or berry coulis.
Stop by for an afternoon brewed coffee or pot of tea and chose from the tempting array of pastries, muffins and cookies which line the countertops starting (from only HKD10). Those looking for a dose of health can make their own smoothie from the juice bar or choose from a refreshing selection of mocktails including the Strawberry letter with strawberries, basil and lime, Passionate affair with fresh passion fruit, peach and mint and Apple pie with apple, lemon and cinnamon (all HKD60).
The Optimist – Toasted quinoa tabbouleh
Swing by The Optimist for a coffee and a pastry, hearty lunch, all day breakfast or juice from 11.30am to 6pm every day.