If you have a sweet tooth and you work in the area, here's a place for succour - and sucrose.
Located in the residential precinct of Provident Garden, Clover Cake & Coffee House is an easy five-minute walk from the North Point MTR station and less than two minutes from the nearest tram stop.
Its convenient location makes it ideal for takeaway cookies and cakes, but its few comfy tables and chairs are just as inviting to those wanting to meet friends and colleagues over a cup of coffee or tea, and freshly-baked treats.
Clover, part of a growing trend of independent bakeries and coffee shops in the city, has a warmly lit interior and welcoming ambiance with friendly staff eager to guide customers through its menu. Its dazzling array of dessert choices are as distinctively designed and decorated as those from top-end bakeries, but are priced reasonably.
The menu includes over a dozen delicately sized and shaped minicakes and rolls (HK$22 to HK$29 each): lemon meringue tart, Mont Blanc, minipuffs in pyramid shape, chocolate truffle and Oreo cake.
Home-made cookies - sold by the bag at HK$25 to HK$35 each - come in a dozen unique flavours, such as Earl Grey tea, red tea, green tea with red bean and other non-buttery options.
Large cakes (HK$165 to HK$240) come in five and seven inches, with choices such as crunch cake, butter cream raspberry cake, green tea mousse and strawberry shortcake.
The drinks menu includes coffee, tea and smoothies.