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Blue Sky Cafe - "HK" style western in Belmont


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Blue Sky Cafe - "HK" style western in Belmont

K K | Mar 24, 2007 09:44 PM

Thanks to dabinlo (aka HK hot pot) for the heads up about this new place in Belmont.

Blue Sky Cafe, a new HK style western cafe kind a place, occupies the space that was Sichuan Court, nested in the corner of a complex of primarily office/business dwellings. Although the Sichuan Court huge signage is still around, the entrance doorway now says Blue Sky Cafe.

BSC is a little bit difficult to find. The address might not make sense when you are driving but that's what it says on their business card. You need to look for Holiday Inn Express and Papa Murphy's pizza across the street. Near the entrance ramp from El Camino into the complex is a sign by the curb that points where BSC is.

This is a rather small space, with about 12 ish tables. The menu is in English and Chinese with a white board specials of mostly rice plates and stir fry. The offerings are generic Hong Kong style cafe's, although I did note that the Chinese characters on the menu are shorthand, not traditional, indicating that the owners may be from China/Southern China and not Hong Kong (although I did have a nice chat with the owner who spoke perfect Cantonese herself although with a bit of a Mainland twang, didn't ask where she and her staff are from)

Entrees are very affordable, ranging from $4.95 to $6.95. Tons of varieties of rice plates, stir fry rice or noodles, noodle soup, ho fun, congee, and a few baked rice/baked pasta a la HK western style dishes, and also the obligatory HK style milk tea.

This place opened probably less than 4 to 5 days. I popped in earlier to get some take out, which currently makes up the bulk of their business. I had the French Toast which was quite authentic, basically two pieces of toast with peanut butter sandwiched together and deep fried (crunchy batter outside), served with syrup and butter for extra artery clogging goodness. Beef congee was sadly more watery than ricey/cottony but the beef was not bad. HK milk tea is definitely good, not superb, but way better than Top Cafe, and even better the Broadway Bistro's in Millbrae on their off day. In fact the owner apologize for the tea I got when I ordered it on ice, as she said the tea batch was still hot from brewing this morning, and the ice melted very quickly. Good flavor, not terribly strong, but it works. I went home and added more ice myself.

Currently cash only, open from 11 am to 11 pm everyday. They have not even advertised yet, and have to deal with the City of Belmont to apply for a permit to replace the Sichuan Court signage above the entrance door with their own.

The manager/owner recommended their won tons. Hopefully this place is decent enough on the other offerings for me to check them out again next time.

Blue Sky Cafe
1625 El Camino Real #9
Belmont, CA

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