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Seven Spots We Love In... Haven Street
|By Time Out Hong Kong (4 July 2012)|
Hong Kong neighbourhoods gentrify by the minute so its Time Out's job to keep up and show our readers where the most happening and upcoming spots are. This time we feature Haven Street.
Situated at almost the very end of Haven Street, it’s easy to miss Mooi if you’re too lazy to walk the extra few steps. Shop owner Erica opts for vintage East German furniture from Europe every season. Subdued and simple in style, the designer chairs and chandeliers in Mooi are timeless pieces that will definitely brighten up your home.
|Address: G/F, 25 Haven St|
|Tel: 2882 1384|
|Opening hours: Mon-Sun 1pm-8pm|
Originally located on Tai Ping Shan Street, the established painting gallery Oscary Art has reopened on Haven. You can enjoy a night of ‘art jamming’ with your friends where you fill a blank canvas with works from your wildest imaginations. A complete amateur in art? No worries, the members of staff are all friendly and more than willing to help. Ideal for private parties and play dates with the little tykes. From HK$150 inc canvas, tote bag and two drinks.
|Address: 30 Haven St|
|Tel: 2964 9111|
|Opening hour: Mon-Thu 7pm-11pm, Fri 7pm-midnight, Sat 2pm-1am, Sun 2pm-midnight|
Unlike most of the cafés in town, there’s only one enormous wooden table situated at Café R&C. But it’s a good spot to chill out in – and you can engage in warm conversations with shop owners (and interior designers) Corey and Rosita. The massive album collection here includes everything from K-pop to jazz and R&B, and is just as interesting as the elaborate yet not-over-the-top tiled floor.
|Address: 22&24 Haven St|
|Tel: 2890 9838|
|Opening hour: Mon-Thu 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-midnight|
Everything here is imported from Japan with 81net.hk gathering premium horse oil products, including balms, shampoos and soaps. Known for its outstanding moisturising effect, horse oil is mild and suitable for sensitive skin. The shop also helps customers order specific horse oil products, should they so desire.
|Address: 14 Haven St|
|Tel: 2890 9119|
|Opening hour: Mon-Sun midday-8.30pm|
|Habitu Coffee Academy and Roasting Studio|
From coffee roasting and blending to innovative latte art, the Habitu Coffee Academy and Roasting Studio runs regular courses every Friday to Sunday for those who see the black stuff as something more than just an energy booster. Comfortable and spacious, the studio is blessed with abundant natural lighting and is perfect for private events for up to 50 people.
|Address: Shop 3, G/F, Haven Court, 128-138 Leighton Road|
|Tel: 3104 0075|
|Opening hour: Mon-Sun 10am-7pm|
|Price: From HK$288|
This 35-year-old Japanese boutique and grocery store opened in Hong Kong last year – the first time it had expanded outside of Japan in its history. Here, it’s hidden in the most unexpected of locations – among the garages and window workshops. But that’s kinda what makes it cool. The owner of Bunkaya Zakkaten, which literally translates as ‘cultural house grocery’, is determined to bring Japanese handmade accessories to HK shoppers. From the cute floral bow-ties to the petite leather suitcases, everything in the shop is sure to be a unique vintage treasure.
|Address: G/F, 11A Caroline Hill Road (walk into Lei Shun Court by the entrance next to the 7-eleven)|
|Tel: 2808 0304|
|Opening hour: Mon-Sun midday-9pm|
Surprisingly neat and organised, Priya Fashion is a second-hand retailer which covers basically everything in a woman’s wardrobe. The handbag and indigo collections are especially impressive. But, just like shopping at any other secondhand retailer’s store, keep an eye out for stains and torn fabrics. And, of course, remember to haggle over a good price!
|Address: 1-5 Haven St|
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