Causeway bay is known as Hong Kong’s centre of everything cool and hip. Here you can find everything from hidden designer stores to trendy bars, and the newest gourmet experiences.
Here are some of our top picks.
Part private kitchen, part restaurant, whatlacks in pomp and circumstance it more than makes up for in authenticity, flavour and value for money. Sharing dishes is the order of the day, so it is better to go as a large group. Be certain to sample the Sichuan cold noodles — deliciously chewy noodles in mouth-numbing fiery chilli oil — and the poached fish in hot chilli oil. Book ahead as Sijie only has eight tables.
Founded by the grandson of a local ceramics manufacturer in 2008,celebrates style and whimsy through its beautifully designed collections of crockery and dishware, which mix the contemporary and traditional. Its signature collection, Er-go!, is a study in the power of simplicity and available in a kaleidoscope of colours — in fact, it’s so good it graces the tables of some of the city’s best-loved restaurants. A true homegrown brand.
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Finding a good patisserie in Hong Kong is not always easy. At least, that is, until Tai Hang’sopened its doors in summer 2017. Run by a husband and wife team who knead, fold and glaze everything themselves, the bijou bakery has earned a reputation as one of the best in town, not only for its perfectly flaky croissants but also for its experimental ice creams, including the intriguing blue cheese flavour. Arrive early for a piece of the pie, it sells out on an almost daily basis.
Favoured by Causeway Bay’s monochrome-clad denizens,is renowned among the city’s style set for its curation of menswear, womenswear and accessories from pioneering European designers, all artfully arranged within minimal surrounds. The store shuns mainstream labels, instead you will find little-known, next-big-thing brands such as Delada and Carol Christian Poell hanging out alongside the likes of DRKSHDW for Rick Owens and Ambust. Better still, the staff are welcoming, helpful and lack pretension, which makes Ink’s high-fashion credibility all the more legitimate.
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