One of the most bustling neighbourhoods on Hong Kong Island, North Point is an often overlooked gem of an area. Its crowded pavements are home to everything from Michelin recommended eateries to historic art galleries. Only in the area briefly or just want a flavour of what’s best about North Point? Read on below...
Best things to do near North Point MTR station
If you’re in North Point and in need of a caffeine fix, Brew Note is the best option – though Smoko down near Fortress Hill is a good option that’s not miles away. A brisk walk west from Exit B1, the crew at Brew Note are masters when it comes to cold brew coffee. The menu offers everything from hand-drip joe and single origin espresso to the Press & Rock, Brew Note’s version of an Aeropress coffee on ice.
Just across the road from Brew Note is one of Hong Kong’s most avant-garde transdisciplinary art spaces. Initiated by Zurich University of the Arts, Connecting Space presents outside-the-box exhibitions that aren’t limited to a single genre. Local artists Frog King and Samson Young have exhibited here, among others.
When it comes to delicious snacks, North Point is home to more than just famous egg waffles. The hood’s also home to arguably the best purveyor of egg rolls in the city. Duck Shing Ho (德成号) is famous and queues out the door are a daily occurrence. If you want be sure of walking away with their renowned goods, you’d best head out of Exit A1 early and get in line before the store opens.
Okay, we’re not really recommending the ferry pier itself as a location worthy of attention, but where it can get you. North Point offers great connections to and from Hong Kong Island. Especially of note is the ferry to Kowloon City Ferry Pier near Exit B1, which is one of the easiest ways to reach MTR-less neighbourhoods like To Kwa Wan and Ma Tau Kok from the Island – or vice versa if you’re coming the other direction. An excellent jumping-off point for adventures either side of the harbour.
North Point is chock full of great restaurants. Tung Po, a few minutes from Exit A1, doesn’t necessarily serve the best food out of all of them – though the wind sand chicken is a definite winner – but it’s certainly one of the best dining experiences anywhere in Hong Kong. It’s loud, lively and all-round great fun if you’re looking for somewhere casual to dine in the area. It’s a great place to bring visitors to the city, too.