Sai Kung may be famous for its picturesque hikes, beautiful beaches and authentic, down-to-earth seafood restaurants, but did you know that there are also tons of unique cafes hidden in plain sight? From vinyl-covered cafes to ones that sell dim sum, there's something for everyone. Here are just some of our favourites.
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Sai Kung's best cafes
This dinky oasis serves all-day breakfasts and healthy Mediterranean lunch offerings like the haloumi bowl with quinoa, pickled beetroot and lemon tahini dressing. Stop by for nourishing grub and good coffee, as well as comfy couches, fast Wi-Fi and plenty of sockets for your laptop or phone.
Part café part record room, Moni Stand is a quaint space offering respite from the hustle and bustle of the more popular parts of town. On a back street, the shop is lined with floor-to-ceiling shelves that house a wide range of vinyl records. The space also contains numerous comfortable leather chairs to help you recreate a scene from Empire Records – if you so choose. Moni Stand also has weekly workshops for coffee lovers to go learn about things like home brewing and coffee cupping.
There's one thing that Sai Kung is not without and that's our beloved furry pals, so it comes as no surprise that the Shiba Taro Cafe is a popular joint in the area. Playing shopkeeper of the cafe, Taro the Shiba always welcomes his guests with a warm and friendly smile. Dog lover or not, you’re bound to fall in love with Taro. Don’t worry, the food is no afterthought either. Serving up a range of Western cuisine, there's everything from sweet and savoury nibbles to seafood pasta and all-day breakfast.
Dim sum anyone? Nowhere Man earned its place on our list for its unique and innovative dishes found on the menu. From a black truffle siu mai salad to Peking duck spring rolls and strawberry-infused chicken wings to a classic prawn toast, you can clearly see a fusion of traditional cuisine mixed with modern tastes. This is a definite must-try.
More than just a cafe, Blacksmith is a cool little hangout spot that often showcases different art pieces by local artists as well as a handful of precious gems collected by the shop owner. Mixing art together with cuisine, Blacksmith serves up a mouthwatering selection of dishes such as pulled pork bagel, honey lemon french toast, ratatouille and kimchi chicken pizza.
Founded by comedian and musical actor Jim Chim, My Sunshine House is a charming little blue and white themed cafe with a Mediterranean twist. The cafe's open space makes it a popular gathering ground for bookworms looking to flip some pages with a coffee in hand, and dog owners to bask in sunshine along with their pup friends.