Recently I spent a whole afternoon in Quarry Bay, one of the most underrated neighbourhoods (in my opinion). If you’re a tourist, Quarry Bay won’t probably be on top of your list, but it is actually one of the most interesting places as it is an ultimate blend of modern and traditional, urban cool and gritty Hong Kong.
Below are some my favourite spots in Quarry Bay. Whether you go on your own, on a date, or with friends, you’ll have fun I promise!
Start off your day with a brunch at Mr and Mrs Fox. This restaurant features uber cool interiors and outside seating area, which makes it a favourite for a relaxed weekend brunch. The cocktails looked very yummy too, making it a good pit stop after a day of walking.
23 Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay,
Alternatively, get your caffeine fix at Nutsy, a tiny coffee ran by two Aussies. They take pride in their friendly service and beautifully crafted lattes.
Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay
For the art and architecture lovers, Taikoo Place is the place you cannot miss. They run super interesting exhibitions and events. At the time we visited, they were running an exhibition on genius architect Zaha Hadid. The building itself is a work of art with its sleek lines and modern touches. You can definitely get some Instagram-worthy shots here, for sure!
Yick Fat Building
Ok, I have to admit this is the reason I wanted to go to Quarry Bay in the first place. I saw a picture on Instagram taken here and I thought I wanted to see it with my own eyes. I don’t think there are many cities in the world where you can witness so many tiny apartments crammed into one place. It is technically a private property, but when you enter the courtyard we could spot a few photography enthusiasts wandering around as well as the tenants enjoying table games or running errands in the shops on the ground floor. A truly Hong Kong experience that doesn’t disappoint!
1048-1056 King’s Rd, Quarry Bay
Travelling to Hong Kong? Make sure you check out my recent Hong Kong Guides: Hong Kong’s Instagram-worthy Spots, Sheung Wan District, Tai Hang District as well some day trips ideas like Tai O Fishing Village, Big Wave Bay, Peng Chau Island. Oh, and if you’re into coffee, here’s some blogposts about my favourite cafes in the city: Elephant Grounds, Winston Coffee, Polygon Cafe.