Hope you are having a great weekend! After spending the whole day hiking under the sun in Lamma Island yesterday, today we decided to remain in the city and have an easy-going Sunday.
As always, I browsed the internet and blogs in search of new (and hipster) places to visit (I love the fact that even after living in Hong Kong for more than 3 years now, there are still plenty of places to discover!). I stumbled upon an article about Tai Hang district so we decided to go check it out.
Tai Hang has been a traditional working-class neighborhood situated in between Tin Hau and Causeway Bay that has experienced a renaissance in the last couple of years as a hub for a new wave of restaurants, cafes, and hip boutiques.
We were there early afternoon so we couldn’t try any of the restaurants, but it looked like there are plenty of options: from Hong Kong-style Dai Pai Dong (open-air food stall) to Japanese ramen shops to Italian trattorias.
If you are in Tai Hang on a hot summer day like today, there are many good options for a relaxed drink or two:
- For the coffee lover, don’t miss Unar Coffee Company. Their coffee is made of the finest Italian beans and it apparently attracts a lot of coffee enthusiasts who come all the way to get their cuppa here.
- If you prefer tea, you will not run out of options at Jrink, a specialty teahouse with an extra cute interior.
- If you’d rather have a beer, Second Draft offers up a great selection of locally brewed beers and interesting nibbles.
- Oh, if you’re into Hello Kitty (don’t be shy to admit it, I love her too!), you might want to consider a latte at Hello Kitty Secret Garden.
After a leisurely stroll around the area, we wanted to continue our walk up towards Braemar Hill, which I heard offers fantastic city views of the Victoria Harbour. It is not far from Tai Hang but we took the wrong bus (not once, but twice!) and eventually gave up… Well, we have another excuse to visit Tai Hang again – I don’t mind that at all 🙂
Travelling to Hong Kong? Make sure you check out my recent Hong Kong Guides: Hong Kong’s Instagram-worthy Spots, Sheung Wan District and Quarry Bay 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.
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