Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay at MBS (with menu)

Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay at MBS

Address: Bay Level, L1-81 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Opening hour: Daily lunch 11:30am – 5:30pm, Daily dinner Sun to Wed 5:30pm – 10pm, Thu to Sat 5:30pm – 12am

Introduction

Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay in Singapore is it’s fifth branches, with it’s first branch being at Bread Street in London. Everyone knows about Gordon Ramsay but obviously he will not be the chef of this restaurant. This branch is headed by Chef Sabrina Stillhart, who had worked in London, the original Bread Street branch.

It’s situated at Level 1 of the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands that is at the far end of the mall that is nearer to Raffles Place. The restaurant offers a good view of our Marina Bay and definitely a good spot to catch a some firework actions at the comfort of your seat in the restaurant during this National Day period.

The main course range from $26++ for a fish and chips and up to $180++ for a premium steak and most of them are priced at about $40++

Bread Street Kitchen Menu – Click to enlarge

Dingley Dell Pork Chop $44++

I was a bit caught unaware when the waitress asked for the doneness of my Pork Chop so I went for the safe option of medium well. After doing some research, I come to know that Pork Chop indeed can be served in different doneness but unlike beef, medium is the rawest you can go.

This dish does not come with a side dish and this slab of meat cost me about $51.50 nett. For a pork chop standard, the Bread Street Kitchen one is pretty succulent and tender. It’s well grilled and lightly flavoured with salt and pepper and part of the surface is grilled to char for a delightful flavour. The slab of meat also comes with a cut of the pig’s skin. However i’m not too impressed cus the grilled skin is a little greasy. Taste wise, it’s pretty decent but the price wise, I wouldn’t consider it as value for money.

Grilled Baby Chicken, Chimichurri Sauce, Burnt Lemon $34++

This is one of the most affordable dishes at Bread Street Kitchen, at about $40 nett for a baby chicken, with no side dishes as well. No doubt this chicken is indeed tender, i think there’s nothing too fancy about it. Just some good old grilled chicken. For the Chimichurri sauce, it’s a sauce originated from Argentina that is specially paired with grilled meat. It is made of finely-chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and white vinegar. Although the tangy kick is quite interesting when it’s paired with the grilled Chicken, the star of the show, the grilled chicken is still only decent. I would say there is still plenty of room to justify for it’s price tag.

Macoroni Cheese with Garlic Roasted Crumbs $16++

This is actually my favourite savoury dish of the day and it cost about $18 nett. I like the strong cheese flavour and the good creamy texture. The Macoroni is soft, freshly baked and cheese-infused. It’s a pity that portion wise, it’s barely good enough for one pax.

Coffee and White Chocolate Parfait with Poached Black Berries $18++

Parfait refers to a frozen dessert made from a base of sugar syrup, egg, and cream. The cream is very well done, with just the right creamy texture and level of sweetness. The add-on of the coffee crumbles added another tinge of fragrance to the already delightful cream layer. I would say I rather enjoyed this dessert.

Ricotta and Dark Chocolate Cannoli with Morello Cherries $20++

Cannoli is a kind of tube-shape fried pasty filled with a sweet creamy filling. The ricotta cheese cream was not what I expected. It has a grainy texture, which i personally prefers something smoother.

It’s moderately sweet with a very mild taste of cheese. If only the cheese flavour can be stronger. I think this is pale in comparison to the Parfait dessert. Not the most enjoyable dessert that i had.

Conclusion

At a glance, the main course doesn’t seems too pricey for a MBS-celebrity-chef-owned restaurant. However if you think about it, the main course does not come with a side, and a portion of fries cost $12++. My grilled baby chicken would be about $54 nett with a side dish. Honestly, with the price that i pay, the meal was not as satisfying as expected.

Badass Pork Chop Knief

Taste wise, on the contuary to many online reviews saying how cannot make it the main courses are, I feel that the dishes are skillfully prepared, just that they are unable to justify it’s price tag. Some of the sauces used are actually quite brilliant and it’s something i’d never tried before but it’s just not catered to our local’s taste bud. For example, we don’t normally pair our pork chop with sourish Bearnaise sauce, which is a mix of Egg Yolk, Butter and White Wine Vinegar.

If you ask me, will I visit Bread Street Kitchen very soon? Once is quite enough for the hype i think. I still very much enjoy my non-celebrity, affordable and most importantly, satisfying restaurant meals. I don’t think much can be done in term of pricing, however in order to attract crowd to return, I think there’s still some fine tuning to suit the taste bud of our locals.

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Brunches Cafe, The Prettiest Cafe in Singapore

Brunches Cafe, The Prettiest Cafe in Singapore?

Address: 96 Rangoon Road

Opening hours: Weekday 10.30am to 9.00pm, Sat & Sun 9.30am to 9.00pm, Closed on Tuesday

Introduction

In Singapore, we have many cafes that can be described as old-school, rustic, industrial look, but none can pull off the theme “Vintage” as good as Brunches Cafe. It is actually a furniture store cum cafe located near the Farrer Park area. This cafe, which started their operation only in Feb 2015, is extensively decorated with old school / vintage items at all corners of the cafe. If you set your eye on any pieces in the cafe, including the dining furniture and lighting, it is almost certain that you can bring it home at a price.

Brunches Cafe Menu – Click to enlarge

The Exterior

The exterior of the cafe is framed in a black metal window frame, employed from ceiling to floor and corner to corner. These frames, that were deployed in some great factories and warehouses in the 19th century, imparted an industrial aesthetic and also offers a glimpse of what to expect upon stepping into it.

The Interior

The ambiance of the cafe is set in an old factory workshop with each and every corner of the cafe decorated with vintage furnitures and a combination of old school artifacts and an actual antique collection. The lighting are mounted on black wooden beam which is contrasted by the striking orange pipes and metal cable casing against the white-wash ceiling.

The most eye catching, as well as probably the most sort after seat of the cafe is the mini-cooper converted dining table. The car body is cut into two halves and cushioned seats are padded on both sides of the body and complete by a matching table slipped between the seats.

On the left wall of the cafe, modern vintage art pieces are presented over the once-popular Metal Grilled Sliding Gate that was widely used by provision shops in the early 1980s.

My favourite among all the lighting structures in the cafe – the Birdhouse Light Fixture. It hangs over a 10-seater color-stained reclaimed wood top table and it’s a creation by one of Brunches Cafe’s bosses. In my opinion, apart from the mini-cooper seats, this is another one of the vitalities of the cafe which brought it to life.

On the other side of the cafe, it lies a glass-top table made from an old Bullock Cart Wheel and also the once popular item for all grandmothers – the Singer Treadle Sewing Machine, which is ran by a manual foot pedal which connects to the sewing mechanism with a leather belt. The NEC black and white standalone TV is another interesting item in the cafe. Not to mention black and white TV, i’m sure some of us have never seen a non-remote TV before.

On the far right hand corner, there is a good collection of antique players like the Phonograph, Gramophone and the Turntable Record Player and other more familiar items like the Rotary Dial Phone and Vintage Radio, that are all in good working condition.

Their Food

I was like really full after having my meal at a nearby cafe, Jewel Cafe, so I only ordered their dessert and a drink. The waffle is reasonably priced at $12.50 that includes cubes of brownies, a whole banana and a scoop of Chocolate Ice Cream. I like the texture of the waffle, which is crisp and fluffy. However, I feel that it is lacking in taste in term of fragrance from egg and butter.

i have no complain for their caffe latte, which comes with a cute latte art and accompanied by this exquisite tea spoon. Also do try out the pastries in the cafe as they were personally baked and prepared by the lady boss.

Conclusion

From Brunches Cafe’s menu, it seems like they have a good food selections except for their dessert range. Do share with us if there’s any food recommendation. I can’t review much on their food but I’m pawned by the interior design. I have been to many fascinating theme cafe at overseas before and i’m proud to now have Brunches Cafe in Singapore.

No matter which part of the cafe you are seated at, i would say there is none with a boring view. Since i like the dining ambiance so much, I’m gonna be a little bias here and recommend this cafe to my readers and please be my white mice for review of their food. And lastly, pre-wedding photo shoot at this cafe anyone?

Sister Wah Beef Brisket at Tin Hau Station (Hong Kong)

Sister Wah Beef Brisket 華姐清湯腩

English Address (Google Map): G/F, 13A Electric Road, Tin Hau

Chinese Address: 天后電氣道13號A地下

Opening Hours:  Mon to Sun: 11.00am – 11.00pm

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Introduction

Apart from Kau Kee Beef Brisket that i wrote on previously, Sister Wah is another popular Beef Brisket Noodle in Hong Kong. It is among the winners for the “Best Restaurant Award 2014” on Open Rice Hong Kong and many always compare Sister Wah and Kau Kee on the same level for the best Beef Brisket Noodle in Hong Kong.

It’s only a couple of minutes walk from Tin Hau MTR station. I arrived at about 9.30pm at night and although there is no queue, there is barely any empty seat in the eatery so we shared a table.

Sister Wah – Small eatery situated along Electric Road near to Tin Hau MTR

Sister Wah is famous for their clear broth beef brisket noodle and radish, soaked and cooked in their thick beef brisket broth. The noodle comes in two variations, the soup version that cost HK$38, which is exactly the same price as Kau Kee, and the dry version, which cost HK$12 more. As i already had a soup version at Kau Kee Beef Brisket, i ordered Sister Wah’s dry beef brisket noodle.

Menu 1 of 2: Click to enlarge

Menu 2 of 2: Click to enlarge

Beef Brisket Stir Noodle (HK$50)

At HK$50, I thought that it’s a little pricy for a bowl of Beef Brisket Noodle in Singapore context but it’s a norm in Hong Kong. It comes with a good serving of noodle, beef brisket, with both the fatty and lean part, and also comes with a bowl of their famous beef brisket broth.

What i like about Sister Wah is for the thick chunky cut of beef that is stewed to the perfect softness. The lean portion is chewy and the fatty portion is melty soft. The broth is rich and robust and it’s a different style from Kau Kee Beef Brisket.

Like a typical Hong Kong style egg noodle, Sister Wah’s noodle is slightly more chewy and tough. Those that are not very used to such noodle should probably opt for their flat rice noodle a.k.a Kway Teow.

Radish (HK$12.00)

I am actually not a big fan of radish but i thought i had to try this since it’s their signature dish. Their radish is cooked and stewed in their signature beef broth till soft and manage to absorb the flavor of the broth and yet retaining it’s compact texture. Not a must-order my opinion, but goes rather well with the Beef Brisket to balance up the greasiness.

Conclusion

It’s a pity that i am already pretty full when i visited Sister Wah and i only ordered their Beef Noodle. This is one place that i will return to try out more of their dishes as there are some pretty interesting dishes like deep fried pork ribs, pork dumpling in chilli sauce, and i also wanted to try out their curry broth.

I find delight in their soup and beef brisket and i will definitely visit this eatery when i’m around this area.

If you ask me to choose between Kau Kee Beef Brisket and Sister Wah’s, it really depend on what am i craving for. If i want something light, sweet and refreshing, i will go for Kau Kee. And if i am looking for something heavier, satisfying and filling, i will go for Sister Wah.

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Kau Kee’s Beef Brisket Kway Teow

 Map and Directions

1. Sister Wah is accessible by MTR by alighting at Tin Hau Station

2. Come out from Exit A1

3. Walk towards Electric Road and Sister Wah is just around the corner

 

 

Mido Cafe the Timeless Cafe at Hong Kong Temple Street

Mido Cafe (美都餐室)

English Address (Google Map): G/F, 63 Temple Street

Chinese Address: 油麻地廟街63號地下

Opening hours: 8:30am – 9:45pm daily

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Introduction

Mido Cafe started operation back in the 1950s and is one of the oldest cafes in Hong Kong. This old school cafe is a landmark at Temple Street and was featured in various Hong Kong movies and serial like Goodbye Mr Cool (古惑仔之九龙冰室) and Revolving Door of Vengeance (酒店风云).

The 1950s interior design was retained till date and the nostalgic design offers a glimpse of Hong Kong’s past when air conditioning is a luxury and food menus were hand-written. Unlike the modern cafes that pushes seating capacity to the limit within a small floor area, Mido Cafe is contrastingly spacious.

I visited on a weekday morning and it’s surprisingly vacant. Mido has literally over two hundred items on their menu but their signature dish is the Pork Rib / Pork Chop Baked Rice.

Mido Cafe Menu 1: Click to enlarge

Mido Cafe Menu 2: Click to enlarge

Baked Spare Rib in Tomato Sauce (Baked Rice) – HK$58

There are a few variations of Baked Rice and the most famous one is the Spare Rib Baked Rice. It took a little while to serve and the rice looks absolutely delicious.

The base of the Baked Rice consist of a layer of butter rice, layered with melted cheese, pork ribs and topped with a layer of rich tomato paste.

The tomato sauce is slightly sweet, thick, but not overly cloying and goes really with the melted savoury cheese. The spare rib is the highlight of the dish. The well marinated ribs is really tender and the meat gets seperated from the bones easil and it goes pretty good with the soft melted cheese and tomato sauce.

I read that the portion is really big from online but it’s really not. I even hope for a bigger portion.

Pork Chop with Macaroni in Broth – HK$38

The portion of the macaroni is really big. Much bigger than a typical macaroni soup that you find in Cha Can Teng. The macaroni is much less flavoured than expected and i will choose the baked rice anytime.

The pork chip is not crispy at all but I like the soft and tender texture of their pork chop a lot. I thought this bland macaroni is not doing justice to the accompanying pork chop. Probably i will try their pork chop baked rice the next time.

Stir-fried Veggie in Minced Garlic – HK$48

Like most vegetables that i had in Hong Kong, such vegetables are only lightly salted and flavoured with chopped garlic when one gets to enjoy the natural taste of the veggie. It doesn’t has a raw taste though. But for those who are used to Singapore style of Sambal Kangkong, Oyster Sauce Kailan or Mixed Curry Vegetable, this dish will be a little bland for you.

Conclusion

I have a lot of respect for eatery that goes a long way back as somehow it gives a clue to their popularity and ability to satisfy patrons of different generations.

Iced Lemon Honey HK$18

Just basing on what I’d ordered, i thought the baked rice is quite good while the others are ok. I would visit this place again for their baked rice, probably the pork chop version.

For first-timer, you may want to consider to give yourself a chance to be charmed by this timeless Hong Kong cafe and try out the one signature baked rice that had withstood the sands of time.

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Map and Direction

1. Come out from Yau Ma Tei MTR Exit C

2. Look for the main road (Nathan Road) and walk against the traffic

3. Past Wing Sing Lane and keep walking

4. Turn right at the next turn and walk straight along traffic and you will see Mido Cafe

Tim Ho Wan at Hong Kong Fortress Hill

Tim Ho Wan Hong Kong (添好運 / 添好运)- The One Michelin Star Dim Sum

English Address (Google Map): 2-8 Wharf Road, Seaview Building, North Point

Chinese Address: 北角和富道2-8號嘉洋大廈地下B,C及D鋪

Opening hours: 10am to 9.30pm

Scroll to the end for address and opening hours of other Tim Ho Wan Branches

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Introduction

Firstly, i will bore you with a little bit of history of Tim Ho Wan (添好運/添好运). The main chef Mak Kwai Pui (麥桂培) of Tim Ho Wan was originally from a well established restaurant  under the Four Season group – Lung King Heen (龍景軒). He later opened Tim Ho Wan in year 2009 that offers 5 stars hotel Dim Sum at street price.

In less than a year, Tim Ho Wan was awarded one star by Michelin. By then, it already has a reputation for selling the best dim sum in Hong Kong. As we know, it had created a storm when they opened their first branch in Singapore.

I used to visit their branch situated between Prince Edward and Sham Shui Po station and that is the branch that was awarded the Michelin star. I remember it was not exactly a great experience. The place is really really cramped and the waiting time is crazy, and service is below average. My conclusion then is they are great for the Polo Char Siew Bao.

When i visited Hong Kong this time, I didn’t have the intention to visit Tim Ho Wan but i got some free time on hand and the location is rather near my hotel so i thought , “Ok I’ll give it another shot”. I visited their Fortress Hill branch for supper at around 8.45pm.

This branch is at least 4 times bigger than the one that I visited and it’s much more spacious and well decorated. It was almost full house but i still manage to get a table instantly. I only ordered a few items, and surprisingly, all of them hit the right spots.

Tim Ho Wan's Menu: Click to enlarge

Tim Ho Wan’s Menu: Click to enlarge

Char Siew Polo Bun (酥皮叉烧包)

The Polo Char Siew Bao is fluffy soft and topped with a thin layer of not-overly-sweet sugar crust. The Char Siew is covered in a warm thick and rich gravy. The bun’s crispy texture complement the Char Siew perfectly.

This is the exact item that was awarded with one Michelin Star and just one serving is always not enough. This is still the best item at Tim Ho Wan Hong Kong. However, i do hope that they can be more generous with the Char Siew fillings though. This dish cost HK$18 (S$2.90) while it cost S$5.25 in Singapore.

Beef Ball with Bean Stick (陈皮牛肉球)

This dish is pretty good as well for it’s soft steamed and well marinated minced beef. There is a well balance of fatty and lean beef in this combination and the steamy hot beef ball taste really fresh.

There are also Bean Sticks (Tau Kee) placed beneath the meat ball and they absorb the natural sweet meat sauce during the process of steaming. This meat ball is my second favourite dish of the day. This cost HK$16 (S$2.60) while it cost S$4.90 in Singapore.

Steamed Malay Sponge Cake (香滑马拉糕) 

This is one of the four heavenly kings of Tim Ho Wan and it’s well known for it’s soft fluffy texture. I had this in Singapore’s Tim Ho Wan and i actually like it, but it comes at a costly price tag of $4.45 nett.

For the same item, it only cost HK$15 (S$2.40) and therefore makes this dish much more enjoyable than having it in Singapore. The steamed cake is served piping hot and i enjoy the fluffy spongy texture with a eggy light brown sugar taste.

Beancurd Skin Roll with Meat and Prawn (美味鲜竹卷)

The ingredient of the Beancurd Skin Roll taste very fresh and flavourful and the shredded vegetable wrapped in the chewy Beancurd Skin actually enhances the overall texture.

The gravy that comes with it has just the right level of saltiness and does not overpower the main lead. It cost HK$20 (S$3.20) while it cost S$4.65 back in Singapore.

Conclusion

Actually I myself was quite surprise that the experience of visiting Tim Ho Wan’s Fortress Hill brand is vastly different from the previous visit (5 years ago) of the Sham Shui Po Branch. Comparing Hong Kong’s price to Singapore, their signature Polo Char Siew bun is mark up by a whopping 80%. I always have this philosophy that the taste of food is somehow link to the price and waiting time. For this visit, there is zero waiting time and realising Tim Ho Wan’s affordable price, everything appears to be better.

Their century egg congee is not the most flavourful. Those who enjoy something light may enjoy this porridge much.

For those who are already a fan of Tim Ho Wan, then this is a must-visit for you. And for those who think that Singapore Tim Ho Wan’s price is too exorbitant, this will be your chance to enjoy a better quality Tim Ho Wan at a much cheaper price.

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Map and Directions

Actually Tim Ho Wan is between the Fortress Hill and North Point Station but it’s more straight forward to walk from Fortress Hill.  It’s about a 7 to 10 minutes walk.

1. Come out from Exit B of Fortress Hill Station

2. Walk straight and turn left at a junction to Power Street

3. Continue walking straight until a T Junction and turn right on City Garden Road

4. Continue walking straight. City Garden Hotel will be on your left.

5. After passing City Garden Hotel, walk a little bit more and Tim Ho Wan will be on your right.

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Other Tim Ho Wan Branches

Olympian City Branch

Shop 72, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Tai Kok Tsui [大角咀海庭道18號奧海城二期G樓72號舖]

Opening hour: 10am to 9.30pm

Sham Shui Po Branch

11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po [深水埗福榮街9-11號地下]

Opening hour: 8am to 9.30pm

Central Branch

Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall) , Central [中環香港站12A鋪(IFC地庫一層]

Opening hour: 9am to 9pm

Tseung Kwan O Branch

Shop 49, G/F., POPCORN 2, 9 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O [將軍澳唐俊街9樓POPCORN 2期地下49號] O

pening hour: 10am to 9.30pm

Ah Mao Cat Cafe (The Cat Store) at Causeway Bay

Ah Mao Cat Cafe (The Cat Store) at Causeway Bay – 阿貓地攤

English Address (Google Map): Po Ming Building, Level 3, 2-6 Foo Ming Street Causeway Bay

Chinese Address: 香港銅鑼灣富明街2-6號寶明大廈3樓D-E室

Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 12pm – 11 pm, Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12am, Sun: 12pm – 10pm

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Introduction

Ah Meow Cat Cafe has been in operation for 14 years in Hong Kong. It’s a pet cafe where cats roam freely so don’t be surprise if you felt something brushing your legs during a meal.

Interior of Ah Mao Cat Cafe

Unlike some pet cafe, they are just like a normal cafe and they don’t charge a cover charge or minimum spending. But there are some house rules to follow for the well being of the cats. For example, if there are cats in the cage, it means that they are sick and do not disturb them and let the cats have their meal without disruption.

There are a lot of photo opportunity but remember do not use your camera flash of these cats

Some of the house rules. Allow the cats to have ample rest and do not disturb them when they are sleeping. Do not frighten the cats intentionally. This will make them lose trust in cafe guests. Do not carry the cat by force as it may hurt them.

The Cats

There are about ten cats at Ah Meow Cafe and all of them just laze around at all corners of the cafe. Some regular customers will bring their own cat treat for them and that is the very rare moment when cats will show great interest in you.

Name: LL

As a cat owner myself, i know that cats actually can have a very different character from another so do not expect different cats to show the same affection. There are many different species of cats here and probably everyone will have their favourite cat after a visit. And this is my favourite:

Name: Mini

I had been following them on their Facebook and they really dote and care for their cats, and not just a money earning tool. Ah Meow Cafe recently had “retired” a cat from their cafe and to live at home after 12 years of “service” and held a small farewell party for their cat name 蘇蘇 (So So).

The retired 蘇蘇 (So So)

Their facebook page also provides a channel for cat adoption, donation drive for cats and a place to post notice for lost cats. They have so far found homes for more than 5000 cats for the past fourteen years.

The blue-eye 多多 (Dor Dor)

Name: 牛牛

Name: 熊仔

Name: 棉花 (Cotton)

Name: 喜喜

She’s sick and therefore in the cage. Do not disturb please.

The Cafe

Note that Ah Meow Cafe is a member only cafe, but fret not as the membership is free. They may not have the most exciting or elaborated interior, but it’s very homely, and it’s almost like visiting a friend’s house.

Their member card design changes every now and then

Upon entering the main door, there is merchandise area that sells everything related to cats, and a handicraft corner with merchandise that are handmade by their people.

The merchandise area from the entrance

The counter is filled with cat-shape cakes and cookies that are too pretty to put in your mouth. Most of the time I just order a drink and a dessert to chill out after a meal.

Nice corner with sofa seat for chilling out

The food

I haven’t try the main course before but they have some pretty decent and interesting looking desserts at a reasonable price. Here is their dessert menu:

Dessert Menu: Click to enlarge

I normally will order a drink and a dessert to chill out at this cafe

Milk Pudding with Cereal Bowl

Supreme Chocolate Cake with Ice Cream – HK$56

Cat-shape cookie for sale

Conclusion

For cat or animal lovers, I’m pretty sure that you will like this cafe. To be honest, i like this cafe not for the food but rather on the “company” and experience.

Diners are not restricted to only your table and basically everyone is moving around to play with the cats. The service staff here is very friendly if they are not too caught up, they are always ready to have a chat with you and introducing the cats to you.

This is the handicraft area, on the other side of the cafe

Unlike many Hong Kong cafes, there is no pressure for you to promptly foot the bill once you are done with your meal. Feel free to stay for a reasonable period of time before once again setting off for your crazy shopping regime.

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Another shot of Mini

Map and Directions

1. To reach Ah Meow Cat Cafe, exit from Exit C of Causeway Bay MTR Station and walk along Percival Street (along traffic).

2. Walk straight and keep a lookout on your left until you see Foo Ming Street.

3. Walk straight and cross Foo Ming street and that is the Po Ming Building where Ah Meow Cat Cafe is.

4. I need to highlight that Ah Meow Cat Cafe is not easy to find because it’s situated at level 2 of the building.

5. Like many Hong Kong buildings, you will see a table with a security guard and you will see the lift lobby after going further in. It does not appears right initially as it looks like an old office building, until you see a row of letter boxes and one of them is indicating 阿貓地攤 (Ah Meow Cat Cafe).

6. Take a super old school lift to level 2 and once you come out from the lift, you should be able to see Ah Meow Cat Cafe.

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