Mong Kok, with its quaint streets and charming markets, has long been a favourite must-go area for tourists and locals alike. Bustling with activities all day and night, it is not surprising that Thai visitors love to explore the district, sometimes on a mission to discover a hidden hip pub and the most creative drinks, or to be the first to share on Instagram the coolest retro band t-shirts from the latest vintage boutique! When exploring Mong Kok and nearby neighbourhoods, smartphones must always be ready for snapping the most interesting discoveries in the most alluring places!
To make sure you don’t miss out on the charm of Mong Kok area, here are 5 places recommended by Hong Kong Tourism Board that Thai visitors with a passion for originality should check out:
1. Mum’s not home (MK 18 Mum’s not home)
An exotic hideout where the owners offer goods personally designed and handmade by them, as well as bric-a-brac from their personal collection around the world. Don’t miss their homemade drinks and desserts, especially Secret of Butterfly Pea Tea and Butterfly Pea Lime Cheesecake.
Opening hours: 2–7:30pm (Mon & Wed, closed on Tue), 2–8pm (Thu to Sun)
Address: 1/F, 302 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
How to get there: MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit C, walk for about three minutes.
2. Broadway Cinematheque (MK 17 Broadway Cinematheque)
A must-go for all film buffs! This cultural landmark often hosts special screenings and film festivals. Located next to the cinema is Kubrick, a bookstore and a café where you can find all kinds of cinema-related publications, coffee and light meals.
Opening hours: 11:30am to 10pm
Address: Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
How to get there: MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit C, walk for about three minutes
3. Day and Nite by Master Kama (MK 07 Day and Nite by Master Kama)
Specialising in lobster dishes, this restaurant combines Italian and Japanese cooking methods to create signature dishes such as lobster sandwiches and lobster risotto with cheese. Other fusion dishes and special drinks are also on the menu.
Opening hours: 12pm to 11pm (Sun to Thu), 12pm to 11:30pm (Fri, Sat, public holidays and eves of public holidays)
Address: 1–2/F, 50 Shantung Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
How to get there: MTR Mong Kok Exit E2, walk for about four minutes
4. Bana Bana (MK 03 Bana Bana)
Step into this spaceship-themed fresh juice shop, put your chosen fruit cubes into a ‘spaceship’, hand it to the cashier and your freshly made juice will be ready in no time. There are 26 kinds of fruits available, each coming with nutritional information to help make a healthy choice.
Opening hours: 1–11pm
Address: 17A Yim Po Fong Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
How to get there: MTR Mong Kok East Station Exit B, walk for about 11 minutes
5. Pause Rewind n Fastforward (MK 10 Pause Rewind n Fastforward)
Decorated with dried flowers and plants, this dreamy little garden is not only a shop, but also a teahouse. Treat yourself to the Cherry Blossom Raindrop Cake, a translucent cake with a flower blossoming inside, and bring home dried flower decorations and accessories.
Opening hours: 2–10pm
Address: 1–2/F, 67 Soy Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
How to get there: MTR Mong Kok Exit E2, walk for about five minutes
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