If you are looking to shop for cool local products while having your coffee or lunch or you just like being surrounded by beautiful objects, this article is for you! 😊 We gathered 4 best cafes and restaurants in SYP and Sheung Wan selling crafts that are proudly made in Hong Kong. They are perfect as a gift or simply as a pleasure for your eyes. Enjoy!
TIL – Today is Long Café
In this cosy coffee place, not only can you find a damn good coffee, freshly baked goodies like their signature croffles (croissant-waffle mix), but also super cute clothes for kiddos.
Yelephant kids, with a lovely elephant logo, is a HK brand providing high quality clothes for kids aged 2-8. They use fabulous fabrics like silk, merino wool, linen and super soft cotton and the design and colours are very fashionable. More info on their website - www.yelephantkids.com
But that’s not all what this café has to offer. You can also find there beautiful handmade patchwork cup sleeves, bags, mask holders and teddy bears.
Our tail-wagging-friends will find something for them too - some handmade artisanally pawsome treats form The Tappy Paws. More info here: thetappypaws.com.
This café is definitely a place to visit!
Address: G/F, Kin Hing Building 172-180 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun, opposite Exit A1 MTR
A Nice Place To
Located in a super quiet corner of SYP, this coffee shop has absolutely everything if you are looking to sip a cup of a delicious coffee and buy a gift for someone or maybe treat yourself with something cute. It is definitely place for coffee lovers and aesthetes because those crafts are absolutely gorgeous.
You can find clothes, accessories, jewellery, pottery, candles, mugs, tea, perfumes etc. from places like Japan, Taiwan, Sweden and of course local products from Hong Kong.
Our attention caught a really cool T-shirt of a HK band called Fan Hung A (粉紅A) and HK brand of perfumes called One day (Instagram: @oneday_perfume). Their scent inspired by Sicilian coast smells like a summer in a bottle!
Reserve more time than your ordinary visit to a cafe because this place is far from being ordinary.
Address: G/F, no.2 Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun
Tiny Island Kaffe
This little café is located on an unassuming quiet street, a minutes’ walk from Man Mo Temple. It sells freshly made cardamon/cinnamon buns (certified delicious by this writer), Swedish coffee and a variety of Hong Kong themed trinkets. The vibe inside is relaxing and friendly.
Our favourite items on sale were the notorious Fok Hing Gin (read that quickly 😊) – inspired by the spirits and flavours of Hong Kong, stylised maps of the various districts in Hong Kong, and umbrellas with the map prints (a Sheung Wan umbrella – how cool is that!)
They also have a website selling some of these items (https://tinyislandmaps.com/), but if you want to see them in person before buying, this is the place to go.
Address: 15 Square Street, Sheung Wan
A large all-in-one shop and restaurant catering to busy people, HAPi is a quiet respite with a high quality (though pricey) Western restaurant, grocery, fashion and homewares shop all in one space. Located in Sheung Wan just opposite Tung Wah hospital, it holds workshops when Covid restrictions are relaxed.
You can find there awesome HK made crafts like pictures and sketches of Charly Cheung, a Canadian – Hong Kong award-winning illustrator.
Our attention caught as well founded in 2019 HK sustainable handmade soaps from Soap Yummy. They smell like heaven, especially Cinnamon Oatmeal Bagel soap (c’mon!).
And last but not least fancy HK designer clothes from Azona and cool shades from Luisa Leitao.
From the HAPi food section we recommend the homemade carrot cake with thick cream cheese frosting, loads of specialty Japanese snacks and noodles and the homewares section. Weekday lunch is around HK$280 for a 2-course meal.
More on HAPi website: https://www.hapi-fish.com/
Address: Shop 2-4, G/F, Tower 125, 11 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan