6 Quirky Eateries you must visit in Hong Kong

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As far as places you must visit in Hong Kong go, many of them centre around food (well, if you’re asking me!) The food culture in Hong Kong is one of the most unique and intriguing in the world, with a strong Eastern street food influence, but an equally contemporary, gastronomic influence that encourages inventive dishes. If you’re looking to find eateries that lie somewhere between the two, I’ve found 6 of the best quirky eateries in Hong Kong you must visit if you’re in the market for something unique!

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Oddies Foodies

Its important to put Oddies Foodies first on the list because the food here is super quirky but also incredibly unique to Hong Kong. Bubble waffles are a large part of the sweet street food offerings in Hong Kong, and here at Oddies you’ll find anything but the average waffle on offer. I went for the Green Tea (matcha) waffle parfait, complete with matcha gelato, soft serve ice cream, biscuit crumble and jelly. Delish!

45 Gough St, Central


Teakha pays tribute to a time honoured tradition in Hong Kong: the art of tea. Here you can expect to find matcha (green tea) flavours in abundance, with many cakes, pastries, hot and cold drinks centring around the popular flavour. Tea choices are of course also in abundance, making this a must visit for any tea fanatic visiting Hong Kong.

18 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan

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Elephant Grounds

If you’re more of a coffee kinda person, look no further than Elephant Grounds – undeniably the best coffee offering in Hong Kong. The creators of EG knew that Hong Kong was missing something in the coffee space – not only offering great coffee but a great low key environment to slowly sip your daily brew. You’ll find a number of locations throughout the city due to their rapid increase in popularity.

11 Gough St

ATUM Desserant

You read correctly: a desserant… AKA a dessert restaurant. This restaurant is all about the experience and of course, the sweet treats on your plate. The desserts are made especially for you right in front of you and it is a great night out if you’re looking for something completely different in Hong Kong.

F The L. 459-461, Lockhart Rd & O’brien Rd, Causeway Bay

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Hello Kitty Dim Sum

What quirky eats list would be complete without the super cute, super fun Hello Kitty eatery in Yau Ma Tei. Surprisingly I ordered everything BUT dim sum, as being vegetarian I found many great alternatives on the menu including the eggs (pictured right), custard buns (bottom) and this glorious sponge cake (top). Tea is of course a mandatory addition!

Lee Loy Mansion, Canton Rd, Yau Ma Tei

Lab Made

Love ice cream as much as I do? Then you’ll make room for at least one more ice cream haunt on your visit to Hong Kong. Lab Made offers really quirky, fun nitrogen creations that are not only instagram-friendly but also a delight to the tastebuds.

Shop G42, G/F., Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Thanks to Hong Kong Tourism for guiding me in the right direction to find new faves on this trip to Hong Kong! I flew with Cathay Pacific to reach Hong Kong, the national airline who have great connections throughout Asia to the rest of the world. For more information on flights to Hong Kong, visit

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    June 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I love your food posts! I’m a travelling vegetarian (on my way to becoming vegan) and it’s always great to see the options available in each country.

    June 12, 2016 at 6:47 am

    the hello kitty place looks so adorable! definitely want to try as many of these places as possible when I go to hong kong 🙂

    Shelby @ The Fernweh Wolf
    June 12, 2016 at 6:12 am

    How did I not know about Hello Kitty dim sum!! That looks so cute I cannot wait to go back to Hong Kong. Awesome finds 😀

    June 11, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Ohhh the Hello Kitty Dimsum looks so tempting!!! –

    June 11, 2016 at 6:53 am


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    the adventurer
    June 10, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Hello Kitty dim sum! That looks so delicious to try! =o) I love visiting new places and trying the local cuisine!

    June 9, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Love this! Only had a short time in Hong Kong but need to go back and explore the foodie options!

    June 9, 2016 at 12:15 am

    The Hello Kitty is so so so lovey! How could anyone eat such a pretty face?! =) All the descriptions and pictures you posted are so beautiful and they really make me want to go to Hong Kong right away!


    June 8, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I am definitely saving this list for the next time I visit Hong Kong. It is one of my favourite places in the world. I am also a vegetarian and lived on mostly bread and tea for 10 days so this list will at least get me a few proper meals.

    kate wilson
    June 8, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    All the food in Hong Kong always looks too cute to eat!

    June 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I’m stopping by Hong Kong later in the year and will be sure to try a few of these places! I especially love the look of the hello kitty place 🙂

    June 8, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    These places seem awesome

    June 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    It looks so great! The Hello Kitty pieces are so adorable, I would not even want to eat that, haha!

    June 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I lived in Hong Kong last year, and I would definitely recommend anyone to visit the six eateries in this post! The Hello Kitty is simply just awesome for its picturesque food, and Teakha was my all-time favorite spot for my Sunday morning tea. Their matcha cheesecake is to die for!!! (:
    Camilla |