Uncover a maze of food, fashion and entertainment with our handy guide to Causeway Bay.
As the main shopping destination on Hong Kong island, Causeway Bay may be renowned for its plethora of high-end boutiques (not to mention its crowds), but there’s so much more to discover here. Amongst the array of retail stores, fashion boutiques, department stores and malls, you’ll find plenty of dining and entertainment options to keep you busy. Not sure where to start? Here’s where to eat, drink and more. From local favourites, coffee shops and bars, to parks and unique activities (perfect for those rainy days!), you’ll never be bored in Causeway Bay.
Where To Eat & Drink:
We love NOC Coffee Co. for its cool and sleek design, friendly service and top-notch coffee. With seven locations across the city, head to its Causeway Bay store and enjoy fresh house-roasted coffee and a selection of baked goods; the perfect pick-me-up after a long day navigating the crowded streets! Along with expertly-made lattes, espressos, matcha and more, for something different, try out NOC’s cold brew coffee – which is brewed for 20 hours to give an extra smooth taste and served over a ball of ice, or opt for the Fizzpresso – a refreshing and unique blend of espresso, tonic water and passion fruit.
If you’re after traditional European fare (and plenty of beer!), look no further than FRITES! With locations across the city, the Belgian beerhouse offers a warm and welcoming environment. Expect hearty portions, along with one of Hong Kong’s largest selections of draught and bottled Belgian beer, all wrapped up in a 1920s-style beer hall. And, if you’re out and about in Causeway Bay during the week, don’t miss FRITES’ buffet lunch, priced at just $98! The bar and restaurant also offers an unbeatable weeknight happy hour, featuring half-priced bottled beer, draught beer, champagne, wine and spirits from 3pm to 8pm.
Serving up arguably the best xiao long bao in the city, this world famous chain is a must-visit while in Causeway Bay. Not only does Din Tai Fung serve up our favourite soup dumplings, but the restaurant’s expansive menu offers everything from steamed shrimp and pork shao-mai, spicy vegetable and pork wontons, noodles with spicy sesame and peanut sauce ,and much more. It’s a must-try for visiting guests.
Din Tai Fung, G3-11, 68 Yee Wo St, East Point, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, dintaifung.com.hk
Read more: The Best Xiao Long Bao In Hong Kong
Another favourite of ours in the city, after the recent closure of Little Bao’s SoHo branch, head to Causeway Bay to get a taste of these delicious buns. The eclectic menu serves a range of sharing plates (hello truffle fries!), along with its signature baos. We love the signature pork belly bao and the fish tempura bao, but veggies need to try the sloppy chan bao. Don’t leave without a taste of one of the sweet ice-cream baos.
Sassy Tip: The large outdoor area is pet-friendly, so be sure to bring your furry friends along.
Little Bao, 9 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.little-bao.com
As one of the most loved coffee shops in Hong Kong, Elephant Grounds has made a name for itself by serving quality coffee, brunch dishes and inventive ice-cream sandwiches. Found in Fashion Walk, the Causeway Bay branch is perfect for a lazy weekend. As another pooch-friendly haven in the area, it scores top marks with us.
Elephant Grounds, Shop C, G/F, 42-28 Fashion Walk, Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.elephantgrounds.com
Opened at the end of 2018 by acclaimed UK chef, Simon Rogan, Roganic serves elevated farm-to-table dishes. One for serious foodies to try, the long tasting menu is sure to impress. Aulis is the restaurant’s sister concept chef’s table, and with just 12 seats, it guarantees an intimate and memorable dining experience.
Roganic & Aulis, Sino Plaza, UG/F 08, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.roganic.com.hk
Tsuta opened in summer 2017 in Causeway Bay and quickly followed up with a second location in Harbour City, bringing Michelin-rated ramen to Hong Kong. A little pricier than other ramen joints in town, it is best known for its secret-recipe soba noodles, along with its signature shoyu-based broth, made with the addition of soy sauce and truffle oil.
Tsuta, G/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TsutaHongKong
Sleek, chic and sustainably-minded; John Anthony adds a new level of elegance to the Causeway Bay dining scene. Putting modern, fresh twists on classic Cantonese dishes and elevated by its eco-conscious design aesthetic, John Anthony transports you to a space that is at once familiar and fantastical. The menu features contemporary takes on classic dishes such as Iberico pork presa char siu, dan dan beef noodles and spicy pork soup dumplings. If you’re a gin fan, don’t miss the restaurant’s specialty bar.
John Anthony, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.johnanthony.hk
This casual Italian eatery serves up an array of comfort food favourites, from freshly made pasta to hand-crafted pizzas. Along with trying out hearty plates of Italian favourites, don’t miss EAT.it’s outdoor terrace, the perfect place for enjoying an alfresco spritz.
EAT.it, Shop J, 9 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.eatit.hk
This modern Chinese dessert shop serves reinvented versions of iconic local desserts such as tong sui, egg tarts and pineapple buns. While the focus is on all things sweet, Eat Darling Eat also offers savoury dishes for lunch and dinner, along with coffees and cocktails.
Eat Darling Eat, Shop 17, Ground Floor, 11-19 Great George Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/eat.darling
Found on the 31st floor of Causeway Bay’s V Point, ALTO offers up breathtaking city views. Along with the sweeping vistas and chic interior (designed by Tom Dixon) the restaurant and bar serves up a modern grill menu and classic cocktails.
ALTO Bar & Grill, 31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.diningconcepts.com
Set against the backdrop of Victoria Harbour this illuminated (yes, literally!) rooftop bar has a resident DJ spinning popular tracks every night. Advertised as a sleek and sophisticated drinking spot for today’s global nomads, this recently revamped hotel bar is definitely the place to be and be seen.
SKYE Rooftop Bar, 27/F, The Park Lane (Pullman) Hotel, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.parklane.com.hk/skye
The Coffee Academics has branches across Hong Kong, but we love the Causeway Bay location’s urban loft vibes and mini terrace. Setting the standards for quality coffee in Hong Kong, The Coffee Academics goes above and beyond to guarantee you get a decent cuppa, sourcing the beans used and roasting them onsite. Along with a range of specialty coffees, the menu features a range of teas, cocktails, all-day breakfast dishes and desserts.
The Coffeee Academics, 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.the-coffeeacademics.com
You might be mistaken for thinking you’ve stumbled into a traditional beer hall in Munich when dining at King Ludwig’s in Causeway Bay. With its wood panelled ceilings and long communal tables, this German-themed restaurant is the ultimate in comfort food. Specialties include a delicious pork knuckle and an award-winning bratwurst with a side of sauerkraut. Be sure to save room for a slice of apple strudel, washed down with one of the many German craft beers on offer.
King Ludwig Beerhall, Shop A & C, G/F., Greenfield Mansion, 8 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/kingludwigbeerhall
With several locations across Hong Kong, BRICK LANE takes inspiration from proper British pubs (in both decor and food!), serving up English comfort food. Expect a menu to please all, so round up your friends and try as much as you can, with dishes including English all-day breakfasts, eggs benedict, and even freshly baked red velvet cakes!
BRICK LANE, G/F, Lee Garden Six, 111 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.bricklane.com.hk
Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet or savoury breakfast, Green Waffle Diner will always hit the spot. Its Country Brunch Skillet is the perfect meal after a big night out. We’re also partial to its Pandan Pancakes, topped with a generous serving of condensed milk and whipped cream. This is an American-style diner, so expect large portions and a healthy level of carbs! Waffles and pancakes can also be ordered gluten-free.
Green Waffle Diner, Shop 1303 Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Green-Waffle-Diner
If you’re after a tasty and healthy lunch or dinner in Causeway Bay, check out Peek-A-Poke. Offering a range of Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls, you can choose from the pre-designed offerings or build your own, with options including mushroom, tuna, octopus and salmon.
Peek-A-Poke, 16 Haven Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/peekapoke
Bowrington Road Wet Market
This road is home to one of Hong Kong’s most traditional wet markets and is also one of the only places in Causeway Bay that has managed to resist modern influences and remain very much in touch with the Hong Kong of old. Along with a range of fresh fish, meat and vegetables on offer, if you’re on the hunt for a bite to eat, don’t miss the dai pai dong-style eateries on the second floor.
Bowrington Road Wet Market, 21 Bowrington Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Where To Shop:
Made up of four adjoining streets, Fashion Walk is where a range of designer stores can be found. Along with high-end names such as Zadig & Voltaire, maje, Isabel Marant and more on offer, high street stores such as COS and H&M can also be found for your fashion fix.
Fashion Walk, 1-19 Great George Street, East Point, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.fashionwalk.com.hk
SOGO is the largest Japanese-style department store in Hong Kong. With 18 floors of international and Japanese branded products, you can normally find whatever you’re after here, with stores covering everything from fashion, cosmetics and jewellery, to homeware and electricals – there’s even a high-quality grocery store on the basement floor. As you’d imagine, this place gets incredibly busy at weekends, so plan your visit for a weekday if you’d prefer to avoid the crowds.
SOGO, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.sogo.com.hk
No visit to Causeway Bay would be complete without stepping foot inside Times Square. This vertical mall holds a whopping nine storeys of retail space and with 230 shops, 20 restaurants and a cinema, you literally could spend your entire day (and month’s wages!) inside.
Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.timessquare.com.hk
This Swedish furniture and homeware store, which has two locations in Hong Kong, needs no introduction. IKEA in Causeway Bay has you covered whether you’re brand new to the city and need to deck out your new home, or if you’re just in need of new coat hangers and storage solutions!
IKEA, Upper Basement, Parklane Hotel, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.ikea.com.hk
For stationery junkies, Journalize is the place to know in Causeway Bay. Stocking just about everything you may need when it comes to stationery, the store offers everything from marker pens and fine art items, to all the kit avid bullet journallers or calligraphy experts could ever need.
Journalize, 6A, Bayview Mansion, Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/journalize
If you’re looking for some pieces for your home – and are after something a little different to IKEA – Franc Franc is our go to. This Japanese lifestyle store prides itself on stylish yet practical designs, including decorative pieces, tableware and furniture, at purse-friendly prices.
Franc Franc, Shop B, G/F & 1/F, 8 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.francfranc.com.hk
Affordable Fashion Stores
Causeway Bay has no shortage when it comes to shops, but if you’re looking for some budget-friendly fashion, we know where to go. For an all occasion one-stop-shop including lounge, swim and sportswear, Cotton On and H&M have you covered. The H&M in Causeway also features a big homeware department, which is perfect for picking up those essential (and affordable!) finishing touches for your flat. Uniqlo and GU are great if you need to stock up on basic wardrobe essentials, while Bershka stocks fun and playful pieces that are always on trend.
Cotton On, 2/F Lee Theatre, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.cottonon.com/HK
H&M, G/F to 3/F, 2-20 Paterson Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www2.hm.com
Uniqlo, G/F, B1 and B2, Lee Theatre, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.uniqlo.com
GU, B26, B72-73 & B75 Windsor House, 76 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.gu-global.com
Bershka, B77 Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.bershka.com/hk
Sportswear and Athleisure Stores
Much like fashion, Causeway Bay also offers an abundance of sportswear and athleisure stores. Whether you’re sweating it out in the gym, running the city streets, or hiking one of the many trails, you’ll be able to find all the gear you need. Good all-rounders for general sports equipment and running shoes are Escapade and Marathon Sports, but if your lifestyle is a little more “zen” look no further than Lululemon. If you spend most of your time exploring Hong Kong’s beautiful landscape then Protrek and RC Outfitters will have everything you need.
Escapade, 19 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.escapade.com.hk
Marathon Sports, Shop G03 , G/F, Causeway Bay Plaza 2, 463-483 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.imarathon.com
Lululemon, Shop 104-105, Hysan place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.lululemon.com.hk
Protrek, 32 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.protrek.com.h
RC Outfitters, 2/F, Kin Tak Fung Commercial, Building, 467-473 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.rcoutfitters.net
Places To Go And Things To Do:
Fancy trying something different and getting a little competitive? Strokes has brought crazy golf to Hong Kong, with its two indoor 9-hole courses. Be sure to check out its happy hour deals and free-flow packages to really complete your night.
Strokes, G2-3, 1/F, Fashion Walk, 9 Kingston St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.strokeshk.com
If you’re looking for a workout for your mind, let us introduce to you to LOST. Offering a variety of escape room games, these pre-set scenarios will test your cognition and observation (and patience!) as you and your team mates work together to solve the clues and escape the room before time runs out! With seven different themes to choose from including “Nemesis”, “Castiglione” and “Inferno”, this interactive game makes for a great rainy day activity.
LOST HK, 15 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.losthk.com
Stuck for something to do in Causeway Bay? The SCAA is always a good place to find some inspiration (especially on a rainy day!). There’s a multitude of activities to choose from such as bowling, billiards, golf, table tennis, swimming and more. There’s even a fencing room and an indoor shooting range! Make sure to also check out the terrace bar, Inn Side Out for some great value beers and snacks.
SCAA, 88 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.scaa.org.hk
Another great alternative to the usual dinner and drinks, Pong is a bar dedicated to the game of beer pong (if the name didn’t already give that away). Housing high-tech beer pong tables, it’s sure to result in a fun time.
Pong, 26/F, Midtown Soundwill Plaza II, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.pong-group.com
Hong Kong’s largest public park is home to a variety of activities. Whether you fancy getting active and playing a game of tennis or basketball, or just simply enjoy a stroll, this park will give you a much-welcome break from the madness of Causeway Bay.
Victoria Park, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Dai Siu Yan
Perched on plastic stools under the Canal Road flyover, several elderly ladies offer to punish your antagonists by way of “Dai Siu Yan”, which roughly translates to “villain hitting” (or beating your enemy). After scrawling your nemesis’s name and date of birth on to a paper tiger, these women proceed to hit it repeatedly with their shoes while chanting rhythmic curses – and all for the price of $50 (haters beware!).
Dai Siu Yan, under the Canal Road flyover, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Central Library
Situated on the edge of Causeway Bay, this free-standing library building definitely stands out from the crowd. Grab a coffee at the ground floor cafe or head up the escalators to enjoy the views from the windowed walls of the library – from here you can peruse the thousands of books at your disposal.
Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Keeley-Dee and was published on 19, June 2017 and was most recently updated on 19, August 2019.
Featured image via Getty, image 1 courtesy of NOC Coffee Co, image 2 courtesy of FRITES, image 3 courtesy of Elephant Grounds via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of John Anthony via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of ALTO Bar & Grill via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of The Coffee Academics via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Green Waffle Diner via Instagram, image 8 via Getty, image 9 courtesy of Journalize via Facebook, image 10 courtesy of Strokes via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Pong via Instagram.