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Your Neighbourhood Guide To Sai Ying Pun

23 April, 2024
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Your ultimate guide to the best restaurants, cafes, shops, and more in Sai Ying Pun…

Located just metres away from the hustle and bustle of Central and Sheung Wan, this vertical neighbourhood is home to a range of chic cafes and restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a new go-to brunch spot for lazy weekends or want to spend a quiet Sunday strolling through high street, Sai Ying Pun has something to offer everyone.

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Cafés In Sai Ying Pun

sai ying pun rootdown


Hidden behind an unassuming wooden front on the trendy Art Lane, Rootdown is serving up major cabin-in-the-woods vibes – in the chicest way possible. The natural wood interior creates a cosy cocoon, with pops of greenery and a skylight that ethereally shifts hues. Come daytime, sip your matcha or vanilla latte while snapping pics. When the sun sets, this woodsy wonderland shifts into a cosy date-night spot to indulge in craft cocktails and highballs.

Rootdown, Shop 16-19, G/F, Two Artlane, 1 Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/rootdown.hk

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April Coffee Lab

With its brick-red facade and curved window tempting passersby to sneak a peek, April Coffee Lab radiates an undeniable allure. While seats may be limited inside, the focus on quality brews and signature hospitality that made April’s OG Yuen Long spot a hit remains central here. Sip on its signature House Blend or explore an array of single-origin beans, then pair your cup with freshly baked goodies.

April Coffee Lab, G/F, Benon Tower, 266 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/aprilcoffeelab

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Winstons Coffee

Winner of numerous awards over the years, Winstons Coffee is a favourite here at Sassy, celebrated for its hipster vibes and quality coffees. As the day turns into evening, Winstons Coffee undergoes a transformation, offering a selection of bespoke cocktails, including its signature espresso martinis. For those who have a bit of time to spare, you can also explore its collection of books and games!

Winstons Coffee, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2559 5078, www.winstonscoffee.com

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Shaz Confections

Famously known as the go-to destination for crepe cakes, Shaz Confections offers beautifully decorated layered creations with a range of flavours from Rose Pistachio to Hong Kong Milk Tea, and even pandan chiffon cakes that transport you to the Lion City with each bite.

Shaz Confections, G/F, 21 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 5596 5956, www.shazconfections.com

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Hashtag Coffee

Known for its incredible latte art, Hashtag Coffee is the perfect place to show off your morning brew. Coffee lovers will be spoilt for choice with the cafe’s range of classic and signature coffee options including, the Black Cat and Affogato, along with non-caffeinated treats such as classic lemonade.

Hashtag Coffee, 99B Robinson Road, High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2896 6683, www.instagram.com/hashtagcoffeehk

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Restaurants In Sai Ying Pun

sai ying pun Catch


Specialising in long lunches and weekend brunch, CATCH. is the perfect spot to spend your Sunday afternoons. The neighbourhood eatery serves up a range of fresh seafood including oysters, fried jumbo prawn risotto and a soft shell crab burger served in a true Australian fashion.

CATCH., Shop 9, G/F, Island Crest Podium, 10 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2818 2355, www.catch.hk

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sai ying pun Brut


With Chef Jalandoni at the helm, Brut’s menu pays homage to his Filipino roots while elevating the flavours to new heights. Subtle hints of traditional tastes are woven throughout, letting diners experience the essence of Filipino cuisine without being overwhelmed. But what truly sets Brut apart is the expertly curated wine pairings, available in three or five glass flights. These wines are the perfect complement to each dish, creating an unforgettable dining experience.

Brut, Shop C, 11 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 3460 5863, www.brut.com.hk

sai ying pun Krua Walaiphan

Krua Walaiphan

Serving up authentic Thai cuisine, Krua Walaiphan will transport you to the tropical beaches of Thailand one dish at a time. Lovingly prepared by Chef Walaiphan Hanyut, each dish promises to be MSG-free and reasonably priced.

Krua Walaiphan, G/F, Ko Wang Court, 29 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2804 1555, krua-walaiphan.business.site

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sai ying pun LucAle


Named after its talented culinary duo, LucAle brings the authentic flavors of Italy straight to your plate. Each dish, from the hand-cut pasta to the truffle creations, showcases the chefs’ passion for their craft. Make sure to order the tagliolini, where a sumptuous lobster, prawn, and scallop ragout dances gracefully on your fork. And the true showstopper? The tiramisu, a deconstructed masterpiece presented in a sphere and adorned with a cocoa crisp that’s almost too gorgeous to devour. Pair it all with its Italian wine selection for an evening of la dolce vita.

LucAle, Shop A, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 3611 1842, www.lucalehk.com

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Where To Drink In Sai Ying Pun

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Crushed Wine Bar

Wine lovers, it’s time to rejoice! Downstairs at Crushed, you’ll find a chill wine bar vibe that’s primo for sipping tasting flights while nibbling small plates. With its curated wine selection, knowledgable staff, and laid-back-yet-refined energy, this spot cultivates a wine palate without any snooty airs. Wherever your tastes take you, Crushed makes wine approachable and fun.

Crushed Wine Bar, Shop A, G/F, 6-8 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/crushedwines

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Mostly Harmless

This hidden omakase-style cocktail bar specialises in locally sourced cocktails with an ever-changing menu. From the unique water glasses which guests can select, to literal writing on the wall, this bar gives a personal touch to everyone who walks through its door.

Mostly Harmless, 2/F, 110 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/mostlyharmlessbar

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sai ying pun Ping Pong 129 Gintoneria

Ping Pong 129 Gintoneria

Redesigning an old ping pong hall into a modern and stylish speakeasy, this bar has more to offer than meets the eye. Offering over 40 gins from around the world including classic Spanish Gin Xoriguer, this bar is the perfect spot for any gin and tonic fans.

Ping Pong 129 Gintoneria, L/G, Nam Cheong House, 129 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 9835 5061, www.pingpong129.com

sai ying pun Melody House of Food & Music

Melody: House of Food and Music

Melody: House of Food & Music is the ultimate all-in-one destination for indulging all your senses in Sai Ying Pun. From savouring world-class cocktails to immersing yourself in the rhythms of live DJs and performances, Melody has something to delight every passion. With a selection of 150 labels from Italy and France, and a bar programme that combines classic cocktails with molecular gastronomy flair, this one-of-a-kind destination truly elevates the art of dining and entertainment.

Melody: House of Food and Music, G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.melodyhongkong.com

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Junels Restobar Filipino Bar and Restaurant

Sing your heart out to Junels classic karaoke hits while enjoying classic cocktails and beers. The bar is well-known for hosting karaoke parties where getting up and dancing is highly encouraged.

Junels Restobar Filipino Bar and Restaurant, Shop 1G, basement, Tung Lee Building, 7 On Ning Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 5182 8725, www.facebook.com/junelsrestobar

Where To Shop In Sai Ying Pun

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Live Zero

Helping everyone live a more sustainable lifestyle, Live Zero is Hong Kong’s first zero-waste and packaging-free grocery store. With three locations in the city, the store stocks a huge array of organic products including flours, grains, nuts, spices and herbs. Simply bring your own container or use one of many provided by previous customers to collect your shopping. The brand has also branched out to offer a range of plastic-free cosmetics, skincare, and feminine products, so you can reduce through all aspects of life.

Live Zero, G/F, 33 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, WhatApp: 9433 3394www.livezero.hk

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The Polska Traveller

Founded by local designer Yeung Sau-lun during an exchange trip to Poland, The Polska Traveller is filled with artisan trinkets and jewellery inspired by old artefacts found in local markets and second-hand stores on the streets of Poland. From natural gemstone bracelets to silver spoon rings, every piece is one-of-a-kind.

The Polska Traveller, Shop 11F, G/F, 118 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 6211 4426

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Vintage 1900’s

There’s something magical about exploring a vintage store, you never know what you might find! Vintage 1900’s specialises in vintage watches, bags and jewellery for both men and women, so you can take a bit of history with you, everywhere you go.

Vintage 1900’s, Shop 70 Solo Studio, Lee Wang Building, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, vintage1900s.business.site

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sai ying pun Thorn & Burrow
Thorn & Burrow

Looking to spruce up your home? Thorn & Burrow has a collection of unique and stylish home décor and accessories sourced from all around the globe. From statement vases to stylish notebooks, this store is the perfect place to pick up a gift or just treat yourself.

Thorn & Burrow, 1/F, Cheong King Court, 30 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 9840 3889, www.thornandburrow.com

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Tuck Chong Sum Kee Bamboo Steamer Company

Tucked away on the unassuming Western Street lies one of Hong Kong’s hidden artisanal gems – Tuck Chong Sum Kee Bamboo Steamer Company. As a fifth-generation mom-and-pop shop, it’s proudly preserving the 60-year-old tradition of handcrafting bamboo dim sum baskets, keeping this age-old craftsmanship alive. But its expertise doesn’t end there – it also fashions bamboo mooncake presses, ladles, and kitchenware that have graced the tables of esteemed Cantonese establishments around the world for decades.

Tuck Chong Sum Kee Bamboo Steamer Company, 12 Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2540 4386

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Things To Do In Sai Ying Pun

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Art Lane

Located just around the corner from Sai Ying Pun MTR Station Exit B3, you’ll find Chung Chiu Street and Ki Ling Lane. Adorned with colourful murals and artwork this street offers the perfect backgrounds for your Instagram outfit snaps.

Art Lane, Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

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sai ying pun sun yat sen memorial park

Sun Yat Sen Park

Offering a sanctuary in the city, Sun Yat Sen Park is the perfect spot to get some fresh air and stroll along the waterfront. Pack a picnic or grab a takeaway from one of Sai Ying Puns’ many restaurants and enjoy the sprawling grassy lawn, and top-notch facilities including basketball courts, a swimming pool complex and a football pitch.

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, 16 Eastern Street North, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.lcsd.gov.hk

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sai ying pun LAP Cat Adoption Centre

LAP Cat Adoption Centre

Craving some serious kitty cuddles? Make a beeline to the LAP Cat Adoption Centre, where the fluffiest felines are ready to steal your heart. Not ready to adopt? No worries! You can still get your snuggle fix by volunteering as a cat cuddler. All that purring and nuzzling is guaranteed to lift your mood. Just don’t look too deep into those soulful eyes unless you’re prepared to meet your new BFF!

LAP Cat Adoption Centre, 11 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 6477 1492, www.lap.org.hk

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Editor’s Note: “Your Neighbourhood Guide To Sai Ying Pun” was most recently updated by Catherine Pun in April 2024. With thanks to Nicole Slater for her contribution.

Main image courtesy of Pstrey via Flickr, image 1 courtesy of Rootdown via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of April Coffee Lab via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Winstons Coffee via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Hashtag Coffee via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of CATCH. via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Brut, image 7 courtesy of Krua Walaiphan via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of LucAle, image 9 courtesy of Crushed Wines via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Mostly Harmless via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Ping Pong 129 Gintoneria via Instagram, image 12 courtesy of Melody: House of Food & Music via Instagram, image 13 courtesy of Live Zero via Instagram, image 14 courtesy of The Polska Traveller via Instagram, image 15 courtesy of Thorn & Burrow via Instagram, image 16 courtesy of longzijun via Flickr, image 17 courtesy of Jamie Lloyd via Flickr, image 18 courtesy of Lifelong Animal Protection (LAP) via Instagram.


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