Mido Cafe Time for a Slice of the Hong Kong That Was

[16/03/10] 

Let me paint a picture for you. It’s the second, possibly third date with a nice local girl. You’ve wined, you’ve dined, and the expensive restaurants have gone through your wallet like the clap through a naval ship. Time to pull out the big guns with a touch of local finesse. Take her somewhere homely, somewhere historic, a place with as many talking points as The View, and a menu that makes a lot more sense.

The Mido Café is a significant step away from the Michelin stars of Hong Kong Island, but that doesn’t mean you won’t eat well. Located on the verge of the Temple Street night markets (the perfect place for a post-dinner stroll), Mido is one of the oldest tea cafes (or cha chaan teng) in the city, having opened in the roaring 1950s. Go for the spare ribs on rice, Mido’s signature, followed by iced coffee and pineapple buns. The décor hasn’t changed much since its opening, and that’s part of the charm that even big chains like Starbucks have been trying to capture, with mixed results.

But don’t worry. Yours won’t be.

Mido Cafe

63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Tel: (+852) 2384-6402

Nuts & Bolts

Home style cooking that might just pay off

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