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Mido Cafe

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Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
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G/F, 63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, China
852-23846402
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Time Capsule that Sells Good Food

Food ordered: spare ribs baked rice Pros: Convenient location (near Temple Street Night Market). Wonderfully preserved time capsule of a cafe (feels like a 60s movie set). Good, if somewhat heavy-flavoured, food. Helpful wait staff. (Unexpectedly) air-conditioned. Cons: Rude cashier. Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Scenes of some movies were shot here - one of the reasons is that the restaurant keeps its look from the old times and this kind of restaurants is becoming rare in town. However, the food they serve is really so-so. Compared with other "cha chaan teng" ("tea restaurants", HK local restaurants), Mido Cafe serves food that tastes average, and... More 

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malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

this is very old and history shop at yao ma tei .i love the food and drink . especially cooffee teh ice and fried noodle.important the price is value,can say not expensive.u must try to having food if go there .

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Guangzhou, China
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you're looking for something 'old' in a modern Hong Kong, it's a right place to go. But, the service from one of the staffs (probably the owner) was worse. We wanted to change the order just a second after we ordered the first one, and he gave a horrible feedback, saying "make up your mind before changing the order".... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Food ordered: spare ribs baked rice Pros: Convenient location (near Temple Street Night Market). Wonderfully preserved time capsule of a cafe (feels like a 60s movie set). Good, if somewhat heavy-flavoured, food. Helpful wait staff. (Unexpectedly) air-conditioned. Cons: Rude cashier. Not very interesting menu (typical cha chan teng food).

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited this restaurant during my visit. My hotel is just walking distance to here. Came here in morning, first batch of customer here, so the service is fast. Ordered their famous food from their menu. Tasted their drinks, hmm, yummy. I like their Polo bun here, fresh from the oven, it's crunchy outside and soft inside. Tasty. This shop was... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Cafe with nostalgic feel. Small cafe but very clean. Not my first time here, but everytime I come to Hong Kong, I would make it a point to come for my favourite fried noodles if time allows. Extensive menu. Also recommends the pineapple bun with butter (no pineapple in it, just means the texture of the bun resembles skin of... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Tried it out after recommendation from friends we were with. Apparently known for their french toast, this was a must try. Looks different from my normal homemade french toast but def not a disappointment. It was very good and so was the tea and coffee mix. The upstairs dining was quaint and waitress spoke english. Food was comforting so much... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Love how an institution, still looks like an institution. This diner would be my kind of hangout if I lived in Hong Kong. Delicious and filling meals, in a cool setting that any movie locations agent would love to use. I first fell in love with my surroundings of vintage meets diner style, and then fell in love with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Situated right by the Hong Kong night market on Temple street, it was a very pleasent cafe to visit, 1950's posters, old style green windows and tables from 1950's, looks like it hasn't changed much since that era actually. I recommend the creamy crab omelete. The food is reasonable by HK standards too. Although the food is generally pretty basic,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went to Mido today from a recommendation from lonely planet. I liked the decor and the staff are lovely. Quick service. I felt the food to be a bit average, in saying that it was pretty inexpensive so you get what you pay for.

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Address: G/F, 63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-23846402
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
Average Prices: USD 4 - 4
Cuisine: Chinese

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  • Address: G/F, 63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
  • Neighborhood: Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
  • Phone Number: 852-23846402

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 4
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
The Jordan and Yau Ma Tei neighborhood is where you will find some of the more authentic areas of Hong Kong. Not as glamorous or busy as its neighbors Mong Kok to the north or Tsim Sha Tsui to the south, Yau Ma Tei is often mistakenly overlooked by visitors on their trips to Hong Kong. Exploring parts of this area makes you feel like you’ve been transported back in time. A large part of the neighborhood draws from the rich history of Temple Street, stretching from Jordan to Yau Ma Tei, where a mix of dai pai dongs (outdoor restaurants), market stalls, fortune tellers and old karaoke bars bring out the history and culture of the area. The neighborhood is a showcase of diversity – different ethnicities, cultures, and a mix of old and new.
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