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Kam Wah Cafe

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Neighborhood:
Mong Kok
Coffee Shop, Bakeries
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47 Bute Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong, China
852-23926830
Today
6:30 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pineapple bread

Can't miss the pineapple bread of this restaurant, Better ask with butter. Other foods is just average. Service is typical Chinese service... not good. They just speak cantonese, so point to the bread and give a quantity of what you want if you don't speak cantonese or mandarin. Don't go at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Lucas C
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Brazil
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Singapore
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our Hong Kong friend corrected us that it is not know as Bo Luo Bao (菠萝包) but as Bo Luo You (菠萝油) as there is a layer of butter(牛油) in the middle. The bun is bigger than my expectation as seen on photos. It is had a crispy outter layer with a sweet taste. Its butter added a strong fragrance... More 

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Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Can't miss the pineapple bread of this restaurant, Better ask with butter. Other foods is just average. Service is typical Chinese service... not good. They just speak cantonese, so point to the bread and give a quantity of what you want if you don't speak cantonese or mandarin. Don't go at the evening or night. Don't have pineapple bread anymore.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Quite close to the MTR. We had the Bo Luo bun (without the butter) and egg tart and it was pretty yummy. There's an english menu too if needed.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This wasn't our first trip to Hong Kong and after so many trips, we did not have the chance to try a western Hong Kong style breakfast. This was near our hotel so wanted to try it out. The first impression they gave us wasn't very pleasant, they are very aggressive to pull us in. Everything was in Traditional Chinese... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We saw the crowd queuing up to get bolo buns and egg tarts and service staff invited us into the store. But once we sat down, the staff just threw the menu to us, and upon ordering, clarification seemed not so allowed somehow. The staff shouted so loud when we asked about the macaroni or noodles, some sort. It totally... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

With a very high expectation, we went there at 6.30am trying to skip the queue and try the pineapple buns fresh from the oven but much to our disappointment. Indeed, there wasn't any queue in the morning, cafe was pretty much empty. Ordered pineapple bun, milk tea, egg tarts and ice lemon tea. Pineapple bun was average, egg tarts were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Service staff speaks Cantonese only and menu too, so it was difficult to order. Spoke Mandarin and pointed to what we wanted. The bun is one that I'll try at least once. Don't order coffee which doesn't taste good but order milk tea instead. No more stomach space for egg tart. Google mapped it from Langham Place which is about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I love pineapple buns, these have ruined all others for me. Delicious milk tea. It's not hard to find, they have an interesting menu in English, but the waitress will point you in the right direction of what to eat.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The polo bao with butter was good! Better than the average cha chan teng I've tasted. The rest of the food we had were average; not really worth mentioning. Service is quick but not friendly- typical of a local coffee/tea shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Make an effort to get here and try the amazing Pineapple Buns. They are so soft and fresh, with a slightly crunchy sugar topping. They are famous in Hong Kong and this place is meant to be one of the best. On the menu they're called Hot Sweet Buns or something similar, there is pictures on the wall you can... More 

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Additional Information about Kam Wah Cafe

Address: 47 Bute Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-23926830
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Mong Kok
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Thursday 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bakeries

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Bute Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Mong Kok
  • Neighborhood: Mong Kok
  • Phone Number: 852-23926830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Mong Kok
It’s one of the highest density districts in the world, so come to Mong Kok prepared for action. Home to every market, restaurant and shopping arcade imaginable, Mong Kok is the one-stop shop to satisfy all your shopping needs. Dust off your finest negotiation skills and dive into the bartering frenzy. Similar retailers will conveniently congregate in the same area forming easy to remember references such as “flower street” and “sneakers street.” Here you will also find various local delicacies being served at street snack shops or hole-in-the-wall restaurants. One reliable rule of thumb: the smaller the place, the better the food.
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