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Kam Wah Cafe

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Simple snack not to be missed

Famous for its polo buns but my conclusion is that they serve one of the best french toasts in Hong Kong. Don’t leave the place without having one, no matter whether you are there for a quick bite or full meal. Coffee is also decent, not so bitter. The polo bun is soft and has a unique hint of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Local cuisine
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Famous for its polo buns but my conclusion is that they serve one of the best french toasts in Hong Kong. Don’t leave the place without having one, no matter whether you are there for a quick bite or full meal. Coffee is also decent, not so bitter. The polo bun is soft and has a unique hint of lemon... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Try their butter polo bun and milk tea! They are yummy. The egg tarts are good too. The french toast is a little oily, but good for sharing. Location: A little difficult to get to when you first arrive in HK, but with your trusty GPS, you should be able to locate the place. Local cha chaan teng. Don't be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of the finest pineapple bun you can find in Hong Kong. The crust is crispy and it's baked to perfection. In this restaurant each individual has to order something, there's no sharing (that's what I was told by the waiter; not sure how true it is).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I love the egg tart very much! So far service is OK for me, a bit rush but still polite. Bun is good, we love the milk tea instead of "yun yong" (mix coffee with tea). Hopefully we can walk back there again. ^_^

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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
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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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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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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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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: Cafe

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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: Cafe

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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