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Kam Wah Cafe

#163 of 4,894 Restaurants in Hong Kong
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Neighborhood:
Mong Kok
Coffee Shop, Bakery
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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
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Polo bun

Polo bun was amazing, the waiters and waitresses were polite albeit it was really crowded on a Monday morning. Feels like a HK home cafe! :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Qiuxuan O
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  • Local cuisine
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Polo bun was amazing, the waiters and waitresses were polite albeit it was really crowded on a Monday morning. Feels like a HK home cafe! :)

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Tanjungpandan, Indonesia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

taste superb and really cheap, only 9hkd for one big bun The place is crowded so eating there is kinda hard to do. I go there twice and grab the bun for takeaway, eat it on the street while its still steamy and crispy. Heaven.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

One of the very famous char chan tang in Mongkok, other than the pineapple buns, Mexican buns and also egg tart is my favourite too.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I think this cafe serves the best Po Lo Yau (pineapple bun with butter) bun in HK ! There is one version with butter and another version without butter. Best to order the bun with butter as the butter just melts in your mouth. The bun is crispy on top and very soft inside. Also best to go with milk... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

As many tripadvisor reviewers had flagged, this cafe is famous for their pineapple bun with butter. Their milk tea is delicious too. I went there with an empty stomach so I went for their fried noodles and steam rice. Both can be given a missed. Kinda regreted filling my stomach with the not so satisfying food in Hong Kong.

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Hualien, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Pineapple bun definitely is a must-try in this famous, authentic and old Hong Kong style restaurant. The seats are crowded and usually have to share tables with others. Taking out service was also provided. The foods there was quite authentic with affordable price.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This review is just for the egg tarts. We have always liked egg tarts, so we've tried quite a few cafe bakeries in HK. But this is by far the best egg tart we've had in HK! The filling generously thick, the texture is creamy, with just the right amount of sweet "eggy" taste. Don't expect polite service, which is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We were there on a Sunday afternoon and counted our lucky stars that we were seated almost immediately. The cafe is small, just like any typical char chan tengs in Hong Kong so do not be taken aback by the cramped surroundings and the need to share a table. We asked for a menu written in English (yes for people... More 

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Penang
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Polo Bun is yummy...local restaurant which you must not miss during your visit in Hong Kong. Be prepared to share the table with other people.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nothing like waking up to a super freshly baked warm polo/pineapple bun with butter. Oh wait, I've never done that before! Normally when I get a pineapple bun back home, it's not as fresh or tasty. This place specializes in pineapple buns, and it's done really well. I was here a few weeks ago, and although the staff here did... More 

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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 1 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bakery

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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