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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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Very good bo lo bun

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Irene S
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Excellent local restaurant in Mongkok. Don't be confused by the sign outside as its all in Chinese, look for no 47 and it will be the right one. Staff are friendly and will bring you a menu in English. I would recommend the BBQ Pork udon and the beef brisket curry with rice is amazing. Drinks are interesting lots of... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The restaurant is rather small but the taste of the food is outstanding. From the outside it does not look the english nameplate but the location is quite clear from the google maps. We ordered sweet bun butter and butter french toast, this is the most delicious bread that we eat during in hongkong. Few staffs who speak limited english,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Authentic Hong Kong-style café! Full of energy and you can fill it when you step in! Crowded but isn't it what it is meant to be? Great food! The Po Lo bun is excellent! The coffee taste good for a HK café. Overall great! the staff are fast and friendly too!

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Well, this cafe is very famous among the local and travelers, especially their famous Po luo bun (or POLO bun??). The cafe is too famous, and always full seated no matter what time we went. So, be patient, and wait for a while, you will get your seat very soon and can enjoy your Po Luo Bun very soon.

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The bakery provided freshly baked bun and hong kong styles egg tart. The Hong Kong style milk tea is good and a perfect match with "Polo" bun with a slice of fresh cut butter

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

Staying in Mong Kok

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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