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Pizza, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly
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New Territories
2.7 miles from Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
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Reviewed June 20, 2020 via mobile

I had seen Triple Lanterns Cafe on a travel programme and had planned to visit Tai O for a long time. We travelled to Tai O yesterday and had the most amazing day. We got a 20 minute boat tour of the village and we...spotted Triple Lanterns Cafe on the way. It’s beautiful. It’s a little hard to find, through small narrow streets and zig zag board walks but we loved the adventure and what a treasure to find at the end. We had a couple of drinks in the sun, with pizza and fish cakes which were delicious. The service was amazing, everyone was so friendly. Sylvia served us our food and she told us the amazing story of how Triple Lanterns came to be a cafe. They served us complimentary lavender tea which was beautiful. It’s absolutely amazing there and we didn’t want to leave. We can’t wait to visit again.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

Our son located this restaurant while we were walking through the Tai O fishing village. This restaurant is owned by a local sister and brother who offer simple pizza menu items, including vegetarian and is a café style restaurant. Julia and her brother gave us...a warm welcome and their service is excellent. Our meal included a beer each for my son and I and my wife had a delicious herbal tea suggested by Julia, one of the owners. We ordered two pizzas deals and they were tasty and had lovely fresh ingredients. The prices were reasonable. The story of the restaurant and how it came about is quite moving and we were very pleased to have come across it as my wife and I did not feel like the local fare and there was plenty to be had of that while walking through the streets. Beautiful views from the deck and after a long walk this was a gem to come across. We would highly recommend it. There is also a deck upstairs but we preferred the shade of the lower deck outside. It was a pleasure to eat there.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

All you can smell around Tai O is fish and seafood, what a great surprise to sit on the top floor watching the sun go down with lemon tea and blueberry cheesecake. Chatting away with a lady who was just about to leave for UK...and stay in a city 45 minutes from my hometown. She insisted on lots of photos of us with the great backdrop of Tai O. The friendliness, decor and food reminded me of the places I used to stop of for tea and scones in Devon, UK. If you can find this place while wandering the side streets and boardwalks then do stop off, it is well worth a break from your day. Lots of bits n bobs outside to look at and photograph too. Very interesting story behind the place so I will leave you to read it.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 13, 2019

When visit Tai O, don’t miss the chance to take a tea break at this cafe. I like its lemon honey drink, very special with sour, sweet and bitter taste. You can enjoy the beautiful sunset if you pick the table near the inlet. The...cafe owner is very sociable and nice.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

Such a glorious discovery late in the day... It was raining cats and dogs as well as blowing a gale when we stumbled upon this hidden gem... Julia was very accommodating, taking our umbrellas and ushering us upstairs to the tiniest dining area I've ever...eaten in... You are not going to find a 5 star, silver service dining experience at Triple Lanterns, what you will find is much better! Old fashioned home hospitality, something I never, ever expected from Hong Kong... The whole experience was amazing, the food was very tasty, the tea was amazing and Julia was the epitome of the perfect host. We will seek this little cafe out in every trip from now on... Please do check social media for opening calendars, Julia closes down for a couple months every year...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Gorgeous views of this quaint little fishing village. Service was a bit slow and the only thing on the menu left was the tuna pizza. We ordered it and it was fine. Pricey though. Loved how removed it feels from the...hustle and bustle of Hong Kong! We enjoyed our time here and would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

The staff is simply awesome, We came by chance to this bar and we weren’t disapointed! Julia is very simple, she treats you like these guests and it’s a very beautiful place. You have to test if you go through this village. 5/5

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

It was the perfect place to end out long hike. Beautiful little hideaway from the city and the indoors. It was so refreshing to sit above the water, watching the boats go by and enjoying a cup of coffee. The owner was such a genuine...and welcoming host; loved talking to her and hearing about her dream that she turned into the cafe. I would definitely visit again on a warmer weather: perfect for coffee and a good book!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

A good spot to stop in tai o, Julia the owner is very friendly and helpful. Follow the signs to find the restaurant along some wooden bridges and walkways through the village.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

It is a bit hard to find, but it definitely worth the trip! The restaurant is basically a little house inside a harbour village. The view is amazing and the staff really welcoming! We all ordered a pizza (I usually hate pizza) and surprisingly, I...loved it ! As for the drink, we followed the recommendations of the owner, and ordered a ginger lemon tea: Delicious ! I strongly recommend it ! I will come back!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

This Cafe is hidden in a quiet corner in Tai-O, a remote fishing village. While sitting there with a beer and a piece of Pizza, you can see the sun set slowly right at the entrance of the waterway. Customers can sit there for hours...enjoying the weather, the scene and watching boats passing by. When you have finished your drinks and food, Julia, the owner, may serve you a pot floral tea on the house. Come while you are travelling in HK.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice host!! There is not much food but a good place for a tea or coffee. Shady and sunny spots available!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Triple Lanterns is a cafe nicely decorated and located on the Tai O waterfront in the middle of the village. The setting is amazing and so us the extremely friendly service. We really enjoyed the fish patties and the lemon drink. Also we got some...lovely tea. Allthough prepared with attention, we were not so enthusiastic about the pizza’s. Best for drinks and views.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Sometimes in your travels you stumble on a place by accident and it turns out to be a highlite of your trip, this little cafe in Tai O is one of those places that you will remember for a very long time and will most...likely visit again one day. Triple Lanterns Cafe is found along a winding wooden pathway out over the water in Tai O, at the very western end of Lantau Island, its a bit of a marathon to get to but well worth the effort, take the MTR to Tung Chung, then bus to Tai O, its about a 50 minute bus ride. The stilt village over the water is like a walk back in time, its about as far removed as you could get from the hustle and bustle of Central Hong Kong. Little narrow streets, locals sipping tea on the roadside, people tending gardens, local produce stalls and seafood markets, the place is a quiet and peaceful. The cafe is run by Julia, a wonderfully warm and welcoming lady who sat and chatted with us and was eternally positive and upbeat, Julia, we simply loved the time we spent with you at your cafe, the cake and lemon honey drink was amazing. We sat outside on the top level and just soaked in the atmosphere of this amazing little villiage, even a sudden thunderstorm, which lasted only 15 minutes only added to the allure of this place, we are so glad you survived Mangkhut !! If you need a break from the full on adventure that is Hong Kong, make your way out to this little cafe and breathe a little, we will return one day.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

We passed this cafe on our sightseeing boat and decided we had to find it. It takes a bit of wandering through the maze of alleyways, but the effort is definitely worth it. The welcome and service are extremely friendly, the coffee and cakes are...delicious and the setting is dazzling. This is a must if you're in Tai O.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • Service: 5
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