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Kam Wah Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mong Kok
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47 Bute Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong, China
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went here for breakfast. the breakfast menu is very limited as they only serve polo bun, egg tarts, and simple noodle. i tried all and love it all! the milk tea is also very smooth. for breakfast they dont have any menu, my friends and I dont speak chinese, and the staff dont speak english. so what we did just... More 

Thank lia_pn
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hot and fresh polo bun was lovely. Crispy outside and soft inside. With a thick slice of butter, making it a nice Hong Kong style breakfast, oh must have the milk tea as well.

Thank TYee T
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109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Polite and helpful English speaking lady boss appeared when we asked for the English menu and helped us to order their signature polo paus filled with either butter, a chicken chop, corned beef omelette or Char siew. Plain with butter was still the best.

Thank ElanSingapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pineapple bun with butter is the best of all... Sometimes staff hook you up with other local people at your table just to share a table as the restaurant is full.. Great experience of eating and drinking right in front of HK people sitting opposite side without saying anything.

Thank Yunhee J
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For 4days stay in Hongkong, this is the only restaurant that we experienced bad service. We went here on the 2nd day for breakfast. I will never forget the lady who served our food that time. I ordered pineapple bun and noodle soup. My husband want a heavy breakfast so he ordered rice, pork and egg but the lady waived... More 

Thank Jane C
Frankfurt, Germany
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend trying this place for its delicious pineapple buns with butter. Together with a hot milk tee this makes a good hong kong breakfast. Usually the people order something extra to the pineapple bun. But I ended up only eating one bun here and find something like noodles for lunch later. For me this is a must try when... More 

Thank Hans P
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their signature Pineapple bun is the best, if you find the one with butter is too heavy, you can always go for a "lighter" version, it tastes delicious too!! However, I found that buying the bun to-go is fresher than dine-in. Other must Try item - Egg Tart, French Toast, HK style milk tea......

Thank Keib T
New Haven, Connecticut
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local cafe and a must-stop for anyone walking through Mongkok! I was lucky to stay in a hotel where Kam Wah was basically a few steps away. $6 HKD for one pineapple bun, this is one of the most affordable breakfasts anywhere, whether you want to sit inside the small cafe or eat it on the go. I had... More 

Thank W M
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see what many Hong Kong people have for breakfast, this is the place to go. It's a medium sized place that has pretty good seating and menus for English speaking people. As usual, they advertise their online reputation and TripAdvisor ranking all over the walls. Go for their signature Pineapple buns and the Fried Toast. They... More 

Thank micnguyen
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in town for a short period of time, you have to visit at least one of these places. Its a traditional HK breakfast cafe. The food at these places, honestly is not anything special, but the experience is so much fun. Its authentic Hong Kong breakfast. Get the french toast and iced milk tea. Like every other review,... More 

Thank xtians5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Cafe, Fast Food, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Bute Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Mong Kok
  • Neighborhood: Mong Kok
  • Phone Number: 852-23926830

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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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