An Hour a Neighborhood: Making the most of Hong Kong’s Western District
Jessica Tryde- Local Fitness Nut
And the meetings keep rolling in – and you’re out of ideas on where to go. Lugging your laptop around, trekking through the alleys of Hong Kong desperately trying to find a café doesn’t sound too appealing does it. What makes it worse – it’s not a morning meeting! You’re first meeting is scheduled in the late afternoon with a few more later on in the night.
If you find yourself with the flexibility of arranging the place for your rendezvous – go out and explore another district! Let’s kick off with a favorite: Western District
Tea break in Sheung Wan
The calm before the storm…of brainstorming sessions & negotiations. Kick off with a quiet meeting at teakha and choose from their vibrant range of specialty teas (Indian, Chinese, Japanese, you name it)! To save yourself from the embarrassment of having a growling stomach, pair your tea with a delicious baked good so you don’t make a complete fool of yourself.
Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
11:00 – 19:00 M-F
9:00 – 20:00 Weekends
Caffeine boost in Sai Yin Pun
A personal favorite! Featuring a cinema-style façade, Winston’s Coffee is quite a gem. They make killer coffee so you can satisfy your need for caffeine (even though you’ve already had one) any time of the day. Pair it with a scrumptious hot-cross bun and your meeting will be over before you even know it!
Shop 4, G/F, 213 Queens Road West
Sai Ying Pun, Western District
07:00 – 23:00
Guilty pleasure for dinner in Sai Yin Pun
Not 1, or 2, but 3 fluffy pancakes with copious amounts of butter, smothered in maple syrup from STACK. But if your taste buds are screaming for something savoury, then don’t you worry, STACK offers a range of to-die-for savoury pancakes – from ribs & pancakes to Mexican-infused flavours. Drop by STACK for a quick bite before heading out to your next meeting!
G/F, 1 Third Street,
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
11:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 23:00
Boozy session in Kennedy Town
Coffee isn’t doing it. You’re craving something a little stronger, an atmosphere a little more chill for your last meeting. You wouldn’t even call it a meeting – more like a gathering for a potential business talk. “Have a sick night b*tches at Missy Ho’s! This fusion gem of a restaurant in Kennedy Town features intriguing décor and delicious signature cocktails to satisfy your booze craving while maintaining your professionalism.
Shop G9, G/F Sincere Western House
48 Forbes Street
18:00 – 23:00
Jessica Tryde, born in Australia, bred in Taiwan, is a creative English copywriter living in Hong Kong. Her job includes whipping out creative ideas and digital executions. During her spare time, you’ll find her weight lifting in the gym, training for a gladiatorial bloodbath in a Muay Thai class or attempting to perform a yoga pose. If not working out, you’ll find her mingling with the locals at the wet market or reading at a local Hong Kong café.