Old skool

23 03 2011

The Mido Cafe is a cheap’n’charming little restaurant overlooking the public square behind Ya Ma Tei’s Tin Hau temple, just around the corner from the famous Temple Street market. It is one of the most characterful places left in the neighborhood, more or less unchanged since it first opened in 1950. The walls are covered with colourful tiles, the staff are gruff but efficient and my lunch cost me 30 HKD. Along with the Kubrick cafe at Prosperous Garden, this is my favourite local find.

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24 03 2011
Dundell Street « ilbonito blog 2007

[...] c) a faux-retro-Chinnoise Starbucks! Apparently this is going to be the company’s new worldwide strategy, designing distinctive outlets that pay homage to their surroundings (I have to say the Balinese Starbucks in Ubud was tres classy). I had planned to go in and take photos of the interior over a tall hot mocha but when I arrived there were already two – two! – semi-professional photoshoots underway. Makes you wonder why they didn’t just use the real thing? [...]

24 03 2011
Scott

Great find!

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