Set apart from the main streets of SoHo, Tai Ping Shan Street has some of the area’s best coffee, fashion and lunch haunts. Here’s our top five reasons to get down there today.
Hardly big enough to swing a cat in, this cute micro-cafe excels in makes delicious homemade cakes and nibbles. Try the homemade blackberry cake and the ginger hot chocolate for a sinfully sugary buzz.
Homei, 22 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, 2857 9991
2. Knockbox Coffee Company
Run by serious coffee enthusiasts who boast encyclopedic knowledge of the brewed bean, a small lab’s worth of complex brewing equipment and similarly scientific methods, resulting in a unique caffeine experience every time.
Knockbox Coffee Company, Shop B, 14 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
A regular haunt for creative types to work, chat and sip various green tea infusions (perhaps the angular, fluorescent façade is a hint). Konzepp also stocks a curious array of designer products that make great gifts.
Konzepp, LG/F, 50 Tung Street, Sheung Wan
4. Rat’s Cave by Start From Zero
From local design collective Start From Zero, Rat’s Cave delivers a collection of urban street wear, funky alternative accessories and the occasional art collection, often hosted in collaboration with local artists.
Rat’s Cave by Start From Zero, G/F, 18A-B, Tai Ping Shan Street, 2858 9001
5. Yuk Kin Fast Food
What it lacks in decor or ambience, this charming alfresco dai pai dong makes up for in the delicious, no-frills Cantonese dishes it serves up for the working masses. $45 for a plate of nutrients plus a drink – bargain!
Yuk Kin Fast Food, Shop A, G/F, Po Wan Building, 6 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
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