If you feel the need to get away from the sensationalized and overly priced cafés or restaurants, Coloane Island is your best choice. It’s known to be quieter and slow-paced in terms of lifestyle. A regular hotspot for tourists, and locals alike, you can stop by Hac Sa Beach for barbecue or head over to the old Coloane Village and explore the famous Lord Stows Bakery to indulge in a few delicious egg tarts. There’s a hidden gem just ten minutes away from the bakery that deserves a truly special visit.
Just near Lai Chi Vun Village, you’ll come across eerie abandoned shipyards right after trekking a slope. You’ll spot a small café tucked along the way that’s completely shaded by the trees. Hon Kee Café is basically a shack with simple wooden furniture around, it’s well covered and surprisingly comfortable so you can easily cool off from the summer heat and still enjoy your meal at the same time. Despite its old and nostalgic appearance, this café is rich with history and flavors. There are tons of vintage picturesque spots around for you to explore and maybe snap a few nice photos while you’re there.
Hon Kee offers the simplest menu I’ve ever seen. You definitely can’t miss out the frothy, rich coffee, hand-whipped personally by the owner, and the famous Kung Fu coffee master himself, Ah Hon. Have a cup accompanied with toast dripping with cheese and butter, or have a bowl of instant noodles topped with a slice of caramelized Spam for less than MOP $50 per meal. Ah Hon claims that he stirs his coffee 400 times before serving! Next time you pass by Coloane Village, be sure to look out for Hon Kee Café. Experience the authentic local experience and witness Ah Hon’s coffee stirring skills!
Hon Kee Cafe Merendas de Lai Chi Vun Park, Coloane, open daily except Wednesdays from 7:00am to 6:00pm, +853 2888 2310