November 25, 2009 5

Mackie Kitchen (Hong Kong: Causeway Bay)

By in 09: Hong Kong

This is the last of the Hong Kong entries. Before leaving we check out Mackie Kitchen, an extension of the upstair bookshop Mackie Study that was sadly closed down earlier this year.

Mackie kitchen

Indie, art, cultural places like this are extremely rare in this finance-centric city, where only chichi/business-chic/high end place are valued.

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The space is also used for shows and events (indie band, gallery, etc.). It’s a good information gathering place to find out what cultural events are happening in the city.


Each table is guarded by a different handmade doll. I love our elephant!


The handmade menu is very cute!

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The food is typical cafe food. We got the pasta set. Home cooking tasting, not bad at all!


Black forest Cake. The Hong Kong style Black forest cake  was my childhood favorite, it is a lot lighter and has jello in between. Though this one is a bit dry and has too much cream. The food are not amazing, but I still love the whole experience because of how cute the space is!

In the back of the cafe, they have a bookshelf stocking many new + past issues of art/cultural magazines, especially of China’s City Pictorial Magazine. We bought many issues. I’d hang out everyday here if I live in Hong Kong.

I finally get through all the travel entries. Back to LA next (lots of update coming)!

Mackie Kitchen
9 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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5 Responses to “Mackie Kitchen (Hong Kong: Causeway Bay)”

  1. seat says:

    Oh no! The end?
    So what did you feel about Shanghai and HK after the trip? Will you want to live in Shanghai, for example? Or did you feel strange being a tourist in HK? Actually now I remember, you did go back to HK…10 years ago? That’s when we first met up!! XD

  2. seat says:

    P.S. Recently I’m watching this show called Tokyo Kawaii TV:
    Those videos about kawaii going global are quite fun! Also the Paris Collection episodes.

  3. Freda says:

    I don’t mind live/work at Shanghai for no more than 3 months at a time. Shanghai’s lack of order in traffic and being stared at by locals really made me paranoid by the end of it…and Shanghai is supposedly one of the better city in Mainland already. ^^;; If I were to live there longer I think I will age much faster. There’re slower pace part of town for sure, but I think the nouveau rich vibe can be draining too…

    I felt so much more comfortable as people mind their own business on phone than look at you. I enjoyed being a tourist in HK…having the distance makes me appreciate the good side of HK instead of bad.

    Hey seat you gotta come out here to US, for Joan’s wedding haha!

  4. Joan says:

    Yes Seat, I hope you can come to LA sometimes next year (hopefully) 😀 Now that we know where the good stuffs are (unlike the last time you came), it’ll be good gourmet trip.

  5. seat says:

    I’ll sure go to your wedding Joan!! When is it gonna be?
    Haha, but I think you’ll be so busy with your wedding(and honeymoon?) to be my gourmet tour guide. xD