On the coldest day of Hong Kong in nearly 60 years, I checked out Feed Your Nerves, a café that has long been on my list. Feed Your Nerves serves a range of delicious looking food and has a typical dining area downstairs with a free-layout room upstairs where visitors can chill out. The best part, though, is definitely the toasty heater on full blast during winter.
Feed Your Nerves is the perfect spot to spend the coldest day of Hong Kong in. Especially for couples, since the free layout means that lovebirds can cosy up if PDA’s their thing. The room is filled with knick-knacks for purchase, so visitors can spend hours just checking out every little accessory up for grabs. I had a lot of fun inspecting all their wacky products.
Find out more about my outfit: What Not to Wear on the Coldest Day of the Year
Three large low tables are scattered around the room with accompanying straw-covered cushions for visitors to sit on when they eat. If you’re not into tatami-style seating, then the lower floor with the usual chairs and tables are a better fit for you. The arrangement on the upper floor, though, definitely brings about a relaxed vibe that makes it a perfect place to spend a chilly winter afternoon. Feed Your Nerves is a rare sanctuary in busy Mong Kok away from the hustle and bustle of the noisy Chinese markets.
The soft colour palette of Feed Your Nerves’ interior contributes further to this relaxed vibe. The walls are painted using a straightforward colour blocking technique in white and light blue, matched by light wooden tables and the neutral tones of the furnishings around the room. A spot of classical music echoing through the background alongside with the toasty heater on full blast makes Feed Your Nerves the ultimate café for visitors to take an afternoon nap.
If you love flowers, then you’re in for a treat. The upper floor of Feed Your Nerves is a floral haven. Well, a dried floral haven. Handcrafted by the florists at sister café Be Tabula Rasa Studio, the dried flowers are hung lavishly all over the room, increasing in abundance towards the multiple shelves propped up to showcase a range of goods for purchase. The whole setup resembles a Disney princess’ forest sanctuary!
One major thing I didn’t check out during my visit to Feed Your Nerves was the food – and the food is undoubtedly the most important part. Feed Your Nerves is, after all, a café. But drop by Openrice.com or Instagram and you’ll find the most photogenic meals of all sorts, ranging from rice bowls to pasta to salads. There’s something for everyone, even a picky eater like me. Even excluding the food, Feed Your Nerves is worth a visit just for the chill vibes. It’s not every day you find a retreat like this in the busy city of Hong Kong.
Feed Your Nerves
G/F, 434 Portland Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
+852 2673 4722
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