Tucked four storeys up a rusty tenement building in the middle of Mong Kok, you’ll find the tranquil little paradise that is Kado. Opened several years ago, Kado is a select store selling an assortment of handicrafts by local artists, with a small built-in wooden deck sectioned off for visitors to sit down and rest.
The shop oozes of homely comfort, heightened by the comfortable coffee corner under the row of spacious windows at the outer end of the room. Originally set up as a workshop for the owner’s personal ready-to-wear brand, Kado has since branched out to selling other goods and serving drinks on the side.
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The best thing about Kado is that it offers a quiet oasis away from the hectic streets of Mong Kok. Inside, you’ll find a peaceful rest environment where you can take a breather from the bustle of the city. If you’re a fan of bright and airy interiors, you’ll love Kado. The shop is furnished minimally, with clean white walls, natural wood fittings and pots of plants scattered across the room. The simplicity of the architecture creates a cosy, homey environment for the visitor to shop and rest.
From time to time, Kado offers freshly-made pastries to choose from, but most weekends, the shop serves solely drinks. The regular menu features three to four drinks, usually a combination of soda and tea. The Yuzu Soda is refreshing during summer, with a faint hint of yuzu sweetness in between every fizzy mouthful. If you’re looking for something warm, though, opt for the Apple Earl Grey Tea, which can be served hot or cold, and comes with one whole apple soaked inside to give the drink a natural boost of saccharine.
The shop is less crowded now that the initial hype has calmed down, so if you’re around Mong Kok, make sure to drop by to have a drink and to browse around the shelves. Now you know where to go the next time you’re in the area. 🙂
4/F, 583 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
+852 2384 0120
More great finds on the dark side (Kowloon):
- Be Tabula Rasa Studio
- Café Hillywood
- Feed Your Nerves
- Floom Floom
- Lo Yi Faateng
- Lucy Coffee & Food
- Mum’s Not Home
- Storerooms No. 3
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