Nestled in busy Jordan, Kowloon Union Church offers a relaxed oasis in the form of its café, KUC Space. Well, KUC Space isn’t a café, really – it’s more of a place where the public can rest at their own free will, free of charge. They used to serve vegetarian and vegan lunch sets but have ceased to do that, and now only do cakes and drinks at tea time – though they will be stopping that in May too. However, they welcome anyone to come up and use the space for themselves – you can bring your own food or just settle down with a good book.
For me, the lure was really the interior (as usual). KUC Space has such a comforting and classical look, don’t you think? Though I must admit I don’t really like the paintings they plaster over the walls, which is why I left them out of this post… they sort of creeped me out, but my Dad told me it’s just me. If you’d like to see them, I’m happy to share them, just shoot me an email at email@example.com!
The inner area of KUC Space isn’t pictured. As I mentioned, it’s because I’m creeped out by the paintings (they’re not really creepy, but for some reason I get the heebie-jeebies looking at them). Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to see them!
But here’s a quick text description: KUC Space is painted light blue in the inner room, and white in the outer rooms by the sun. I personally like having the sunshine on me while I relax, so it’s by the window I go. The inner areas, though, are generally more comfortable as there are sofas and couches all over the place. The tables are bigger too to host larger groups.
There are paintings on the wall of old Hong Kong – we’re talking dentists holding really sharp knives while wrangling their patients on a little stool. And barbers doing the same. And for some reason, I’m freaked out by them. *Dad rolls eyes in background*
But otherwise, KUC Space really is lovely and great for chilling, either alone or with a girly bunch of friends.
I can just about ignore the paintings. I mean, they’re not moving and flashing themselves at me as they do in Harry Potter movies. Anyway, I prefer the lighter, sunlit zones, because in my opinion, they’re more photogenic. Can you say superficial? Ha! Jokes aside, the interior really is beautiful and well thought out. If you’re more into minimal and classic designs, KUC Space is not a spot to miss.
I love that KUC Space lets you bring your own food, though I’m disappointed I didn’t go when they still served meals. Either way, I’m sure you won’t be let down by this little religious oasis. And guess what. You can tell your mother you went to church!
2 Jordan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong
+852 6428 1461
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