Design fiends, rejoice, for a new coffee shop has popped up in Hong Kong. Polygon Café opened in the beginning of May and I visited it exactly five days after its opening. I’d had prior plans before discovering the café’s existence scrolling through Instagram, but once I caught a glimpse of its beautiful architecture, they were out the door. Yep, I was that desperate to check Polygon Café out.
Located on Sai Ying Pun’s Second Street, Polygon Café is easy to miss with its iconic concrete exterior that blends in with the rest of the old neighbourhood. For the map-literate individual, though, it’s not actually difficult to find, being just a few minutes from MTR Sai Ying Pun Station. That’s definitely a plus when it comes to navigating around in Hong Kong’s sweltering hot weather.
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With both indoor and outdoor seating available at Polygon Café, you can take your pick of whether to stay in the shade or to enjoy a little sunshine. If you want to enjoy the waft of coffee brewing from the coffee counter, settle down inside at one of the tables facing the kitchenette. Alternatively, there is a secluded outdoor patio out back with a deck of green foliage. Have a dog? No problem, there’s a row of seats lined up in the alleyway where your pooch can hang out with you. Heck, even the bathroom is thoughtfully designed. Anywhere you choose to sit, Polygon Café’s architecture will not disappoint, especially if you’re a lover of modern and industrial design.
At the time of Polygon Café’s soft opening, the menu was still in the works. Bagels, oatmeal and other brunch selections are available now, but when I visited, there was only a choice between three sweet treats. Fine with me, as I had already had lunch. I settled for a Chocolate Brownie and a Latte with Skim Milk to accompany me for my afternoon. I’ve been to Polygon Café several times since my first, and each time, the latte art is different, but always intricately pulled off.
The friendly neighbourhood atmosphere of Polygon Café makes it a perfect place to grab a quick cuppa in the morning or to hang out with your coworkers during your afternoon break. Knowing about the café makes you feel as if you’re part of the crowd, as there is no signage outside and most visitors just happen to discover it while passing by. Whether you’re looking for a leafy terrace to catch up with a friend or searching for a new working spot – there is fast wifi, people – Polygon Café will definitely satisfy all your café needs.
14 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
+852 2915 8878
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