With temperatures dropping in Hong Kong (finally), it’s a good time to venture out of the city and plan a day trip to Yuen Long for a quick break from the daily grind. Located far from the island side on the northwest of the New Territories, Yuen Long is renowned for its unique mix of old and new, which is brimming with beautiful natural scenery, historical buildings, amazing cafes and local restaurants. Read on to discover all the best things to see, do and eat in this charming neighbourhood, and why it’s well worth the schlep.
Editor’s note: Social distancing rules are currently in force for various businesses and venues in Hong Kong, so please make sure you follow the latest government guidelines and be responsible when visiting any of the recommended venues in our guide below.
What to Eat and Drink
Frequented by foodies and hipsters alike, CoHee Studio is cool little hangout spot that serves up an enticing selection of Western fare in a cosy setting. Brunch here is always a hit, whether it’s the scrumptious bagel with crayfish salad, avocado and salmon roe, or their famous Hokkaido scallops, salmon roe, scrambled egg and onion on toast—every dish is beautifully plated and will be a feast for your eyes and taste buds. The café also offers an extensive range of high-quality coffee brews and teas for diners to enjoy, including flat white, signature drip coffee, green tea latte, earl grey tea and more.
CoHee Studio, G/F, 152 Kam Tin Shi Street, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, +852 9449 7310