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The Alchemist Cafe Bistro

27-29 Poplar Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon | Walk 5 mins from Prince Edward MTR Station exit A, Hong Kong, China
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
19 May 2017
“Great atmosphere”
24 Sep 2016
“Surprisingly good location”
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27-29 Poplar Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon | Walk 5 mins from Prince Edward MTR Station exit A, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Great food and prices are very contained. I found this place because I live nearby but apparently it's in HK's top 10 coolest places. The waiters mostly speak canto and it's not extremely straightforward to communicate, but they will put you at ease. Big thumb...More

Thank Giuliano G
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Kowloon in general gets a bad rap when it comes to restaurants, but The Alchemist certainly exceeds expectations. I'll admit that it took them an exceedingly long amount of time for our tea and coffee, but the food was pretty good, and priced fairly, and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Visited the cafe after it was recommended by a friend. The cafe is designed on a travel concept, which definitely excited me. The cafe is designed very tastefully; however I was not thoroughly impressed. For starters, if two people are visiting the cafe, the cafe...More

1  Thank VyshakMV
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

If you are staying in the neighborhood, as we were, definitely check this place out for coffee, pizza, sandwiches, cocktails, extensive beer menu and more. The night we went they had phenomenal live music and the atmosphere was great, packed with locals having a good...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 7 January 2015

It is pretty simple place you would easily find in many cities in Europe. Hong Kong still doesn't have many of such simple places. The food is simple. The choice of drinks good. Atmosphere nice.

Thank AgaTheBlueTiger
Reviewed 24 December 2014

don't know why there are so many waiting outside the cafe...if it's for waffle and coffee, then i will; if for main course, sorry that it's not worthwhile. The cafe puts effort on decoration which is also a selling point to customers.

Thank Jannis T
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Fantastic coffee, certainly the best in the area. Good coffee is about in Hong Kong, you just have to find it.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 5 December 2014

My wife and I have a rule - don't eat Western food in Asia. We will make an exception for The Alchemist. Great pasta, delicious pizzas (try the seafood pizza, quite brilliant!) and coffee that will impress anyone. All this a short walk from our...More

Thank NigeReviews
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We took a chance here from the few TA reviews and made our way over after fabric shopping in Sham shui Po on a weekday. The street and area might put some off, but persevere! We got there about 1and the place was packed but...More

Thank Nestless
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

This restaurant provide a lot of travel books for customers to read, it is a v gd place to spend yr time there. The food quality is gd, price is reasonable, and the specail drink is worthwhile to try! The decoration of the restaurant is...More

1  Thank funnyexperience
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:29 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27-29 Poplar Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon | Walk 5 mins from Prince Edward MTR Station exit A, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Sham Shui Po
  • Neighbourhood: Sham Shui Po
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