… MG Cafe – inside the industrial area, next to the waterfront promenade …

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI  passed by the Kwun Tong Promenade all the time since I was a really small kid. In the old days it didn’t look like anything close to a promenade but a narrow cargo working area next to the Kwun Tong Bypass. Things in this area have changed a lot in the past few years, one good thing is that the usage of a lot of the industrial buildings in Kwun Tong had changed so nowadays there are a lot more places to eat and shop.

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MG cafe is one of the few cafes in Kwun Tong that is on the ground floor instead of hiding inside an industrial building. The storefront and the interior of MG is like a British coffee house, and I am most impressed by the high ceiling which had given the shop so much feeling of spaciousness. I can imagine how relaxing it can be to spend a few hours here on a weekday afternoon. But one thing to pay attention is that as a popular filming spot for dramas and TV shows, they are sometimes closed on weekdays, so it might be a good idea to check their facebook page before visiting.

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I remember at my first visit which was a year ago, it was the interior that amused me (not the food), but this time I viewed it in a quite different light. This dish here is actually their Egg Benedict. Looks pretty unusual as a Benny right? To name two outstanding things about this dish: the eggs were the most nicely cooked poached eggs I have had in Hong Kong; the eggs were still steaming while they were brought to us, the texture was soft and the yoke was runny. Unlike other good looking poached eggs, there’s not a hint of vinegar smell in the eggs! The sauce had a orange/ mandarin taste; it is perhaps what they call sauce Mikado in the west – hollandaise sauce with mandarin juice. 

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We also had the Spaghetti blue mussel with white wine sauce; I like their mussels as they tasted very fresh and tender, the spaghetti was garlicky and it could be even tastier with a bit of chilli 🙂

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The coffee at MG is nice but I would say it’s not intense enough for me. It has got a good aroma but the cup would become a bit watery if you don’t finish it right away. They use hand painted coffee cups from Italy to serve their coffees and each cup is unique. You can actually order the cups from them if you are interested in purchasing some for your home.

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We saw the lady having this Summer berry crumble with icecream and it looked nice, so we’ve decided to try it out as well. The crumble was really nice with a generous amount of nuts including macadamia. The berries were very tangy so those who like sour food: this one is definitely for you! 
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… MG Cafe is located on G/F, MG Tower, 133 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong. It’s around 5 minutes walk from Ngau Tau Kok Station.
… http://www.mgcafe.mggroup.hk/

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