We arrived early in Hong Kong and our hotel room wasn’t yet ready, so we went out for a stroll in the neighborhood. Sheung Wan is a cool mix of busy streets and quiet narrow alleys. There’s not a lot of tourist sights, but instead, there’s an excellent chance of getting a glimpse into the everyday life of locals and expats. It’s also a great place to eat, no matter whether you’re after avocado sandwiches or dim sum.
We weren’t very hungry, but we wanted to sit down, so AC suggested that we went to Classified, which is an old favorite of hers. There are several Classified branches in Hong Kong, and the Western-style cafes are particularly popular among the expat crowd.
According to AC, the Classified café on Hollywood Road is always full, but we were lucky to get the last table left on the small outdoor patio. I had a fruit bowl with yoghurt honey and almonds (45HKD) and AC had an avocado toast (53HKD). Both dishes were perfectly executed, easy on the eyes and not too hard on the wallet. Just the kind of place we needed, after a long and exhausting night flight.
Classified Sheung Wan, 108 Hollywood Road, Hours: All days 8am-midnight (last order 10:30pm), Tel: +852 2525 3454