Five dog-friendly cafés to explore on outlying islands

Café hopping is fun for everyone but options may be limited for those with furry friends in tow. Janice Leung looks beyond the usual suspects to find five hidden cafés to explore with your four-legged friends

The Hideout

The Hideout. Photo via Instagram: @pom_myinpding

Like its name suggests, the Hideout is hidden away in the most beautiful landscape in Mui Wo. Providing iced specialty drinks and an all-day menu, they also have a selection of outdoor workshops and experiences based on their gardens and farming plots. If you are out of fuel after a hike, this would be the place to recharge with your doggo.

Where: Lantau Island, Ngan Kwong Wan Rd, Mui Wo

Sol Committee

Sol Committee. Photo via Instagram: @chaaaa_bu.poodle

Located on Ma Wan Island, Sol Committee offers coffee lovers a quiet place to enjoy the cool breeze with their fur babies. Using local condiments for its dishes, highlights include a crab meat pasta with Shaoxing wine and fried chicken bao with fermented bean curd sauce. Their signature Ma Wan Cola will also revitalise you after a day spent at the beach.

Where: Shop 1A, Level 2, Beach Comm. Complex Park Island, Ma Wan

The Edible Project

The Edible Projects. Photo via Instagram: @makpo.babypug

If you’re planning for a visit to Peng Chau, freshen up with a glass of Mint and Yuzu Lime Frizzies at The Edible Projects. The café is hard to miss with its bright yellow exterior and cosy outdoor seatings that look like a backyard. The ambience and layout give it a homely feel.

Where: 1K Wing On Street, Peng Chau, Hong Kong


Nutshell. Photo via Instagram: @bichon_littlecloud

Make your way to Tung Wan Beach and indulge in a selection of hearty dishes at the Nutshell café. Along with their comforting menu, they also provide a bevy of well-made exclusive tea flavours like Masala Chai, Keemun Rose and Keemun Osmanthus Latte, setting them apart from other cafés in Hong Kong.   

Where: 156 Sun Hing Back St, Cheung Chau

Nak Kafé

Nak Kafé. Photo via Instagram: @mrpotato_frenchie

Looking for a place away from the city to unwind? Transit yourself to the “Venice of Hong Kong” for a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. Nestled by the Tai Chung bridge, the café offers a picturesque view of the sunset over the water, while guests enjoy signature dishes such as truffle prawn toasts and expresso tonic.

Where: Lantau Island, 20 Tai O Wing On St, Tai O

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