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After that god-sent lunch, we had some time to kill. A quick search around that area brought us to this special Starbucks outlet located at Sai Yee Street, located just two blocks away from our lunch place.
In its second collaboration with Starbucks, the G.O.D. design team working together with artist Stanley Wong (a.k.a Anothermountainman) developed a 6,000 sqare feet, two-storey concept store.
The store, located within the hustle and bustle of busy Sai Yee Street, is designed with nostalgic memorabilia. A mini movie theatre is also featured and a wall made of mahjong tiles, designed by G.O.D., that reads “good movie upstairs” helps point the customers in the right direction.
G.O.D. means Goods of Desire, an essentially design company with its own array of flagship retail stores in HK. The first collaboration with Starbucks resulted in a HK-style snack house theme, the world’s first Starbucks to go away with radical, franchise-look design. The one at Sai Yee Street is the second outlet but with a different theme that pays tributes to the local movie scenes.
We spent quite some time at this outlet taking photos but also at the same time admiring G.O.D.’s creative works.
Few blocks away from Starbucks lies my all time favourite shop, Kam Wah Cafe 金華冰廳.
It was already late evening by the time we arrived, so getting a table wasn’t hard. As with its usual quick and attentive service, we did not have to wait long.
The milk tea needs no introduction as it is my favourite. Still the best.
Almost three years after my last bite, I was a bit emotional when reunited with the polo bun. Damn, it was good.
Wai Kee House, 89-91 Sai Yee Street
Kam Wah Cafe 金華冰廳
47, Bute Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon