Cha Chaan Teng is Cantonese for "Tea Café", which is sort of the Hong Kong equivalent of a fast-food restaurant. Mido Café, established in 1950, is the oldest tea house in Hong Kong and makes for a great starting point for exploring Temple Street and its night market. Grab a seat on the ground flood near the windows and take in the sights and sounds of Temple Street Market, or head up to the first floor for comfy seats and air conditioning. The interior is so retro that Hong Kong TV and movie producers actually use it as a set for period pieces! The most famous dishes are the baked pork chops and baked spare ribs with rice. Wash it all down with "Red Bean Ice", another Mido Café specialty.
Satiated, it's now time to use your newfound energy on haggling with fortune tellers and street vendors who sell everything from trinkets to watches and jade to antiques at the Temple Street night market!
Meeting point: Outside the café. To reach Mido Café, take the Kwan Tong Tsuen Wan lines to Yau Ma Tei station. Also, Mido Café is a cash-only restaurant, so visit an ATM en route if you're low on dough.
Leaders, Mido Café is open daily from 8:30am to 9:30pm.