pop bites, Hong Kong

There are lots of notable things about pop bites, a combination wine bar, bakery, deli and dessert cafe. (It’s owned by the same company that runs Shui Hu Ju, several blocks away.)

I felt my cool quotient rise just by stepping inside. A DJ was spinning tunes (isn’t that what the kids call it?) in a back corner; paintings of Jesus and Mary were propped haphazardly on shelves; and bottles of wines and beers lined two walls.

There were several pleasant young ladies working there — but I swear they were all about five feet tall.

pop bites, Hong Kong

I think we had a cheesecake, chocolate torte and a chocolate something else. The cake desserts were nice — nothing remarkable, but nice.

The cheese platter took forever, but I guess that’s because they had to cube ALL the cheese by hand, and build a carrot and celery arrangement.

pop bites, Hong Kong

But my favourite part of pop bites was their bathroom. Pads of neon Post-it notes, a pen and lots of wall space. Genius!

pop bites, Hong Kong

pop bites, Upper ground floor, 3-5 Old Bailey St., (next to old Central police station), Central/Soho, Hong Kong, phone 852-2525-4141.