the cutest brunch date

brunch date

Last week, we took a break from long hours of sitting in computer labs, drawing in Adobe Illustrator, and computing math problems to head into the city for a brunch date.

We took an eighty-minute bus ride to Green Waffle, a gluten-free cafe in Causeway Bay. I loved this place because it’s really allergy-conscious. (My friend is allergic to gluten, so we had to find a place we could both enjoy.) I hardly ever eaten gluten-free, but I now love it so much. I also appreciated that there was a restaurant dedicated just to those who cannot eat gluten! There’s so many options at Green Waffle: they have a ton of waffle combinations, omeletes, smoothies, pastries, etc. It’s hard to not want to order the entire menu!

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We both ordered the Country Skillets and quickly became obsessed with them. It’s made out of ham, cheese, potatoes, and onions (it also comes with green peppers and a poached egg, but I skipped out on both). We also had smoothies. My friend got the Rocket Power smoothie and I got the Lychee Mint Cooler. The atmosphere of Green Waffle is so relaxing and chill. The servers  put your bag in a container, so you don’t have to worry about it. There’s a lot of natural light that comes in, making it perfect for pictures. It’s a cute, aesthetic place where the tables are marble-topped (also perfect for pictures.) It was reasonably price for at around less than $20 USD. If you want a filling brunch, this is the place to go!

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We also found a gluten-free cupcake place that had the cutest cupcakes. It is called The Cakery, and there’s so many options for cupcakes. The people who work there really perfect the art of cupcake decorating, and they’re also very friendly. The cupcakes were a tad on the expensive side, and I found them to be a little dry…but if you do find yourself in Hong Kong, definitely check it out! (I got the vanilla cupcake–pictured below. My friend got a pumpkin and a chocolate cupcake!)

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The shopping center where these two resturants are located is called Hysan Place. It’s an high-end mall that has stores like Gucci Kids and Fendi Kids. (We couldn’t stop laughing at the names.) Hysan Place is also a part of the six building mall, where each building is a new branch of mini malls, and it takes up an entire street! I think any of the six malls would be fun to walk in, but definetly be prepared to spend a few thousand, if you plan to shop!

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Somehow we got caught up in a parade…so that happened:

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I hope you enjoyed this post about my lil’ brunch date. I only have about two weeks left here in Hong Kong, but I can’t say I’m sad to see it go. Being in Hong Kong hasn’t been the easiest, and I spent a lot of time this semester reflecting on my decision to come here. I never want to put up a facade or lie to my readers. These past two months haven’t been easy, so if you’d like a post about my study abroad experience, please let me know in the comments.

get lost. get found.

-hello ninetyseven


13 thoughts on “the cutest brunch date

    1. Thank you so much lovely! For most of my posts, I use my phone. Unless I plan to go out and shoot (check out my HOW TO TAKE ARTSY PHOTOGRAPHS post), I will almost always use my phone. I also edit with VSCO Cam using filter HB2. I just try to look for interesting, natural light, but I also study what’s currently trending on Instagram and blogs. Hope this helped! Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. I want to read your experience about study abroad. I am going to Romania next semester and I am excited too much! 🙂 Also, I LOVE YOUR BLOG SO MUCHH !

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