World’s First Starbucks “Bing Sutt” 冰室@ Duddel Street, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong & Macau 6D6N Itinerary Year 2009 – Great for First Timer!

    5D4N Eat Drink HK Itinerary Year 2010 – Time to Revisit!

    Food Adventures in HK Year 2011,2012,2013 – The Ultimate HK Best Eat List (HK Island) & The Ultimate HK Best Eat List (Kowloon)

    IMG_2616
    When in Hong Kong, one should visit a “bing sutt” in Mong Kok or Yau Ma Tei to get a slice of old Hong Long. My top pick is Mido Cafe, an old, rustic place with more than 40 years in history. However, if your coffee addiction kicks in, go to Starbucks “Bing Sutt” at Duddell Street. It is the world’s first as Starbucks have collaborated with Douglas Young’s G.O.D to create a concept coffee space. 冰室/”Bing Sutt”, which literally means ice room is the coffeehouse back in the 1950’s through to the 1970’s.
    IMG_2529

    Duddell Street in Central, Hong Kong is famous for its four gas-powered street lamps. These street lamps are still powered by town gas. And to get to Starbucks “Bong Sutt”, one has to climb those flight of stairs. Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps are declared monuments of Hong Kong.
    IMG_2532
    antique gas-operated street lamps
    IMG_2615
    view from the steps
    IMG_2543
    As we pushed through the door to Starbucks, we were instantly attracted by the meticulous attention to details  – the old school blinds, the dusty old fans, folding chairs, birdcages, small tiled floors, old radios, old-school electric switches, adapters and the likes.
    DSC_0505

    DSC_0485

    IMG_2591

    IMG_2579

    IMG_2571

    IMG_2595

    DSC_0496

    DSC_0487

    IMG_2553

    IMG_2551

    IMG_2560
    The drinks menu is basically the same, but Starbucks has incorporate some cha-chan-teng favourites such as egg tarts and polo buns. Yes, you can have your egg tarts with with a tall cup of Frappuccino!
    IMG_2561

    IMG_2569

    day 2-1
    merchandises for sale

    Let’s take a nostalgic walk down memory lane at Starbucks Bing Sutt Duddell Street!

    Starbucks + Bing Sutt
    Shop M2, Mezzanine Floor
    Baskerville House
    13 Duddell Street, Central

    17 Comments

    Leave a Reply