The Tatler Guide To The Mills: Where To Eat, Drink And Shop
Similar to Central’s Tai Kwun, The Mills is a prime example of the city successfully breathing new life into heritage buildings to create new thriving hubs for art, culture and gastronomy. The revitalisation project of The Mills was completed in 2018, with the former factory of Nan Fung Textiles now hosting a range of events and exhibitions, and with housing an array of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops that are not to be missed.
Restaurants and Cafes at The Mills
Opened by wedding cake specialist Studio Sweet Petite K, Between Haru marries clean white walls, an earth toned palette and soft wooden furnishings with handcrafted cakes to make the ideal spot for an afternoon pick-me-up. The light-filled space is more than inviting, but once you catch a glimpse of the bakes on offer, you’ll be sure to be lured in to try some.
Aside from the seasonally-inspired cakes, enjoy Between Haru’s selection of tea and espresso-based beverages. Workshops are also held by international professionals from the likes of Korea and Japan to help you brush up on your baking skills.
Shop 103, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Europa Tea Foundry
Another leisurely pit spot to make on your visit to The Mills is Europa Tea Foundry. Offering a true taste of Taiwan, don’t miss out on the signature drinks which include milk foam tea; tea latte; seasonal handmade fruit jam tea, and the Taiwan Alishan prime tea.
Shop 118, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, facebook.com/EUROPATEAHK
Looking for a new breakfast spot? Fleur specialises in brunch dishes, with all the creations elevated to Instagram perfection with the addition of fresh and edible flowers. The relaxed spot aims to provide a comfortable atmosphere for guests, serving up dishes such as eggs Benedict, baked eggs and pancakes––all featuring Fleur’s signature floral touch.
Shop G08, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, facebook.com/hongkongfleur
A favourite for burgers in Hong Kong, along with its space in Wan Chai’s Star Street Precinct, Honbo have opened up shop in The Mills. Dedicated to serving really good burgers, Honbo goes the extra mile by championing Hong Kong’s food artisans and their creations, using products such as locally made preservatives-free potato and milk buns, fresh local beef brisket and hydroponically-grown lettuce from Yuen Long.
Complement your burger with a pour from one of the several locally-brewed craft beers on offer.
Shop 303, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, honbo.hk
See also: Where To Find The Best Burgers in Hong Kong
Koko Coffee Roasters
An extension of the popular local coffee brand Coco Espresso, Koko Coffee Roasters promises to provide a complete coffee experience to its customers through the freshest farm direct coffee beans and outstanding roasting technique.
Along with its freshly roasted coffees, Koko serves a range of brunch and lunch dishes, as well as a selection of cocktails for later in the day.
Shop G09, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, facebook.com/kokoroasters
Wong Pai Bing Sutt
Wong Pai Bing Sutt aims to represent traditional Hong Kong culture through its menu of classic local dishes. Reviving diner style favourites such as satay beef instant noodles and milk-fried egg with char siu and prawns with rice, you’re sure to get your comfort food fix here.
Shop 304, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Opened by local gin label Perfume Trees, Tankyu Distillery merges the worlds of coffee and alcohol. Previously only available to purchase online, the brand’s unique gin offerings are now fully showcased at its café and bar concept, with the space serving a range of creative cocktails that unite the worlds of coffee, tea and spirits.
Shop 301, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, perfumetreesgin.hk
See also: A Serious Drinker's Guide To Hong Kong Gin
The Ale Project (TAP)
Opening its original Mong Kok taproom in 2014, The Ale Project was one of the pioneers of the now booming Hong Kong craft beer scene. Known for its uncompromising attitude to beers, TAP at The Mills continues the same tradition started by its sister location, with the menu largely featuring an array of brews from Young Master Brewery, as well as a diverse and exciting menu of beers from both Hong Kong and around the world.
At TAP, it doesn’t just stop at the drinks though, so don’t miss tucking into long-time favourite dishes such as the Toasted Gai, featuring thick sourdough french toast, kaya butter, crispy fried chicken and malted barley syrup; along with the Triple Happiness grilled cheese.
Shop 302, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, thealeproject.com
Crafting hand-made leather shoes in small batches, b/major favours in high quality products and timeless designs over mass production. Styles range from loafers, mules and sandals, to boots and heels in a wide range of colours.
Can’t find what you want? The store also offers a made-to-order service, allowing you to get involved in the design and production of your own pair of shoes––from selecting the colour to finalising the design.
Shop 107, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, bmajorshoes.com
Concept To Go
Lifestyle store Concept To Go stocks everything from home goods and design items, to flowers, jewellery, and even drinks. Expect a range of high-quality and unique items, which have all been especially curated for the store, with workshops also on offer in areas such as floristry, jewellery and leather works.
Shop 126-127, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, concepttogo.com.hk
Committed to helping us all live more sustainably, Pimary stocks a variety of products which are vegan, recycled, cruelty-free and hand-crafted. Items range from beauty and skincare products to eco homeware, kitchen and household essentials, and even grocery products.
Shop 105, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, pimaryhk.com
Another store found in The Mills which focuses on all things eco is Wood Polar. Striving to support a more sustainable lifestyle and encourage people to opt for more natural products, the handcrafted body care and homeware products are designed to function in an environmentally friendly manner, while still promising results––topped off with chic and minimalist packaging.
Shop 113, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, woodpolar.com
Discover more at themills.com.hk