Café Post — Hong Kong, China
Known for its interlocking tenement houses, the neighbourhood of Wanchai has recently seen a dramatic transformation, with exciting additions including the hotly anticipated Mira Moon designed by Wanders & Yoo. Now Café Post, a 54-seat all-day eatery at the Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island effortlessly straddles the lines of the traditional and the modern. The café is named after the Old Wanchai Post Office across the street, a fine example of turn-of-the-century colonial architecture. The alfresco lounge area is the perfect spot to take in the view, but equally remarkable is the café interior by international design practice Aedas. In a nod to the changing cityscape, clean, perpendicular lines are contrasted with exposed-brick walls and retro mosaic tiling. Glass lighting of various shapes and dishware in playful shades of blue make for a cheery ambiance, and a communal table encourages the atmosphere of a family kitchen. Buffet breakfast is available in the mornings, while the diverse à la carte menu offers dim sum, ’dai pai dong’ stir-fried rice noodles with beef and an assortment of sandwiches and pastas.