Ever wondered what to eat in Stanley after visiting the Stanley Market or post photo shoots at the Murray House? Here are some cafés and restaurants that can easily become your new favourites when you’re visiting Stanley.

Coffee & Pastries

Stanley Cave

Stanley Cave exterior

Stanley Cave can be easily spotted by its distinctive brick wall around the corner of Market Road.  What’s more exciting about the cave, is the row of glass windows displaying a range of cakes, pastries and sandwiches, that are freshly made everyday. The extensive team all have experience in baking for many prominent outlets in Hong Kong. The fro-yo is also outstanding here. Take-out is also available if you wish to sit along the promenade.

Stanley Cave interiorGlass display showing a range of cakes, pastries and sandwiches

Stanley Cave, 25 Stanley Market Road, Stanley (2677 7707)

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 8am – 8pm

Cuppers Specialty Coffee

Cuppers Specialty Coffee

If you ever need some alone-time for consolidation or just some personal space, Cuppers will be best suited for you.  They are best known for their specialty coffee, and (probably) have the best coffee you can find in Stanley. They offer a variety of coffee beans, as well as various brewing methods.  They also make limited slow drip coffee (only 10 cups a day), where the coffee tends to be more aromatic and has a lighter body!  You can also find a range of homemade pastries and chocolates imported from the UK in The Chocolate Room.

Cuppers Specialty Coffee, Shop 207, Stanley Plaza, Stanley (9125 6521)

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm; Saturday – Sunday & PH: 9am – 7pm



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The food at Lucy’s is made using the freshest ingredients.  Their menu is heavily based on Mediterranean dishes, but also includes salads and grilled meats.  The pecan pudding is not to be missed when you are at Lucy’s!  Another store of Lucy’s, Lucy’s on the Front near Stanley Waterfront Market, also serves lighter eats such as homemade sandwiches, salads and cakes. 

Lucy’s, G/F, 64 Stanley Main Street, Stanley (2813 9055)

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm, Sunday: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm

Lucy’s on the Front, Shop 1, Stanley Waterfront Market, Stanley (2813 7055)

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 10am – 7pm

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Mijas Spanish Restaurant

What is better than scooping up a few oysters or trying out the 5J Belota with Arugula platter at Mijas on a lazy Sunday afternoon?  Be sure to choose a table outdoor to smell the sea breeze, listen to the waves, and most importantly, to unwind yourself from the hustle and bustle of city life! 

If you fancy to carry on the meal, try the octopus “Galician style” on potatoes with sour cream and herbs and green gazpacho shooters ($158) and seafood paella with scallops and “Carabineros”- Spanish deep sea prawns or kings prawns ($690 to share)- just as if you were in Spain!

Seafood Paella with Scallops and “Carabineros”- Spanish Deep Sea PrawnsSeafood paella with scallops and “Carabineros”- Spanish deep sea prawns

Mijas Spanish Restaurant, Shop 102, 1/F, Murray House, Stanley (2899 0858)

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 12nn – 11.30pm; Friday: 12nn – 12am; Saturday: 11am – 1am; Sunday & PH: 11am – 11pm


The Boathouse

If you are a seafood lover, The Boathouse is made just for you.  The Boathouse serves the freshest seafood, salads and dishes from Boston clam chowder to BBQ baby back pork ribs to tiger prawn jambalaya.  Don’t forget to try the Death by Chocolate ($78) for a subtle finish! 

Image titleChilled seafood platter at The Boathouse

The Foodie tip: Reserve a table in advance and remember to choose a table with a harbour view! 

The Boathouse, 88 Stanley Main Street, Stanley (2813 4467)

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 11.30am – 10.30pm; Saturday, Sunday & PH: 11am – 10.30pm

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