[Edit] I put the wands name on the pictures~~~ SOMEONE PLEASE correct me if I’m wrong and also help me find the missing names LOLOLOL
It’s been a long time since I have blogged about anything really.. But I’ve just came back from my 2 week trip to Hong Kong to visit some relatives and I went to some really awesome places that I just need to blog about!
The day before my flight, a friend of mine sent me an article regarding a Harry Potter themed cafe in Hong Kong and I JUST HAD TO put it in my “To-Go” list! I planned to go on October 6th, but it was reservation only and everything was booked until October 10! Luckily someone cancelled and I was able to do the Lunch/ Afternoon Tea session.
They have 3 seating sessions: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm for afternoon tea, 6:30 pm – 8:30 for dinner session 1, and 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm for dinner session 2.
The cafe is pretty small, yet cozy. I tried to take as many pictures as possible without disturbing any of the people that are already sat down LOL. Also, since the place is super small and everyone are up and about taking pictures, it was really hard to take pictures with good angle, so these pictures doesn’t do the place justice (at least to my opinion haha)…
Also, I suggest to download a good translation app on your phone or bring someone that can READ Chinese, as the Menu is in Chinese. It would be fun of understand the menu because each dish and drink have a reference to the things in Harry Potter!
There is a trolley that is going through the platform at the entrance~
As you enter the cafe, there is Harry’s trolley – Hedwig on a half entered trolley 🙂
The seats are decorated with images of Patronus~
More Patronus chairs, they also provide a clean basket where you can put your stuff! If you have been to Hong Kong, you’ll know how people carry their purse/bag + another bag for water bottle, umbrella, shopping goodies, etc XD
Mounted on the wall is a replica prop of the Nimbus 2000
Beside the Nimbus 2000, we have the Nimbus 2001
On the other side of the cafe, we have a shelf with all the magical books and a large crystal ball~ Divination class anyone?
The other shelf beside has books, magical knick knacks, wand boxes, scrolls – I wonder if those are students’ essays?
Our table with fake candle and glasses of water. THOSE GLASSES ARE MAGICAL! They can rock back and forth/ tilt but will never spill! Definitely a great magical touch! I google the glasses and you can find those on amazon here.
The Drink List – To be honest, this is only the first page! These basic drinks represent the 4 houses and of course we have the Butterbeer – which a nice take on the actual Butterbeer from Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The butterbeer was butterscotch soda topped with whipped cream. The other 4 drinks are soda with Aloe jelly at the bottom. Ravenclaw was blueberry flavored. The Gryffindor one was Mango flavored according to the lady beside our tale. Not sure about Slytherin and Hufflepuff. The waitresses are super busy so I couldn’t ask them.
Also, there are drinks that are in a “lightbulb” glass which make reference of “potions” in the Harry Potter universe. The drinks are equiped with an LED plastic ice cube thing to add a nice touch to the “potion” My understanding is that they have Love Potion (red duh – Strawberry), Polyjuice Potion (milk tea???), Felix Felicis (BRIGHT Yellow – cause gold is lucky? hahaha. Yes I know “Felix Felicis” is clear but the only clear drink is water and that’s not original or Vodka but that’s not kid friendly…) and Veritaserum (bright green)
Wands display! Seraphina Pickery wand is the prettiest (5th from the left) (Although I was told that it belong to Professor Trelawny’s by one of the waitress – cough cough hmm ). They also have wands from characters of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! So with the help of the internet Universal Studio Online Store, Noble Collection, Harry Potter Shop, I managed to named the owners’ of the wands (BONUS POINT FOR PPL WHO CAN NAME THE ONE I CANNOT FIND!)
Left side (top to bottom):
Cho Chang, Lupin, ???, Harry Potter, Seraphina Picquery, Queenie Goldstein, George Weasley
Right side (top to bottom):
McGonagall, Percival Graves, Grindewald (??), Hermione Granger, Fred Weasley, Fenrir Greyback, Cedric Diggory, Death Eater (snake)
The other wand display!
Left Side (top to bottom):
James Potter, Luna Lovegood, Narcissa Malfoy, Dumbledore, Umbridge, ???? (Kinda looks like Snape’s but the other side has Snape’s…), Neville Longbottom, Death Eater (brown)
Right Side (top to bottom)
Draco Malfoy, Fleur Delacour, Sirius Black, Voldemort, Snape, Molly Weasly, Viktor Krum, Bellatrix Lestrange.
One of the wall has portraits LOL
9 3/4 Cafe’s version of Butterbeer
Of course I have to order the Ravenclaw drink because I’m a Ravenclaw! Blueberry soda and grass jelly. Slight disappointed that it’s a murky purple instead of the BRIGHT BLUE colored from the menu…
Onion rings (I couldn’t read/ understand the chinese after being translated by Uncle (who isn’t a HP fan) so not sure what reference this dish is from the book)
Cheese on fries with roasted ham – again don’t know what the dish is reference is to the book
Aragog’s salad – if I understand the Chinese that my uncle said correctly LOL.
Cheesy Broccoli – Forbidden Forest???? I’m not sure if I caught the translation right hahaha….
Wand props that guests can take to pose with!!! Of course Harry Potter’s glasses props!
As I was leaving, I saw this private party room! I jsut had to go in to take pictures! The panel is the image of the Great Hall which chairs representing each of the 4 houses!
THERE ARE EVEN FLOATING CANDLES AS LIGHT DECORATION! Another shelf of magic books and of course, the Sorting Hat!
I wish the menu was translated into English because if I didn’t have my uncle to go with me, I wouldn’t be able to order. Also, this place is cash only so remember to go to the ATM before going to the cafe!
For more enquiries please visit 9 3/4 Cafe’s Facebook Page here
4/F, Prosper Commercial Building, 9 Yin Chong Street, Mong Kok