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Reviewed 13 May 2022

Kubrick is an artsy bookshop and cafe located Public Square in Yau Ma Tei. They are located in the Prosperous Garden area just next to the Broadway Cinematheque. Kubrick has been around for over 20 years now, offering a relaxing place to enjoy a cup...of coffee or light meal while reading a book. Opening hours are 11.30am to 10pm daily. Books are mostly in Chinese but they have English titles as well. The cafe serves up a fairly typical menu of western cafe dishes and counter desserts. They do pretty good coffee as well. During a recent visit, I enjoyed a cup of hand-drip Indonesia coffee along with a slice of NY style cheesecake. The coffee was pretty good, a nicely brewed cup of black. The cheesecake was better than I expected. Texture was smooth and creamy with sweet graham cracker style crust. Served with citrusy whipped cream that added a tang, this was a very good dessert. Overall, Kubrick is a neat place to visit in Yau Ma Tei. Service at the cafe can be a bit slow when they are busy but they do nice coffee and make for a good place to just chill and read a book.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2020

This restaurant/ bookstore has been supporting various social causes in Hong Kong over the years, such as environmental protection and the promotion of local produce. In the bookstore, one can find books about the protest and other topics as well as some very high quality...magazines that may not be available in some chain bookstores in Hong Kong. Their food looks like nothing fancy but it's actually tasty as they use fresh ingredients. Their carrot cake is the best I have had in Hong Kong so far. It's also one of the few cafes in Kowloon on the ground floor, with large windows facing a little square, away from traffic.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

Very pleasant community-oriented cafe+bookstore with great coffee and decent food selection. Attached to the best movie theater in Hong Kong. Friendly service, no WiFi, no decaf, no soy milk, but some power sockets and lots of people with laptops tethering from smartphones.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 July 2019

A good place to chill and hang out with the cinema next door and literally a book shop inside the cafe itself. Decent selection of food ranging from pasta, burger, fries, salad. Sometimes, there's even artworks exhibited on the wall or a video being played....Could get a little crowded though so I recommend going early.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

I arrived at Broadway Cinémathèque about half an hour before the showtime of the movie I wanted to see. So I stopped by Kubrick Cafe for a piece of carrot cake. It tasted alright but was a little too dry for my taste. Some customers...had savoury dishes which looked enticing. I may come back to try one of those.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Very rude manager. Went there abit early, wasn’t welcomed at all. Went back after the opening hour, was still locked outside and the staff told me to go back later as they are hosting a private event. They didn’t bother to tell me the very...first time, and clearly there were plenty of space inside. If you want to be treated rudely then be their guest!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

No WiFi so don't come looking to do any work while here. It's a neat concept attached to a small cinema and bookstore. Some great quality coffee and the food was pretty good as well. We ordered the quinoa salad and prosciutto sandwich (cheap on...the meat) but overall a cool place to relax and read a book. Prices were a bit high but to be expected in this part of town.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This place calls for patience. Not that they are slow. No, it is just busy and sometimes you need time to get a table. People are very friendly and helpful though and it is possible to reshuffle tables and chairs. The food and coffee is...very good and a combination of western and Chinese. A crossover if you like. There is s bookshop and health shop attached and also the Broadway Cinematheque with film and poster kiosk. Pretty impressive selection of art house posters and films. Be aware You can spent hours here. If you are local you should get a member card and enjoy discounts on food, books, films, posters and the cinema.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

After 6 days of dim sum a welcome change with a full American type breakfast with bacon and eggs and beans and toast and tomato! :-) Super cool, and quiet! Loved the coffee too!

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

What do you get when you combine a bookstore with a coffeeshop? That's right: Kubrick Cafe! A nice place to hang out, browse the bookselection and have something to eat/drink. The food is rather good and the selection too. The accept creditcards. There are no...restrooms, but there is a McDonald's next door that does restrooms.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5