In a gorgeous little corner of Sheung Wan, just up from trendy Tai Ping Shan Street, or a short hop down from Caine Road, a bakery with a difference has opened. The first thing you’ll notice on approaching is the stylishly minimalist exterior, with its white-walled terrace with matte black café chairs and tables, and the second thing you’ll notice is the gorgeous wafting aroma of freshly baked bread! Step straight into the bakery (the Po’s Atelier part) to grab your artisanal loaf to go, or head around to Deadend Cafe at the back if you’d rather linger over a latte.
If you couldn’t guess from the uber-chic decor, Po’s Atelier is brought to us by fellow creatives, Art Director and Photographer, Vincent Cheng and Jonathan Leijonhufvud, partnering with famed Japanese Baker and Chef, Masami Asano. Their pared-back French-Japanese products are free of any chemical additives, nasties or preservatives, so you need to grab it fresh on site each day! With goodies like Oolong fig bread, Pain de Campagne and Bagel Maricot coming out of the ovens, we bet they won’t stay on the shelves long.
And the best bit? It’s just a tiny stroll (admittedly UPHILL) from Po’s Atelier to either the Caine Road or Caine Lane Playgrounds. So once mama has fortified with bread and caffeine, the whole family can hit the swings. Hurrah!
Cafe Deadend is currently in its soft-opening period and will offer a full menu from the middle of October.
Po’s Atelier, G/F, 62 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 6056 5005
Open from 10am – 8pm daily, closed on Mondays. Cash only.