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Life Cafe (a.k.a. Organic Restaurant & Bar)

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10 shelley street, Hong Kong, China
Name/address in local language
852-28109777
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07:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Life Cafe is in the Midlevels just off the escalator. On the left going up. After big business meals with a big too much to drink I often stop at this place for a healthy organic meal. Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch is when I've gone.Lots of vegan choices. A bit pricey but this is often the case for healthy... More 

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Thank Shumanfoo
Bregenz, Austria
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Exquisite food, great variety, and a great choice of vegan/vegatarian dishes! Everything seems to be high quality, which justifies the above average price. Definitely the go-to place if you need a break from Chinese/HK food and long for something a little more European and super fresh and healthy. They even have protein smoothies!

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Thank AliciaWunder
Greater London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Located right next to the Mid-Levels escalator, this is a reliable place to find great organic food (and the take-away selection from downstairs is good too) although there are some "unusual" items on the menu, and it is busy, so you will not be able to dawdle after eating.

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Thank thoughtfulpebble
Hong Kong, China
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135 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We had seating on top floor. Great! Ordered a pizza. Too cheesy! It can't be healthy with that much cheese! Not value for money with the quality of the food.

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Thank AADSWJ
Nelson, New Zealand
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Just love this place and looking forward to having the incredible breakfast next time I am in Hong Kong

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Thank FionnaH_12
Hong Kong, China
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90 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

I am an organic food lover. This restaurant was one of my favorite organic restaurants in Hong Kong before. I enjoyed it very much as they served healthy and non-MSG tasty foods in a cozy environment, with very friendly and warm services. I recently went there with my friend but I have had a quite different experience. The food is... More 

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Shanghai, China
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91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

I was first here in 2004 and loved it. Life Cafe was my 'go-to' for fresh healthy food, which was why I wanted to go there and show my husband what 'saved' me all those years ago when I was working in the area. I shouldn't have gone. The service was poor and the sandwiches we ordered were terrible. Luckily,... More 

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2 Thank AnnPerth
Hong Kong, China
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120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

I remember this place at least seven or six years ago, when it first opened. It was thriving. Organic cooking aromas wafted out of the door when you walked past. There was a guy there named Rainbow who seemed utterly convinced that life was glorious and that true happiness was living in all of us. He was a really happy... More 

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london
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547 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

But mostly to sit and eat on the bench outside. It's just nice to grab something healthy in a busy area of Central and watch people on the levels. Some may cue sweet treats too.

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Thank david h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

This is right next to the MidLevels Escalator (an experience in itself), & just up from the M&S Store - so not too tricky to locate. It was nice to be able to get some tasty, organic, familiar salads - mine was tofu, carrot, green bean, bean sprout & cucumber with tahini dressing & hard-boiled egg. I polished lunch off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Cafe, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 shelley street, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-28109777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central

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Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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