Calling out all muggles! Hong Kong now has a Harry Potter themed café, and it is everything like you ever hope for!
Although ten years has passed since the last “Harry Potter” book (six years since the last movie), our love and attachment for the franchise will never fade.
Now, finally the Potterheads can relive the wizarding world at Hong Kong’s new café, aptly called “9 ¾ café”, which is obviously named after the hidden Hogwarts Express platform at King’s Cross Station in London, but thankfully, you don’t need to run into a brick wall to get into the café! (LOL)
Located on Yin Chong Street in Mong Kok, the café was secretly opened last week, featuring tons of Harry Potter merchandise and movie props from the owners’ personal collections.
|Aww, so cute!|
|See the half trolley?|
Some of them include a luggage trolley half-submerged in the wall (like the one in London), various broomsticks and wands mounted on the wall, plenty of floating (fake) candles, stuffed owls, portraits of witches and wizards, all sort of spellbooks, and a sorting hat on the shelf! (Not Slytherin, please!)
That’s just the décor, you haven’t even seen the menu which is full of Harry Potter themed western food like the Dementor’s Kiss, the Forbidden Forest’s Aragog Salad (which is actually soft shell crab salad), the Order of the Phoenix, the Romanian Longhorn Pumpkin Pasta (named after one of the dragons from “The Goblet of Fire”).
Meanwhile, the drinks are also suitably named after the potions and serums from the franchise, such as the Polyjuice Potion which allows you to transform into someone else, the love potion Amortentia, the truth-prompting Veritaserum, and Felix Felicis a.k.a. Liquid Luck.
You don’t need to wait for your Hogwarts Acceptance Letter to get to this place, so book a flight now or fly on your Nimbus 2000 or Firebolt, and get on over to Hong Kong already!
|Hong Kong, here I come!|
(Photo sources: 9 3/4 cafe Facebook)