Cha Chaan Teng: Hong Kong’s Iconic Coffee Shop Culture

I was so close to visiting Hong Kong back in 2019, and if I did, I’d have enjoyed most of my breakfasts in a cha chaan teng.

Roughly translated to ‘tea restaurant’ in Cantonese, cha chaan tengs have been feeding the locals since the 1950s. Famous for their Hong Kong-style French toasts, egg tarts, and milk tea, find me a foodie who can resist this trio of goodness.

If you’re looking for halal cha chaan teng in Hong Kong, read Cha Chaan Teng: Everything You Need To Know About Hong Kong’s Local Coffee Shop Culture. From what I’ve been told, the pineapple buns are good!

Article: Cha Chaan Teng: Everything You Need To Know About Hong Kong’s Local Coffee Shop Culture (2020)
Publication: Have Halal, Will Travel
Campaign: Hong Kong Tourism Board