This particular Starbucks is on quite a famous street in Hong Kong: Duddell Street. At the far end of this short street are a set of granite steps (built between 1875 and 1889) on which there are four gas lamps. These lamps, unlike all others in Hong Kong which are now powered by electricity, are still gas-powered lamps.
Regardless of whether you've been to Hong Kong or not, you can imagine that one of the biggest problems here is space. Or lack of, to be more precise. This Starbucks is bigger than the average coffee place and because it's a little tucked away, it's never particularly crowded.
|Hanging up above are old-fashioned ceiling fans as well as modern air-conditioning|
One week I was in there and there were couples having their wedding photos done! Wedding photos in Asia are often done before the wedding day, so that they can be put on display on the day itself. On more than one occasion I've seen women on the MTR (underground train) in wedding dresses and for comfort trainers as well!
|Memorabilia in glass cabinets|
|The walls are lined with old posters and Chinese art pictures|
|This is the first Starbucks menu I've seen in Cantonese|