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79 Main Street | Yung Shue Wan, Hong Kong, China
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The bookworm café has a cozy hipster-atmosphere and is decorated originally. The food is really delicious, even if you're not a vegetarian. Indeed there's no dish with meat, but it tastes really good! The waiter (owner?) expressed an unstressed and friendly attitude :-) Highly recommended.

Thank FiSch85
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately they didn't have any gluten free for just a coffee break but we had some great milkshakes and some sort of health shake which was a great afternoon refill of energy. Great Wireless, awesome atmosphere inside and the staff was absolutely great.

Thank TobiasSjogren
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

As a vegetarian, I really enjoyed having simple nutritious food and an icy cold beer. More so, the atmosphere was really enjoyable. Quirky, cool and relaxed.

Thank Frequent_TravelerAU
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was so excited to visit the Bookworm Cafe after hearing many positive reviews, how very disappointed I was. The cafe tends to be incredibly busy all the time, as it has become something of a tourist attraction as of late. I decided to persevere and wait for a seat. The waiter was rather rude and ignored me several times.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

A little expensive by HK standards but you are paying for the location - sleepy island and hippy ambience. That said the cakes were pretty good.

Thank Grace B
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285 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

I really didn't fancy fish at the early restaurants and the Bookworm cafe looked interesting and homely. The bear was great 45HKD for a pint so I ordered a Pizza, a big mistake :) it took half an hour plus to arrive and I had finished the beer. No matter they were lovely when I said j want to pay... More 

Thank Douglas G
Hong Kong, China
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

It's located Yung shue wan area so think good to enjoy quick lunch before Lamma hiking. I like the cozy mood and their vegetarian menu. tried pizza and burger. satisfied.

Thank limlim_87
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Sometimes its hard to find vegetarian food in Hong Kong. We had the bean burger and the salad and they were both really good. The atmosphere is really quirky as the walls are lined with books and quotes.

Thank Katrina D
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

A vegan restaurant in one of the two main hamlets on the island of Lamma. We had taken the ferry from HK island to the southern port of Sok Kwu Wan and then took the family trail across the island to Yung Shue Wan. There are a lot of fish restaurants in the two hamlets but we weren't super-hungry. The... More 

Thank Nigel G
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

My boyfriend arranged a surprise day for me while we were visiting Hong Kong and we spent the morning hiking & swimming on Lamma island. As I am vegetarian he took me to the Bookworm cafe for lunch. ' The atmosphere and food in this small cafe are exceptional and definitely worth a visit (not only for vegetarians). Would go... More 

Thank AnnaK2105

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Main Street | Yung Shue Wan, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong
  • Phone Number: 852-29824838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?