Best Cafés in Macau That Can Please Your Taste Buds and Instagram Feed
by: The Beat Asia
August 04, 2023
Macau, a city that's renowned for its unique blend of Portuguese and Chinese cultures, has much more to offer than just casinos. Hidden within its charming streets are a plethora of aesthetically pleasing cafés that are sure to surprise both your taste buds and your Instagram feed. Join The Beat on a delightful journey as we explore some of Macau's cutest and most visually stunning cafés.
KAFKA Sweets & Gourmandises
If you're on the hunt for a café that's as delicious as it is Instagram-worthy, Kafka Sweets & Gourmandises is the place for you. This cafés, which has been serving up delightful French delicacies since 2012, is known for its appealing decor and mouth-watering desserts.
One of their most popular sweets is the "Little Prince" Mousse cake, a dessert that looks like a red rose and tastes like a heavenly blend of raspberries, rose, and lychee. But that's not all - Kafka also serves puffy souffles and crispy toasts, as well as a menu of delicious pastas and risottos that are sure to impress you.
Where: KAFKA Sweets & Gourmandises, 152 Rua de Braga, Taipa
For a Japanese simplistic vibe in the heart of Macau, head to HANO Kakigori. This tiny café is famous for its shaved ice desserts with a Japanese twist. From Matcha and Red Bean to Caramel with Hojicha, their flavours are sure to take your taste buds on a trip to Japan. The café also sells Japanese tea with puddings and mochi for those who want to indulge in even more Japanese delights.
Where: HANO Kakigori, 8A, G/F, 8 Patio da Lenha, Macao
Speaking of Macau, we must not forget its Portuguese roots, and this café is bringing Portuguese cuisine with a modern twist. The café, which takes its name from the Portuguese word for "window," features white blinds paired with turquoise sofas and a European-style interior that's perfect for Instagram-worthy shots.
But Janela isn't just about aesthetics - their menu serves a wide range of Portuguese light foods, including Balcalhau and Chamussa. One of their signature dishes is the Prego com batatas fritas, a large toast with a seared steak served with mustard that will is so good you’ll be tempted to lick the plate.
Where: Janela Café, Loja I, Rua do Regedor, Wai Tou Kok 121, Macau
For a vegan-friendly spot that's perfect for a day out, VEGA VEGA is the place to be. Located in the relaxing streets of Coloane, this café's industrial interior provides a simple yet fancy backdrop for your best café pictures.
The café mainly serves vegan pastas and risottos, including scrumptious dishes like Soya Pesto Spaghetti and Pumpkin Risotto. They also offer crispy snacks and vegan drinks, such as their must-try nut teas with vegan milk foam on top.
Where: VEGA VEGA , 9 Rua de Cinco de Outubro, Macau
If you are looking for a spacious café for some lunch catchups with your friends, Common Room is exactly the place – the café spans two floors with plenty of seating. With over 10 choices of coffee and a menu that includes pasta, brunch, tacos, sandwiches, smoothies, and fresh juices, there's something for everyone to enjoy. The café’s minimalist furniture and decor give it a modern and stylish atmosphere that's perfect for dining with friends or family.
Where: Common Room, 47D Rua de Marques de Oliveira, Macau
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