Wong Chuk Hang, once an industrial center of Hong Kong, has been morphing into a creative and foodie hub in recent years. Good eats in this south side neighborhood are made even more accessible now that it finally gets connected to the MTR South Island Line which finally opened today. Let’s take a look at three of our favorite places to eat in Wong Chuk Hang.

1. Cuore Private Chef

Cuore Private Chef

If you are looking for a unique and exclusive private kitchen experience in Hong Kong, look no further than Cuore. Originally from Milan, Andrea Oschetti quit his corporate job to pursue his many passions, one of which is serving up great, authentic Italian food in his unique and homey private loft in Yally Industrial Building. The seasonal menu usually features a four-course dinner, with ingredients freshly flown in from Italy. The home-style cooking is anchored in traditions. For the Italian wine lovers, you can also select a great bottle or two here as well. Andrea not only welcomes his guests with open arms, as you savor his carefully prepared dishes, he will likely draw you into a mesmerizing conversation, often around tales from his extensive travel — his other passion. Reservations is a must as Andrea only hosts dinner three times a week, six months a year. www.cuoreprivatechef.com.

2. Elephant Grounds 

Elephant Grounds Wong Chuk Hang

Elephant Grounds is no stranger to coffee lovers in Hong Kong. First starting out as a kiosk in a WOAW store in Sheung Wan, in 2015 it expanded to a second location in a much larger space at The Factory at 1 Yip Fat Street, just steps away from the new Wong Chuk Hang station. Spacious yet cozy, this hipster coffee hangout offers a friendly environment for those searching for the perfect brew. With beans sourced from small farm producers worldwide, Elephant Grounds only roasts beans locally to ensure fresh tastes and flavors. Aside from the aromatic coffee, you can also order tasty pasta dishes and sandwiches for lunch. Make sure to save room for some dessert; you cannot miss their ice-cream sandwiches. www.elephantgrounds.com.

3. 3/3rds

three-3rd Wong Chuk Hang

Not just another cafe, 3/3rds is a gem hidden on the top floor of Yally Industrial Building. Started by three food and design enthusiasts who are inspired to serve simple yet tasty and fresh bites and meals. The relaxing environment and friendly atmosphere provides a great hangout for entrepreneurs in the neighborhood to share ideas or buddies to catch up. It’s also the perfect hideaway for those who want to indulge in some wholesome food and chill out with a book on a weekend afternoon. Their thin crust pizzas offer some of the lightest and crunchiest pizza base in town, leaving room to for the toppings to shine. For the health-conscious, select from a variety of freshly made soups and salads. French pastries and home-made desserts are also available. Check out their rooftop garden. You can even book it for a private BBQ party. www.three-3rds.com.

Three 3rd Ox Tongue Hash

Three 3rd Ox Tongue Hash