Went round to Full Cup Cafe (呼吸咖啡) to catch 'Modern Children'. (Read Timeout's review.) We haven't heard them at all. Glad to be able to catch them on this trip. A young band singing in both English and Chinese, their rather chirpy tunes are quite a pleasant way to spend an afternoon with.
What a cool little joint. Located centrally in Mongkok, yet tucked in nondescript building in a quiet alley off main Dundas Street, going to Full Cup Cafe gives us the perfect reason to explore the adjacent Shanghai Street that's full of charming old shops and very interesting wares. This time, armed with Google, we did our own version of a walking tour of the area. We even popped our heads into the shops, went upstairs for a peek, and hung around. Thankfully, the shopkeepers were friendly and didn't exactly scold us even though we didn't buy anything!
Full Cup Cafe has an outlet in Kunming too, at Shuncheng Mall (顺城购物中心) along the main shopping street. I didn't manage to hop in when I was there. It's supposed to be nice, but full of stinging cigarette smoke on the second floor. The non-smoking cafe in Hong Kong spans three floors and it's great that space has been made to allow for intimate performances on Sundays. This isn't a place for alcohol! They don't serve it. Hurhurhur. They do rather delicious smoothies and teas. Heh. Decent coffee too. We didn't squeeze up to the front, but plonked at the sofas at the back.