From retail shops to artisan dining, we give you the lowdown on The Mills, a modern arts space in Tsuen Wan.
When it comes to spaces for arts and culture purposes, we usually think of PMQ, H Queen’s, and Tai Kwun in Central. But what about Kowloon? Converted from a 1950s textiles mill, The Mills opened its doors in Tsuen Wan in December 2019. It’s a contemporary arts space set to be a destination for innovation, culture, and learning. Not only can you find a fascinating array of cool cafes, restaurants, and local designers shops, there are also some unique Instagram spots for you to discover. So follow our guide and see what’s inside!
What’s in The Mills, Tsuen Wan?
Where to eat and drink at The Mills
1. KOKO Coffee Roasters
As an extension of the local coffee brand Coco Espresso, KOKO Coffee Roasters is situated at The Mills in Tsuen Wan, continuing to serve every customer with heart and the greatest coffee. The brand ensures that the farmers’ efforts and their craftsmanship will be delivered in every sip of their coffee. Kindly offering a selection of plant-based milk for their drinks, as well as different homemade dishes like avocado toast, you can also pick up some delicious bread by the famous Levain Bakery to go.
KOKO Coffee Roasters, Shop G09, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2499 7255, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠G09號鋪
2. Europa Tea Foundry
Set to be a relaxing and leisurely spot for tea lovers, Europa Tea Foundry offers a comprehensive range of Taiwanese tea drinks, including its signature milk foam tea, seasonal handmade fruit jam tea, Assam milk tea with red beans and white pearls, and the Taiwan Alishan prime tea.
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Europa Tea Foundry, Shop 118, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3618 7576, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠118號鋪
3. Cha Duk Chang
Not only is it a classroom for children’s Cantonese opera courses, Cha Duk Chang also expands into an eatery at The Mills. If you’re into street food in Hong Kong, then you might be interested in their Hong Kong-style meatballs, such as cuttlefish balls and spicy beef balls.
Cha Duk Chang, Shop 122-123, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3488 4595, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠122-123號鋪
Joie Plant-based Bistro (now closed)
It’s no surprise that there is an increasing demand for vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, that’s why Joie Plant-based Bistro at The Mills is here to serve quality meat-free dishes to the public. Some of their signature items include the vegan linguine with asparagus and cauliflower (made with Japanese miso paste!) and the avocado toast with cherry tomato confit. For those who want to eat light and healthy for the day, this is the perfect place.
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Joie Plant-based Bistro, Shop 119, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠119號鋪
Where to shop at The Mills
4. Concept To Go
Lifestyle concept store Concept To Go sells everything from home goods, design, flowers, jewellery as well as drinks. And we’ve seen some of the cutest table lamps here! Hoping to provide an extraordinary lifestyle experience customers, everything sold at the store is guaranteed to make your home a cosier and more relaxed space to live in.
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Concept To Go, Shop 126-127, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠126-127號鋪
5. Book B
A combinative shop comprising a bookstore, an exhibition space, a publishing workshop, and a restaurant, Book B aims to promote local works and education in Hong Kong. The book lovers amongst you will delight in the wide range of books there related to art, literature, architecture, and graphic design. Moreover, there’s a unique Local Collection section that spotlights independent publications.
Book B, Shop 111, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠111號鋪
6. The Common Ground
The thoughtfully curated space at The Common Ground strives to inspire all its visitors to think about living more sustainably in Hong Kong. Expect T-shirts, tote bags, and accessories made from recycled materials. Also, the brand offers a variety of upcycled goodies created in collaboration with local illustrators and social enterprises, offering durable and original items while supporting the community.
The Common Ground, Shop G05-G07, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠G05-G07號鋪
Think Of A Style (now closed)
One of the coolest shops at The Mills, Think Of A Style is dedicated to revitalising arts and culture through pictures and words, and it serves as a platform to help talented designers and artisans to showcase their stunning products for customers to buy. You can learn a lot about different Hong Kong stories and traditions through their intricate works.
Think Of A Style, Shop 112, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠112號鋪
Don’t miss out on these creative murals along Pak Tin Par Lane
Last but not least, in collaboration with Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, six local artists created original murals indicating the past, present and future of manufacturing processes along Pak Tin Par Lane outside The Mills. Get camera ready because they make great Instagram spots!