So it was one summer afternoon when I found myself walking down the back alleys in Shek O with a dear friend. If you have been following this blog, you’d know that Shek O is one of my favorite beaches in Hong Kong. Exploring Shek O has revealed one of its best hidden gem, the Black Sheep Café, which was a distance away from the sandy beach.
The exterior of the cafe was designed to make you feel like you are in Thailand. Generous use of bamboos, with colourful tables and rattan chairs, and chalkboards used as larger-than-life menus.
It is quite hard to imagine such a groovy cafe operates right in front of a Chinese temple, with a busy family noodle joint just right across the street.
The food and drink selections were a surprisingly advanced for such as modest cafe. You could take your picks from chicken to beef to seafood as your mains, with a range of oven-baked pizzas if you fancy something more appropriate to go with your beer.
What is really outstanding about Black Sheep became apparent when you step inside the shop. It felt like entering a mind-altered world (the “magic mushroom pizza” suddenly makes sense). Everywhere you see are bright, vivid colours. Flower arrangements adorned tables and chairs, with patterned clothes playfully thrown over every other surface, and a large back area lit with black light making it a rather surreal experience after the bright summer sun just a few steps away.
Verdict? I would pack a flashlight and come at night time for an out-of-this-world dining experience.
Black Sheep Café
452 Shek O Village