76 High St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
+852 2803 2986
Among the scattering of Western restaurants and bars on Sai Ying Pun’s High Street sits St. Barts, a cosy and quaint cafe serving up homely fare in a fuss-free atmosphere. For those days when you’re craving a generous, home-cooked meal, St. Barts is a welcome option, offering rustic, homemade food at prices that keep your wallet intact.
The space has a warm atmosphere from the moment you step inside: servers are friendly, the decor is cheery and the food approachable. Whether you’re seated at one of the cosy booths or you’ve settled into a table facing the street, you’re encouraged to linger for a long and pleasant meal.
The relaxed vibe is helped along by the lively decor – potted plants and antique vases adorn the countertops, floral-patterned throw pillows create a blue accent against the cream furniture and a wall lined with floor-to-ceiling windows provides plenty of natural light. With abundant space for strollers and a small outdoor garden, families with young children are just as welcome as nearby office workers.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, St. Barts is here to serve you. Start your day with a coffee and a quick bite to eat or settle in and enjoy a more substantial meal with a wide-ranging menu on offer. Make your way through the selection of small plates, salads, pasta and mains, and you’re bound to recognise a favourite dish or two.
If you’re with a group, the lightly battered calamari served with a bright lemon aioli is an excellent place to start. Follow this with the sliced Wagyu beef carpaccio or the roast pork belly served with potato rosti for a heartier dish. Vegetarians, meanwhile, will be charmed by the bountiful salad selection, from the burrata and ripe cherry tomatoes to the roast pumpkin salad paired with a chilli yoghurt and coriander pesto.
Freshly made pasta and main dishes offer yet more choice. Savour a taste of the sea with blue swimmer crab linguini or lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, or delve into something earthier such as the exotic wild mushroom risotto. Craving beef? Rib-eye, Wagyu short ribs, braised beef cheeks and beef Wellington are all on the menu – prepared with classic, thoughtful execution.
An extensive selection of excellent wines will guide you through the meal, whether you feel like sipping on a crisp sauvignon blanc or a fruity merlot. Meanwhile, dessert provides a sweet finish, with everything from coconut deep-fried ice cream to chocolate lava cake on offer.
St. Barts is catering to those who enjoy the pleasures of wining, dining and good company – all free from any fussy formalities. No matter the time of day, you’ll leave St. Barts with a comforting taste of home.