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Coffeehouse

As much scene as bean

Anyone who's ever been to Seoul knows that space is at a premium. Small flats are the norm, and people generally live with their parents until they get married.

Thursday, 10 May, 2012, 12:00am

Government moves on cyber cafe delinquency

Last month the government came up with a plan to prevent internet cafes becoming gathering places for young delinquents. However, there were mixed reactions on the proposal's possible effectiveness.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

Under 16s midnight ban looms at Net cafes

Children under 16 will be banned from internet cafes after midnight under a plan to fight youth crime.

The cafes will also need a licence to operate and have to comply with various building and fire safety requirements.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Plan to ban under-16s from cybercafes 'unfair'

Plans to ban children under the age of 16 from visiting cybercafes late at night as a means to control drug abuse among youngsters have come under fire.

24 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

North Point pet cafe appeals in row over serving coffee next to veterinary clinic

A pet cafe in North Point took its case to the Municipal Services Appeal Board yesterday after the government refused to issue a licence to serve coffee.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department argued that the food counter of Pets Central Cafe, where coffee was prepared, was not completely segregated from the adjoining veterinary clinic.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Tea eventually turns to coffee

Entrepreneur Banny Lam learned from his mistakes and hits the jackpot with his noisy Hong Kong-style cafe

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

letters

A popular venue for comics fans

I'm writing in response to the article 'Cosplay cafe' (Young Post, September 6).

The concept is new to Hong Kong, but I don't think it will be as popular as in Japan.

These cafes mainly serve male customers, with waitresses dressed up as Japanese comic characters.

24 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Brew brouhaha

Singapore's coffee culture used to centre on the kopi tiam, or neighbourhood coffee shop. But this local institution has come under increasing pressure, especially from the rise of foreign coffee chains during the past decade.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Wake up and smell the coffee

Going to coffee shops has become a popular pastime among teenagers in recent years, and new coffee shops have opened in shopping districts to meet the demand. One of the first to open its doors was Paris Cafe in Mongkok. Last month a second outlet was opened in Tsim Sha Tsui on the premises of the now-defunct My Coffee cafe. Paris Cafe is simply decorated in a Parisian theme.

10 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Room with a brew

Hong Kong's thriving coffee culture has seen an explosion in what have been dubbed 'upstairs cafes'. They are a favourite hangout for the hip and cool, those seeking more personality in their latte than the ubiquitous Starbucks franchise can provide.

1 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Internet cafe crackdown leads to rise in unlicenced outlets

The continuing ban on internet cafes in Beijing has pushed some of the popular and profitable outlets underground and spread suspicion the government wants to keep them closed for reasons unrelated to Sars.

Since the cafes closed on April 27 - along with cinemas, discos and massage parlours - a number have resumed business in secret.

17 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Only 10 firms allowed to run national internet cafe chains

Limiting access to the Web threatens independent operators

Only 10 companies will be allowed to operate nationwide internet cafe chains, the Ministry of Culture has announced, leading to claims that authorities are using unfair competition to tighten their grip on access to the World Wide Web.

10 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Some cyber-cafes switched on again

The Internet-Coffee cyber-cafe is one of only 30 in Beijing that has been allowed to reopen following a fatal fire in June in which 25 people were killed.

Manager Deng Deyuan said the closure had caused few headaches.

13 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Some cyber-cafes switched on again

The Internet-Coffee cyber-cafe is one of only 30 in Beijing that has been allowed to reopen following a fatal fire in June in which 25 people were killed.

Manager Deng Deyuan said the closure had caused few headaches.

13 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Girls 'lured into vice' by cyber-cafes

Female students are being lured into working as prostitutes after being offered summer jobs at Internet cafes in Hong Kong, a charity warned yesterday.

6 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

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