Long-time baker Hui Fu (known as Fu Gor) holds a tray of Hoover Cake Shop’s signature egg tarts. The Academics Group will reopen the bakery next year with staff including Hui, at a location to be decided. Photo: The Academics Group
Long-time baker Hui Fu (known as Fu Gor) holds a tray of Hoover Cake Shop’s signature egg tarts. The Academics Group will reopen the bakery next year with staff including Hui, at a location to be decided. Photo: The Academics Group

Hong Kong icon Hoover Cake Shop saved from closure as The Coffee Academics group takes over – but will it be the same?

  • Hoover Cake Shop, in operation for nearly 50 years in Kowloon City, was set to close permanently on October 1, but The Academics Group will keep it alive
  • The company behind Asian chain The Coffee Academics is looking for a new location in which to reopen in 2023, with the city’s airport a possibility

Long-time baker Hui Fu (known as Fu Gor) holds a tray of Hoover Cake Shop’s signature egg tarts. The Academics Group will reopen the bakery next year with staff including Hui, at a location to be decided. Photo: The Academics Group
Long-time baker Hui Fu (known as Fu Gor) holds a tray of Hoover Cake Shop’s signature egg tarts. The Academics Group will reopen the bakery next year with staff including Hui, at a location to be decided. Photo: The Academics Group

Corrected [9:33am, 3 Oct, 2022]

  • [9:33am, 3 Oct, 2022]

    A reference in the story to Singapore entrepreneur Robert Chua having a deal with Hoover Cake Shop to replicate its egg tart recipe has been removed.

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