Harry Potter Cafes, Shops & Experiences In Asia You Wouldn’t Want To Miss!

by Lavanyah Guna

Harry Potter Cafes

Although we are tired of waiting for Hogwart’s acceptance letter, it isn’t going to stop us from relishing in the magic of Harry Potter that we have been breathing all this while (Team Gryffindor!)- Potterheads.

Why can’t the moment of swishing the wands and chanting Accio while snuggling on the couch, expecting a hot cup of chocolate or your favourite snack to make its way to you, happen for once?

Fret not, the team at The Kind Helper curated a list just for you! With the international borders having lifted, your adventure of witchcraft and wizardry begins here. Get on the Nimbus 2000 (book the plane tickets, of course!) and fly to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or even to Platform 9 3/4! APPARITION!

1. Platfrom 1904, Singapore

Harry Potter Cafes
Harry Potter Cafes
Harry Potter Cafes

Make Horace Slughorn and Severus Snape proud when you shake in some cinnamon powder on the Goblet of Fire – consists of a beautiful concoction of Bacardi with Blue Curacao liqueur that is later ignited with a blowtorch.

Nestled in the 1094 Serangoon Road of Singapore, this Harry Potter cafe offers a cosy ambience with chairs resembling the doe, wood-panelled walls, and a ceiling candelabra that screams sheer Harry Potter scenes.

While they offer mouthwatering cuisines (western) with quirky names like Bloodberry, Fairy’s Garden and Black Magic, pair up your meal with drinks from Poison (alcoholic) or Potion (non-alcoholic).

2. A Magical World of Wizards & Witches in Tagaytay, Philippines

Harry Potter Cafes
Harry Potter Cafes
Harry Potter Cafes

Every witch and wizard needs rest. Yes, you don’t need a password to present to the Fat Lady or follow the passage that leads to the common room at this luxurious Hogwarts dorm that accommodates up to 5 people.

Furnished with a squashy couch, a rollaway bed, two huge beds, frames of the Daily Prophet and The Hogwart Express, indulge in a whimsical stay here while you unwind. Be sure not to miss this harry potter cafe!

3. Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Osaka

Harry Potter Cafes
Harry Potter Cafes
Harry Potter Cafes

Who needs Florida or Hollywood when you have Osaka? A step into this paradise of magical spells and creatures will bring you the most thrilling adventure at this harry potter cafe. The endless mysteries of the Hogwart’s castle, awe-inspiring portrays on the corridor’s walls, and pulse-pounding rides will gawk you.

Don’t forget to get on the Flight of the Hippogriff roller coaster that rides through Hagrid’s Pumpkin Patch. Besides, you can visit the iconic locations like Dumbledore’s office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor™ common room and more.

To feed your growling tummy, head to the Three Broomsticks or Hog’s Head to slurp on some yummy Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice. Before leaving, treat yourselves with Ollivanders wands, stationaries, sweets, brooms and robes from the souvenir shops. Peppermint toads, anyone?

4. King’s Cross Platform 9 3/4, Seoul

Harry Potter Cafes

Another notable harry potter cafe featuring venues from the Harry Potter, when you enter this Ollivanders, say LUMUS to reveal the directory to the dormitory (4th floor), great hall (3rd floor) and the rest.

Every spot at this enchanting cafe is perfect for the Gram. Fret not if you see wizard memorabilia as you climb on the stairways, as the photos do not move!

Beyond cakes and cakes, at King’s Cross Platform 9 3/4, you can wear robes, sorting hats and snap beautiful pictures. The favourite spots of Potterheads are the massive jam-packed wall with wands like the Ollivanders and the broom parking lot.

5. Hedley Books & Coffee, Malaysia

Harry Potter Cafes
Harry Potter Cafes

Hedley Books and Cafe is a haven for book worms. If you wish to feel like a true Hogwart student, Hermione, who solved the mystery of what was petrifying the students of Hogwarts with a LITTLE reading at the library, you can do so too at this harry potter cafe.

Dress up in robes and scarves, get your nose into an array of books while you enjoy some delectable desserts like doughnuts, curry puffs, muffins and cakes!

6. Museum CONTEXT, Hong Kong

Harry Potter Cafes
Harry Potter Cafes

Chanting Diagon Alley (not diagonally) and Museum Context is somewhat the same. Discover whopping collections of wands, books, mugs, sculptures like Hedwig, Dobby, Dumbledore Cup, Fawkes The Phoenix and more to add a sprinkle of magic to your wardrobe.

“Help will always be given at Museum CONTEXT to those who ask for it” – although Dumbledore will not rescue you if you are confused on what to get, the people behind Museum CONTEXT certainly will!  

7. Always Cafe, Hanoi

This hidden gem in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam, is where you go to quench your butterbeer thirst and hang out with your Potterheads while wearing the sorting hat and invisible cloak.

Always Cafe has two chambers; a front cafe room with rustic stone walls resembling the corridors of Hogwart; the back room is for a laid back meal with snug couches, broomsticks dangling.

Apart from the refreshing butter beers, they serve drinks like Polyjuice Potion, Felix Felicis, teas and coffees. Sip on them as you play the Harry Potter board games.

Oh, you can attend the Always Potions Class to make elixirs. Go for the Felix Felicis, we say! Who doesn’t want doses of good luck, right?

Finally, you might not want to miss the Tarot Reading Night to get a glimpse of the Divination Class and your future!

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