Last time I bought instant porridge from M&S and made with the kettle in my room - fairly cheap breakfast!
You couldn't do that in US hotels because they don't have kettles, only coffee percolators :(
I wonder how we would have attacked that? On our honeymoon we boiled eggs in our jug in our motel room.
I think we once cooked pasta in the kettle. It did not end well.
I didn't expect a cafe culture but I did think there would be a grabbing-something-on-the-way-to-work culture. I suspect to the extent that that happens, the main centres for it are the stations. Peak hour also starts a bit later than I thought it might in such a business-oriented city.
there are actually some good cafes, with decent coffee, but you have to seek them out.
jennycas has that right ... I've made tea using the coffeemakers but there's always a residual coffee taste. If there's a microwave, that works. Some hotels have coffee and hot tea water available 24/7 in the lobby.
I also stayed in Hong Kong for two days before coming to the WC event centre yesterday. I have to say I noticed the late opening of everything as well. But I also found that the metro was actually working very well and not even that crowded(except peak hours).
Would you by any chance be staying in HK after the WC?
No - I'm travelling overland but not in that direction - am heading west to the Guilin area and Yunnan province, and then southwards, ultimately ending up in Singapore in mid-November.