Many districts in HK have cafes/restaurants although if you are looking for western cuisine then Soho type area is probably one of the best as the other poster noted. However, pretty much nowhere has the type of laid back cafe/arty society that you get in Europe. Much of HK is full of high rise blocks with thousands of people rushing all over the place - I hate those areas! There are other areas which are abit less busy but which also have some cafes - the more expat type areas like Discovery Bay and Gold Coast are slightly more 'western' in feel but it's all relative. Sham Tseng also has a nice street with open-air cafes - that has quite a good feel. Stanley too, but that is quite touristy. But each of those I mentioned is a fair way out of town (at least 30 mins or so) so if you want to be close to work or in the thick of things then, yes, Soho is probably better. The best thing to do is come and check out the neighbourhoods and see what feels right.