Fancy a strong espresso or a creamy latte? You can’t miss out on the best new cafes in Hong Kong opening in 2022.
We know you’re all ears for the best new restaurants, sweetest deals and most delicious cakes in Hong Kong. If you are looking for the latest cafes with great drinks and vibe, make sure to check out the best new cafes in Hong Kong for 2022. Time to get caffeinated!
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: December edition
BAPE Cafe Hong Kong
Any street-style guru in Hong Kong knows A Bathing Ape, but did you know that it now has its own cafe at the Harbour City store? BAPE Cafe is a new food concept with delicious Western-Japanese fusion fare. In keeping with the brand, the new cafe is heavily influenced by street culture, with frost mirror stainless steel displays and camouflage sofas. The BAPE Burger is a highlight of the menu, as well as the Japanese-style Yakitori. If you’ve still got room for dessert (which you certainly should), the BAPE Hazelnuts Chocolate Cake and the BAPE Ice-Cream Waffle are calling your name! As for beverages, coffee, milkshakes, and sodas are here to give you the full A Bathing Ape experience.
BAPE Cafe Hong Kong, Shop G301, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2705 9340
Bite by Bite
If you like to “play” with your food, you’re gonna love the new dessert shop Bite by Bite! Step into the two-storey space, inspired by Hong Kong playgrounds in the 50s to 80s, for reinventions of classic street food and local desserts. Bite by Bite creates playful and interactive ways for you to consume your food and makes sure you’re having fun while getting your belly full. A highlight is Introduction to the Egg Waffle Arts, which is presented on a paint palette with different sauces as the “paint.” We love the chewy Masala Curry Fishballs and the hearty Fish Maw Imitation Shark Fin Soup, too. Need a drink to wash everything down? Bite by Bite features artisanal drinks like Ma-Matcha and Mala S-more. Stop by to dine on something fun and delicious, and don’t forget to get those Instagram pics!
Bite by Bite, Shop 4, G/F, Ngai Hing Mansion, 22 Pak Po Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 3709 8250
KoBaNe by Minimal
New The Mills resident KoBaNe by Minimal is ready to be your go-to cafe in Tsuen Wan. The decor is chic and – you guessed it – minimal, making it a great spot to unwind within the metropolis. In the mood for some good food? KoBaNe by Minimal has it in spades with delicate Japanese plates like the Japanese Chashu Pork with Steamed Rice and Asparagus. The desserts certainly shine here as well, with highlights including the Basil Ice Cream with Strawberry, Cheesecake, Almond, and Custard. In a city with its fair share of Japanese cafes, KoBaNe by Minimal is more than ready to join the ranks.
KoBaNe by Minimal, Shop 103, 1/F, The Mills, 45 Par Tin Pak Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, p. 9021 8858
Whether you’re a Virgo or a Taurus, you’re all welcome at Pisces Coffee for a nice cuppa. Take in the clean white decor with wood accents as you stop by for some pasta or baked goods. Try the cold brew for a good kick to your slow mornings, or grab a latte to warm you up as the weather gets cooler. The atmosphere isn’t half bad for taking pictures either!
Pisces Coffee, Shop A&B, 123 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 6627 6778
Running late after a busy morning but still want your fill of eggs? Geo Cafe has got you covered with its All-Day Breakfast that makes this cafe a prime new breakfast spot. Plus, you can get your fix of carbs here too, with menu highlights such as the Spaghetti Neapolitan with Pepperoni; and Avocado Pasta with Shrimp. Finish things off with a Coffee Tonic or Cappuccino, and you’re all set!
Geo Cafe, 565 Fuk Wing Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, p. 6085 3868
Nina Patisserie opens four new shops
Need something sweet to pair with your coffee? Nina Patisserie has you covered with four new locations across Hong Kong. Originally opening as a patisserie at Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West in 2021, Nina Patisserie soon opened two more spots before its four brand new locations. Crafting artisanal cakes and pastries, only the finest ingredients are used here to make decadent treats. To celebrate these new openings, Nina Patisserie is offering a buy-three-get-one-free deal from 1 to 10 December for its gift boxes. Palmiers, macarons, and chocolate await, as well as the usual delicious fare!
Nina Patisserie has locations across Hong Kong.
La Viña opens in Causeway Bay
Looking for a fix of authentic Basque burnt cheesecake? Look no further than La Viña’s new location at World Trade Centre. The Spanish bakery serves the creamy treat in different sizes and seasonal flavours, guaranteeing a perfect fit for your cheesecake-loving pals. Additionally, La Viña also features petite pastries and cakes all freshly made with the finest ingredients. Sweet options include the Chocolate Orange Danish while savoury treats include the Garlic Cream Cheese Bun. Pair your baked goods with an artisanal coffee or tea, and you’ve got yourself the perfect afternoon tea!
La Viña, Shop G-09, G/F, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 9661 5106
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: October & November edition
Your favourite bar has now opened a new cafe! The Pontiac’s new sister project was initially wrought from necessity to keep the bar going during pandemic restrictions, and has now gone full brick-and-mortar. Ponty Cafe is an all-day cafe and bar that’s far from your usual ma and pa joint. Grab yourself some buttermilk biscuits and wash them down with an Iced Spanish Coffee made with the Cafe blend cold brew – or if you’re feeling cheeky, a Dive Bar Bloody Mary to take the afternoon edge off. Akin to The Pontiac, inclusivity is at the heart of Ponty Cafe – as well as a good dose of rock n’ roll.
Ponty Cafe, 15 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9666 2573
The Vault Cafe
The Vault Cafe at Fringe Club aims to become your new go-to cosy neighbourhood cafe for foodies and Central yuppies alike. Stop by for a pesto pasta salad or pepper and spinach sandwich and get a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Not enough time for a meal? Grab a latte to-go and swiftly browse the trinkets on display at the cafe on your way out. In keeping with Fringe Club’s mission of supporting the local art community, the pieces are by various local artists and encompass everything from ceramic teapots to painted canvases.
The Vault Cafe, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2521 7254
Butter opens in Tsim Sha Tsui
Anyone with a sweet tooth in Hong Kong knows the bright neon sign and substantial slices of pie from Butter. Now the diner-inspired favourite is making its way to K11 MUSEA in TST to satisfy even more hordes of hungry patrons. Butter’s most popular cakes and pies are available by the slice daily, like our favourite Apple Pie with a crunchy, mouthwatering crust and sweet warm apples. Making their debut alongside the new location are the Lil’ Checkerboard Cake, Itty-Bitty Banana Cream Pie, and Kitchen Sink Bar – guaranteed to become your new favourites.
Butter – TST, Kiosk LA106, L1, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2810 0660
Didn’t get to book that trip to Japan this month? Fear not, you can still get a Japanese cafe experience with Ukiyo at K11 MUSEA. The floor-to-ceiling windows will take you to a tranquil state as you sip your matcha latte and take in the clean lines and wonderful design around you. While you’re at it, why not indulge in handmade pastas or to-die-for waffles that are just begging to go on your Instagram grid? The place is also pet-friendly so your four-legged pal doesn’t have to be left out while you grab your daily coffee. All that and more for less than a plane ticket ain’t bad!
Ukiyo, Shop 610, 6/F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Ever fancy a tipple at your go-to cafe? Memento is all over it as the new cafe/bar in town. The clean wood interiors get washed with sunlight daily and welcome you in for an espresso affogato – made in the style of its sister cafe Hushhush in Sai Kung. Come evening you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail and mingle with friends all night. At Memento, you’ll have your whole day taken care of while you enjoy the plethora of delicious drinks on offer.
Memento, 9 Playing Field Road, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
Baked opens in Wan Chai
Do you recall those large crowds outside Baked in Soho? Now, you can finally grab a seat at its new Wan Chai location! The legendary cafe has expanded but kept its hole-in-the-wall vibes for the best of both worlds. With plenty of room to try the famous sourdough brioche, Baked continues to draw in its usual crowds. Enjoy the extensive selection of sourdough toast – made from a starter that’s over 50 years old – and sip on a Baked-style Vietnamese Coffee to get the full experience.
Baked – QRE, 8-10 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2618 3080
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: August & September edition
Creo by Brentwood
With two locations in Kowloon Bay and Kennedy Town, new cafe Creo by Brentwood is where you can get your daily dose of java while also supporting local Hong Kong arts and culture. Try the Kennedy Town branch-exclusive Hojicha and Genmaicha Lattes with a Grilled Chicken Avocado Salsa Open Sandwich, all served with tableware made by local female-owned ceramics studio Lai Chan Kee. Not in the mood for coffee? Creo by Brentwood still has you covered with its artisanal kombuchas like Tangerine Peel Lemon Black Tea and Pear Lilyturf Root Green Tea. As you get your fill, feast your eyes on the gorgeous space accented by the colourful mural created by local artist Zoie Lam (AKA Zlism).
Creo by Brentwood has locations in Kowloon Bay and Kennedy Town.
Don’t be fooled by the name – with eclectic graffiti-adorned walls and street-inspired interiors, Ghetto Cafe is about as hip and Instagrammable as they come. Order yourself a coffee from a selection that includes hand-brewed options, or munch on some burgers from the long list of mouth-watering choices. Craving something stronger? Treat yourself to a nightcap (or a cheeky midday drink) with the extensive menu of cocktails, cocktail shots, and beers.
Ghetto Cafe, 13 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city without having to venture too far. Say hello to Lemna, the flagship shop of the Alchemist Cafe. A restaurant, cafe, and event space all in one, Lemna is emerging as a hub of local arts and culture, and is truly the place for any occasion. This new cafe serves dishes like Creamy Cod Roe & Prawn Linguine; Iberico Lard Fries; and a range of drinks from coffee to smoothies. Feeling artsy? Check out the cafe’s events lineup, which offers live shows, readings, workshops, and more.
Lemna, G/F, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2178 3668
Bakehouse opens in Causeway Bay
Have you spotted the queues across the road from Hysan Place? That’s because Bakehouse has made its Causeway Bay debut! Here, you can find the baking fairies churning out the famous sourdough egg tarts and flaky croissants. Don’t miss out on the new branch-exclusive items such as the Miso Caramel & Banana Croissant, Tiramisu Danish, and – our fave – Coconut Twist, which is a refreshing summer drink crafted with cold brew, coconut foam, and a cute mini egg tart! While we’re on the topic of coffee, Bakehouse’s newly launched in-house roastery, Brew, simply makes coffee with the same artisanal finesse as it does its baked goods.
Bakehouse – Causeway Bay, 16 Kai Chiu Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Bombshell pops up in Tsim Sha Tsui
Chocolate therapy, anyone? Here until December 2022, the hard-to-miss pop-up of Bombshell at the trendy Mira Place is an explosion for the eyes. Creating couturier confectionary spectacles, Bombshell prides itself on producing the most meticulously crafted sweet treats that look almost too good to eat. Grab yourself a Puffy Bomb, a twist on the classic French choux pastry in a variety of flavours, or a Bombshell Cake, with a range of designs fit for everyone.
Bombshell, Unit 201, L2, Mira Place 1, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 6388 5254
Little Cove Espresso opens in Kennedy Town
Longtime Sai Kung favourite Little Cove Espresso is now open in Kennedy Town! Its own little slice of paradise, Little Cove Espresso’s bright interior creates a light and airy space that beckons you in especially on the most sweltering of days. The Smashed Avocado on Sourdough Rye is a go-to classic, while the Merguez Shakshuka is a more adventurous choice. Pair it with a cup of specialty coffee, or a glass of Coffee Negroni for something stronger.
Little Cove Espresso – Kennedy Town, Shop 3, G/F, New Fortune House, 3-5 New Praya Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 6737 6242
Boundless by Reaction opens in Tsuen Wan
Need a new place for your caffeine fix? Check out the Tsuen Wan branch of Boundless by Reaction, where the delicious flavours only highlight the beautiful space. You can opt for the fruity signature blend, or try the new, branch-exclusive nutty specialty coffee. Whichever you choose, you can be assured about the quality of your drink, as Boundless is run by Reaction Coffee Roasters, a popular local roastery. Feeling peckish? Have the American-style burgers, or a Dutch baby pancake with a variety of toppings.
Boundless by Reaction – Tsuen Wan, Shop G75A, G76C & D, Citywalk 1, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2365 8828
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: June & July edition
Imagine this: you’re sitting by the window, watching the rain fall gently outside; around you are dark timbers and greenery, with Japanese classics playing in the background… Sounds like the perfect coffee break, doesn’t it? And no, you don’t need to travel all the way to Japan to experience this zen – the urban oasis is right in the heart of Central! Inspired by traditional Japanese tea houses, Milligram Coffee is a laid-back cafe offering a range of coffee and light bites. Complement your All Day Breakfast with a cup of coffee, made from locally roasted beans, for the complete experience.
Milligram Coffee, Shop A, G/F, 174-178 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 中環威靈頓街174-178號地下A號舖
Want a proper escape from the city? Drop by Baku the next time you’re taking a trip to Sai Kung. Unmissable in the area thanks to its summery orange and red-bricked façade, Baku is the latest neighbourhood hotspot with a spa, cafe, and bar all under one roof, overall providing a unique, resort-like experience inspired by Okinawa, Japan. The four-storey, pet-friendly building has its cafe on the ground floor, offering specialty coffee and light bites. Must-try items include the Wasabino – a quirky combo of wasabi and cappuccino – and the Peach Earl Grey Tart. The bar, which will offer alcoholic drinks and shisha, will also be open soon on the upper floors.
Baku, G1-2, Pak Sha Wan Centre, Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, p. 2868 9287, 西貢白沙灣街白沙灣中心G1-2號鋪八古
Yoi Coffee & Bakery
In search of a new cafe in Hong Kong to cure your afternoon tea cravings? Look no further than Yoi Coffee & Bakery, a new shop in Kowloon City that specialises in house-made baked goods and desserts. The most popular items on the menu include the French toast, which is served with jam, mint, and maple walnut ice cream; and the Religieuse à la Pistache – a generous dollop of whipped cream and pistachio cream (with crunchy pistachio bits) sandwiched between a puff pastry, forming an adorable and Instagrammable treat. Don’t forget to pair the sweets with a cup of coffee – take your pick between beans from Australia, Honduras, Ethiopia, and more.
Yoi Coffee & Bakery, 20 Lung Kong Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, 九龍城龍崗道20號地舖
Puff, puff, pass… If the idea of having shisha with your friends on a sleazy afternoon sounds good to you, In Depth should be next on your list of new cafes to visit. Hidden upstairs in a commercial building in Central, the cafe offers a variety of coffee, cocktails, and shisha. There’s a spacious outdoor terrace for you to chill on, too. Unlike the warm terrace, however, In Depth is decorated in a cool tone, and dominated by glass and concrete, giving off a chic, industrial feel. As for the items on the menu, our absolute favourite has to be the Matcha Dirty. Made with Japanese matcha powder from the esteemed Yamamasa Koyamaen, the drink carries strong flavours and aroma of matcha, but it is well balanced out by the milk, making it neither too sweet nor rich. Also, we hear that there are delicious tiramisu and vegan tarts at In Depth as well, so feel free to give them a try!
In Depth, 3/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9106 7440, 中環威靈頓街52號 Somptueux Central 3樓
Garden at Meiho Cafe
Wanna go camping but CBA leaving the city? Garden at Meiho Cafe will be ideal for your next little “getaway”. After the closure of the classic Meiho Cafe cha chaan teng, a much more modern and vibrant coffee shop – Garden at Meiho Cafe – has taken over. While retaining a lot of the traditional decor from the previous restaurant – think monochrome tiles, cassette tapes, and vinyls – the cafe has also created a brand new outdoor camping zone. With a canopy, folding chairs, and picnic tables, the coffee shop is a rare oasis in the busy SSP neighbourhood. Also different from the previous cha chaan teng is the cafe’s food offerings, which are now contemporary, fusion dishes like Eel and Egg Waffle Burger; Tom Yam Waffle with Soft Shell Crab; Victorian Cake with Lemongrass, Longan, and Strawberry Jam; Coconut Milk Glutinous Rice Waffle with Mango Ice Cream; and more.
Garden at Meiho Cafe, G/F, YHA Mei Ho Youth Hostel, Block 41, Shek Kip Mei Estate, 70 Berwick Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, p. 3728 3450, 深水埗巴域街70號石硤尾邨41座美荷樓地舖
Yet another Japanese-inspired cafe on the list: Concha. A combination of “coffee” and “cha” (tea), “Concha” is a tranquil space that offers a variety of Japanese tea and coffee. The former (with matcha, hojicha, sencha, and other varieties) is sourced from Kyoto, while the latter is a blend of medium-roasted beans from Brazil and Colombia. At the window is a tatami mat with two seats, perfect for an afternoon spent people-watching while enjoying a cuppa. In addition to the drinks, the owner also handmakes Concha’s own range of desserts and sandwiches, including the signature Mentaiko Egg Mayo Sandwich with Kale, amongst others.
Concha, Shop 6B, G/F, Sen Fat Building, 6 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 9088 1232, 上環文咸街6號順發樓地下6B號舖
Here’s a sunny slice of Los Angeles right on your doorstep – say hello to Melrose Coffee, a distinctive, blush-hued coffee shop in Soho. While pink cafes in Hong Kong are typically marketed as “girly” and just “Insta-worthy”, this sleek, dusty rose-walled coffee shop is more of a representation of the effortlessly cool, carefree spirit of California. Find an array of sweet and savoury breakfast items at Melrose Coffee, including comfort foods such as the Royal Potato Rosti; Spinach Bacon Frittata; Popover Pancake; “Croffle” Churros; and more. To pair with your meal, go for the Melrose Special, ESP Cinnamon – an energising blend of chai tea and a shot of espresso. Or, for those who prefer to go decaf, opt for the Apple Tea Cap – a frothy, cappuccino-like drink made with house-made caramelised cinnamon apple jam, Scottish red tea, and milk.
Melrose Coffee, G/F, 46 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, 中環伊利近街46號地舖
Matchali opens its flagship store in Wan Chai
You’ve seen its pop-ups, you’ve tried its drinks – now it’s finally time to visit Matchali’s flagship store on Moon Street! The homegrown brand’s first permanent shop is a welcoming space, with its indoor area connecting to the outdoors via pet-friendly window seats, a continuous oak bench, and a cosy backyard with fresh greenery. In addition to Matchali’s classic, signature, and seasonal hand-whisked matcha beverages, you’ll also find a newly launched coffee programme, along with an all-day food menu and vegan soft serves. While our favourite has always been the beautiful Blue Latte (we love the comforting hints of lavender and the Instagrammable hue of butterfly pea flower), don’t miss out on the new Toast with Coconut Matcha Pistachio Butter, Banana, Honey, and Cinnamon – definitely one of our latest obsessions!
Matchali, G/F, 5 Moon Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 灣仔月街5號地舖
Sbakery by Mama Soo opens its flagship store in Sheung Wan
Ladies and gentlemen, make way for the best cheesecake in town – Sbakery by Mama Soo has opened its new flagship store in the Tai Ping Shan neighbourhood. Boasting a single iconic product – the classic New York Cheesecake – Sbakery uses the finest ingredients to create its creamy cake, with a buttery and fragrant crust. And while we’re huge fans of the shop’s original New York Cheesecake, its other flavours – such as apple crumble, blueberry, and tiramisu – are definitely worth a try too, so make sure to pop by for a cheesy treat!
Sbakery by Mama Soo, Shop B, 22-24A Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 上環太平山街22-24A號B舖
NOC Coffee Co. opens in Tsuen Wan West
One of our favourite coffee shop chains in Hong Kong, NOC Coffee Co., has opened a new branch in Tsuen Wan Plaza. Inspired by the Kyoto’s traditional wooden townhouses, machiya (町屋), this location has a semi-open storefront, marked by an ornate wooden lattice. Large windows also allow natural daylight to pour into the shop, delivering a sense of zen and tranquillity to its guests. Moreover, you’ll be able to try various seasonal menu items at NOC, including Fruity Avocado Puree Bowl; Porcini Mushroom Risotto; as well as vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options. New drink offerings are available as well, such as Single Origin Chocolate made with 68% Nyangbo dark ground chocolate from Ghana.
NOC Coffee Co., Shop 128-130, Lv 1, Tsuen Wan Plaza, 4-30 Tai Pa Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2428 0788, 荃灣大壩街4-30號荃灣廣場1樓128-130號舖
Soulgood Bakery opens in Tsim Sha Tsui
Having achieved success in both its online store and physical pop-up, Soulgood Bakery is opening its first permanent location in K11 Musea. Using Asian ingredients such as mango, taro, and matcha, Soulgood specialises in the popular San Sebastian Basque burnt cheesecakes – with us locals’ taste in mind. Best-selling flavours include Mixed Berries Basque Burnt Cheesecake, featuring tangy fresh berries atop a caramelised top, encasing a luscious lava centre; Crème Brûlée Taro Basque Burnt Cheesecake; and – our favourite – Mochi Basque Burnt Cheesecakes, made with either matcha and strawberry, or sticky mango rice and yoghurt. In addition, there are Cake Jars and flourless keto options available too, with cheesecake flavours like Earl Grey tea and Chinese Iron Goddess tea. We can’t wait to try these!
Soulgood Bakery, Shop B201-39, B2 Taste Chamber, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 9609 5711, 尖沙咀梳士巴利道18號 K11 Musea B2層 Taste Chamber B201-39號舖
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: May edition
Have you spotted the new cafe and bakery just opposite Tai Kwun? Frenchies may be a small shop, but the aroma of its freshly baked goods and artisanal coffee will definitely lure you in. We’re fans of its Signature Latte (soy and oat milk are available, of course), as well as its Espresso Cinnamon Roll. You’ll also find other popular items at the viennoiserie counter, including the Dragon’s Back – a hefty croissant with orange and sweet almond paste – and Matcha Babka. As Frenchies opens nice and early at 7am, you can drop by for your morning brew and watch the world go by as you sit by the window, or just grab and go if you’re on the run.
Frenchies, G/F, 39-43 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 5267 9403, 中環荷李活道39-43號地舖
Town 93 Café
Sitting right above Tam Jai on Wellington Street, the entrance to Town 93 Café may be easy to miss, but you definitely shouldn’t miss out on its top-notch pastries! Founded by Lionel Bodros and Frederic Despres – both the former Executive Pastry Chefs of three-Michelin-starred restaurants – Town 93 Café’s range of classic French pastries and all-day dining staples do not disappoint. One of our recommendations would be the canelé with its beautifully caramelised crust. Our absolute favourite, however, has got to be the Mille-Feuille à la Minute. Not only is its mille-feuille crispy and delicate, but its cream filling is also of the perfect sweetness and consistency, making each bite feel super satisfying. Even though we’re usually not big fans of cream, we think Lionel and Frederic have nailed it!
Town 93 Café, 1/F, Hong Kong House, 17-19 Wellington Street, Central, p. 9317 1023, 中環威靈頓街17-19號香港工商大廈1樓
Planning a day trip to Sai Kung? Be sure to drop by Arm Coffee for an energising breakfast or brunch before exploring the ‘hood. In addition to the your usual Italian coffee, the coffee shop serves pour-overs, as well as cold brew and iced tea for those who wish to cool down. If you’re feeling peckish, there are several light bites you can try, such as the avocado bruschetta and the popular mala spicy chicken wings. For something more filling, you can go for the mentaiko spaghetti. Oh, and feel free to sit by the large window at the storefront and let your pets roam around a little!
Arm Coffee, G/F, 17 See Cheung Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, p. 9121 0167, 西貢市場街17號地舖
By the O
The sister cafe of By the Tray in Tuen Mun has arrived in Yuen Long! Named By the O, this new cafe is pet-friendly – as marked by the cute engravings of doggy paws on its doorsteps – and it even offers an exclusive menu for dogs, making it the ideal pit stop for you and your furry pals during your weekend getaway. We hear that the portions are generous here, but don’t forget to try its creative desserts and coffee after the mains, too. Bestsellers include Tiramisu Croffle; Blackccino – sparkling black coffee that somewhat resembles dark beer; and the Insta-worthy Caramel Coffee.
By the O, Unit 02, Ho Shun King Building, 3 Fung Yau Street South, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, 元朗鳳攸南街3號好順景大廈2號舖
Donning classic red bricks and dark green wooden frames at the storefront, Drink Up is hard to miss when you walk past on Sun Wui Road; just looking at the shop would make you feel as if you’re in Europe! Only offering grab-and-go services, you can either opt for freshly brewed drinks, or take away its canned coffee, available individually or in box sets. Contrary to the impression that fresh items tend to be more popular, the readymade cans here are a crowd favourite, too, with the green can being its signature cold brew and the orange one being its cold brew tonic. Moreover, we love how Drink Up is big on its eco-friendly cup scheme and recycling programme – sustainable coffee culture for the win!
Drink Up, Unit G82, Capital Building, 6-10 Sun Wui Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 6221 6696, 銅鑼灣新會道6-8號京城大廈G82號舖
Kowloon Tong finally has an artisanal coffee shop – hurray! Located right next to HKBU and the Baptist Hospital, Hap Coffee is a family-run cafe that opens bright and early at 8am, perfect for those studying, working, or living in the area. Using pale wood along with white and khaki hues, the space feels warm and friendly. There are a range of sweet and savoury items here for you to pair with your coffee, such as the classic avocado toast, or you can try its popular croffle, too.
Hap Coffee, Shop 9 and 16, G/F, Franki Centre, 320 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Situated at the old site of Teakha, Hö-ah is a new cafe in the Tai Ping Shan neighbourhood. Redecorated in wood and lighter colours, the shop has been transformed into a brighter, warmer space. One of its signature items is the Tofu Sourdough Toast, which is topped with smashed avocado, soft-boiled egg, and a whole chunk of tofu. For dessert, the limited-time Tiramisu is also a must-try at Hö-ah.
Hö-ah, 18B Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
South Herbal Lab
Coffee and… liang cha (Chinese herbal tea)? This sure is a creative combination, if you ask us. But, as intriguing as it might sound, we think it’s worth a try. Head to South Herbal Lab, the new concept founded by traditional liang cha brand Wing Sang Tong. Hoping to promote Chinese herbal tea to the younger generations in Hong Kong, South Herbal Lab serves a series of “herbal coffee”, which are java infused with Chinese medicinal herbs such as hemp fruit, Chinese hawthorn fruit, chrysanthemum, and more. You’ll find hemp fruit oat latte; frangipani elderflower coffee tonic; among other innovative items. The cafe also offers light snacks such as tamagoyaki, as well as croffle topped with mochi, red beans, and Himalayan propolis – talk about being health-conscious!
South Herbal Lab, Shop 1, G/F, The Amused, 538 Fuk Wing Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, 荔枝角福榮街538號喜遇地下1號舖南本草
When it comes to the hottest new cafe in Hong Kong right now, Tanuki Coffee has to take the cake. Why, you ask? That’s because it’s founded by none other than the celebrity Denis Kwok (AKA 193), one of the most popular members in the Cantopop boy band, Error. Resembling a futuristic spaceship and inspired by Japanese design, this coffee shop is fun and vibrant; its key colours are yellow and white, plus it has a yellow civet (which is tanuki in Japanese – hence the name of the cafe) as the brand mascot. As for the coffee, Tanuki has four single origin hand-poured coffee on its menu so far, and its house blend consists of washed Honduras Marclas and natural Ethiopia Guji beans, all of which are roasted locally. Last but not least, Tanuki serves a variety of Korean-inspired food, with the bestsellers being the Crayfish Egg Drop Salad and the Brunost Cheese Croffle. We hear that the latter is limited to only 20 portions a day, so make sure to visit the cafe early – if you can beat the eager crowd of fans, that is. (Good luck!)
Tanuki Coffee, Shop 18, G/F, The Vantage, 63 Ma Tau Wai Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, 土瓜灣馬頭圍道63號啟岸地下18號舖
Cafe, bistro, and bar – Yardleys is here to give you the best of all worlds! The latest establishment by the local Yardley Brothers Craft Brewery, Yardleys offers classic espresso-based drinks made from locally roasted single-origin beans from Colombia. And of course, those who are up for a bit of booze shouldn’t miss out on Yardley’s limited and freshly tapped craft beers. Among its 14 taps are barrel-aged selections; all-time favourite ales, sours, stouts, and lagers; as well as hand-pumped real ales, guest taps, and more.
Yardleys, 62 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 5602 6457, 中環卑利街62號
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: April edition
Escape the urban hustle by heading to The Hideout, a new cafe on Lantau Island. With semi-outdoor areas, a picnic zone, long tables, a farm, and even a fish pond on its premise, The Hideout is the perfect weekend getaway for couples and families alike. From tea and coffee, to toasts, cakes, and pastries, everything is crafted field-to-fork – explains why there’s a farm here! While you look forward to The Hideout’s vegetable farming and beekeeping experiences, which will be offered when the farm opens to public in July, you can try the cafe’s premium single origin coffee from Panama and Ethiopia, or grab a refreshing espresso tonic to cool yourself down on a summer’s day. If you’re lucky, you might just be able to grab the seats by the pond and take in the idyllic natural landscape.
The Hideout, south of Ngan Kwong Wan Road, Mui Wo, Hong Kong, p. 9660 2625, 梅窩銀礦灣路南端
Tai On Coffee & Tea Shop
Got a soft spot for nostalgia, heritage sites, and Hong Kong-style breakfasts? You’d love Tai On Tea & Coffee Shop, a revitalised cha chaan teng in the centre of Kowloon. Operating since 1969, Tai On was closed down last October, only to be revitalised and rebranded as a modern cafe. That said, most of Tai On’s traditional interiors and the characteristics of cha chaan teng have been retained: the sign at its storefront; the booth seats; the uniforms of the ‘waiters’ (who are actually baristas); the retro cashier… Even your orders are handwritten on the classic mini notepads!
What’s different from the original Tai On, though, is the menu. Unlike its predecessor, Tai On now serves specialty coffee (yep, even the fancy SOE hand drip coffee), along with innovative food and drinks. One of the signatures is Coffeenow, which is a literal translation of its Chinese name (啡立刻) – a wonderful combination of oat milk, coffee, and Horlicks. As for the buns and pastries (savoury items coming soon), which are all innovative items inspired by classic cha chaan teng offerings, and freshly made in-house, we’re simply impressed by the team’s creativity. Say, for instance, the OT Cookie (檸茶曲奇) – honestly, who thought eating a slice of lemon with a thick, crumbly cookie was a good idea? (Spoiler: it… kinda is.)
Tai On Coffee & Tea Shop, G/F, 830 Canton Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, 油麻地廣東道830號地舖大安茶氷廳
Black Kirin Coffee Brewers
Taking over the coffee side of things in Dio Store (which is our favourite bar in the area, by the way) is Black Kirin Coffee Brewers. Helmed by Ah Yat (AKA Bike Coffeeman), one of the best coffee roasters in Hong Kong, this new concept will most certainly bring coffee that is no less than perfection. Currently, Black Kirin is offering coffee made with sun-dried single origin espresso beans from Sumatra, Indonesia. Unlike the usually wet-hulled Indonesian beans, these sun-dried ones produce a refreshing fruitiness, with sweet hints of mango and passion fruit, followed by a whiskey-like finish.
Black Kirin Coffee Brewers, 8 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, 中環鴨巴甸街8號墨麒麟
The sister cafe of Good Day Coffee Co. in Jordan, Ima Coffee has similarly excellent coffee, delicious bites, and laidback vibes. And despite having a larger space than Good Day, this new cafe is equally cosy. With fresh ingredients and generous fillings, the sandwiches here are a must-try. Don’t miss out on the house-made cookies, cakes, and pastries, too, especially the Pumpkin Basque Cheesecake!
Ima Coffee, Shop 15, G/F, The Vantage, 63 Ma Tau Wai Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2330 6388, 土瓜灣馬頭圍道63號啟岸地下15號舖伊間珈琲
Find the Way
Like Ima Coffee, Find the Way is also a Japanese-inspired cafe. However, with only eight seats at the bar, this coffee shop is much more intimate – though this guarantees attentive services, plus a good view of the baristas at work. To enjoy the full experience, we recommend going for the meal sets here, which offers a drink with either a hotcake or a soffritto (Italian vegetable soup), although the latter is only available during the morning. The made-to-order hotcake is thick and fluffy, topped with a chunk of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup – sounds indulgent, doesn’t it?
Alternatively, if you prefer something lighter, the lemon pound cake is a great choice. Pair these with a Vienna coffee or, for those who wanna take a pic for the ‘gram, the signature cream soda. The latter comes in either neon green or blue hues – depending on whether you go for the melon or blue curaçao flavour – reminiscent of the popular Japanese cream sodas from the 70s.
Find the Way, Shop P3, G/F, Tung Fat Building, 9 Ping Wui Street, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, 元朗屏會街9號同發大廈地下P3號舖
The Way Coffee
After Find the Way, we have… The Way. While also located in Yuen Long, this coffee shop can be differentiated with its monochrome theme and a vastly different food and and beverage menu; not to mention that the ‘Way’ in the name actually stands for the initials of the three founders, Wai, Austin, and Yuki. We love how this cafe is committed to supporting fellow local businesses, such as using a house blend made by ETA, a local coffee roaster; single origin coffee beans provided by Coffee Slave; bean-to-bar chocolate from Slok Chocolate; and seasonal cakes from Browny Cafe. In addition, The Way’s offers an enticing food menu. Highlights include the Vanilla Mochi Croffle, served with fresh strawberries, pumpkin seeds, and Mövenpick vanilla ice cream; Korean-style pulled sous vide duck confit with charcoal burger and fries; crispy fried tilapia fish fillet with lemon cream sauce risotto; among others.
The Way Coffee, Shop H, G/F, Kei Yip Building, 9-15 Hop Yick Road, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, p. 6429 6897, 元朗合益路9-15號紀業樓地下H號舖
Bla Bla by Sensory Zero
In the midst of the pandemic, it’s encouraging to see that Sensory Zero has opened not one, but two new cafes – Bla Bla by Sensory Zero – in Wan Chai and Kowloon Bay, back-to-back. But, Bla Bla isn’t your typical coffee shop; in addition to coffee, it specialises in Hong Kong street food, too! (Now that’s what we call an unconventional combo.) With siu mai and fishballs in one hand, and a coffee in the other, this experience is uniquely Bla Bla. Not too sure about pairing coffee with street food? Instead of dropping by for your caffeine fix in the morning, Bla Bla has you covered after work as well, with beers ideal for your happy hour. Psst – we hear that there’s even a bottle opener at the bottom of the seats – talk about convenience!
Bla Bla by Sensory Zero has locations in Wan Chai and Kowloon Bay.
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: March edition
With a high ceiling, an open kitchen, a grand, rose gold mirror, plus views overlooking the streets and the Victoria Harbour, Ellipsis is one of the new cafes in Hong Kong we most look forward to visiting. Not only is its interiors super Instagrammable, its coffee and food are also beautifully crafted. Expect fancy latte art on your Bailey’s Latte, and you can pair that with Ellipsis’s range of food items. These include the signature all day breakfast – complete with black truffle eggs and garlic toasts – and the lobster bun. Or, go for the avocado and salmon salad if you feel like having something light.
Ellipsis, 2/F, Connaught Marina, 48 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Open from 8am every day of the week, 96 Degrees is the perfect spot for you to kickstart your day. Take your pick between its array of bagels (with the Smashed Avo Bagel being the most popular item), or try the pastries, tarts, and cakes. Offering two medium- and dark-roasted house blends, you can order a coffee to go with your meal. Feeling cheeky? Opt for the beers and ales instead. After all, day drinking is the new norm, isn’t it? 😉
96 Degrees, Shop A, G/F, 9 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
With its burgundy-themed design, complemented by brown leather sofas, grapevine chairs, and vintage bankers lamps, Cafe Retro is a rustic, European-style den for coffee lovers. In addition to hand drip coffee made with different single origin espresso beans, the espresso base is also of single origin; it’s sourced from Yunnan, anaerobically treated, and roasted by the local roastery Three by One, giving wine-like notes and aromas. Moreover, Cafe Retro is a great stopover for breakfast, too. Between 8 and 11am everyday, you can enjoy a pastry plus a coffee for $10 off the original price. Fuel up with a croissant, apple tart, or chocolate chip cookie.
Cafe Retro, Shop G, G/F, Tung Kai Building, 160 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Meet the fictional character Kako-san (Mr Kako) – your average salaryman who detests his stressful and tedious job at the office – and join him on his break in Harakako. This new cafe in Hong Kong offers delectable food and drinks in a laid back atmosphere. With its simple wooden furniture and unfinished concrete walls, Harakako gives off a chic yet unpretentious vibe. Besides coffee made with blends or SOE beans, the cafe offers three special drinks, too. For the adventurous amongst you, try the Pickle Lemonade – a refreshing beverage made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, citrus syrup, soda, house-pickled cucumber, and pickle juice. And if you’re feeling peckish, you can order the house-made Kako Cheesecake, brownie, or banana cake.
Harakako, Shop B, Hollywood Centre, 77-91 Queen’s Rd W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
By Chance Coffee
In search of a cafe for your afternoon pick-me-up? By Chance Coffee in Causeway Bay will be your new favourite. The name of the cafe expresses the owner’s desire to encourage youths and amateur baristas to explore the world of coffee. Using beans roasted by the local OnePlusOne Coffee Roastery, the cafe offers an array of caffeinated beverages made with either the nutty or fruity blend, as well as sodas and smoothies. Furthermore, there are cheesecakes, toasts, and croffles, too. Although the cafe is temporarily closed due to the lockdown, you can look forward to its reopening, after which there’ll be even more food on offer, as well as a decorative wall that showcases works created by local artists and craftsmen.
By Chance Coffee, 92 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The Brew Job Coffee opens in Central
After closing down its Tai Kok Tsui shop in late 2021, The Brew Job Coffee returns with a brand new location at the Central Pier, in addition to its branch in Taikoo. Look out to the Victoria Harbour while sipping on coffee made with the premier java beans locally roasted by Roastwork. If you’re a home barista, you can also buy the beans on their own, so that you can make your own coffee at home or at work.
Looking for more freshly roasted coffee beans? Check out our top picks for local coffee roasters in Hong Kong.
The Brew Job Coffee, Central Ferry Pier No. 7 (Star Ferry Pier), Central, Hong Kong
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: February edition
This new urban space for you and your furbaby doubles as a cafe and a pet grooming service. The name ‘Bogu’ comes from the names of the owners’ two dogs ‘Mogu’ and ‘Boba’ – how cute! This warmly-lit cafe is cosy and definitely impresses patrons with their latte art and decadent selection of cakes. Grooming services cater to both cats and dogs and include basic grooming, full styling, Ayurveda herbal spa treatment, teeth brushing, and more! Grab a coffee and chill while your four-legged pal gets a fresh new cut!
BOGU, 2 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 6162 9214
Tucked between Happy Valley and Causeway Bay, this spacious cafe, with hip mid-century style, is a perfect place to catch up with friends, or work (for those so inclined)! Cafe-goers’ favourites include the layered honey cake, chicken panini, and the chips and dip. You can also expect cute latte art in the shape of a unicorn! This pet-friendly cafe will be your new go-to, and you and your furry pal can make plenty of new friends!
NOOT is closed on Mondays.
NOOT, G/F, 149 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
in the moment
Located in an alley, this quiet cafe is a hidden gem that serves vegetarian bites to those looking to unwind in the afternoon. Their must-tries include the Basque burnt cheesecake, matcha latte, and hojicha latte. The latte art is too adorable to not photograph, in shapes of rabbits and seahorses! You can either grab a seat indoors, or lounge outside with your pet. Either way, you’ll love the cheesecake and come back for more!
in the moment, Shop D, G/F, Wing To Building, No. 4 Water Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Out of Office
Whether it’s a grab-and-go before work (the cafe opens at 7am!), a change of scenery from working from home, or a weekend afternoon well-spent, this industrial cafe needs to be on your list. Serving everything from guilty pleasures, like a giant Oreo cookie, to healthy, colourful salads and acai bowls, there’s something for everyone at Out of Office. We also love their signature dirty and the Orange is the New Black, a citrusy house blend of orange juice, passionfruit, and espresso.
Out of Office, Shop 1-3, G/F, Maisy Building, 8 Maidstone Lane, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong
Sonia Coffee opens second branch
Following their opening at MOKO last year, this Kyoto-based cafe has opened at H Code, bringing more of their signature house blends and Japanese desserts. The H Code exclusives include hot cakes, caramel latte pudding, and mochi (less sugar and no additives). For savoury dishes, you can opt for the mentaiko smoked salmon pasta, Japanese garlic shrimp pasta with bonito broth, or the vegan all day breakfast. For drinks that are also Insta-grammable, we recommend their Retro Cream Sodas – that’s soda water mixed with different flavour syrups – including kyōhō , peach, and lemon – and topped with ice cream.
Sonia Coffee, Shop 2, G/F, The Steps ‧ H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3709 9275
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: January 2022 edition
If pursuing a healthier diet is one of your resolutions for the new year, Liffee has got to be at the top of your to-go list. This cafe is known for its extensive keto food menu, which is low in carbs and contains no added sugar. Highlights include the Keto Lasagna made with bean curd sheets, fresh eggplant, and grass-fed beef; Keto Sandwich, which features bread entirely made from egg white; Keto Chocolate Scone, drizzled with valrhona chocolate; and more.
For those on a cheat day, Liffee has got your back, too. Indulge in their series of Devil Drinks, such as the Rose Latte and Marshmallow Hot Chocolate. Don’t forget to go back from time to time for new daily and seasonal items, as well.
Liffee, G/F, 1A Kennedy Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Over on the Kowloon side near the harbour is Rim Coffee. The concept of this cafe really stands out to us: the founder sees the rim of the coffee cup as the point of connection between coffee, the barista, and the customer; it also represents the interactions we have and the stories we tell as individuals. With Japanese wooden furniture and beautifully crafted decorations around the store, Rim Coffee offers a tranquil and comfortable atmosphere for its guests. You can try the cafe’s signature ‘Rim’, an extension of the typical 1+1 combo. It allows you to enjoy a more complete coffee-drinking experience, from soda water and espresso, to piccolo and cascara. In addition, look out for the impeccable latte art at Rim Coffee, and have a go at their pastas and all day breakfast, too.
If you’re planning to spend the day in the area, feel free to explore with our neighbourhood guide to Hung Hom.
Rim Coffee, Shop 4, 1/F, The Vantage, 63 Ma Tau Wai Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Love all things vintage? With European old-school décor and only half a dozen seats in store, Coffeecchiato is your perfect place for a quick and quiet pick-me-up. The house blend is medium roasted, using coffee beans from Colombia, Brazil, and El Salvador. Pair your drink with Coffeecchiato’s range of sweet treats, such as the warm brownie, scones, and roll cakes. Want something more filling? From 11.30am to 2.30pm on weekdays, you can enjoy your drinks at half price upon ordering any of the cafe’s sourdoughs. Various toppings are available, including smoked salmon and avocado; parma ham and grapes; or tomato and mozzarella as a vegetarian option.
Coffeechiato, Shop G08, Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
From Seed to Wish
Calling all green thumbs! From Seed to Wish features a minimalist design, with clean white walls decorated by pots and pots of house plants (which are for sale, too, in case you’d like to bring these lovelies home). Relax in this urban sanctuary while digging into the cafe’s selection of sourdough, salads, pastas, and light bites. Popular items include the salted egg yolk chicken wings; FSTW avocado burger with OmniPork patty; Southeast Asian-style all day breakfast with pandan cakes; and more. Complement these with a flower fruit tea, mocha, or matcha latte.
From Seed to Wish, G/F, Phase III, Amoy Plaza, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
April Coffee Lab
Stay warm this winter with the heartwarming drinks at April Coffee Lab. The cosy cafe features a long, wide window for you to grab and go, sit outside, or you can choose to dine in, too. The house blend carries strong nutty flavours, with hints of sweet dates in the aftertaste. In addition to hand-poured coffee, there are a range of special drinks and treats available, as well. These include the Frizzyfruit, which is a refreshing beverage consisting of a shot of espresso, pineapple purée, and tonic water; and the April Sweet Toast, which is made with rye bread, pineapple jam, dried pineapple, pomegranate seeds, and vanilla ice cream.
April Coffee Lab, Shop 22, G/F, Ho Wang Building, 11 Yu Wing Path, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, p. 6856 8866
G’Day Cafe and Restaurant
Have a good day out with your four-legged pals at G’Day Cafe and Restaurant! This pet-friendly cafe not only offers an outdoor area for your furry friends to frolic, but it’s also created its own house-made dog treats, so that no one gets left out. In addition to coffee, G’Day has a variety of food items. Signatures include Crunchy Blue, which consists of sourdough bread, house-made blueberry jam, double brie cheese, and toasted pumpkin seeds; and the Just Beet It, which uses French toast, beetroot chutney, mascarpone cheese, and beetroot chips. G’Day has just launched its dinner menu, too. Rotating bi-weekly, you can drop by from time to time in the evening to try its seasonal offerings.
First time in the neighbourhood? Check out our complete guide to Shek Tong Tsui.
G’Day Cafe and Restaurant, Shop A, G/F, Nam Cheong Building, 48-52 Hill Road, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
Blue Bottle Coffee opens in Wan Chai
Good news to those working in the Star Street Precinct (that’s us!) – Blue Bottle Coffee has arrived in the neighbourhood. The cafe spans across three stories, with ribbon windows around the corner to enable plenty of natural light and expansive views of the street, perfect for a laid back afternoon of people-watching. Whether you’d like to grab and go from the ground floor, or sit upstairs for a light lunch and linger a little longer, Blue Bottle Coffee in Wan Chai might just become one of your new favourite spots in the area.
Blue Bottle Coffee, 15 St Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
APT opens in Sai Ying Pun
Following its popularity in Wan Chai and Central, APT is opening its third branch in Sai Ying Pun. What’s special about this branch is that it offers a new pasta- and tacos-tailoring service, exclusive to APT Sai Ying Pun. Available between 11.30am and 8.30pm, you can design your own brunch or dinner pasta dish, from the pasta base and sauce, to toppings and more. Popular combinations include the eggplant and shrimp strozzapreti with tom yum goong sauce; and the saffron cream rigatoni with asparagus and cherry tomatoes, and served with focaccia on the side.
Looking for more restaurants in the area? Here are our favourite places to go for lunch in Sai Ying Pun.
APT, Shop 3-5, G/F, Artisan House, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: December 2021 edition
This pet-friendly and keto-friendly cafe is like a mini-getaway to Bali – with rattan chairs, plenty of greenery (including artificial palm trees), and warm lighting. You don’t have to worry about not finding a spot, there are seats all around the cafe, which is also a great spot to get some work done. Once you’re done snapping the photogenic interior, get comfortable and order some souffle pancakes, thin cut roast beef with bagel, or all day breakfast. For healthy drink alternatives, Be Leaf serves freshly blended smoothies (we can’t pick between papaya mango and strawberry avocado!). The cafe is open every day and closes at 10pm (hooray!).
Be Leaf, Shop 2, King Palace Plaza, No. 55, King Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, p. 2152 2893
One of the most talked-about cafes recently is this vintage, rustic cafe added to the list of homey spaces at Sheung Wan. Enter a time capsule set in the 19th century, with quill and ink, old photographs and paintings, and plenty of wooden cupboards and cabinets that got us thinking about our grandma’s! Head over for lunch for a two/three course menu featuring burrata, homemade pasta, prime sirloin, and more. Don’t forget to grab a seat by the tall windows draped with long curtains (best lighting for Insta!), allowing plenty of natural light on both sunny days and gloomy days. Plus you can look out the window and let the thoughts wander!
Le Galet, 25 Lok Ku Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 9866 1464 (the cafe is closed on Sundays)
Coffee o/r Tea
With a fun play on words in the logo, Coffee o/r Tea (the o/r resembles “%”) has an inviting ambiance, including a pet-friendly space by the entrance. You need to try the signature beef and egg toast and, as for your beverage order, to answer the question of “Coffee or tea?”, the cafe says both! Their Oolong Ying Yang is a mix of the West and the East – charcoal roasted oolong tea blended with espresso and presented in an elegant tall glass. Other drinks that are photogenic include pink lemonade and coconut dirty (dairy replaced with coconut milk). Another perk, the cafe stays open until 9pm (how rare is that?)!
Coffee o/r Tea, Shop 101, 1/F, Yue Man Square, 33 Hip Wo Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
While many cafes are adopting the minimalist, all-white facade, Coffeelin Espresso stands out on this street filled with industrial buildings. The all-green interior makes a great backdrop for photos and matches the industrial atmosphere of the cafe. For nibbles, we recommend the original Basque burnt cheesecake and lemon cake. Pair them with some espresso tonic and cold brew tea tonic and you’re sorted!
Coffeelin Espresso, 104 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Flash Coffee opens in Causeway Bay
Following their successful launch a couple months ago, the grab and go spot is opening its fifth spot in town! Flash Coffee’s trademark yellow and “flashy” logo can be spotted blocks away (sometimes you don’t need Google Maps!). The comprehensive menu features all-time favourite pick-me-ups like dirty, cappuccino, and espresso. Don’t forget to try their signatures including Flash Yuen Yeung (mixture of coffee and earl grey milk tea), Macadamia Nut Latte, and Lemon Espresso Soda (yupe, they’re unconventional!). And it goes without saying that the muffins, cookies, and cinnamon buns are delish!
Flash Coffee, Shop G03, G/F, Causeway Bay Plaza 2, 463-483 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: November 2021 edition
Located near the Austin MTR Station, Goof is a new hangout for you to goof around with your furry pals. This pet-friendly cafe offers some savoury items and a variety of sweet treats, such as Canelès (available in Vanilla Rum or Hojicha flavours); Croffle Pops, a waffle that encases croissant layers and is infused with figs, blueberries, and honey to give the perfect balance between sweetness and butteriness; and the signature Lemon Curd Pound Cake produced by The Flop bakery – a soft, moist lava cake filled with zingy lemon sauce. You can pair these desserts with special drinks like Vienna coffee, Matchaccino, and the rich Italian hot chocolate. Or, try Goof’s signature honey combo: the Duo Cheese Honey Garlic Panini paired with a Honeycomb Macchiato.
Goof, G/F, Man King Building, 32 Man Wui Street, Jordan, Hong Kong, 佐敦文匯街32號文景樓地舖
Half & Half
A cafe that specialises in chocolate and coffee, Half & Half is a must-go for cocoa lovers as it offers single origin bean-to-bar chocolates. Feeling peckish? This cafe also sells unique dacquoise made by Heijau Patisserie. If you want to try something more exotic, go for the “1009 n a bit of olive oil” lemon dacquoise, which consists of pickled lemon, olive oil lemon curd, and paprika meringue. For those who prefer nuttier flavours, try the “Kennedier than Kennedy Town” caramel chocolate dacquoise. This is made with mixed caramelised nuts, dark and milk chocolate ganache, and a dark malt dacquoise.
In search of more coffee shops in the area? Check out our favourite cafes in Sai Ying Pun.
Half & Half, 20 Pok Fu Lam Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 西營盤薄扶林道20號
Can’t choose between coffee and alcohol? Why not both – when you can get the best of both worlds at B’hood? On those days when you need an extra shot of “everything” in your system, head to this cafe-bar to try its range of caffeinated alcoholic drinks, such as the rum-infused cold brew, topped with a refreshing scoop of ice cream. Alternatively, you can take your pick from B’hood’s coffee menu. Items include white coffee, hand-drips, and syphon coffee made with locally roasted beans and blends.
B’hood, Shops 32-35, G/F, South Seas Centre, 75 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, p. 2380 2168, 尖東麼地道75號南洋中心地下32-25號舖
Previously Owls Coffee in Lai Chi Kok, the team behind the cafe is embarking on a new journey in Sheung Wan, under the name Hidden Figures. Going beyond the typical coffee and snacks, Hidden Figures offers a variety of innovative and Instagrammable items. An example would be the chocolate tonic – a spin on the espresso tonic – served with a “tube” of chocolate that you can squeeze into your drink. The blue Tropical Yoghurt Bowl is also a photogenic (and healthy) choice with its blue spirulina powder, tropical fruits, granola, and honey. Want even more fruit in your meal? Order the Belgium mini pancakes served with figs, blueberries, and a scoop of passion fruit ice cream. And while you’re there in the building, don’t forget to check out the rooftop garden on the sixth floor for some stunning views of the sunset.
Hidden Figures, Shop 1 & 2, G/F, Connaught Marina, 48 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 9738 1922, 上環干諾道西48號干諾中心地下1&2號舖
Specialising in coffee and craft beer, Gwai3 Jyut6 is a new cafe in the funky neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po. For the non-drinkers amongst you, try Gwai3 Jyut6’s special creation Lemon Co., which is a refreshing coffee drink with aromas of lemon and citrus; or, go for the classic latte, as it’s presented with beautiful latte art. If you’re a fan of beer, choose from the dozen local craft beers available, and pair it with the range of savoury snacks and mains on the menu. One of the items that caught our eye was the house-baked croissant, which is sliced open from the side and stuffed with fillings like smoked salmon, black truffle, or creamy spinach and bacon.
Gwai3 Jyut6, G/F, 75 Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, p. 6030 4361, 深水埗汝州街75號地舖桂月
Tera Pancake House
Calling all pancake lovers! Tera is the expert when it comes to soft, fluffy souffle pancakes. In addition to the signature Strawberry Vanilla Cream Souffle Pancakes and the limited-edition Yuzu Matcha Souffle Pancakes, the other items on the sweets menu are worth trying, as well. These include the Lemon Tart, Blueberry Tart, and Yuzu Madeleines, which are freshly made everyday. You can also try the Mango Coconut Pandan Parfait, which is made with fresh mango, coconut pandan chia pudding, mango puree, and coconut jelly. Furthermore, Tera will be introducing savoury items after its soft opening phase, so stay tuned!
Tera Pancake House, Shop 4, G/F, Po Fat Building, 273-285 Temple Street, Jordan, Hong Kong, p. 2323 6655, 佐敦廟街273-285號寶發大廈地下4號舖寺
Preface Coffee & Wine flagship opens in Causeway Bay
What do coffee and coding have in common? Well, Preface is here to tell you all about it. Opening its flagship store in Causeway Bay this November, Preface Coffee & Wine is offering a comprehensive coffee, wine, technology, and lifestyle experience – all under one roof. Inspired by Silicon Valley culture, Preface aims to be a hub for companies and start-ups, with a focus on tech firms, to build connections over a drink or two. Like its other branches, this store features sleek and minimalistic interiors with white walls, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and wooden trim. In addition to the sophisticated environment, the flagship will be hosting coffee- or coding-related workshops to encourage self-learning and promote tech education.
Preface Coffee & Wine, G/F, 11 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 銅鑼灣霎東街11號地舖
Flash Coffee opens in Mong Kok
More techy coffee coming up! Having landed in Hong Kong just a month or two ago, Flash Coffee is already opening another branch in a flash (pun intended), this time on the Kowloon side. Featuring the signature bright yellow storefront, this tech-enabled chain is unmissable, even in the midst of the bustling Yau Tsim Mong district. Presenting a range of quality coffee formulated by award-winning baristas, Flash Coffee offers the perfect pick-me-up with its affordable prices and convenient methods of purchase, i.e. grab-and-go or via its app.
Flash Coffee, Shop 1, G/F, Tat Lee Commercial Building, 43G Dundas Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 旺角登打士街43G號達利商業大廈地下1號舖
Crew opens in Central
Homegrown brand Crew has arrived in BaseHall! From sparkling blacks and flat whites to the signature The Crew, the cafe and bar has lots to offer for coffee aficionados. Moreover, there are mochi, macarons, and other snacks to complement your brew. You can also drop by Crew after work as it transforms into a bar with its Crew-tails, fine wines, champagnes, and premium Scotches.
Crew, BaseHall, LG9, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3643 0865, 中環康樂廣場一號怡和大廈地庫 LG9 BaseHall
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: October 2021 edition
A spacious, hybrid cafe, Peloton Coffee was created by a group of passionate cyclists wanting to bring together like-minded people in the community. Spotting this cafe is easy, just find the bikes parked at the entrance! Gearheads will enjoy perusing Peloton’s biking apparel, camping necessities, and bike tools near the entrance to the cafe. The cafe takes its theme up a notch with some stools replaced by bike seats! For drinks, we recommend their refreshing espresso sunrise or dirty coconut, not to mention their all day breakfast plate!
Peloton Coffee, Shop G14, G/F, Regency Bay, 23 Hoi Wong Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, p. 9682 6565
Calling all chocolate lovers in the hood! Disappointed by finding just one drink on the menu dedicated to chocolate? At Chokohood, you can choose from four single origin chocolate-based drinks—the must-try is the Classic Italian. Other cacao drinks include chocolate tea latte and cacao fruit soda with cacao syrup. Pair your drink with baked goodies like banana bread, choux, or chocolate cake (of course!), or if you like it savoury, you’ll love the two pasta dishes on the menu.
Chokohood, Shop 92(E), G/F, 90-96 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, p. 9190 5992
Nevermind that your travel plans are on hold at the moment, La Cafeteria brings Mediterranean-style dining to Kam Tin. This pet-friendly cafe offers both indoor and outdoor seating—just in time for cooler autumnal weather! It’s the small rustic details and stone elements that make this cafe pop – and the four cheese pizza! Also, if you’re a sweet tooth, don’t miss out on the brownie covered in caramel chocolate sauce, topped with hazelnut gelato – just divine!
La Cafeteria, 390-400, Red Brick House, Kam Sheung Road, Kam Tin, Hong Kong
The name of this cafe comes from a play on the words of “human” and “umai” (meaning good in Japanese). This cosy cafe has plenty of wood and rattan elements with ample seating. For drinks, the hand drip coffee is a must (served in the cutest little jug!), and we also recommend their salted caramel latte (YOLO)! For dessert, you can’t leave Humain Coffee without trying the lemon tart and handmade tiramisu with fresh coffee.
Note that the cafe is closed on Tuesdays.
Humain Coffee, Shop B, 57 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
No biz is complete without making a pit stop at this sleek new cafe! First thing’s first, you have to try their bottled earl grey milk tea which is a great drink to have on the go. If you’re dining in, we recommend the espresso tonic and the specialist’s pour over. Alcohol is also served – so if you want whisky on the rocks, it’s sorted! For non-alcoholic options, the handmade teas like orange rooibos are refreshing and Insta-worthy! It gets tricky when it comes to dessert as EVERYTHING looks delish! Replace your usual basque burnt cheesecake for some vanilla flan, and their strawberry tart and chocolate tigre get all the hearts too. Oh there’s more – their tiramisu is served with a ladyfinger and the espresso comes in a separate glass so you can adjust how much coffee you want in your dessert!
Note that the cafe is closed on Mondays.
Nobis, G/F, Nam Fung Mansion, No. 10G Boundary Street, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
A new Black Sheep concept is now open on Pottinger Street, the new gelateria, Messina, serving an assortment of freshly churned gelatos. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely afternoon guilty pleasure, a sweet way (literally!) to start a date, or the after-dinner scoop to end the night, one cannot resist the silky texture of Messina’s gelato! Contrary to most gelato joints, Messina also offers dine-in options as well as takeaway.
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Best new cafes in Hong Kong: September 2021 edition
Curator Creative Café at M+
West Kowloon may be the ideal spot for a picnic, but did you know that the area has a multitude of cafes, too? Its newest addition is Curator Creative Café at M+, located next to The Other Shop, M+’s retail space. After strolling through the bookstore, florist shop, and gift shop, take a seat in Curator Creative Café at M+ to enjoy a range of savoury snacks – all of which are an elevated take on street food. These include the Glutinous Chicken with Mushroom and Black Truffle Sauce (our personal fave), Pork Siu Mai with Thai Pomelo Salad, Sakayaki Fish Balls, and more. Pair these with the Curator’s signature Artsy Print Coffee, for which you can customise the design. Or, opt for the Rose Strawberry Cappuccino and Raw Coconut Latte.
Curator Creative Café at M+, Unit C, B1/F, Museum Plus (M+), West Kowloon Cultural District, 38 Museum Drive, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 6999 2008, 博物館道38號西九文化區M+ B1樓C號舖
A cafe slash… tattoo parlour?! That’s right, Zizizi is a private tattoo studio in the heart of Hong Kong with its own coffee corner (also known as Zi Corner). The name Zizizi is inspired by the buzzing sound of a tattoo machine in operation; and while some people may associate tattoos with pain and discomfort, the sound is actually quite therapeutic for others, hence the concept of Zizizi. Also in contrast to the ‘dingy’ impression of tattoo parlours, Zizizi is bright, neat, and spacious – even the stairs leading up to the cafe are nicely decorated (so don’t forget to take pics!) Popular items on the menu include the Lotus Biscoff Latte and Matcha Roll Cake.
Zizizi, 1/F, 22 Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 9238 3173, 尖沙咀金巴利街22號1樓滋滋滋
Through using matte stone and polished stainless steel in its interior design, Duet Cups expresses its focus on detail and the theme of duality. The cool tones, beautiful stone ornaments, and industrial chic vibes are all reasons for you to pop by Duet Cups. Moreover, there are a variety of brunch items, including ciabatta (with Thai pork neck or rendang beef), sourdoughs, and waffles. Complete your experience with the range of coffee, or give the special drinks a try, such as the espresso tonic and shakerato.
Duet Cups, Shop G28, G/F, Pebbles World (Site 3), The Whampoa, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, p. 3425 4945, 紅磡黃埔天地百寶坊(第3期)地下G28號舖
F1rst Crack Coffee
Cosy and zen, F1rst Crack Coffee is a space for you to recharge and find serenity in the SoHo neighbourhood. The name F1rst Crack was inspired by the exothermic reaction of the coffee bean-roasting process. Aside from hand drips (which are served in traditional sake cups), the cafe has signature drinks such as Yuzu Espresso Tonic, Honey Jasmine Latte, and the unique Sugarcane Cold Brew – perfect for humid, stuffy summer days. As for the food, F1rst Crack Coffee has partnered with The Vege Lab to offer delectable vegan cakes and tarts. On top of that, there are waffles with a selection of toppings for you to choose from.
F1rst Crack Coffee, G/F, 55 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 中環嘉咸道55號地舖
Calling fans of all things purple (and BTS? IYKYK!) Purple Cafe is decorated top to bottom with purple lights, purple furniture, purple flowers… You get the gist. Not only is this cafe Instagram-worthy, but it’s got a great range of food and beverages too. If you find it hard to choose (as always), order the dessert set so that you can try five desserts at once, whether it’s the Pink Rose Cake, Golden Passion Fruit Cake, Blue Butterfly Cake, or others. In addition, savoury bites such as chicken wings and soft shell crab pizza are available. To wash it all down, have the coffee with gum tragacanth (a type of tree sap), which is somewhat similar to bird’s nest – it’s mildly sweet and apparently healthy, too!
Purple Cafe, G/F, 254 Tung Choi Street, Prince Edward, Hong Kong, p. 6992 5996, 太子通菜街254號地舖
Black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow… Even Wiz Khalifa’s been singing about this funky colour combo, so if you’re not a fan of purple, head to Everyday Coffee instead. Opened at 8am on weekdays (and 10am during weekends), Everyday Coffee strives to provide quality coffee for those of you who grab-and-go on the way to work. We recommend the 1+1=3 – a brilliant combo of a macchiato or cappuccino, a shot of espresso, plus an extra glass of soda water to cleanse your palate. As for the food, the Sunny Mango Yoghurt is both yummy and creative due to its resemblance to a sunny side-up. Since the shop is still in its soft opening phase, we’re looking forward to it expanding its menu soon – we hear there may be house-baked desserts in the future!
Everyday Coffee, Shop 2, G/F, 308 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 上環德輔道中308號地下2號舖
Dundas Street may be best known for its street food and huge crowds, but there’s now a cute cafe added to the mix. Hoping to ‘bestow’ a tranquil space for guests to take a breather in the midst of the busy Yau Tsim Mong district, Bestow is a Japanese-inspired cafe with simplistic light-blue-and-white interiors. It makes and serves all its items with stunning apparatus and kitchenware imported from Japan; if you’d like to own any of them yourself, see if The Tabibito, the retail store attached to Bestow, has them in stock. Be sure to check out the cafe’s house-made desserts, such as the blood orange mousse cake and yuzu matcha tart. Also, there are bagels, sourdoughs, and Japanese snacks on offer.
Bestow, 5/F, Dundas Square, 43H Dundas Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 旺角登打士街43H號登打士廣場5樓
Sulwhasoo Amber House pop-up at Stain+
The Tai Ping Shan favourite, Stain+, has been renovated into a pop-up cafe, Amber House, for Sulwhasoo. This is to celebrate the Korean skincare brand’s release of the summer edition of its bestselling item, the First Care Activating Serum. Designed by local design brand Bikuta Malamia, the bold and lively Amber House is your perfect Instagram hotspot for the month. Don’t forget to try the time-limited Orange Latte, created by Stain+, inside the cafe.
In addition, there’s an Instagram event happening too – simply upload a photo of yourself and a friend in front of the Amber House mural onto your Instagram on or before September 12; add the hashtags #SulwhasooHK, #FirstCareActivatingSerum, and #swsorangelatte. Then, you can redeem a First Care Activating Mask at any of the official stores and counters of Sulwhasoo (before September 30). Coffee and skincare – what’s not to love?
Stain+, Shop A, G/F, Tai Cheung Building, 2-4 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 9557 5055, 上環太平山街2-4號太昌樓地下A號舖
Blue Bottle Coffee pop-up in Sha Tin
Blue Bottle Coffee is venturing into the New Territories! The cafe is popping up at New Town Plaza, presenting a myriad of pet- and kid-friendly activities in collaboration with multiple local brands. Expect to be camping with your furry friends, taking part in hand drip coffee workshops, learning to dye fabrics with natural coffee grounds (yay to sustainable art!), and even cycling your way around the Sha Tin neighbourhood on an exciting bike tour. Aside from premier Blue Bottle coffee, you’ll be able to enjoy Blue Bottle mooncakes, as well as the pop-up-exclusive Waffle Parfait. Your doggos won’t be left out either, as there’ll be dog-friendly snacks at the venue.
The Blue Bottle Coffee Sha Tin pop-up is running from August 25 to November 21. Visit our event page for more details!
Blue Bottle Coffee, Food Kiosk, 3/F, New Town Plaza, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, 沙田新城市廣場3樓小食亭
Venchi revamped in Harbour City
Marking the tenth anniversary of its first Hong Kong store in Harbour City, Venchi has relocated its Harbour City branch (within the same mall) to showcase more products and services. Now revamped to include a cafe space, guests can sit down and enjoy freshly made gelato desserts in the store. While ravishing Venchi’s latest Gelato Pralines, your eyes can feast on the boutique’s exclusive Chocoviar wall installation – a huge floor-to-ceiling collection of Venchi’s Chocoviar – for the ultimate chocolate galore.
Venchi, Shop OT G09, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3101 9981, 尖沙咀廣東道3-27號海港城海運大廈地下OT G09號舖
Best new cafes in Hong Kong: August 2021 edition
We can’t quite decide what we love more, the interior or the presentation of the coffee and food! The cafe’s mantra is written in bold letters on the wall: You don’t have to eat less, you just have to eat right. A welcome reminder that lowering your sugar and calories intake is healthier than cutting down the yummies altogether. We love pairing our coffee with KEFI’s granola yoghurt tart that’s topped with fresh fruit. Other picks include the avocado shrimp sourdough toast, homemade kimchi cauliflower rice with scallops, and the keto brownie chaffle. (Yes, it’s a cheese waffle that’s healthy!)
KEFI, 165-175 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Enter a Japanese time capsule at this new cafe in Kowloon City. Yuk-ku-ri translates to do something in a relaxed and leisurely manner, always an apt description for cafes, as they often provide a respite from the urban jungle. Yukkuri elevates the experience with its precise attention to detail in decor – from the rustic entrance door, moon-shaped lamps, display of traditional pottery, and more. It’s reminiscent of entering a collector’s haven of vintage treasure. The comfort of the cafe paired with their cakes, puffs, and colourful and fragrant tea makes for a perfect place to spend a rainy day.
Yukkuri, No.424, Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon City, Hong Kong
Three cheers for a new pet-friendly cafe! This new cafe is spacious and radiant with natural sunlight – just the way to welcome the weekend. Sip on your favourite blends as the mugs slowly reveal the words Thank God it’s Friday, and check out other Insta-worthy items on the menu, including the acai bowl, bagel, and vegan, and gluten-free green salad.
Check out our guide to Shek Tong Tsui to explore the neighbourhood.
TGIF, Shop 4-6, G/F, Wo Fat Building, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
Quench your thirst during this scorching season with Kremaro’s colourful drinks and chewy cookies. Don’t be fooled by the design of this takeaway cafe, which looks like a pop-up food truck. Their Cascara Soda is made of coffee berries, it’s lower in caffeine compared to coffee, and higher in antioxidants! Pair it with the featured pastries of the day or one of the chunky cookies filled with cream cheese (yum!).
Kremaro, 2 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Located on the ground floor of The L. Place, Soul is a coffee shop you can’t miss. The open kitchen lets you marvel at the siphon method used to brew coffee. Can’t get enough of your coffee and want to gobble down the mug, too? That’s technically possible at Soul where The Crispy Mocha comes in a biscuit cup you can devour after you’re done with your drink!
SOUL, UG, The L. Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Another cafe that uses the siphon method for brewing, but this one is further away in Shau Kei Wan. Lazzy Project leans towards a more homey and cosy vibe, so yes, this will be one of those cafes where you’re unwinding, unaware of the time just ticking by. Pair your coffee with some banana bread and you’re sorted!
Lazzy Project, Shop No. 3, G/F, 2 Shau Kei Wan Main Street East, Hong Kong