Fancy a strong espresso or a creamy latte? You can’t miss out on the best new cafes in Hong Kong opening in 2023.
We know you’re all ears for the best new restaurants, sweetest deals and most delicious cakes in Hong Kong. If you’re looking for the latest cafes with great drinks and vibe, make sure to check out the best new cafes in Hong Kong for 2023. Time to get caffeinated!
Want to refresh your memory of the coffee shops that opened last year? Take a look at our big fat list of new cafes in 2022.
Best new cafes in Hong Kong 2023 – March edition
The Half & Half boutique chocolate cafe has returned with a new name! Named after the previous store’s mascot, Goose’ Chocolate brings bold flavours to the neighbourhood. With an eclectic, green-accented interior, try and count how many geese knickknacks you can spot throughout the shop. One of the few places in Hong Kong that makes its own bean-to-drink single origin chocolate, Goose’ Chocolate focuses on craft chocolate beverages. Try a Cacao Tea and order a Goose Breakfast to cut the richness of the chocolate. This is definitely a place for those with a sweet tooth, but also for those who want to explore the layered flavours of quality chocolate.
Goose’ Chocolate, G/F, 16 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Sol Mate Club
Here’s a new pairing for ya: coffee and tacos at Sol Mate Club! As per its location next to a basketball court, hints of the sport can be seen across the cafe. The half-deflated basketballs adorning one of the walls and splashes of orange give the space a hip, sporty vibe. With creative tacos like the Thai Coconut Drumstick Taco served alongside specialty coffee, Sol Mate Club will have your lunch and tea break well taken care of.
Sol Mate Club, Shop C1, G/F, Block C, Merlin Centre, 55 Po On Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong, p. 9856 6742
A new haven for baked goods has opened up on the South side. At Parabolica Caffe, you can dig into croissants, fruit tarts, and Hokkaido milk bread with freshly brewed coffee on the side. Take your treats to go and find yourself a nook with great views of Repulse Bay to enjoy your time in the area.
Parabolica Caffe, Shop 102 & 103, The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong
Any Mirror fans in the house? Jer, a member of the Hong Kong superstar group, has opened a brand new cafe. The wood-themed space is aptly named Root Cafe and boasts a decorative tree at its centre. Grab a latte or cappuccino to go, alongside some delicious food like the Bolognese or Signature Grilled Chicken for a midday pick-me-up. Root Cafe is certainly in tune with the palates of its customers and will have you coming back for more than just a hopeful glimpse of its famous founder.
Root Cafe, Shop 4, G/F, Parkside At The Henley, 7 Muk Tai Street, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, p. 6255 3428
Creo by Brentwood opens in Happy Valley
Want a feast for your eyes as well as your stomach? Pet-friendly Creo by Brentwood has opened its third branch, this time in Happy Valley. Similar to its other locations, the murals decorating the shop are created by a local artist. Bo Law’s colourful work wonderfully complements the theme of the cafe – fire – which is seen through the red and brown decor. The freshly brewed coffee is as flavourful as ever, and delicious when paired with food like the branch-exclusive Spicy Pork Belly Roll. You and your pooch will definitely have an Insta-worthy time here!
Creo by Brentwood (Happy Valley), 6 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
South Lane opens in Mid-Levels
Beloved Hong Kong cafe South Lane has opened up its second location in Mid-Levels. The spot continues its promotion of green eating with an 80% vegetarian food menu filled with high-quality ingredients. In this vein, the drinks menu is also eco-conscious with a completely dairy-free selection. Here, you can continue to enjoy the quality of South Lane while feeling satisfied that you’re doing a little something to help the Earth.
South Lane (Mid-Levels), Shop B1-B2, G/F, Peace Tower, 30-32 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, p. 2723 8808
Best new cafes in Hong Kong 2023 – February edition
Butter pops up in Pacific Place
Butter is parking at Pacific Place – literally! The illustrious American bake shop now has a Butter Cookies truck parked at the popular mall. From the early days of strictly selling 10 items online to a brick-and-mortar shop on Staunton Street, Butter has come a long way. Now with the launch of Butter Cookies, Butter is ready to keep taking over Hong Kong. Classic, all-American cookies are on the menu like Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter, and Lemon Crinkle. The cookies are exclusive to Pacific Place and will soon expand to include more flavours. If you’re having a party, gathering, or just want to satisfy that cookie craving, Butter is at the ready.
Butter (Pacific Place), LG1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Draft & Craft
If the name hasn’t tipped you off already, a new coffee and beer joint has taken Hong Kong by storm! Located at Central Pier, Draft & Craft is the perfect place for you to take a break in between ferry rides. With a dark, minimalist aesthetic, the place draws you in with early morning hand-drip coffees and late night cocktails. Next time you find yourself in the area, stop by Draft & Craft for a cuppa or a tipple.
Draft & Craft, Lower Deck, No. 7 Central Pier, Central, Hong Kong
Love a fluffy souffle pancake in Hong Kong? The Hut is more than ready to fill your need. The souffle pancakes are the spotlight here, with flavours like Tiramisu, Mango and Cream, and Strawberry Cream. You can park it in The Hut’s cosy space to dig in and sip on some lattes. In the mood for something sweeter? The signature Oreo smoothie is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and is Instagrammable to boot.
The Hut, Shop 11, G/F, Ko Fu Building, 58-72 Fuk Man Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, p. 9315 2335
2 Soon Cafe
Yet another coffee and cocktails cafe in Hong Kong, 2 Soon Cafe is entering the game at full throttle. The coffees are top-notch, as well as the non-coffee drinks like Matcha Tonic and Tanzania 75% Single Origin Chocolate. Pair your drink with the 2 Soon Shakshuka or Truffle Cream Orecchiette, and you’ve got yourself a full meal. If you fancy some booze, come 6pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Those who want to keep the coffee vibe going can try the Coffee Whisky Highball. Ready to surrender to the night? Grab a signature cocktail like Voyage at the Aegean Sea.
2 Soon Cafe, 324 Sai Yeung Choi Street North, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 9426 8682
Sensu opens in Times Square
Following the Japanese philosophy of “perfect imperfection,” Sensu’s fifth branch at Times Square is simple and relaxing. With earthy tones and natural materials, the space has a calm and cosy ambience. The new branch has tonnes of exclusive items, like the curated selection of tea imported from Japan and Taiwan. Need a caffeine boost? Go for the syphon coffee. If you’re there a bit later, be sure to try the “Create Your Own Menu” initiative. You can customise your own menu with offerings that include vegetarian and keto-friendly options. In addition, the Shrimp & Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing and Tempura Rock Shrimp with Spicy Aioli are both popular items at Sensu. Pro tip: breakfast comes complimentary when you purchase a drink here before 11am!
Sensu (Times Square), Shop B224A, B2/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2166 1189
Halfway Coffee opens another branch in Sheung Wan
Adding to the flagship on Upper Lascar Row and its fleet of cafes across Hong Kong, Halfway Coffee is opening its fifth location on Connaught Road West in Sheung Wan. Grab a seat in the cosy space and sip on some cappuccinos from funky cups. Halfway Coffee aims to build a community across Hong Kong through coffee and art, growing bigger with each expansion. Furthermore, pet parents will be happy to note that Halfway Coffee branches are friendly to doggies!
Halfway Coffee (Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan), G/F, 17 Connaught Road West. Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2606 1160
Best new cafes in Hong Kong 2023 – January edition
Clean Coffee opens in Tsim Sha Tsui
Think you’ve tried just about every way to get coffee? Think again, with Clean Coffee’s second branch opening in Tsim Sha Tsui. Inspired by Hong Kongers’ fast-paced lifestyle, Clean Coffee is all about getting you your coffee within seconds. With an automated set-up and Octopus Card payment, barista-grade drinks can be ready in 10 seconds. Hot and cold coffees are provided on tap for maximum convenience, as well as an automated vending machine for paper cups. Clean Coffee’s big draw is its oat milk latte, which it boasts as one of the best in Hong Kong – certainly not to be missed!
Clean Coffee (Tsim Sha Tsui), Shop 12, B/F, Heath, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
t.w.i.g. is looking to bring some minimalism into your life, one cup at a time. If you’re looking for your daily java fix, t.w.i.g. has got your usual favourites, as well as a few special drinks like the Salted Lotus Latte. The waffle sandwiches are a perfect accompaniment to your drink, with the Caprese and the Western Pulled Pork all served with fries or a salad. For those with a sweet tooth, the cakes here are as delicious as they are Instagrammable, with the option to pre-order a whole Basque Cheesecake or Shortcake.
t.w.i.g., Shop A2, G/F, 4 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Highlight by Fineprint
One of our favourite cafes in Hong Kong, Fineprint has now opened a new coffee venture. Highlight by Fineprint is aimed to be an alternative to the usual grab-and-go coffee establishments. The fresh coffees here will provide you with necessary fuel alongside the ciabatta pockets and doughnuts. In the mood for something stronger? Also on the menu are boozy drinks like the Espresso Martini Slushy and Orion Beer. Since Highlight by Fineprint is right next to the Hong Kong Observation Wheel, just grab a cup and enjoy the view!
Highlight by Fineprint, Booth 1, Hong Kong Observation Wheel, 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 5597 5663
Tucked away in Kennedy Town is a new cafe in Hong Kong whose very name aims to provide you with a cosy place to sit with a cup of coffee. House-blend coffees, hot meals, and freshly baked desserts are the name of the game at Cose, with an extensive menu waiting to be picked over. This spot may take a little longer for you to find but rest assured, it will be worth it.
Coze, Shop B, Po Lung House, 28-30 Li Po Lung Path, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
This Korean-style cafe may very well become your new favourite joint. At Goodin’ Out, fresh coffee is served alongside small bites like Avocado Prawn Toast. The rugged, minimalist decor is perfect for pictures and for lounging the day away with a nice cup of joe. So, next time you’re in the neighbourhood, stop by for a latte and the Fresh Grapefruit Toast with Honey for a refreshing snack.
Goodin’ Out, G/F, 25 Ka Shin Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 9136 6851
Lady M opens in Causeway Bay
What goes better with coffee than a nice slice of cake? One of the most popular cakes shops and cafes in Hong Kong, Lady M, is bringing a new branch to World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay to serve decadent pastries to a new crowd. To celebrate the opening, you can sample the Strawberry Mille Feuille Latte, which is inspired by one of Lady M’s finest cakes and is available until 28 February. With a menu full of delicious patisserie, we doubt you can hold yourself back from the cakes and coffee next time you’re in the neighbourhood!
Lady M (Causeway Bay), Shops L2-08 & L2-19, L2, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2861 1866