Fancy a strong espresso or a creamy latte? You can’t miss out on the best new cafes in Hong Kong opening in 2024.
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 2024. Time to get caffeinated!
Best new cafes in Hong Kong 2024 – March edition
Easily one of the most genuine spots for Japanese desserts you’ll find outside of Japan, Kamakura Cafe has just graced Causeway Bay with its first overseas location. Bringing a slice of its namesake seaside town to Hong Kong, the cafe is already winning hearts with its famous warabi mochi – squishy soft goodness lavishly sprinkled with kinako (roasted soybean flour). From the matcha-laden shaved ice to the subtly sweet signature coffee milk, the desserts here are a treat for the eyes as much as the taste buds. Watch in awe as these treats are crafted right before your eyes, showcasing the precision and elegance of Japanese confectionery at its finest.
Kamakura Cafe, Shop B101A, B1/F, Urbanhood, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 9889 0044
Cheung Sha Wan just got a whole lot cosier with Cafe Influffy, the new cat cafe on the block and every cat lover’s dream. Picture this: heaps of snuggly kittens, from majestic Maine Coons to the cutest little furballs, all up for some playtime – it’s like a giant playground of catnip for us animal lovers! With a spacious two-floor setup, the coffee shop gives these furry friends plenty of space to strut their stuff while you enjoy a cuppa. Wanna take a selfie with the feline residents? Go for it – they’re ready for their close-up. And when hunger strikes, you can tuck into some scrummy vegetarian pasta, mouth-watering burgers, and more. Let’s not forget about the lattes at Influffy, too – they’re smooth, frothy, and just the right kind of flavourful. With prices that won’t make your wallet whimper, plus rooms that ooze chill vibes and kitties that dish out love, Cafe Influffy is our fave new gem in Hong Kong’s cafe scene.
Looking for more purr-fectly plant-based cuisine? Check out our guide to Hong Kong’s vegetarian restaurants.
Cafe Influffy, G/F, Spark City, 124-126 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong, p. 6031 8628
The Bay by Cafe au Lait
Despite its proximity to the light rail station, The Bay by Cafe au Lait in Tuen Mun is always calm and peaceful. This new joint offers a comfy interior and inviting al fresco tables, not to mention drinks that’ll have you reaching for your phone to snap a pic. Fuel your day with a plate of its silky carbonara or chomp on some crispy Buffalo wings. If you’re in a carnivorous mood, the Angus steaks are sure to hit the spot, while the salads are on hand to keep things light yet satisfying. And you simply can’t breeze through without trying the signature Espresso Tonic – a blend of caffeinated pzazz and bubbly refreshment. When it’s time for something sweet, its matcha chocolate creation gives a charming twist, with its dance of bitter and sweet notes.
Craving more al fresco dining? Check out our guide to Hong Kong’s outdoor restaurants for sunshine, fresh air, and fab food!
The Bay by Cafe au Lait, Shop G14, Regency Bay, 23 Hoi Wong Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, p. 3488 8775
E for Egg opens in Sai Ying Pun
Sai Ying Pun ups its cool factor as E for Egg hatches a new spot in the neighbourhood. This cafe, with its roots in Tai Wai, is celebrated for its creative toasties and a touch of Japanese-inspired charm. The new branch is an egg-cellent choice for both food and ambience, offering up spacious interiors and a dedicated corner just for pets. The toast menu features a crab and salmon salad option, while the famed eggy soufflé waffles are a hit for those looking for something sweet. And let’s not forget the Mont Blanc, a combination of matcha and chestnut that’s hard to resist. For drinks, the rose tea and boozy coffee are satisfying choices that complement the food perfectly. Set against a backdrop of quirky decor and comfortable tatami seating, E for Egg invites you to unwind and enjoy. It’s clear this new addition is set to become a staple in the Sai Ying Pun cafe lineup.
For the inside scoop on this neighbourhood, take a peek at our Sai Ying Pun guide to discover all the top hangouts in the area.
E for Egg, Shop D, E, and F, G/F, Johnson Mansion, 428-440 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 5546 4841
After You Dessert Cafe opens in Kai Tak
Sweet tooths, rejoice! After You, the dessert sensation from Bangkok, has landed in Kai Tak. Known for its scrumptious shaved ice that’s been wooing crowds in Wan Chai, this sweet spot now brings its signature mango sticky rice and adorably sized mini toasts to its first Kowloon outpost – and it’s a match made in dessert heaven! Take a spoonful of the floral khao niao mamuang shaved ice and you’re hit with a wave of mango bliss. Fancy a brew to go with your sweet treat? Its bubble tea, with flavours like roasted oolong, is the perfect companion to the creamy delights on offer. Step into the airy new store and you’re greeted by chill vibes, modern wood decor, and sky-high windows that let the light flood in. Could After You be Hong Kong’s next big thing? We’re totally here for it!
After You Dessert Cafe, Shop G005, G/F, Airside, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak, Hong Kong, p. 2312 2199
Crew opens in Tsim Sha Tsui
Psst, did you hear about the super cute new coffee kiosk on the block? The much-talked-about Crew is now serving up some serious A-game at Harbour City, dishing out all sorts of tasty brews that’ll have you buzzing. This brand kicked off at a modest little bus stop in Wan Chai, then shot to foodie stardom in Basehall. Now, its latest branch is all about giving you charming cafe vibes with that unbeatable harbour view – talk about cafe goals! Whether you’re after a zingy iced coffee or latte that’s a work of art, Crew’s got that signature flavour down. So, gather your crew-mates and bask in the breezy bliss.
Crew, Kiosk 17, L3, Gateway Arcade, 21 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 6021 4793
Best new cafes in Hong Kong 2024 – February edition
Discover a tranquil oasis blooming in To Kwa Wan at the newly opened Koshan Culture, nestled within the new wing of the Kowloon Arts Centre. Here, floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the space in sunshine, creating an inviting atmosphere. The cafe’s minimal styling also radiates warmth, with wood tones and fresh floral accents adding to the charm. In addition, Koshan’s serene ambience is the perfect match for its wholesome fare. The all day breakfast board offers an array of delights such as salad, mushrooms, quinoa, sourdough, eggs, smoked salmon, and more. For those preferring plant-based options, you’re equally well catered for with vegan choices that are as nourishing as they are delicious. With artful plating, the beauty of the blooms, and the calm greenery, Koshan Culture’s thoughtful details truly captivate – much like the abundant daylight streaming in.
Koshan Culture, 1/F, Ko Shan Theatre New Wing, 77 Ko Shan Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Maya Bakery & Bar
Once merely a thoughtful vision, Maya Bakery & Bar has blossomed into a haven for coffee lovers and food enthusiasts alike in Taikoo Place. More than a year of planning ensured that each detail, from the cups to the tables, contributes to a welcoming atmosphere. Maya has quickly become a neighbourhood favourite, catering to diverse palates with a menu that highlights organic breads and sweet treats, including the much-loved pineapple bun. Notably, the bakery and bar shines with its vegan-friendly options, offering a variety of plant-based choices that don’t compromise on taste or quality. Moreover, Maya’s spirit of community sets it apart, with a space where everyone feels at home.
Maya Bakery & Bar, Shop 4, G/F, PCCW Tower, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 6695 9656
The minimalist-chic cafe, Shu, injects an air of urban cool into Sheung Wan with its concrete industrial aesthetic. This homegrown coffee roaster, having made the leap from the web to a brick-and-mortar presence, has certainly made a statement by installing an on-site coffee roaster. Here, you can savour espresso crafted from Shu’s own beans, such as the citrusy, floral Ethiopia Yirgacheffe or the berry-tinged Costa Rica Red Honey. In a nod to the night owls and social butterflies, Shu is set to extend its hours to include alcoholic beverages. With its unmistakable urban vibe and steadfast dedication to quality beans, Shu is on track to become a haunt for Hong Kong’s coffee aficionados.
If Shu has you yearning for more, sip over to our roundup of the best coffee roasters in Hong Kong.
Shu, G/F, 30 Queen Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Coffeelin opens in Fortress Hill
Embracing true Italian coffee culture and spirit, Coffeelin has expanded its reach to Fortress Hill. This all-day lounge delivers a slice of Italy by capturing the essence of the laid-back yet lively Milanese cafes. At the heart of Coffeelin are the authentic espresso and coffee, brewed from secret blends by the award-winning Turin roaster, Il Griso. In addition to the allure of caffeine, Coffeelin Fortress Hill entices with Italian culinary delights, courtesy of Rome-raised chef Umberto D’Avino. His seasonal and market-driven creations, such as the warm octopus and chicken cacciatore, promise satisfaction at any time of the day. Whether you’re unwinding over a morning coffee, grazing during aperitivo hour in the evening, or indulging in tiramisu whenever the mood strikes, Coffeelin in Fortress Hill extends a warm welcome.
Coffeelin, G/F, 228 Electric Road, Fortress Hill, North Point, Hong Kong
April Coffee Lab opens in Sai Ying Pun
To the delight of loyal fans, April Coffee Lab has expanded from its Yuen Long roots and opened a charming new outpost in Sai Ying Pun. Situated on a quiet side street right by the MTR exit, the cafe’s burnt orange exterior and takeaway window attract passersby to discover its delights. Step inside and you’re greeted by cosy caramel walls and pale wood furnishings that give the compact space an air of warmth and casual elegance. Seating may be limited, but the signature hospitality and focus on quality that April Coffee Lab is known for remain at the heart of the experience. You can indulge in the nutty House Blend, pick from a selection of beans, or pair its daily brew with a tempting array of tea and freshly baked goods. Despite its small size and the hustle and bustle of its new location, April Coffee Lab’s latest opening embodies the spirit of the original, all while infusing the neighbourhood with its unique charm.
April Coffee Lab, G/F, 266 Des Voeux Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
Teadaye launches flagship in Tsim Sha Tsui
When we heard whispers of a new coconut-themed cafe making waves, we knew a visit was in order. Teadaye has indeed brought a tropical vibe to the cafe scene in Hong Kong with its serene minimalist decor and a menu that stars fresh young coconut in the lead role. As you sip on the velvety coconut jelly, you’ll find yourself transported to a state of indulgence, especially with the dreamiest avocado-coconut lattes on offer. Other than the caffeinated treats, the cold-pressed elixirs, such as the mango coconut yogurt, promise a slice of paradise in every gulp. The commitment to freshness is visible, with daily coconut deliveries arriving from Thailand to ensure the highest quality.
Teadaye, Shop S11C&D, B/F, Heath, Chungking Mansions, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 5583 2830
The Mandarin Cake Shop pops up in Tsim Sha Tsui
Experience MO’s five-star gastronomy first-hand at The Mandarin Cake Shop’s first-ever pop-up location in Tsim Sha Tsui. Spreading sweetness across the Victoria Harbour until 14 April, the pop-up is set within the bustling Harbour City Ocean Terminal. Take your pick between exquisite cakes, chocolates, and pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth. Fans of the classic cake shop will be pleased to find its signature items at the pop-up, including the legendary Rose Petal Jam, artisanal X.O. sauce, and indulgent chocolate confections, not to mention tempting Chinese New Year offerings.
The Mandarin Cake Shop, Kiosk J, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2825 4008
Best new cafes in Hong Kong 2024 – January edition
True to its Hawaiian namesake, which signifies equality and coexistence among species, Kahu aims to create a harmonious space for both pets and their owners to relax and unwind. Nestled in the vibrant streets of Central, Kahu offers an inviting retreat for coffee enthusiasts and pet lovers alike. The cafe’s emphasis on inclusivity is evident in its chic interiors, where a fusion of lush greenery and contemporary design elements creates a serene atmosphere. With an impressive selection of handcrafted coffees, delightful pastries, and a warm, pet-friendly ambiance, it’s safe to say Kahu is set to become a beloved sanctuary for those seeking moments of tranquillity in the bustling city – or for those who enjoy dog-spotting!
For other pawsome cafes perfect for you and your furry friend, check out our round-up of pet-friendly cafes in Hong Kong.
Kahu Cafe, 17 Wah In Fong East, Central, Hong Kong
As avid coffee lovers, we certainly won’t complain about yet another artsy cafe popping up in Wan Chai! In:joi recently unveiled its oval storefront along Queen’s Road East, drawing in passers-by with a stylish pink and blue palette. Inside, concrete steps cascade down to coveted window seats facing the bustling street. Enjoy bold dirty matcha and fruity vodka infusions as you take in the minimalist interior. Then, fuel up with sourdough bagels loaded with peanut butter and chocolate, or nutty green tea mochi cookies baked fresh in-house. With ample natural light and sought-after sidewalk views, In:joi is ready to captivate you from dawn till dusk.
In:joi, G/F, Heng Shan Centre, 141-145 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
We’d follow cult favourite Jen Jen Bakery just about anywhere – and Jen Cafe has brought the beloved brand’s renowned pastries and Japanese-inspired minimalism right to Sham Shui Po. This tranquil, sunlit space exudes Jen Jen’s signature pared-back style, providing an abundance of plush seats for indulging in cafe creations. Treat yourself to its iconic soufflé pancake sandwiches, filled with sweet and savoury delights. Warm up with high-quality hojicha lattes. And of course, don’t miss the heavenly roller cakes, available in flavours like umeshu and matcha. With the bakery’s refined flavours and its ambient new location, Jen Cafe might just become your new obsession!
Jen Cafe, 100 Ki Lung Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Accro Cafe Bar
A serene oasis for coffee connoisseurs has recently emerged, away from the crowd. Accro Cafe Bar, an offshoot of Yuen Long favourite Accro Coffee, quietly began brewing in unassuming H.A.N.D.S. The minimalist, Japanese-inspired setting provides a peaceful escape from the bustle, featuring intimate, dimly lit nooks. Here, you can enjoy expertly pulled espressos and velvety hojicha lattes made using the award-winning barista’s beans from Accro. You can also indulge in pairings, such as lemon tarts and lovingly baked in-house cheesecakes. With its snug ambience and a quality that mirrors its counterpart, Accro Cafe Bar is poised to perk up Tuen Mun’s low-key cafe scene.
Accro Cafe Bar, Shop A-123, 1/F, Zone A, H.A.N.D.S, Heung Sze Wui Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Tommy Yummy opens in Tseung Kwan O
With its cheerful tropical vibes, Tommy Yummy has evolved into one of Central’s happiest hideaways. Now, the laidback Thai cafe is spreading its island charm into Tseung Kwan O with a breezy new outpost. Opening in The Lohas, Tommy Yummy entices with whimsical rattan furniture, lush potted palms, and pops of sunset orange. Light pours in from skylights overhead, transporting guests straight to the shores of Phuket. Relax and enjoy a variety of Thai fusion dishes, such as massaman curry mac and cheese, or larb salad with crispy wontons. Complement your meal with refreshing drinks like young coconut snow ice, or indulge in the Instagram-famous bubble tea tiramisu.
Tommy Yummy, 352A, 3/F, The Lohas, 1 Lohas Park Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, p. 2267 0199
Dio Cafe Bar opens in Nam Cheong
This new outpost extends the stylish Dio Cafe Bar from Soho into Nam Cheong, bringing its minimalist aesthetic and top-notch brews to the harbourside. Sink into the plush seats and savour expertly pulled espressos crafted with beans from the Phoenix Coffee Roastery, a local gem. We recommend opting for the floral, berry notes of the Ethiopia natural or a silky smooth cappuccino. With relaxed decor and abundant seating, Dio is the ideal spot to unwind over a quality cuppa whilst mapping out your city adventures.
Dio Cafe Bar, G/F, Townplace West Kowloon, 10 Lai Ying Street, Nam Cheong, Hong Kong