Looking for the perfect flat white or craving delicious weekend brunch? We've got the skinny on the best cafes in Kennedy Town
Ever since the MTR arrived in this charming waterside neighbourhood, those looking to enjoy a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of Central have been flocking to Kennedy Town. Perfect for a lazy weekend, this laid-back foodie hub is teeming with excellent restaurants like Aziza and Mama Malouf, but where are the best cafes in Kennedy Town? We’re here to help.
The best cafés in Kennedy Town
Winstons Coffee Kennedy Town
You may already be familiar with Winstons in Sai Ying Pun, and since we believe that you can never really have enough of a good thing, we’re happy to report that the Melbourne-style coffee joint just opened their new branch a few steps away from the Kennedy Town MTR Station. Winstons Coffee does a mean flat white as only the Aussies know how, and come happy hour bespoke cocktails are also on the menu. If you’re feeling peckish, they’ve got a delicious selection of bites, but it’s their avo baps and matcha egg tarts that are truly legendary. We think this is gonna be one of the hottest cafes in Kennedy Town!
Winstons Coffee Kennedy Town, Shop 8, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 2697 2878, 西環爹核士街11號浚峰地下8號舖
Indie coffee shop Joint lets their drink speak for itself. Inside the no frills café there is little room to linger, encouraging patrons to focus on the coffee instead. Baristas brew up your standard espresso-based offerings, like excellent flat whites, piccolo, lattes, and of course, capppppppuuuucccccccccino, while a small selection of delicious baked goodies are available to accompany the coffee you’ve just knocked back. Despite the small shop being mostly bare, it’s the little details, like Joint’s hand-drawn takeaway cup and can’t miss it green store front that really catches the eye. No wonder it’s one of our favourite cafes in Kennedy Town!
Joint, 19 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 0730 1730, 西環堅尼地城厚和街19號順暉大廈地下3號舖
Famed for its % logo and minimal packaging/design, Arabica is a beloved coffee favourite in Hong Kong with branches across town. The Kennedy Town branch is everything you’ve come to expect from this brand that has spread across the globe, and the coffee is always on point.
Arabica Kennedy Town, Grand Fortune Mansion, Shop 4, Ground Floor, No. 1 Davis St, Kennedy Town
This boutique cafe and coffee situated in Kennedy Town is the perfect spot for an afternoon of catching up with your best friends. Not only does Lex Coffee have stunning high ceilings and stylish interiors (perfect for that Insta-pic), the cafe does excellent specialty coffee. Of course there are lattes and the like, but for the true Lex Coffee experience order the signature Lex – hot milk poured over iced chocolate or coffee cubes. If you are hungry for more, there’s a great selection of all-day dining and desserts on the menu so you and your mates can park yourself on one of their comfy couches for hours.
Lex Coffee, 100 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 2149 9633, 西環堅尼地城卑路乍街100號地舖
The Cofftea Shop
Italian coffee reigns supreme at The Cofftea Shop, a little Kennedy Town hole-in-the-wall situated on the corner of Catchick Street where caffeine addicts can grab-and-go their dose of morning cappuccinos. The Cofftea Shop serves excellent brews and treats to go along with your hot cuppa – an extra order of freshly baked waffles, muffins, bagels, or cakes is essential. We recommend their famous carrot cake topped with a generous serving of walnuts.
The Cofftea Shop, Shop H, 78-86 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 9104 2404, 西環堅尼地城吉席街78-86號娛安樓地下H舖
Looking for a laidback cafe ideal for weekend brunch? As their name suggests, Waffling Beans are the experts when it comes to waffles and coffee. Here, freshly made Belgian Liege waffles are served in both savoury and sweet form. Crowd favourites include the brunch appropriate Waffles Benedict, and 7th Heaven with strawberries, cream and homemade jam. Other must-tries include their All The Best – freshly baked waffles with bacon, mozzarella, tomatoes and spinach; and American-style fried chicken and waffles. For a boost of caffeine, get an order of their artisanal hand-drip coffee or matcha latte, one of the best in town.
Waffling Beans, Shop 9, New Fortune House, 4-8 North St, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 2855 8890, 西環北街4-8號五福大廈地下9號舖
The Usual Place (TUP)
We can’t think of a better location for a cafe than TUP. Sitting opposite a park, it’ the perfect place to while away some time and enjoy a good brew by Samson and the team. They make a mean latte, and even offer Oatly milk, so that everyone can get involved. When it comes to our fave cafes in Kennedy Town, this one is up there, not just for the coffee, but for the fact it’s set inside a motorcycle shop: vroom, vroom!
The Usual Place, 33 Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong