Besides its culinary delights and late-night colour, Wan Chai is also teeming with terrific cafes that offer a wide range of caffeinated drinks, pastries and adult beverages
Are you tired of going to coffee chains for your cup of Joe? While there are loads of cosy cafes in Yau Ma Tei and Jordan, we’ve also scouted out the best coffee shops and cafes in Wan Chai for you to hang out with friends, finish the latest must-read book and get a caffeine boost before your favourite happy hours. Oh how we love the Wanch!
Check out the best cafes in Wan Chai
With white tiles, round brass lamps and a menu that looks like a flap departure board, this slick café transports you to a Parisian train station. It’s one of the best cafes in Wan Chai to catch up with a friend while sharing a pot of French press coffee and some tasty croissants. Oh la la!
La Station, G1-2, Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2868 2100, 灣仔皇后大道東248號地舖
This charming shop is named after Sir Patrick Manson, a Scottish surgeon who was the original owner of the property and a milk lover who imported the first cattle to the colony in 1885. Snag the perfect little nook in the back of the shop and take a break from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong.
Manson’s Lot, 15 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2362 1899, 灣仔汕頭街15號地下
This once-in-Tokyo coffee shop is now serving their famous espresso and super yummy custard dessert, Kashi, on the trendy Lee Tung Avenue. With its minimalistic aesthetics, Omotesando Koffee is the ideal destination to unwind after a day of shopping. P.s., their egg sandwiches are everything.
Omotesando Koffee, Shop G 24-25, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2601 3323, 灣仔皇后大道東200號利東街G24-25號舖
Honolulu Coffee Shop
A Hong Kong establishment, Honolulu Coffee Shop is an excellent option for those looking to experience a local cafe in Wan Chai. In addition to coffee, tea and Yuenyeung (the heavenly blend of coffee and milk tea), this joint is also famous for their legendary egg tarts.
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Honolulu Coffee Shop, G/F & Mezz Floor, 176-178 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2575 1823, 灣仔軒尼詩道176-178號地下及閣樓
Located in the heart of Star Street District, Elephant Grounds has a great selection of coffee, mouth-watering avocado toast, as well as the gorgeous ice cream sandwiches! If you’re in the mood for a ‘grown-up’ coffee, be sure to check out their boozy espresso martini. Yeah, it’s a little pricier than the rest, but you’ve got to be good to yourself, right?
Elephant Grounds, G/F, Win Fung Building, 8 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 27782700, 灣仔永豐街8號永豐大廈地舖
A café that prides itself on working with high-quality roasters in Taipei and Australia, NINETYs is one of a kind. In addition to the café staples, they serve a full menu of Aussie classics such as chilli scrambled eggs on charcoal toast. This is also one of the most fabulous cafes in Wan Chai to start your night, as they offer a two-hour free flow with any meal.
NINETYs, Shop 2, G/F, 222 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2369 0118, 灣仔皇后大道東222號地下2號舖
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