On the lookout for the best coffee across the city? This guide is just what you need to live your best coffee life
We like it in the morning and in the afternoon; when it’s cold and if the sun is shining – it’s coffee (and caffeine)! While there are so many new cafes in Hong Kong, we’ve scouted the best spots in the city that consistently impress, so you won’t get disappointed with a less-than-perfect cup of coffee. Whether you are looking for a dog-friendly cafe to hang out at with your best friend, or a cafe with free WiFi to help you finish your writing, we’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for good cafes in Hong Kong, then keep reading below.
Good cafes in Hong Kong (that we actually love, and we’re coffee snobs!)
NOC Coffee Co.
This chain of cafes in Hong Kong is one of our ultimate favourites thanks to its great brews and excellent selection of food. Enjoy freshly made avocado on toast as you sip away on a creamy latte and watch the world go by.
Read our guide to cafes in Sai Ying Pun here
NOC Coffee Co. – Sai Ying Pun, Shop 4, G/F, Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun Hong Kong, 西環德輔道西321號瑧璈地下4號舖
The Usual Place (TUP)
Samson and the team at The Usual Place know good coffee, in fact, he roasts his own beans in Yuen Long to his own very exacting standards. The result is perfect coffee every time, whether you drink espresso, flat white or prefer a mylk alternative like Oatly. The fact that this place is set inside an Italian motorcycle shop with views of the park and is dog friendly just bumps it up the list. It’s our Sunday morning haunt.
The Usual Place, 33 Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
If you’re looking for Australian style cafes in Hong Kong, then Fineprint is an absolute must. The team serve banging flat whites and even roast their own coffee, Redback, in Hong Kong. They also have a branch in Tai Hang if you’re down Causeway Bay/Tin Hau way.
Fineprint, G/F, 38 Peel Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, p. 5503 6880, 中環蘇豪卑利街38號地舖
Interval Coffee Bar
Located in Central, this cool coffee shop makes some of the tastiest flat whites and long blacks in town. Don’t miss out on the bar pop-ups and other exciting events that they host.
Interval Coffee Bar, 33 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2570 7568, 中環威靈頓街33號
Looking for a mighty brew in Sheung Wan? Kaffeine serves delicious coffee from its location on Jervois Street, and we love their chocolate French toast too!
Kaffeine, 108 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2639 5100, 上環蘇杭街108號
Bound by Hillywood
Technically a bar that serves great coffee, Bound by Hillywood is one of our fave places to visit in Prince Edward. Expect chill creative vibes, art-filled walls and occasional live music acts to spice things up.
Read our guide to cafes in Mong Kok and Prince Edward here
Bound by Hillywood, G/F, 32 Boundary Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2396 6488, 太子界限街32號地舖
Sitting pretty in our very neighbourhood of Sai Ying Pun, Polygon Cafe is the perfect space to while away the hours with a good book. They even have a not-so-secret garden, but you’ll have to race to get a seat on the weekends! This is definitely one of our favourite cafes in Hong Kong.
Polygon Cafe, G/F, 14 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2915 8878, 西環西營盤第二街14號地舖
If you’re hanging around PMQ, then you can’t miss out on grabbing a tasty coffee from Café Life. The staff here are absolutely lovely, and are sure to put a smile on your face.
Café Life, S106, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, PMQ元創方A座S106號鋪
Nutsy Coffee Bar
For decades, The Antipodes has been known to make some of the best coffee in the world, and Nutsy brings Australian-style coffee to Quarry Bay. This tiny store brews some of the finest cups in the city, making the creamiest flat whites and offering a selection of different milk – Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi,Oi,Oi!
Nutsy Coffee Bar, 2/F Dorset House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Winstons Coffee uses Allpress beans from New Zealand, and we just can’t get enough. No matter if you like it strong and black or if you prefer it creamy and white, these guys serve up coffee the way it should be, plus they can even throw some into a cocktail if you need that extra push mid-week – just saying… They also have a branch in Kennedy Town.
Check out our fave cafes in Kennedy Town here
Winstons Coffee, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p.2559 5078, 西環西營盤皇后大道西213號地下4號
The team at Coco Espresso delivers some of the tastiest coffee in town, time after time. A family owned and operated business, the award-winning baristas brew creamy lattes and perfect long blacks using beans that are sourced from some of the finest locations before being blended and roasted in Hong Kong. We always love the smell as you walk through through the doors at their many locations across Hong Kong.
Fun fact: their roastery is at The Mills, so you can enjoy a good brew as you check out all the art and design stores
Coco Espresso, 13-15 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Drop into Artisan Room and you will find yourself in the ultimate coffee paradise. As the name suggests, this place takes coffee to a truly artisanal level by using paraphernalia such as The Goth Steampunk Dutch Korean Cold Brewer. The only one of its kind in Hong Kong, the structure stands at 3.5feet and includes brass valves and glass tubes, injecting a unique flair into the coffee brewing process. This is definitely one of our favourite cafes in Hong Kong.
Artisan Room, 8 South Ln, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, p.2656 3198, 西環石塘嘴南里8-12號地舖
18 Grams was one of the original bringers of espresso to Hong Kong and has made quite a name for itself throughout the region. Consistency is key here, as you are bound to get a stellar flat white and a perfectly executed long black every time you order. The bonus is the fact that the staff are super-friendly too and they have seven branches across town.
18 Grams, Unit C, G/F, 15 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p.2893 8988, 銅鑼灣景隆街15號海都大廈地下C舖
As any coffee lover knows, one thing that pairs perfectly with a freshly brewed latte is a really good book. Thankfully, Kubrick in Yau Ma Tei offers both due to its location next to the bookshop at Broadway Cinematheque. Rich and creamy coffee is the flavour of the day here, with skilled baristas cranking out consistently good brews; it’s a great place for a lazy weekend.
Read our guide to cafes in Yau Ma Tei and Jordan here
Kubrick, Shop H2, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, p.2384 8929, 油麻地眾坊街3號駿發花園H2地舖
Elephant Grounds Mid-Levels
The fifth outpost of homegrown brand Elephant Grounds, Elephant Grounds Mid-Levels serves up delicious coffee in a funky setting designed by JJ Acuna Bespoke Architecture. Coffee aficionados can sit at the bar and watch the baristas brew a range of single origin beans or the cafe’s signature OG Blend. This is the only branch in town that makes a red velvet latte too – now you know you want to try that.
Elephant Grounds Mid-Levels, 61 Caine Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, p.2535 7155, 半山堅道61號
Hazel & Hershey
When it comes to cafes in Hong Kong, the team at Hazel & Hershey never disappoint in creating a perfect cup of coffee every time. If you are a black coffee drinker, this is where you want to head for a cup with just the right amount of crema and a gorgeous tiger line. And the goodness doesn’t stop at the cafe either, as these guys also specialise in retailing all the beans and coffee paraphernalia you could ever need.
Hazel & Hershey, Shop 3, 69 Peel, Central, Hong Kong, p.3106 0760, 中環蘇豪卑利街69號地下3號舖
Perhaps the funkiest – and tiniest – cafe in Hong Kong, Mymy is run by passionate coffee connoisseurs who know how to craft their brews to perfection. Using the finest Italian coffee, the baristas at Mymy can whip up the tastiest double espresso in no time – perfect for an early morning fix.
Mymy Caffe, Shop E1, G/F, Kam On Building, 176 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, p.6840 0902, 中環皇后大道中176號錦安大廈地下E1舖
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