On the lookout for the best coffee in Hong Kong? 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 cafés in Hong Kong, then keep reading below.
Good cafés in Hong Kong (that we actually love, and we’re coffee snobs!)
1. 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.
NOC Coffee Co. has branches across 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 has branches across Hong Kong.
3. 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
5. 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.
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
6. Café Life
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
7. 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
8. Winstons Coffee
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 cafés in Kennedy Town.
Winstons Coffee has two branches in Hong Kong
9. Coco Espresso
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 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
10. 18 Grams
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.
18 Gram has several branches in Hong Kong
Meaning knot in Latin, Nodi aims to connect coffee lovers with premium coffees. Head to their grab-n-go espresso bar where baristas will guide you through their exclusive collections of coffee beans. Their americano has a fruity, sour aftertaste, while their lattes are very rich and creamy. Other than beverages like flat white and cappuccino, baked goods like muffins and cakes are also available.
Nodi has several locations in Hong Kong
12. Starting Over Espresso
Looking for a picture-perfect cafe with excellent coffees? Starting Over Espresso cannot be missed. Jeffie Cheung, the founder of this cafe, is a winner of the 2014 and 2017 Hong Kong Region Toper Roaster Master Championship, so their coffee bean quality is outstanding. Customers can learn about brewing knowledge as their staff makes pour-over coffees at the table, and get a cool photo at their blue telephone booth outside. If you’re a hardcore coffee maniac, make sure to shop some single origin coffee beans from Colombia, Ethiopia and Indonesia on your way out.
Starting Over Espresso, G/F, 17 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9242 5433
13. Koffee Mameya
A popular coffee shop from Japan, Koffee Mameya has recently landed ion K11 Musea, offering Geisha, Microlot Coffee and other fine coffees in a calming ambience. What’s cool about Koffee Mameya is that guests can receive one-to-one consultation where professional baristas will pick the right coffee bean for you. This is a great hub for those wanting to sample some of the rarest coffees in the world under professional guidance.
Koffee Mameya, Shop B217, Floor B2, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
14. Rest Coffee Gin
A coffee house during the day and a gin and cocktail bar at night, Rest Coffee Gin is one of our fave hangouts for a reason. The owner sources some of the best single origin coffee beans from all around the world, experiments with the ingredients and makes seasonal menus from time to time. Their take-away blue-dye cups are beautifully crafted that they will elevate your coffee enjoyment to another level. If you understand Cantonese, we highly recommend you to check out their Instagram posts that talk about various coffee knowledge and behind-the-scene stories.
Rest Coffee Gin, Shop GF-04, Art Park West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2697 8938
15. % Arabica
Established in 2014 in the beautiful city of Kyoto, Japan, % Arabica is one of the fastest growing specialty coffee brands in the world. Serving premium single origin coffees in a minimalistic setting, % Arabica has attracted many coffee lovers over the years. Single Origin Espresso is % Arabica’s must-try menu, but Spanish Latte is another great option for those who don’t want too much caffeine for the day.
% Arabica has several locations in Hong Kong
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.
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
17. 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
18. Hazel & Hershey (UNDER RENOVATION)
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
Mymy Caffe (NOW CLOSED)
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
The Usual Place (TUP) (NOW CLOSED)
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
Polygon Cafe (NOW CLOSED)
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
Artisan Room (NOW CLOSED)
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