From Tsuen Wan to Sha Tin; Sai Kung to Mong Kok – new cafes in Hong Kong have been popping up all over the place in the last few months, and we're rounding them up.
While we go mad for Hong Kong tea houses, love bubble tea and can’t get enough liquidy goodness from our fave juice bars in Hong Kong, it’s coffee that really saves us. If you’re looking for new cafes in Hong Kong 2019 to check out in July, then you’ve come to the right place. Espresso yourself, Hong Kong!
New cafés in Hong Kong 2019 – November
After Taste Coffee
This cafe in Sai Ying Pun serves a selection of coffee and tea along with hearty all-day breakfasts that will definitely fill you up. We are partial to the iced coffee which looks extra pretty in a geometric glass and is served with a layered effect, they even have a small outdoor patio to enjoy it on.
After Taste Coffee, 21 Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Honestly, we pretty much love everything about Lucycoffeenfood, except for how far it is away from our office! Making some of the tastiest vegan and vegetarian food in town (the kale salad with chickpea potato balls is a current fave) they also craft a damn good coffee and sell a selection of sweet treats. Not new to HK, but new to us, this is one cafe in Hong Kong that really gets it right.
Lucy Coffeenfood, Shop C1, Merlin Centre 55 Po On Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong, p. 5508 8318
Tucked away in the lobby of Page 148, a boutique hotel in TST, Page Common has quickly become the place to enjoy coffee, breakfast and Instagram picture-taking. Sample a range of artisanal beverages while you while away the hours flicking through one of the books from their library.
Page Common, 148 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3844 8899
Bad Ass Coffee
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This tiny little cafe on the Central/Sheung Wan border is a must-visit for its great coffee and kick-ass attitude. The friendly staff will sort you out with a solid brew crafted from beans roasted in Japan, plus they often have special prices on combos.
Bad Ass Coffee, 31 Wing Wo Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 6162 1253
New cafés in Hong Kong 2019 – September
The Yuen Long cafe scene just keeps getting better and better, and the newest addition is OneThird Coffee. We love that they’re using compostable takeaway coffee cups from Ecoware, plus if you bring your own cup you’ll get $5 off your coffee. Alongside their coffee, they serve a selection of cafe fare, including fresh fruit and muesli and smoked salmon toast.
OneThird Coffee, 9, Fung Yau ST South, No.63B-D, G/F, Ho Shun Lee Building, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, p. 9546 7921
Blend & Grind
Serving Redback Coffee (yum!) and an array of specialty smoothies, Blend & Grind in Wan Chai is one of our new fave hangs. While we’ve enjoyed the Mid-Levels version before, this new space is perfect for any coffee cravings in the Wanch.
Blend & Grind, 1 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe
We’re pretty excited for the first Tiffany Blue Box Cafe opening in Asia, right here in Hong Kong! From mid-October, you’ll be able to take a seat inside this stunning TST location and enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea with all the Tiffany designs you can handle! Expect crockery and utensils all crafted by Tiffany & Co., with culinary treats that will delight the senses. Reservations will be taken through an online platform which will launch in mid-October, so get ready to save your spot.
The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Lungo is a must-visit if you’re in Kowloon Bay. A trendy interior sets the scene here, with an array of drinks on offer. We love the Dirty Chai that blends espresso and delicious chai tea, and they also have a selection of yummy bagels – all in all, a good time!
Lungo, B3B Proficient Industrial Centre, 6 Wang Kwun Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2581 3118
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This new little coffee joint is connected the boutique Kactus Hotel in Sham Shui Po, and though we’ve yet to try it, we hear their Yuzu Tonic Espresso is particularly tasty. We’re going to make a trip to try their homemade cheesecake and their Hawaiian Lemon Sparkling drink too.
Kaktus Coffee, 164 Haitan St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Not only is Rings Coffee serious about making you a great cup of coffee, they pour their heart and soul into everything they create. From the exquisite soba noodles to their morning fruit yoghurt bowls, this is a wonderful spot to take some time out in Kowloon City.
Rings Coffee, G/F, No.8 Nga Tsin Long Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 9798 3510
New cafés in Hong Kong 2019 – August
Vida Coffee Stand
This little coffee stand makes a mean brew if you’re looking for a good cup of coffee in Central. Their baristas have been awarded in both latte art and coffee syphon championships, so you’re in good hands here.
Vida Coffee Stand, Room 220-1, 2/F, 9 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, p. 5333 8606
At this new cafe-cum-restaurant, you can settle in for a good cup of coffee along with a selection of food, such as pasta, sandwiches and a range of delectable cakes. Breakfast is a steal, starting at just $34, and don’t miss out on taking some snaps by the neon sign.
Easy Joe, G/F, 18 Fuk Tsun Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2506 0638
Wan Chai coffee fiends will be happy to know there’s a new kid on the block. Sitting pretty on Moon Street, APT. Coffee is all about a personal coffee and toast experience. Choose your bread, spread and toppings for some of the tastiest open-face toast in town (we love the fig and walnut bread with beetroot hummus, spinach and avocado) and enjoy it with a coffee made your way; you can even choose your volume of foaminess!
APT. Coffee, Shop A&B, G/F, 2-12 Moon Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 3619 4393
Another new joint in Wan Chai, MANA! Is the OG when it comes to the plant based coffee revolution. Alongside their bomb vegan and vegetarian wraps, salads and burgers, be sure to tuck into one of their delicious coffee drinks, and add a touch of coconut oil or raw cacao butter for an extra hit.
MANA! StarStreet, 8-10 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
NOT Specialty Coffee
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Facts: this is probably one of my favourite coffee shops in HK. The cold lattes are made without ice and it’s relatively affordable. We used to frequent the one in Lee Garden until we discovered their new branch at Hysan. With soaring ceilings and USB plugs, I’m pretty sure you’ll bump into us here in the future 😛 #samishomecafes
Up on the 9th floor of Hysan Place in Causeway Bay, NOT Specialty Coffee offers sweeping views of the surrounding highrise buildings, and a damn good coffee experience. Go for the coffee, stay for the ambience.
NOT Specialty Coffee, 9F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2152 3822
New cafés in Hong Kong 2019: Opened Earlier This Year
If you love the beautifully crafted watches from Squarestreet as much as us, then you’re going to really love their latest addition to the family: KAFFE. Continuing to bring an element of Swedish life to Hong Kong, head in and get settled on the comfy furniture and tuck into a range of coffees and drinks, including some classic local bevvies like dong lai cha and yin yeung. Served in retro Swedish ceramics, families will especially love the complementary babyccinos as they indulge in a dose of fika.
KAFFE, 15 Square Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
One Tenth Coffee
This incredibly beautiful new cafe in Lai Chi Kok embraces minimal vibes while leaving lots of ‘grammable spaces for those needing to live their best coffee life. Pumping out great coffee from their La Marzocco, they also craft homemade pastries daily, and we love the low pallet tables surrounded by cushions that bring the chill ambience of being in a cafe in Taiwan.
One Tenth Coffee, Premier Centre, Flat 510 , 5/F, 20 Cheung Shun St, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
Looking for a new cafe in Wan Chai? Hi-3 Cafe is all about creating quality brews that taste delicious. Go for the coffee, stay for the latte art and a bite or two.
Hi-3 Cafe, Shop 3, G/F, Sunshine Plaza, 324-338 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
% Arabica Hong Kong Roastery
Arabica has set up its flagship roastery in Hong Kong opposite PMQ. Guests can expect the same divine coffees (with that logo that just screams Instagram) and a leaf-covered storefront that only ups the gram factor.
Once you have your coffee in hand, check out our guide to PMQ
% Arabica Hong Kong Roastery, 28 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
You’ve probably been to this popular Aussie-style cafe in Wan Chai, but we’re so thrilled that they’ve just opened beside the escalators in SoHo too. Expect first-rate coffee and service, plus we fully get behind their design-your-own brunch plates – nobody tells us what to eat!
NINETYs SoHo, G/F, 2-4 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2701 0883, 中環些利街2-4號地舖
Looking for new cafes in Hong Kong in Tsing Yi? Helmed by Taiwanese barista Van Lin, Goldblack Coffee is all about creating the perfect cup of coffee every time. They select and roast their own house blend and have a range of signature drinks that take inspiration from childhood memories: Cheesey Childhood, Open Sesame, and Coconut Kingdom.
Goldblack, Shop 26-27, G/F, Maritime Square, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong, p. 3584 7866, 青衣青敬路33號青衣城1期 G樓26-27號舖
This Central cafe brings the colour and flavour with its range of espresso and hand drip options. They also create some unique drink offerings, our favourite of which is the sesame latte. Don’t forget to snap your Insta pick in front of the mint-coloured walls.
Trois Cafe, G/F, 6 Tit Hong Lane, Central, Hong Kong, 中環鐵行里6號地舖
Good things come in small packages, and Bluebird Coffee is certainly a testament to that. One of our favourite new cafes in Hong Kong, settle in and enjoy espresso, hand drip or syphon coffee, all made with love by the highly trained baristas. Want to try something different? Opt for the peanut butter or coconut latte instead.
Bluebird Coffee, Shop B, G/F, Lucky Commercial Centre, 103 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, 西環西營盤德輔道西103號樂基商業中心地下B號舖
Opening in June, NOC Mercury adds another branch to the ever-expanding NOC Coffee stable. Spread over 1300sq-ft, this new cafe in Hong Kong is set to be an oasis of calm in Tin Hau for anyone looking to escape the chaos of the city. Expect similar deliciousness as at other locations.
NOC Mercury, 23 Mercury Street, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
On the hill coffee bar
This cool cafe is a must-visit for anyone who loves a good hand-drip coffee served up with good vibes. They also make some cracking cakes (the giant carrot cake was a definite winner) and the whole space is well designed, with a cute little outdoor nook too.
On the hill coffee bar, Shop 2, 435-439 Po Fai Building, Chatham Road North, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, 香港九龍土瓜灣漆咸道北435-439寶暉大廈2號鋪
Little Break Coffee and Kitchen
So while this cafe isn’t new-new, it’s new for us, and we really enjoyed trying their tasty hojicha latte. They also serve a range of different food, from waffles to pasta, making it the perfect spot to visit in Lai Chi Kok.
Little Break Coffee and Kitchen, Shop G03, G/F, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2742 2782, 九龍荔枝角長義街9號 D2 Place 地下G03號鋪
The Coffee Academics – Sai Ying Pun
If you’re looking for new cafes in Hong Kong in Western District, then you’ll be happy to know that The Coffee Academics has finally opened in Sai Ying Pun. Expect all the same thing you love at the branches, but in a much slicker setting.
Read more about our fave Sai Ying Pun cafes here.
The Coffee Academics – Sai Ying Pun, 1-17 Sai Yuen Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 西營盤西源里1-17號
Arabica – Kennedy Town
Arabica just keeps adding more stores to its repertoire, with the Kennedy Town version the latest opening. Get excited for delicious coffee and highly Instagrammable branding at this little spot.
Kennedy Town cafes that you need to visit.
Arabica – Kennedy Town, Shop 4, G/F, Grand Fortune Mansion, 1 Davis Street, Hong Kong, 爹核士街1號裕福大廈地下4號鋪
Another new-ish Kennedy Town must-visit is Infiniti C. The baristas here make incredible coffee, and we can’t get enough of their vegan cake selection. Word on the street is they will be opening another branch in May, so watch this space!
Infiniti C, Shop 6, The Hudson, 40 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 3460 4996, 西環堅尼地城科士街40號浚峯地下6號舖
Hazel & Hershey x Khromis
One of the best cafes in Hong Kong has teamed up with one of our fave sunglasses brands to create a cool hideaway in Hong Kong. Enjoy a brew from Hazel & Hershey as you shop for a cool new pair of specs, or just enjoy some time away from the city.
Hazel & Hershey x Khromis, 1 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
KOKO Coffee Roasters
Are you a fan of Coco Espresso and their little coffee shops around Hong Kong? Well you’re definitely going to want to try KOKO Coffee Roasters, a new extension of the brand that can be found inside the brand spanking new The Mills complex in Tsuen Wan. Expect the same high quality coffee in a stunning interior. It’s one of the most exciting new cafes in Hong Kong 2019, for sure!
Koko Coffee Roasters, G09, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2499 7255, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠G09號鋪
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Only open on Thursdays between 15:30 and 21:00, this little coffee shop is everything you want in a cafe. Enjoy a great brew or cup of tea while you shop beautifully curated shoes, clothes and other accessories. And if you’re only after tea, then you can enjoy a cup here every day.
coffeethurs, 3/F, 14B Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 9758 0550, 九龍尖沙咀金馬倫道14號B 3樓
This new hang in Sai Kung is one of our fave new cafes in Hong Kong to try in 2019. We just love the cosy atmosphere and friendly service here, which kind of takes you out of Hong Kong for a while. Enjoy a classic cup of coffee or try their green tea latte or infusion shots before tucking into their food menu. We are big fans of the mini vegetarian pies!
Cafe Alley, 3 Hoi Pong Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, p. 6674 6676, 西貢海傍街3號地下
Another one of the new cafes in Hong Kong for 2019 that’s opened up inside The Mills complex is Retold. The brand hopes to put the emphasis on great coffee, and serves a range of pour over and espresso. Don’t miss out on trying some of their tasty cakes too.
Retold, Shop 102, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠102號鋪
Cheese tea anyone? If you’re over coffee, then you may want to try HEYTEA, Hong Kong’s first branch of the renowned Chinese brand. Located in Sha Tin, you can expect classic tea flavours from across the world made with fresh fruit, natural rock sugar and fresh cheese. Sample all the flavours, including: Cheezo Tea, In Season, Berry & Mango, Fruity Boom and more.
HEYTEA, Shop 408 L4 Phase I, New Town Plaza, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, 沙田新城市廣場一座4樓408號鋪
Wanpo Tea Shop
Not exactly new, but having undergone a recent renovation, we think Wanpo Tea Shop deserves to be on our list of new cafes in Hong Kong for 2019. This store has serious Instagram game (you’ve probably seen it plastered across your feed), but besides that, they brew a mean bubble tea. Like HEYTEA above, they also make some cheese-infused brews, if you want to get on the cheesy bandwagon.
Wanpo Tea Shop, G3, Righteous Center, 585 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2489 9888, 旺角彌敦道585號富時中心G3號鋪
Between Haru by Studio Sweet Petite K
Located inside The Mills in Tsuen Wan, expect a space flooded with natural light at Between Haru by Studio Sweet Petite K. Settle in the cosy space and enjoy handmade baked goods and a selection of light meals while you sip on an espresso-based beverage. They even run baking workshops in the studio with instructors from Japan, Korea and further afield.
Between Haru by Studio Sweet Petite K, Shop 103, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠103號鋪