An updated list on where to get your coffee fix.
Yes, we’re with you, catching up with café openings in Hong Kong is no easy task; there are constantly new-and-newer spots popping up across the city. Make a day out of it. Go on an adventure. Cross over to the Kowloon side. If you’re tired of your local coffee shop and want to know what’s new and where to go, this list will keep you in the loop. Check back for updates!
Havn ° Coffee
Your weekday grab-and-go coffee should be taken seriously. Surely, considering the long hours stuck indoors facing a blue-lit laptop screen. You need it to be. It’s a sentiment that Havn ° Coffee advocates and, thus, brought into reality with the opening of a pop-up in Taikoo Place. A sip of its deliciously brewed cuppa from its entirely plastic-free cup will quell all work grievances and tide you through the day. We’re sure of it.
Havn ° Coffee, Kiosk A, 1/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Uncle Ben Coffee
Look for a spot of indigo blue and you’ll have found Uncle Ben Coffee, the latest spot in Causeway Bay’s web of new cafés. Run by Ben, a prolific latte artist, and his Italian greyhound pup Dor Dor, the cosy nook serves espresso based coffees brewed with in-house roasted beans. Choose from six different pour over options and don’t skip out on the latte for a glimpse of Ben’s decadent latte art. The unicorn is his speciality.
Uncle Ben Coffee, G102, 5-5A Solo Avenue, Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
At No Nationality, options are limitless, and they kindly ask to leave all assumptions at the door. After all, it’s the crux of the new Sai Kung café’s concept; bound to no single style, but rather a committed focus on serving a good mugful and tasty food. There’s American and Australian-style brunches — the French toast and brownie are deliciously option — hand-made pastas — go for the ‘nduja oreccheitte — and of course, locally sourced and roasted brews.
No Nationality, G/F, 47 See Cheung Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Le Jardin à Soho
You won’t miss Le Jardin à Soho, a spot of serenity in the thick of the SoHo action. Spot the soothing wash of sage green and luscious foliage that spills out onto the the pavement, and here you are: A quaint little garden in Paris without using up any air-miles. The coffee here is a beautifully brewed cup, with liqueur-infused cuppas when Happy Hour rolls around. A touch peckish? The all-day breakfast menu is a satisfying one: Piña colada pancake? Tiramisu served out of a garden pot with edible flowers? Grab a seat along the street-side bench and enjoy. It’s only an afternoon of relaxation here.
Le Jardin à Soho, G/F, 36-36B Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
Promise you won’t doze off here at Snooze Coffee, a cosy tucked away spot in San Po Kong. Instead, you’ll be impressed by the range of locally roasted blends and a serious attitude when it comes to brewing the perfect mugful. Come early to browse the daily cake selection, the tofu cheesecake and the popular salted caramel loaf is a lovely accompaniment to the café’s dirty.
Snooze Coffee, G/F, Shop 899, Rhythm Garden, 242 Choi Hung Road, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Grain of Salt
Hong Kong’s first dietician-run café, Gough Street’s Grain on Salt is conceptualised around guiding better habits, from mindful eating to keeping active and nutrition counselling. It’s a one-stop destination for those embarking on a wellness journey. Come here for holistic advice on maintaining balanced diet and health-conscious plates that still satisfy, no matter your current diet preference. Their freshly blended smoothes will make hitting your recommended five-a-day so easy.
Grain of Salt, 47 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2968 1083
That beautiful, nondescript cobalt blue front is not a pretty postcard from Santorini. Rather, it’s the photogenic front of Grotto, the latest café addition in Quarry Bay. Like its namesake, Grotto is a treasure cove full of a delicious list of baked confectionaries and fascinating new twists on classic coffee (the dried-mango infused cold brew has surely caught our eye) within. It’s unique, it’s special and it will surprise — not unlike stumbling upon a cave filled of hidden gems. It’s a trip worth making on your next Sunday morning.
Grotto, 19 Hoi Chak Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3563 8935
The rustic warm ambience — mid-century oak furnishings, forest green interiors — impart a nostalgic sense at Fonji Cafe, much like a sepia-toned snapshot. The Prince Edward caff is the kind of place we’d imagine you’d want to be on rainy days, curled up upon the large, plush armchairs with a good book — and good coffee. The maple latte and sweet canalé will be welcomed company — Fonji Cafe operates as an artisan bakery too. Peer in and settle down in one of the cosy nook and cranny, you’ll feel right and home. It’ll be an afternoon well spent.
Fonji, 5 Maple Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2445 5441
Like those who rely on their morning coffee to get them through the day, Revol at Wan Chai is serious about it’s brew — a concept reflected in the abstract single-lined logo that bleeds together the initial ‘R’ and a growing coffee bean. Step through the threshold to be welcomed by refined monochromatic interiors, a mirroring of Revol’s passion is exploring coffee in its purest, most unadulterated form: Black. There are currently two house blends exclusively available: a nutty blend of Guatemala and Costa Rica beans, and a fruity alternative of beans from Guji and Yirgacheffe. We’d come for a good, honest mug of espresso— at the behest of a dear friend.
Revol, G/F, Shop No. 2, 208 Johnston, 206-212 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong,
At Until Coffee, tucked away in the sequestered industrial neighbourhood of San Po Kong, it’s all about slow living; relishing in a singular moment of simply enjoying a cup of coffee. It’s a blank canvas. An opportunity to sit back in peace — an atmosphere reflected by the minimalistic, all-white interiors. Here, an expert focus on taste and ingredients take the front seat. Beans are selected, both local and overseas, by in-house baristas and can be requested to specifically fit a preferred flavour profile. Sometimes a quick break in the afternoon and a warm beverage is all you really need.
Until Coffee, G/F, On Tin Centre, 1 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 6015 5409
A warm cuppa by day and crafty cocktails by night. Dio, named after who else but Dionysus, the God of Wine, is the type of café that play it both ways — a concept that we most certainly can get behind. Sleek black interiors offers an ambience of intrigue, perhaps also making a great backdrop for moody coffee shots on the ‘gram. We hear that the pour-over coffees here are the shining stars of the show, brewed from local beans sourced from Hong Kong-based roasters Cotton Mutton and served in wide, shallower cups to bring a brighter, less-bitter flavour profile. Head over and try it out for yourself. The prices here are reasonable and the convenience is unbeatable. We’ll be staying here from weekends to weeknights, especially with knowing a ‘coffee cocktail’ is currently in the works.
Dio, Shop A, G/F, New Central Mansion, 8 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9199 3956