While Hong Kong is known for so many different things, everyone agrees that the city boasts some of the best food in the world. Between countless restaurants, street food, and cafes, there isn’t a place in the city where you won’t be hungry. In between meals to keep your day buzzing, grab a cup of coffee from some of the best places around the city! Coffee shops are popping up more and more in the city, so many that you may not know where to stop first.
We put together a list of our favorite spots in Hong Kong to grab a cup of brew. Whether you’re in town for Art Basel or just spending some time taking in the city, here is what you should put on your “can’t miss” list!
Interval Coffee/Preset Spaces
If you want to feel luxe while sipping on your coffee, Interval Coffee shop is for you. The brand new cafe located in the heart of the city is adorned with brass accents and has a clean, minimalist set-up. Their space is perfect for the ‘gram shot, and not to mention their brews are delicious! Interval proudly hosts the very first Mavam Espresso machine in Hong Kong, which allows for a super specific brew. Try the turmeric latte while you’re here, it’s a MISSBISH fave!
Interval is attached to Preset Spaces, a unique permanent pop-up space, and there is always something interesting to check out! Brands are able to rent the space to get the real-life connection with their audience, which means that you never know who will be there next. Grab a drink and head in!
UG/F, 33 Wellington Street, Central
% Arabica Coffee
Arabica has locations throughout Hong Kong and Japan and is quickly becoming a local favorite. The team at Arabica focuses on brewing quality coffee that is meant to be timeless, and their beans all come from their own coffee farm in Hawaii. They don’t offer trendy syrups or whipped cream, just roasts brewed to perfection.
Shop 1050, on Podium Level 1 of IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central
If you ever went to the OG in Harajuku, you know how sorely missed this place was when it closed up. Fear not, get a similar vibe and experience in HK. Here you can find espressos, cappuccino, mochas, lattes, banana coffee, Nutella coffee, and more at Ometasando Koffee. Thier vibe is industrial and minimal, with all the focus on their beverages. You can take each of the drinks either hot or iced, and don’t forget to try a custard cube!
Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road shop #24-25, East Wan Chai,
The Cupping Room is one of the most established coffee shops in Hong Kong. It’s a no-frills spot, with a fragrant smell of coffee the minute you walk in. Their cups speak for themselves but it helps that the coffee is brewed by the some of Hong Kong’s International Barista Champions. There are a ton of options here sourced from around the world.
Various Locations including Shop LG, 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
NOC stands for “Not Only Coffee” and that’s because not only do they have some great brew, but they also offer some delicious food. Avocado toast, pastries, bagels, and scrambled eggs are served for breakfast in their clean industrial inspired space. Don’t miss their latte, as they have some of the cutest latte art in Hong Kong!
18 Gough Street, Central
Why 50, located in Sheung Wan, serves up savory breakfast/lunch options and has become the spot for artists. You can find the cafe by the cement wall located right at the entrance, which can be booked by any artist to showcase their work. Try the Lavender Latte for something different!
27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
Hazel & Hershey
This cute shop is one of our favorites not only for the great coffee but for their tiny retail space as well. You can pick up coffee-themed gifts like books, beans, and brewing equipment inside while you wait for your matcha latte.
Shop 3, 69 Peel Street, Central
Common Ground Coffee is known as a “slow-paced neighborhood cafe,” one of the few places in HK that actually feel slow-paced. The cafe is a hub for connection and it would be very easy to spend a full day here! Founded by the same founder as Interval Coffe Bar and Preset Event Space, the guys at Twins Kitchen obviously know what they’re doing. They also offer healthy breakfast and lunch options, coffees, teas, juices, and lemonades. Stop by Common Ground for a change of pace!
G/F, 19 Shing Wong Street, CentralHong Kong, Hong Kong