Their menu is much more expansive; go for the cauliflower rice or the range of pasta options. For more Hong Kong foodie tips. What they are proud of, however, is coffee in its original taste, cosumed plain, without sugar or milk. What to order: The focus here is on internationally-sourced beans, whole leaf teas and homemade desserts. Warm, inviting colours set the tone, and the lush leather booths beg you to settle in. They are also the only wholesale coffee roaster in Hong Kong to have a Licensed Coffee Grader Q Grader certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and Barista Championship Judge amongst the staff to provide unparalleled roasting quality control, coffee training and bar management. Opening hours: 9:30am—8pm on Monday—Wednesday; 9:30am—9:30pm on Thursday—Friday; 10am—6pm on weekends.
They also offer healthy breakfast and lunch options, coffees, teas, juices, and lemonades. Coffee paraphernalia canvases the walls, carrying notable brands such as , , , and. Be sure to come bearing gifts and you will be treated to coffee beans from three different and quite unusual countries; Taiwan, Italy and our very own Hongkers. Opened in 2014, Waffling Beans has established itself as a local favorite, famous for its signature Belgian waffles. Visit their and follow them on and. They also offer Australian inspired fare at their location in Sheung Wan and an on-site bakery at Central. After briefly moving to Kyoto, they now have multiple locations worldwide and are back in Hong Kong, roasting all its coffee beans in-house at their headquarters in Discovery Bay.
We also love the sexy, understated design at , which lets the java do the talking. Coffee offerings are a little more limited, with only a few classic options, but all their drinks can be made with soy or almond milk. The place is always crowded and waiting time could be a tad longer than in your average coffee shop, but it is worth waiting for. Vibes have also been taken into account, as we know the pure joy of settling into a chair or bench for the afternoon with a good book and a mug of joe. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted by their selection of muffins and homemade cakes. Unlike American coffee shops, those in Hong Kong are primarily for meals and socializing, and you might get some odd looks if you pull out a laptop. Waffle wonderland at One Little Room Five Coffee Company Just a street back from the water, this Sai Kung spot embodies everything we love about eastern Kowloon.
Try their flat white and small batch roast coffee for the perfect caffeine fix. But great food aside, their coffee is also something to rave home about! The free wifi and low-key atmosphere draw customers who often stay for hours. Those who prefer milk in their brew have alternative dairy options, including the ever-elusive oat milk. With great coffee art, comes great waffles. From machine grinders to aero presses and siphon coffee makers, Barista Jam is serious about their stuff, and has the trade tools to prove it.
Coffee Academics As the name suggests they educate their customers about all aspects of their coffee-crop to cup. I love pairing their coffee with their homemade banana bread make sure to warm it up , it's just moist, buttery and fragrant! A self-confessed heliophile with an unhealthy addiction to fairy lights, loves include: brunch, cheese and my rescue pup, Wella. Following the Antipodean method of extracting and pouring coffee, Winstons uses Allpress for their house blend, pouring a balanced espresso that is sweet and complex with beans from Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala and Sumatra. Elephant Grounds in Star Street New signature coffee blends, beer on tap, cocktails and ice cream sandwiches, not to mention a handsome, beautifully designed space. We suggest trying their Lavender Latte mind the fresh flowers! Where: 18 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong more locations available Home to multiple award winning baristas, Accro Coffee is tucked away in Yuen Long amidst bike shops and local restaurants. Where: Shop 3, 69 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong Opened by Dawn Chan, two-time Hong Kong Barista Champion, this cafe is not one catered for lingering and chatting with friends. Corner Kitchen Cafe Concept: Located across the street from the greenery of Hollywood Road Park, the bright and airy Corner Kitchen is all about a great cup of joe and delectable home-baked treats.
What started as a small humble espresso corner in Causeway Bay back in 2010 has now evolved into eight locations, with Sheung Wan being the newest of the branches. Founders and twin brothers Joshua and Caleb Ng are well-respected in the industry, and for good reason. What to order: Why wait patiently for your coffee when you can get to making it yourself? I suggest trying their Nitro cold brew coffee: dark chocolate, sweet and fruity…just take it easy because the caffeine will get hit you hard! Seating is limited, so come early to enjoy the efforts of a world-class barista. Enjoy a cuppa surrounded by an eclectic collection of silk cheongsam from the 50s, a seat recovered from an old cinema, vintage sewing machines and television stands. The answer lies in the name of this hipster coffee shop with soul. Unfortunately, Cafe Loisl has closed since the publication of this list.
Arabica was established by Kenneth Shoji of Asiamix, who owns a coffee farm in Hawaii; the company started with its first store and roaster in Discovery Bay in 2013, and later on expanded into Kyoto in 2014 with a cafe that regularly appears in Japanese coffee guides there are now 3 Arabicas in Kyoto alone. Opening hours: 6am—10pm on Monday—Wednesday; 6am—12am Thursday-Saturday; 8am—6pm Sunday and public holidays. Black Cherry is the perfect spot to grab that early morning coffee before most of the other shops in Aberdeen open. We like to mix ours, but you can make up your own mind. What to order: With coffee from premium Sydney roaster DiGabriel the venture of a high school friend of Mansons Lot co-owner Davyd Wong , the milk coffees are a standout here.
They are rather orthodox about their coffee; serving standard portions of milk in a latte or a piccolo which is 3:1 milk:coffee. A recent addition to the already stacked and packed array of coffee shops in Sheung Wan, Amber brings to town eccentric coffee creations by award-winning barista Dawn Chan, a two-time champion at the Hong Kong Barista Championship. Celebrating a decade in Hong Kong this month, two new unique single-origin coffees have been launched and are now available at all five outlets: The India Coorg Estates fruity with touches of chocolate, nut and spice and Ethiopia Sidamo Shakisso a bold roast boasting citrus and cocoa notes. The light, zen design of all Arabica shops was conceived by Japanese designer Masaki Kato. The coffee itself is rich and nutty, subtly sweet yet boasting a strong kick. The Google machine can often be the best source of information, but there are so many blogs it can be hard to use just one. Plus, you can sample some of their handcrafted chocolate truffles while you wait for your drink! Peel Street Espresso Bar This Australian style espresso bar is the brain child of Scottie Callaghan of Redback Specialty Coffee.
This is cool, because from the initial selection of coffee origin and roasting method, to the micro-tuning of blend proportion and cupping, each step is done with care, passion and an uncompromising quest for top quality. Their beans are roasted by coffee scientist Keith Fong of Bloom Coffee House in Macau, and made with a Slayer coffee machine — legendary in the industry for setting a new standard for craft espresso. Located near the Tsim Tsa Shui station it is easily reachable by foot and has a lot of shops and restaurants in the area. This guide will lead you to all the best coffee shops in Hong Kong, all the way from Sheung Wan to hidden gems in Cheung Chau. We put together a list of our favorite spots in Hong Kong to grab a cup of brew.
That is something I admire in a coffee shop and shows that quality comes before the sale. Unfortunately they don't serve soy or almond milk here. You can be sure to get a true coffee education by talking to Chan or any of his baristas. While Hong Kong is known for so many different things, everyone agrees that the city boasts some of the best food in the world. Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard Recently introducing a scrummy new food menu, this neighbourhood cafe offers favourites as well as speciality drinks such as almond milk coffees and kefir smoothies.