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When you think of Sheung Wan, you might not consider it a place with an abundance of pet-friendly coffee shops and restaurants, but it’s actually quite the contrary! In this hip neighbourhood, there are plenty of spots great for dog owners to visit with their four-legged friends—you just need to know where to look. Join us as we explore the best dog-friendly restaurants and cafés across Sheung Wan.
This modern American bistro is a great place to grab a few beers or have a spot of brunch or dinner with friends and family. Blue Supreme’s lovely open design means that their sliding doors can open up in the cooler months. Dogs are still welcome inside, where they will be provided with their own bowl of ice-cold water and humans can enjoy their revolving menu of modern American comfort food.
Blue Supreme, 21 Tung Street, Sheung Wan | (+852) 5998 3088
Congteakafe is a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop that offers a range of crossover dishes, combining Hong Kong-style canteen favourites with Western brunch staples at affordable price points. However, the best part about this coffee shop is that dog owners and their fur-babies are welcome inside the coffee shop as well, so no sweat about having to wait for outdoor seating to free up!
Congteakafe, 24 Square Street, Sheung Wan | (+852) 5719 8131
Craftissimo might not look like much during the day, but come 5 pm and it is positively hopping with craft beer lovers, gathering to enjoy their favourite beverages—on tap or bottled—and often with a four-legged friend in tow to socialise with the other pups in the neighbourhood. Not a fan of craft beers? Not to worry—these guys also stock an exotic array of other drinks such as pineapple chilli kombucha or whiskey lemon tea!
Craftissimo, Shop D, G/F, Tai Ping Building, 22–24A Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan | (+852) 6274 3130
Another coffee shop where doggies are welcome inside. At The Cupping Room, you can enjoy a spot of peace and quiet with your favourite fur-friend, whether you’re in need of a place to work or an idyllic book nook to catch up on your summer reads. If you’re feeling peckish, they have a full menu of brekkie favourites, such as eggs Benedict with slow-roasted pulled pork ($136) and honeycomb & seasonal fresh fruits granola bowl ($98).
The Cupping Room, Shop 8, Silver Jubilee Mansion, 62–72 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan | (+852) 3705 0208
Attention, dog owners! Elephant Grounds Roastery is a brand-new favourite amongst pet owners and it’s easy to see why. Boasting a large terrace out front complete with a dedicated host to assist dog owners to place their orders, supply pups with dog bowls filled with water, dog parking spots, and plenty of sockets for those of you looking for a new spot to hunker down and get stuff done, Elephant Grounds Roastery is perfectly designed to cater to pet parents on the go.
Elephant Grounds Roastery, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Hong Kong’s first dedicated CBD café-cum-boutique resides on quiet Tai On Terrace, acting as an education hub and retail outlet. Staff members here are incredibly knowledgeable on the compound and customers can learn more about the product, all whilst perusing their range of CBD products and sipping on CBD-infused refreshments. On top of being dog-friendly, they also stock Felix and Co. products if you’re looking for CBD oil specifically for pets!
Found, Unit A, G/F, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan | (+852) 5288 2281
Lof10 is a quaint coffee shop that doubles as a popular meeting spot for local dog owners, as it is tucked away on a quiet terrace and provides a pleasant area for the pups to socialise and play off-leash whilst the humans grab some coffees to catch up. It’s an ideal spot for a lazy brunch on the weekend with your fur-babies in tow! Tuck into something sweet from their all-day set menu, like the ice cream cookie sandwich ($108), while the pups run around and frolic!
Lof10, 1 U Lam Terrace, Sheung Wan | (+852) 2540 2210
Get a taste of Spain at this little alfresco ham shop on the corner of Blake Gardens. Serving up all-day tapas (Spanish appetisers), rich cups of coffee, and delicious glasses of cava (Spanish sparkling wine), it’s no wonder that this quiet little spot in Poho is a huge hit amongst local residents, especially those with puppers who need to run around. If you can’t stay for long, browse their deli counter of meats for a Barcelona treat to take home and enjoy!
Reserva Ibérica, Shop C, G, 15 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan
Although only outdoor seating is available to doggies, Teakha has been known to host the occasional adoption days for the Hong Kong Paws Foundation. Grab a cup of tea and a slice of Victoria sponge cake or one of their Ooonuts—a cross between a doughnut and mille-feuille (a “thousand-layered” French puff pastry dessert)—which is crunchy on the outside and heavenly soft on the inside, filled with smooth piped cream that dreams are made of.
Teakha, Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan | (+852) 2858 9185
Tea lovers, there’s something here for you as well. With your pups, you can enjoy a nice, relaxed afternoon sampling Chinese teas at Yuan Yuan Tong, a teahouse that welcomes you and your pets for an immersive and educational tea-tasting experience. While it is not recommended for the dogs to try the tea—caffeinated drinks are strong no-nos—they can at least keep you company throughout the session.
Yuan Yuan Tang, 4 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan |(+852) 2525 7168
Check out other dog-friendly eateries in the area with our dog-friendly map of Sheung Wan.