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Hong Kong is bursting with coffee shops, and new openings are appearing left and right. Holding its own against neighbouring rivals South Korea and Japan when it comes to coffee and cafés, our city definitely has its own eclectic roster to boast about. After all, who doesn’t need their daily dose of caffeine or thirst-quenching drink to start the day? Join us as we round up the latest cafés and coffee shops popping up in the city.
Coffee lovers in Hong Kong might already be familiar with local roaster Sang Roastery, but did you know that the brand has just opened its first store in To Kwa Wan? Serving quality brews and immaculately retro vibes, complete with roasted beans, sweet treats, and a whole arsenal of coffee-making equipment, this new café is certainly worth a visit.
Sang Roastery, 114 To Kwa Wan Road, To Kwa Wan
One of Hong Kong’s most beloved Basque burnt cheesecake bakeries has opened a brick-and-mortar store! La Viña’s cakes, originally only available for take-out at its Soho bakery, are now available for dine-in enjoyment at the new location, which offers a rustic, desert-inspired environment. From loaf cakes and croissants to Swiss rolls and grilled toasties, there are all sorts of dishes to be enjoyed at La Viña with a cup of joe.
La Viña, Shop G-09, G/F, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
Bape Café is coming to Hong Kong! Incorporating the street culture that represents the brand, A Bathing Ape, this new location takes everything you know about cafés to a whole new level. Fusing Western and Japanese café delicacies, Bape Café offers a series of trendy starters, mains, snacks, desserts, and drinks that are Instagrammable and delicious!
Bite into a juicy Bape burger, yakitori skewers, and ice cream waffles, and wash it down with speciality coffees while basking in the unique culture of the streetwear brand. Don’t forget to check out the collectable items on offer to commemorate your visit.
Bape Café Hong Kong, Shop G301, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
A new café in Wan Chai, T.W.I.G. is helmed by a professional dessert chef, so you know the pastries are going to be quality goods. From Basque burnt cheesecakes to three-tiered cakes, this is the perfect café for those with a sweet tooth.
But of course, T.W.I.G. would not be complete without a few savoury options, and the waffle sandwiches are delicious and filling for those brunching it up in Wan Chai. Pair your feast with a salted Lotus latte or stick to the classics with a cup of Irish coffee.
T.W.I.G., Shop A2, G/F, Mountain View Mansion, 2–4 Swatow Street, Wan Chai
Located in the newly renovated mall next to Chungking Mansion, Latam Coffee is a chic concept from the Dominican Republic that offers city dwellers a comfortable spot to rest their feet amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Soak up the minimalist interior of wooden furnishings and neutral tones and take pleasure in the rare speciality blends.
Latam Coffee, Shop S01A, Heath, Chungking Mansion, 36–44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
San Po Kong is becoming the next go-to spot for café hoppers, and Roommate, a brand-new café concept, will be there to welcome them. If you’re looking for a place to catch up with your friends, Roommate is the best place to be. Inspired by the communal spirit of university halls, the interiors are lovingly mismatched in a way that brings back memories of school days past. Its must-try is the traditional carbonara that pleases every appetite with its simplicity. Roommate also offers a selection of coffees and sweets, with its Basque cheesecake and madeleines being the best-sellers so far.
Roommate, 88 Choi Hung Road, San Po Kong
As the second venture of Clean, this café-laundromat concept encapsulates the very essence of what it’s like to live in Hong Kong. Speed is key, time is money, and whichever way you want to look at it, every second counts. Clean’s new opening takes this into account and offers visitors a way to get their coffee fix in without sacrificing a minute.
Introducing the city’s first tap-and-go speciality coffee bar, Clean’s new and never-before-seen coffee prep will take you by surprise! If you’re rushing to work in Tsim Sha Tsui, stop by Clean for a freshly brewed cup of joe to start off your day the right way. Don’t forget to try out one of the vegan-friendly treats while you’re tapping your coffee to go!
Clean Coffee, Shop 12, B/F, Heath, 36–44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Goodin’ Out is a Korean-style café in Tai Kok Tsui. Serving great coffee and small bites at its aesthetically decorated location, Goodin’ Out has your coffee, brunch, and dessert needs sorted. Give the avocado toast a try for a shrimpy twist to the well-loved classic! Another popular item so far is the fresh grapefruit brioche toast with honey—it’s the perfect sweet and bitter combo that complements any cup of coffee you’re sipping on.
Goodin’ Out, 25 Ka Shin Street, Tai Kok Tsui