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9 new cafés and coffee shops in Hong Kong to visit this April

By Celia Lee 14 April 2023

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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.

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Heart in Place

Previously a single-admission coffee house in Causeway Bay, Heart in Place has recently expanded into a full-fledged café in its new location in Sai Ying Pun. With its homely interior design unchanged, this new chapter of the café brand promises to offer a secluded oasis for city dwellers to unwind and relax in. Heart in Place’s signature Liege waffles are a must-try and come in three flavours: classic, matcha, and chocolate. Meanwhile, the Dreamy Black and Dirty are popular options for drinks.

Heart in Place, G/F, 21 Western Street, Sai Ying Pun

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Creo by Brentwood

The ever-popular and pet-friendly Creo by Brentwood is opening a third location in Hong Kong! Its latest Happy Valley shop will feature a selection of exclusive seasonal drinks—such as the Jeju mandarin fruit soda—in Creo’s iconic colourful design. Popular food items include the spicy barbecue pork belly roll and the sweet and refreshing Eton mess, rarely seen in Hong Kong. Everything delicious can be paired with a cup of coffee.

Creo by Brentwood, G/F, 6 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley

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Plantation Tea Bar

Despite not serving coffee, we thought Plantation Tea Bar still deserves a spot on this list. Sporting an elegant, natural interior inspired by Camellia sinensis—the common tea tree—Plantation Tea Bar offers a sophisticated environment for guests to enjoy a cup of tea. If you’re overwhelmed by the number of beverages on offer, take things easy with the monthly four-course tasting menu or founder Nana Chan’s set tasting menu, Coming Home, which features three Taiwanese oolong tes from her hometown complete with small bites.

Plantation Tea Bar, 18 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun

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Coffee Obsession

Coffee Obsession’s second location is currently soft opening in Tai Po. Whilst the minimalist, white architecture of the original store in North Point remains, café hoppers can find Tai Po-exclusive items at this latest location, including tea, affogato, and an exciting omakafe option for those who can never really settle on just one type of coffee on their own.

Coffee Obsession, 24 Kwong Fuk Square, Tai Po

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Le Goûter

Soft-opening in Kennedy Town is Le Goûter, a French-style corner shop sporting a minimalist design. A joint venture between three graduates from the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, you can expect exceptional quality from Le Goûter’s offerings. A selection of coffee favourites is available, together with non-coffee offerings. Serving a variety of light and filling savouries such as pasta and an all-day breakfast, as well as sweets like tarts and canelés, Le Goûter is a perfect stop for a meal or quick bite in your day.

Le Goûter, 98 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town

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Recently relocated from Kennedy Town, Kefi is introducing its delicious homemade sandwiches, wraps, and the ever-popular salad bar to the heart of Sheung Wan. Its pared-down interiors offer a cosy environment for guests to enjoy their coffees, making Kefi the perfect mid-day stop and quick lunch option for many in the area.

Kefi, Shop A, G/F, 6 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan

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Tastes and Tales

Soft-opening in Prince Edward, Tastes and Tales is a spacious café boasting an earthy interior and decorated with plants all across the store. Currently only drinks and sweets are available, but the masala chai roll cake with ginger mochi and sesame Basque cheesecake are must-tries and perfect complements to the shop’s coffees.

Tastes and Tales, G/F, 113 Lai Chi Kok Road, Mong Kok

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Harbour Joe

This new café in Sheung Wan offers a selection of artisan coffees, teas, and tea lattes paired with homemade sweets. As the name suggests, Harbour Joe takes inspiration from the history of Hong Kong as a port and harbour for international trade, travel, and exploration. Marine-themed interiors and décor can be found throughout the quaint corner shop, and its relaxed environment make for a perfect stop in your busy day.

Harbour Joe, 203 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

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Café at Cassina

Newly opened on Wyndham Street, Café at Cassina is the latest F&B venture by the same-named Italian designer furniture brand. Decorated with items from Cassina’s collections, the café is a cosy refuge from the bustling streets of Central. Its espresso tonic is a refreshing choice to keep in mind as temperatures rise in the city, the Earl Grey latte is a delicious and rich alternative for tea lovers, and the variety of baked goods make for fool-proof snacks.

Café at Cassina, Shop A2, G/F, Wilson House, 19–27 Wyndham Street, Central

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.