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7 new cafés and coffee shops in Hong Kong to visit this August

By Celia Lee 3 August 2023

Header image courtesy of NOC The Wai

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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Stumpy Bakery

Newly opened in Cyberport is an irresistible and adorable café. The name “Stumpy Bakery” takes inspiration from the owner’s beloved corgi, Rambo, who often resembles a stumpy loaf with legs—yes, there’s danger of cuteness overload.

The bakery’s offerings are as delicious as they are cute. Fresh pastries and overnight oats are perfect for the busy worker grabbing a quick breakfast, with playful options such as the Corgi Butt Bread. A selection of sandwiches and salads are on offer for a light meal, with options such as the lox bagel packed with pickled red onion, spinach, and cream cheese, or the truffle mushroom melt sandwiched between two slices of sourdough. Pasta is also available for filling lunches, including beef ragù and the veggie-friendly nutty pesto pasta.

Don’t forget to pair your meal with a cup of coffee or tea from Stumpy, with milk alternatives available. If you are strolling around Cyberport with your furry baby, stop by Stumpy and order them a dog-friendly Stumpyccino.

Stumpy Bakery, Shop 105, Level 1, The Arcade at Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam

NOC The Wai

NOC has opened a new branch at The Wai. This location boasts the iconic minimalist décor of the brand and offers patrons a relaxing refuge from the hustle and bustle of the mall. You can expect the usual quality brews and delicious bites from NOC The Wai, alongside a store-exclusive drink. The iced pandan coconut coffee is the perfect thirst-quencher; refreshing coconut water is mixed with NOC’s signature blend and a generous amount of pandan extract, all topped with a fluffy lather of milk foam.

NOC The Wai, Unit 430, 4/F, The Wai, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai

Photo: @chilllifehk (via Instagram)

Makuma Café

Makuma Café is the latest addition to Lai Chi Kok’s vibrant neighbourhood. Situated on the ground floor of D2 Place—the unofficial hipster destination in town—Makuma’s cosy atmosphere and wooden interiors create the perfect environment for guests to wind down and relax. A selection of Japanese fusion items peppers its menu, including pasta, don, and udon sets, light bites, and a plethora of desserts such as soufflé pancakes, French toasts, and roll cakes. In terms of drinks, expect the usual offerings of coffees and teas, as well as a selection of spirits and cocktails for when the sun sets.

Makuma Café, Shop G03, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok

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After much anticipation, online bakery 21 Labo has opened a physical café with plenty of drinks to pair with its sweet creations. 21Labo offers a fresh selection of desserts every day, including layered cakes, tarts, and a variety of chiffons. This corner shop is the perfect weekend hangout spot for city dwellers with a sugar craving.

21Labo, G/F, Kam Wah Building, 831A–L Canton Road, Yau Ma Tei

Ah Jeng's Coffee Club

Ah Jeng’s Coffee Club first began as an online shop selling locally roasted coffee beans and other coffee-related products. After gaining a loyal following with its quality beans and down-to-earth branding, its coffee shop finally opened its doors earlier this summer. Boasting a bright orange exterior, Ah Jeng’s Coffee Club stands out amongst its neighbours on the streets of Sai Ying Pun, offering quality brews alongside crunchy almond biscuits. Its signature drink is the daring Dirty Gone Nuts, a wild blend of coffee, peanut butter, and condensed milk served in a cup dusted with peanut powder along its rim—a truly unhinged infusion of local flavours in a coffee.

Ah Jeng’s Coffee Club, Shop B, G/F, Tung Cheung Building, 1 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun

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The popular waterfront restaurant in Tseung Kwan O has brought its delicious creations to Wan Chai! Jomo’s latest location is a minimalist, cosy café that sits on Queen’s Road East. Patrons can pop in for a hearty meal with a variety of options to pick from, including Ibérico bellota barbecued pork rice and homemade black truffle pasta. If you are looking for a lighter bite, try out one of Jomo’s toasts and sandwiches, with smoked salmon cream cheese sourdough being one of the popular picks.

On the sweet side, the signature chiffon cake is a must-try and comes in a variety of flavours, while the roll cakes and Basque cheesecakes are equally irresistible alternatives. Pair your meal with one of Jomo’s quality brews and you will be set.

Jomo, 23 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai

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Newly opened in Wan Chai opposite the historical Blue House is a sister branch of vegan restaurant Years. Named after a small town on New Zealand’s South Island, this new café offers a secluded getaway for city dwellers. The menu is crafted by keeping local farms and produce in mind, using ingredients from the surrounding region wherever possible. A selection of plant-based options is on offer at Wanaka, including an energising tofu egg salad bowl, the protein-packed Good Day Breakfast with tofu egg salad, smoked salmon cubes, sweet potatoes, and a sourdough bagel to pair, and its signature deconstructed sushi bowls with flavours such as smoked avocado pomelo and salmon mango. In terms of drinks, expect all your café favourites.

Wanaka, 8 Star Street, Wan Chai

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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.