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6 new cafés and coffee shops in Hong Kong to visit this May

By Celia Lee 9 May 2023

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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Cups N Paws

Whiskers N Paws, the established pet supplies store and salon, is introducing a brand-new pet grooming café to The Lohas! Collaborating with Cupping Room Coffee Roasters, this latest concept not only provides on-site grooming services for pet customers in an adorable, space-themed room, but also high-quality coffee and food offerings for pet parents to enjoy while waiting for their furry babies to finish their grooming session. Highlights include irresistible sourdough toasts topped with avocado chicken or fig and hazelnut.

If your furry friend seems a little apprehensive post-grooming, brighten them up with pet-friendly snacks and happy meals. Both the chicken and pumpkin and salmon and mushroom meals come with pet-friendly chocolate cookies and vegan coconut ice cream. A range of pet products are also available for purchase, making this the perfect one-stop shop.

Cups N Paws, Shop 358, 3/F, The Lohas, 1 Lohas Park Road, Tseung Kwan O

Vive Café

Popular cake boutique Vive has recently extended its ventures on Gough Street. The new café specialises in a selection of coffees, drinks, delicious food, and irresistible desserts. We particularly enjoyed the avocado toast with bacon, poached egg, and Hollandaise, fish and chips with salted egg mayo, and uni mentaiko pasta, while the pistachio tiramisu and Thai milk tea chiffon are unmissable items on the menu.

Vive, G/F, 12 Gough Street, Central

Photo: @yeaffee (via Instagram)


Soft-opening in Wan Chai, Yeaffee is a quaint coffee shop located along bustling Lockhart Road, recognisable by its calligraphic logo depicting a steaming cup of coffee on legs paired with the pirate flag from the popular Japanese manga and anime One Piece. Currently, there are only three items on the menu: white, black, and a mysterious “others.” Let the owner know your tasting preferences and they will hand-brew the perfect cup for you!

Yeaffee, Shop C2, G/F, Yue On Building, 146–148 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

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Triple Café

Triple Café has only recently popped up in Tai Po, but it has already gained a steady following. If you’re not a morning person, Triple is the café for you, as its lunch and dinner periods have proven to be the café’s best. Apart from a delicious and refreshing cup of joe, Triple Café also serves a selection of filling pasta, risotto, burgers, pizzas, and even steak. Trust us, this is one worth travelling to.

Triple Café, Shop 3, G/F, Tai Wo Centre, 15 Tai Wo Road, Tai Po

Photo: @winchow828 (via Instagram)

The Site

The Site opened in late February of this year, but its growing popularity in the Prince Edward neighbourhood made it a just inclusion in this month’s column. Serving a variety of coffees, cakes, pastries, and mains, this is the site to be, anytime in the day. Favourites include the rose latte and tofu cheesecake, and the all-day breakfasts are praised for their portions. The Site’s toasts strike a perfect balance between fluffiness and crunch.

The Site, 161A Sai Yeung Choi Street North, Prince Edward

Day One Café

Located in the middle of Kwun Tong’s commercial district is Day One Café, a cosy shop sporting an industrial interior. Customers can choose between fruity and nutty coffee beans for their hand-drip brews, and classic milk coffees are also available. The food menu is divided into three sections: Low Carb Day, Keto Day, and Rewards Day, perfect for those who are trying to adapt a healthier lifestyle. Highlights include black truffle olive oil mushroom konjac noodles and the garlic olive oil smoked duck breast with zucchini noodles.

Day One Café, Unit U01, 6/F, Camel Paint Building Block 3, 60 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong

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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.