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

By Celia Lee 6 September 2023

Header image courtesy of @overlapcoffee (via Instagram)

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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Photo: Bacha Coffee

Bacha Coffee

Newly opened in IFC Mall is Bacha Coffee, a Moroccan coffee house. Visitors will arrive to find a vibrant takeaway concept decorated in chequered marble flooring and Moroccan mosaics. Arguably the most eye-catching feature of the shop is the coffee wall, where tins upon tins of coffee beans are shelved, showcasing everything from single-origin beans to fine blends and fine flavoured. Apart from coffee, Bacha also offers a selection of pastries and sweets, with as many as eight flavours of croissants for you to choose from—the perfect place for your morning pick-me-up!

Bacha Coffee, Shop 1063, Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central

Photo: @kinfoodchange (via Instagram)

Kin Café

The latest venture from Kin Food Hub, Kin Café adds to the vibrant dining scene in Sheung Wan with its multi-cuisine concept. Patrons can stop by for a wallet-friendly meal and tuck into a wide range of offerings; from maki rolls to char siu rice, nasi goreng, and lobster bisque laksa, there is bound to be something for everyone. Wash it all down with matcha-based drinks or a classic flat white.

Kin Café, G/F, Wing Cheong Commercial Building, 19–25 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan

Classy le Carré

A new addition to K-Town’s already booming café scene is Classy le Carré, an elegant shop located along New Praya. Its minimal, white interiors are brought to life with accents of emerald green in its furniture, all contributing to a cosy and relaxed environment to enjoy a cup of coffee. Apart from its brews, Classy le Carré also serves a wide selection of delicious grub—think all-day breakfasts, crêpes, croffles, and pasta.

Classy le Carré, G/F, Tung Fat Building, 1B–1C New Praya, Kennedy Town

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Photo: @overlapcoffee (via Instagram)

Overlap Coffee

If you are taking a day trip into Yuen Long, stop by Overlap Coffee! The newly opened café sports is dressed in clean, minimalist white décor with wooden accents. Croffles are the star of the menu here, being featured in the full breakfast as well as opened-faced sandwiches with toppings such as mentaiko crab meat scrambled eggs and hard-boiled eggs with mushrooms and avocado jam. For coffee, expect all the usual orders—hot and iced—served with a card detailing the type of bean used in your brew.

Overlap Coffee, Shop 2, G/F, Wai Fat Building, 1–5 Fung Cheng Road, Yuen Long

Two-and-a-Half Street

A semi-hidden café, patrons will find Two-and-a-Half Street located in a secluded spot in Sai Ying Pun. This café is surprisingly spacious, complete with plant-surrounded outdoor seating. Come for a lazy weekend morning and enjoy some of its delicious offerings. Sourdough toasts come with a range of toppings such as scrambled eggs, pastrami, and bacon and eggs; its yoghurt bowl is a light and healthy option; and the Turkish eggs and homemade gelato are must-tries.

Two-and-a-Half Street, 1 David Lane, Sai Ying Pun


Newly opened in the relaxed neighbourhood of Sung Wong Toi is Lento, a laid-back café sporting a greyish and wooden interior. Whether you are lounging on its window-side sofa or chilling by the bar, it is hard not to feel relaxed when you are dining at Lento. A wide selection of food is on offer, including unique items such as the tuna avocado poke show, beautifully plated poke bowl with all its green goodness, and KFB, slowed-cooked chicken, as well as the usual all-day breakfast and eggs Benedict. Even if milk coffees aren’t your thing, we recommend giving one a try just for the gorgeous latte art you will get.

Lento, G/F, 428–430 Prince Edward Road, West Kowloon City, Hong Kong

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Summer Ice

Summer Ice finally makes its highly anticipated return to Kennedy Town! After a six-year hiatus, the well-loved café brings back its cosy interiors and mouth-watering food to the neighbourhood. Its signature waffles are making a comeback with sweet and savoury options, such as black sesame mochi, slow-cooked beef in red wine, and slow-cooked chicken in whisky sauce. For an irresistible dessert, the tiramisu is a must-try and comes in an elegant glass of tiered goodness. Pair your meal with a cup of coffee for ultimate indulgence.

Summer Ice, G/F, 1J Sands Street, Kennedy Town

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Caflex by The Coffeeology

Formerly The Coffeeology, the newly opened Caflex takes its café fare to the next level with new and improved recipes. Highlights of the dessert menu include its matcha cheesecake, black sesame cheesecake, and pistachio tiramisu, which all go beautifully with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. For savouries, the shakshuka with sourdough is not to be missed, while the 24-hour lobster bisque linguine with oyster is sure to impress every seafood lover.

Caflex, G/F, 15A Matheson Street, Causeway Bay

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The Vibe Room

Newly opened in Causeway Bay is The Vibe Room, an eye-catching café-restaurant serving quality brews and food that is as delicious as it is Instagrammable. Its sourdough toast trio comes in a delicate tray where toppings—smoked salmon with avocado and sour cream, shrimp with salmon roe and pimento mayo, and tiger prawn with spaghetti—are presented neatly in a box with toast on the side. Its all-day breakfast is a hearty ensemble of eggs Benedict toast, Parma ham salad, sausages, and hashbrowns, all presented on a banana leaf in a bamboo tray. Desserts include a series of topped croffles, with flavours such as caramel banana Milo, osmanthus honey pistachio, and strawberry matcha, all perfect for pairing with a cup of coffee.

The Vibe Room, Shop A, G/F, Midtown Soundwill Plaza II, 1–29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay

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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.