Hong Kong, an autonomous territory located in southeastern China, is the best country to visit to get your caffeine fix.
Last year, I visited HK with my friends, and I was totally amazed on how HK offers a wide selection of cafes in every corner, as in every corner Loves! From popular brands such as Starbucks to hipster cafes to unique ones, you name it, HK has it all!
Below are seven cool cafes that you shouldn’t miss on your next visit to the country:
The Cupping Room
As per their website, The Cupping Room offers the following: quality coffees, responsible sourcing, careful roasting, and champion-tested brewing recipes. The Cupping Room takes pride on their “champion-standard coffee with an extensive food program in Japanese/Scandinavian aesthetics served with warmth and a smile.” After a long walk, make sure to visit this café. (Location: G/F, 18 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong)
Knockbox Coffee Company
Knockbox Coffee Company’s philosophy: “for every cup of coffee, there is a story – if you want to hear it, we are happy to share it.” Although considered as a very basic café– essentially small and offering no wifi, upsize, and customized requests, Knockbox is still a go-to place to appreciate good coffee. (Location: Ground Floor, 21 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
% Arabica Hong Kong
% Arabica is more than a café. It is about the owner’s love for “coffee, design, and seeing the world.” Originated in Japan, this café has three branches in HK: one in Central, the other one in Tsim Sha Tsui, and lastly, in Discovery Bay. In fact, pinoy fans recently rejoiced as a branch was opened in Taguig. (Location: KP-41, Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong)
N1 Coffee & Co
N1 Coffee & Co is a small, but very Instagram-worthy café, located in Tsim Sha Tsui. At first, it would be very difficult to find N1 but thanks to Google Maps, we saw this turquoise green colored café near the TST MTR station. This café is said to be popular for all day western breakfast although we only tried their coffee during our visit. (Location: 34 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong)
18 Grams Specialty Coffee
18 Grams started as a “small premium espresso bar in the corner of Cannon Street Causeway Bay.” With eight branches in HK, 18 Grams hopes to bring premium local roast coffee in the HK community. Next time that you’ll have your grocery in CitySuper, make sure to check 18 Grams. (Location: Citysuper, B2, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)
NOC Coffee Co.
NOC Coffee Co is an all-white minimalist coffee shop in Central HK. NOC, which stands for “not only coffee,” is famous for their beautiful latte art. If you’re fond of minimalist designs, make sure to visit their branch in Gough Street and don’t forget to take some shots for your IG! (Location: G/F, 18 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong)
While looking for a coffee shop that’s still opened at 9PM, we came across Espresso Alchemy in a not so typical location— inside the WK Square shopping mall. It is an award-winning café brought by a team of baristas “trained to craft amazing coffee beverages” so while you’re shopping for next sportswear in WK Square, make sure to chill out in Espresso Alchemy (Location: Shop 36, WK Square, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong)
Should I blog our Macau-HK itinerary? Loves, make sure to comment if you’re interested on @loveexplores FB and IG pages!