Hong Kong’s Top 14 Independent Coffee Shops & Cafes

Hong Kong Best Coffee

Hong Kong’s speciality coffee scene has been growing steadily, with new indie cafes and coffee joints popping up every month. These days, it is a lot easier to find a good cup of coffee in the city. Here is a roundup of the best coffee shops in Hong Kong.

Barista Jam

Barista Jam

If you frequent Sheung Wan, chances are, you would have stumbled upon this stylish coffee house with an industrial chic design. It is the combination of these factors: centralised location, good coffee, knowledgeable staff, affordable prices, a cosy setting that make Barista Jam such a popular hangout spot for locals and expats alike.

Shop D, G/F, 126-128 Jervois Street
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2854 2211
Tue to Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat to Mon: 10am – 6pm
Nearest MTR: Sheung Wan

Cafe Corridor

Café Corridor

Café Corridor is opened by Coffee Assembly Roastery – probably one of the first few coffee roasters in Hong Kong – and is strategically located opposite Times Square at Causeway Bay. They serve food like all day breakfast (HK$65), and sandwiches (HK$45), but what regulars come back for is the excellent coffee. It is a spot where executives come for coffee and take a break.

Café Corridor is also listed in our guide to 10 Cafes in Hong Kong.

G/F, 26A Russel Street
Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2892 2927
Mon to Thu: 8.30am – 11pm
Fri: 8.30am – 12 midnight
Sat: 12pm – 12 midnight
Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Causeway Bay

Cafe Deadend

Café Deadend

Hidden at the dead end of Po Hing Fong Street in Sheung Wan, Café Deadend is the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. They share the premise with their sister bakery Po’s Atelier, so you can have some lovely baked goods to go along with a cup of coffee.

72 Po Hing Fong
Sheng Wan
Tel: +852 6716 7005
Tue to Sun: 9.30am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan

Caffe Habitu

Established in 2003, Caffe Habitu has expanded to a coffee chain with outlets all around Hong Kong. With free wifi, accessible locations, and consistently good coffee, it is no wonder Caffe Habitu has garnered a strong following over the years. For something different, try its Pu’er Tea Latte.

Shop L608, The ONE
100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: +852 3572 0622
Mon to Thu: 11am – 9.30pm
Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat: 10.30am – 11pm
Sun & PH: 10.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station Tsim Sha Tsui

Cupping Room

Cupping Room

Recognised as one of the most established independent coffee shops in Hong Kong, Cupping Room is home to the champion of Hong Kong Barista Championship 2013. Step inside Cupping Room and let the aroma of coffee beans delight you – this Melbourne-inspired coffee shop is the place to head to for coffee purists.

299 Queen’s Road Central
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2799 3398
Mon, Wed to Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 8am – 6pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan (Exit A2)

Fuel Espresso

There are many coffee shops in Central, but none of them is as popular as Fuel Espresso. With two locations at International Finance Centre (IFC) and Landmark, Fuel Espresso is a big hit among many executives as it serves reliable and good coffee in an intimate space.

Shop B47A, The Landmark
12-16 Des Voeux Road Central, Central
Tel: +852 2869 9019
Nearest Station: Central

Shop 3023, IFC, Central
Tel: +852 2295 3815
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 7pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 10am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Hong Kong

Knockbox Coffee Company

Knockbox Coffee Company

Located on the quiet Hak Po Street, several streets away from the heart of Mong Kok, Knockbox Coffee Company is a hidden gem. The décor is simple and no-frills, but what keeps regular coming back again and again is the coffee. Be sure to stop by for a cuppa after shopping in the area.

G/F, 21 Hak Po Street
Mong Kok, Kowloon
Daily: 10 am – 10pm
Nearest MTR: Mong Kok

Holly Brown Cafe

Holly Brown

Holly Brown has several outlets in Hong Kong, including Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Elements, Causeway Bay, and Lan Kwai Fong. While there is nothing fanciful about the interior, it is spacious and comfortable, and a good pitstop for coffee and gelato.

G/F, 22 Stanley Street, Central
Tel: +852 2869 9008
Mon to Thu: 8am – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 8am – 12 Midnight
Sun: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Central

Mansons Lot

Mansons Lot

Mansons Lot is an unassuming coffee shop tucked in Swatow Street alongside other random shops. We would not come all the way here just for their coffee, but if you are in the area, do swing by for a drink.

G/F, 15 Swatow Street, Wan Chai
Tel: +852 2362 1899
Daily: 7.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Wan Chai


Rabbithole Coffee Roastery

Surrounded by espresso machines and brewing equipment, Rabbithole Coffee Roastery is a heaven for coffee lovers. Choose your brewing method – espresso or slow-brew – and decide on your coffee beans.

For those who are keen to learn more about coffee, Rabbithole also conducts hand-drip class for beginners to learn more about a good hand-drip, latte art class, and coffee tasting class.

3 Landale Street, Wan Chai
Tel: +852 2528 0039
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 8pm
Sat & Sun: 8.30am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Wan Chai

Simply Life


With a bakery that produces an amazing range of bread, pastries and cakes, everything at simplylife is of premium quality, and no additives are added.

The space is one that have you slow down, relax, get a coffee and breathe in the simple pleasures of life. simplylife, indeed.

Shop 30, L2, Festival Walk
80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Tel: +852 2777 5168
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Kowloon Tong

Urban Bakery Works

URBAN Bakery Works

Sexy. Artsy. Fuss-free. Comfort. Altogether, URBAN Bakery Works presents itself as the it place for all-day casual dining. The concept shop at The Landmark is a stunner, and it promises nothing but a hip and fun experience. The next time you are in Central, drop by its concept shop at The Landmark and get a coffee. The Ball Law Cowssant, a hybrid of croissant and po luo bao (pineapple bun), is also a must-try.

Room 322, 3/F The Landmark
12-16 Des Voeux Road Central
Tel: +852 3565 4320
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 8pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 8.30am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Central


Unar Coffee Company

A charming coffee joint located in Tai Hang – a popular up and coming area filled with restaurants, cafes, and eateries – Unar Coffee Company is where hipsters go for their caffeine fix.

G/F, 4 Second Lane, Tai Hang
Tel: +852 2838 5231
Sun, Tue to Thu: 1pm – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 1pm – 12 Midnight
Nearest Station: Tin Hau

18 Grams

18 Grams started with its original espresso bar at Causeway Bay Cannon Street, which is quite possibly the smallest coffee shop in Hong Kong with only a few chairs available in the premise. It has since expanded with other outlets in Times Square, Sai Kung, Harbourcity and Mongkok. We prefer the Mongkok outlet because the café is much bigger than the other outlets, and besides coffee, you can find a wider selection of food like breakfast items and sandwiches.

18 Grams is also listed in our guide to 10 Cafes in Hong Kong.

Shop B04, B/F, Gala Place
56 Dundas Street
Tel: +852 2770 1339
Daily: 11.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Mongkok

For more recommendations, read our curated Hong Kong Food & Travel Guides.