18 Best Coffee Shops In Sheung Wan & Central You Must Visit In Hong Kong

Coffee Shops In Sheung Wan

Besides being the dim sum and roast goose capital of the world, Hong Kong is a city that boasts a dynamic and thriving coffee scene. Coffee shops have been sprouting all over the country at an alarming rate but they go well beyond just places that sell coffee.

From quirky aesthetics, hip spaces to some playful, never-before-seen creations, the coffee culture in Hong Kong has dramatically reshaped itself since the early days of Starbucks.

If you are a coffee fanatic like us who travel around the world in search of the best brews, or simply someone hankering for a morning cuppa before you begin your day proper here is our list of 18 coffee shops in Hong Kong’s Central & Sheung Wan district.

Arabica Coffee


Located on the first level of the bustling IFC mall, % Arabica Coffee—famous coffee shop from Kyoto—stands as a beacon of comforting brews and the perfect pick-me-up for those who work around the area. We absolutely love their coffee coupled with their incredibly picturesque store layout.

Shop 1050, 1 Harbour View Street,
IFC Mall
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2809 2913
Daily: 9am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Central

Amber Coffee Brewery

Photo Credit: Amber Coffee Brewery


A recent addition to the massive coffee shop-laden district of Sheung Wan, Amber brings to the table an array of eccentric coffee creations from pineapple-infused cold brews to the humble latte.

Their cups are hand-painted which make takeaways orders a must to put on the ‘gram’. For those in search of a nightcap or two, Amber also turns into a wine bar in the evening.

Des Voeux Road Central, 140-142
G/F No.142 Full View Building
Tel: +65 +852 3106 0872
Mon to Fri: 8am – 9.30pm
Sat: 9am – 6pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Central

Barista Jam


If you frequent Sheung Wan, chances are, you would have stumbled upon Barista Jam at least once. The fact that it has a centralised location, good coffee, knowledgeable staff, affordable prices and a cosy setting is why we find ourselves making several returns to this stylish coffee shop.

Shop D, G/F, 126-128 Jervois Street
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2854 2211
Mon: 10am – 6pm
Tue to Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat: 10pm – 6pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan

brew bros hk


For a feel and a taste of Melbourne-style coffee, this humble coffee shop in Sheung Wan offers just that. Made from coffee beans delivered directly from Melbourne’s Market Lane Coffee, you can order anything from a flat white to their signature 21-hour cold brew. Be prepared to wait though, because Brew Bros Coffee is pretty small.

33 Hillier Street,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2572 0238
Daily: 8am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan

Cafe 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, which means you get to enjoy an array of lovely baked goods along with a cup of coffee.

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

Coco Espresso


Since its early beginnings in Sheung Wan, Coco Espresso now has 5 outlets scattered across the island. Here is where you can savour the robust flavours of a solid latte made only using freshly roasted beans or a refreshing cold brew on a hot day.

13-15 Jervois Street
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan

Common Ground Cafe


A hidden gem in Soho, it is not easy to get to Common Ground—you have to climb a million flights of stairs to reach Shing Wong Street—but once you stumbled upon the cafe, it will become your favourite hangout in Soho.

G/F, 19 Shing Wong Street, Central
Tel: +852 2818 8318
Mon to Fri: 11am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Central

Corner Kitchen Cafe

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Located right across the street from the greenery of Hollywood Road Park, the bright and airy Corner Kitchen is all about great coffee and delectable home-baked treats. It may not be the most niche coffee roaster in town nor the hippest, but you can expect Corner Kitchen to deliver solid, consistent coffee every time.

226 Hollywood Road,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2547 8008
Mon to Sat: 8am – 8pm
Sun: 8am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan

Cupping Room


Recognised as one of the most established independent coffee shops in Hong Kong, Cupping Room is opened by the champion of the Hong Kong Barista Championship 2013.

Step inside Cupping Room and let the aroma of coffee beans delight you—this Melbourne-inspired coffee shop is one place to head to for coffee purists.

299 Queen’s Road Central
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2799 3398
Mon to Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan

Elephant Grounds


A quaint and small cafe that can be easily missed due to its location, Elephant Grounds sits within the WOAW! concept store.

If you’re a fan of all things mysterious, then perhaps you may find charm in its somewhat secretive location. It has both casual seats around the coffee bar and outdoor benches as well.

11 Gough Street
Tel: +852 2253 1313
Mon to Sat: 11am – 8.30pm
Sun: 12pm – 7pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan/Hong Kong

Halfway Coffee


Famous for serving coffee in vintage oriental porcelain cups, Halfway Coffee is a dinky joint tucked away along a row of antique shops. They serve all the classic coffee options from lattes to flat whites and a wide selection of teas as well.

12 Tung Street,
Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong
Tel: +65 +852 9511 7197
Daily: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan

Hazel & Hershey


Coffee lovers will enjoy visiting this cute little retail boutique coffee shop in Central. Whether it is caffe latte, cappuccino or piccolo, helpful and passionate baristas prepare every cup of coffee with precision and care.

Other than getting your caffeine fix, you can also purchase coffee beans and coffee-making equipment.

Shop 3, 69 Peel
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3106 0760
Mon to Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Central



Nestled along Jervois Street, where a number of indie cafés sit, Kaffeine specialises in quality coffee made from freshly roasted beans. But perhaps what helps this little coffee shop stand out from its competitors is its excellent fresh food.

108 Jervois Street,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +65 +852 2639 5100
Mon to Sat: 8am – 6pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan


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LOF 10

A minimalist coffee shop nestled on the slope of U Lam Terrace, Lof 10 is a pretty laid back venue that boasts a range of flavoured coffee beverages including their rose latte. You will definitely not miss the attention grabbing logo that is shaped like an old Hong Kong neon light.

While they may not be the most affordable coffee shop option in town, their drinks sure match up to the cost.

1 U Lam Terrace,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2540 2210
Daily: 10am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan



Boasting industrial minimalism as their store concept, NOC Coffee Co. is one place where you can sip on a coffee in style. Spacious, cool and perfect for photos, we can see why NOC Coffee Co. is a hit among the younger crowd.

34 Graham Street,
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2606 6188
Daily: 8am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Central



Perhaps one of our favourite spots in Hong Kong for an afternoon chill, simplylife is a good cafe to unwind, relax and enjoy a myriad of tantalising nosh while you’re at it.

With a bakery that produces an amazing range of bread, pastries and cakes, everything is of premium quality, and no additives are added. For lunch and dinner, the kitchen also dishes out fresh salads, pasta, burgers and other savoury main courses.

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


Sexy. Artsy. Fuss-free. Comfort. Altogether, URBAN Bakery Works presents itself as a 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 bakery focuses on croissants, that come in a variety of fancy flavours from almond, Belgian chocolate, cheddar cheese, to brulee—all of which are available every day.

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

Why 50

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WHY 50 

Conveniently located in the heart of Sheung Wan, it is hard not to nip in for a quick cuppa or a hearty sandwich. Why 50’s coffee selection is unique and speaks volumes of their passion for experimentation.

Some dishes that come highly recommended include their Lavender Latte as well as the delicious Cubano—perfect for starting the day right.

27 Hillier Street,
Fu Fai Commercial Centre
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 6532 4161
Mon to Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 8.30am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan

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