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.
Out of the numerous coffee shops in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, Halfway Coffee stands out for its excellent coffee served in vintage porcelain cups.
You would know that Sheung Wan is an eclectic mix of old and new and it is precisely why we love that hood so much. Every trip to Hong Kong sees us exploring the unabashedly charming Sheung Wan, and this trip brought us to Halfway Coffee.
Love a good cuppa? You’d love it more at Halfway Coffee.
As one of the reigning Asian Tigers, Hong Kong is a bustling hub frequented by people from all walks of life. The cosmopolitan city’s cuisine is no longer confined to just cha chaan tengs and dai pai dongs, but now entails an eclectic mix of artisan coffee shops, specialty dessert stores, third culture gourmet and whatnot.
Home to a myriad of local traditional teahouses and swanky fusion restaurants, visitors will find themselves helplessly captivated by Sheung Wan’s refreshing diversity. So head over to hipster neighbourhood Sheung Wan and see for yourself what the old and new generation of Hong Kong natives have to offer!
From long-standing dim sum establishment Lin Heung Tea House, award-winning yakitori restaurant Yardbird (ranked as Asia’s 45th best restaurant in 2014) to new speakeasy bar Neo Cocktail Club, here is our guide to Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
Munchies – a certified organic and GMO-free bakery – might be a relatively new kid on the block, but is already making significant waves in Hong Kong with its irresistibly delicious handcrafted goodies.
The people behind Munchies are not marijuana addicts but passionate individuals who bake so well that one would feel like he/she literally got the munchies.
Established in 2014, Crafty Cow is a gastropub in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, specialising in craft beers and premium steaks. The chic restaurant aspires to bridge the potential barriers between local Hong Kongers and the third-culture generation. The end result is a successful showcase of revamped Western classics infused with regional Southeast Asian flavours.
Quite essentially a modern tea house that serves pretty matcha desserts, Sinmei Tea might just be the it place to be now when you need some matcha fix in Hong Kong. It took us a while to locate the place, because it sits on the fifth level, within an unassuming building in Sheung Wan.
What welcomed us was a long queue of matcha lovers, and an atmospheric cafe with an interior that models after a traditional teahouse.