Dating all the way back to the 18th century, cafes were “coffeehouses” where people would meet to debate and do business. In today’s Insta-age? People will literally flock to any cafe if they think it’ll make a good picture. Luckily, Hong Kong actually takes its coffee quite seriously, which is why we’re home to so many boutique cafés each of which specialise in certain coffee beans or cold brews.
NOC Wan Chai West
With sleek white interiors and a concrete wall, NOC Wan Chai West is the spot to go for the minimalist in you. This coffee shop is best known for its creamy lattes and cold brew coffee.
NOC Wan Chai West, Shop 3A G/F, On Hing Mansion, Tai Wong St E, Wan Chai, +852 2146 7768, noccoffeeco.com
Other than snapping the iconic Victoria Harbor, there is where you’ll find the perfect backdrop you need for your #homekong snaps. Winstons Coffee offers a great selection of coffee and espresso martinis.
Winstons Coffee, Shop 4, G/F Rich Court, 213 Queen’s Rd W, Sai Ying Pun, +852 2559 5078
Starbucks’ Hong Kong Flagship
The newly opened 5,500 square foot flagship store introduces the city’s first “Teavana Bar” and “Mixology bar”. It does not only offers a wide variety of food and beverages, but also stylish interiors featuring 250 pieces of handcrafted ceramics inspired by the natural form of coffee and tea leaves they have in-store.
Starbucks, Lee Garden Three, Shop 101-110 1/F, 1 Sunning Rd, Causeway Bay, + 852 2377 3375, starbucks.com.hk
Every object in Artisan Room is sourced by curator Mr. Adrian Cheng, the founder of K11 Art Foundation. Come here for the outdoor seating and art-inspired interiors.
Artisan Room, G/F, 8-12 South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui, Western District, Hong Kong, + 852 2656 3198 artisanroomhk.com
Tom Dixon x Nodi
What’s better than enjoying a cup of coffee at a two-storey flagship showroom? Make sure to document the stylish interiors and British designer Tom Dixon’s iconic collection of furniture, lighting and accessories.
Tom Dixon x Nodi, 52 Hollywood Rd, Central, +852 2882 2068
Originating from Japan, % Arabica currently has three branches in Hong Kong. They not only offer high-quality coffee, but also an incredibly Instagrammable setting that will satisfy any OCD.
% Arabica, KP-41, Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui, + 852 2809 2380
Elephant Grounds Starstreet
Elephant Grounds is one of the most popular cafes in Hong Kong thanks in most part to its avocado toast and ice cream cookie sandwiches. The food, greenery and hand-drawn menu all set you up for a great picture.
Elephant grounds, 8 Wing Fung St, Admiralty, + 852 2778 2770
Interval Coffee Bar
Designed by local studio Hintegro, Interval coffee bar is an elegant and stylish spot with bold gold accents and bright lighting. They also serve a variety of alcoholic drinks at the bar.
Interval Coffee Bar, UG/F, 33 Wellington Street, Central District, Hong Kong + 852 2570 7568
You can pretend you’ve jetted off to Japan at Omotesando Koffee in Lee Tung Avenue. Originally from Tokyo, the cult coffee bar allows you to get caffeinated in style. Make sure you get your camera ready.
Omotesando Koffee, Shop 200, 24-25 Queen’s Rd E & Lee Tung St, Wan Chai + 852 2601 3323
N.O.T Specialty Coffee
Taking the lighting, decorations and chic interior design into consideration, N.O.T Specialty Coffee is the place to pop by if you’re hanging around Causeway Bay.
N.O.T Specialty, Shop 212, 2/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, +852 2151 9712