A Local’s Guide to the Best Cafes in Hong Kong

Greetings from Hong Kong!

We are currently back in this amazing city for a week as we prepare to leave the country for good (For those who are new to my blog, I lived in Hong Kong for 3 years before we started to travel full time from January this year).

In between all the admin errands and catch-ups with friends,  I took the opportunity to revisit my all time favorite cafes. After a long haul flight from San Francisco and our overwhelming to-do list waiting for me, I needed a lot of coffee!

The coffee shops I’m sharing with you today have a few things in common: they have good vibes, they are totally instagrammable and of course serve quality coffee. And they’ve been around for years, which means a lot in a crowded and competitive city like Hong Kong.

Elephant Grounds

Elephant Grounds opened around the time I moved to Hong Kong and in the past 3 years has been opening several outlets around the city. Their branding is super cute and I love that they serve coffee in big mugs.

8 Wing Fung St, Wanchai (+ other locations)

Elephant Grounds Hong Kong

The Cupping Room

The Cupping Room has a couple of locations but the one is Wanchai is my favorite. It is quite small but full of personality. This is my go-to cafe whenever I feel like having a strong cup of joe.

32 Swatow St, Wan Chai (+ other locations)

The Cupping Room Wanchai

Passion by Gerard Dubois

Loved by Hong Kong locals, this is probably the most popular Western-style bakery in Hong Kong. Their pastries are incredible! They also serve sandwiches, hot dishes and salads, making it a perfect stop when you want coffee + a snack.

200 Lee Tung St, Wan Chai

Passion Bakery Hong Kong

Winstons Coffee

Mind you, this cafe is very small! But on weekends, it’s full of locals and expats alike getting their caffeine fix. The owners are Australian and the coffee as delicious as you’d expect it to be. Perfect for grabbing a cup on the go.

Shop 4, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun

Check out my blog post about this place here

Winstons Coffee Hong Kong

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Polygon Cafe

This is one my favorite cafes to go on my own and do some work on my laptop or read a book. Make sure you check out the beautiful patio at the back!

G/F 14 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun

Check out my blog post about this place here

Polygon Cafe Hong Kong

Jouer Hong Kong

This is one of Wanchai’s hidden gems! A bit hard to find, but worth the effort. This place serves coffee and tea in the cutest cups and the decor is absolutely stunning.

1 Sau Wa Fong, Wanchai

Jouer Hong Kong

The Coffee Academics (Wanchai)

The Coffee Academics is a perfect spot to hang out and have long conversations with a friend. They usually have plenty of seats and the quality of the coffee/food is very consistent.

35-45 Johnston Road, Wanchai

The Coffee Academics Hong Kong

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(3) Comments

  1. Loved your post Maria, just what we need for our trip there in December. All the best with your travels!

    1. inbetweenlattes says:

      Glad you find it useful! You’ll have a blast in Hong Kong I’m sure 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you! We’ll be staying at Wan Chai this coming Feb 2019. Will surely visit these cafes!

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