Top 8 Coffee Shops in HK
In need of a pick-me-up? Check out Hong Kong’s best coffee shops below.
The Cupping Room
The Cupping Room keeps expanding, and it’s not hard to see why. You’ll find house blends, iced brews made with beans sourced from Africa and Central America in an industrial-inspired setting. Come lunchtime, it’s usually packed with worker bees looking to indulge in its healthy lunch options. Three branches including G/F, 18 Cochrane Street, Central, +852 2511 3518
Coco Espresso is a cool, yet cosy spot to people-watch or while away an afternoon. It uses beans from top coffee-producing regions, with offerings like the Brazilian Santa Serra and Tade GG from Ethiopia, just to name a few of the rarer finds. Two branches including Shop D, 50 Stanley Street, Central, +852 2663 2884
Named after the colloquial Cantonese term for “black coffee”, Zai Fé specialises in espressos served with a local twist. Fresh coffee is made and served all within the space of 72 hours with top-quality beans, prepared by a team of experienced baristas. LG/F, Millennium City 5, 418 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong
Knockbox Coffee Company
Taking up a picture-perfect space on trendy Hak Po Street, Knockbox Coffee focuses on pure, simple coffees: beans are ground in-house to create classic coffees that come without frivolous extras typically found in chain cafes. G/F, 21 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok, +852 2781 0363
Elephant Grounds Elephant Grounds sources beans from independent producers, roasting them constantly in small portions in order to deliver ultra-fresh coffees. Its signature blend, in particular, consists of an exotic lineup of beans: earthy and aromatic varieties from Sumatra and Papua New Guinea, plus nutty, flavoursome Brazilian Arabica. 11 Gough Street, Central, +852 2253 1313
Caine Road’s Filters Lane makes for a great alternative to your regular Starbucks. It takes coffee-making very seriously: beans are roasted in-house, while specialty coffees like green tea latte use matcha powder. 111 Caine Road, Mid-Levels, +852 2517 1868
Despite setting up shop in just about every crowded neighbourhood, 18 Grams hasn’t lost its touch. Its signature house blends are used as a base for the likes of flat whites, cappuccinos or lattes. The roastery lab blend, for example, is made with Guatemala finca ceylan organic beans plus varieties from Rwanda and Kenya. Eight branches including Unit C, G/F, 15 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay, +852 2893 8988
Coffee Roasters Asia
Fancy freshly roasted coffee beans at home or in the office? Coffee Roasters Asia delivers just that. A retail and wholesale order serve, the company specialises in single-origin coffee. It roasts beans in a dedicated facility in Aberdeen, then deliver them right to your doorstep.