Hong Kong hasn’t always been known for good coffee. If you want a fairly reliable and quick coffee, you can easily go to one of the many Starbucks or Pacific coffee you’ll find on almost every corner. But in the past few years Hong Kong has seen the rise of smaller boutique coffee shops.
25 Haven St, Causeway Bay
In a small street of trendy little eateries and boutiques, you’ll find this miniature sized store with quality milk based coffee and brewed teas.
12 Tung St Sheung Wan
A vintage styled coffee shop with a range of regular and interesting coffees like matcha and honey. We tried a Rose latte, flavoured with Rose Syrup, quite robust and topped with a few petals.
18 Cochrane St, Central HK
A world champion winning coffee shop doing quality milk based coffee as well as some good filter coffee, with a number range to choose from and tasting notes listed. This is a shop for those who nerd out on coffee. We also had a hot chocolate with some marshmallows in it. Probably a healthy cacao style one and relatively been that your normal chocolate type.
38 Peel St, Soho, Central HK
In the Soho area of Central on Peel Street, cafe by day, wine bar by night (though they serve alcohol from 9am). It seems to be an Australian run cafe serving some breakfast meals, baked goods, coffees and juices. The redback coffee was good and they also do masala chai. We had Ultimo eggs, which looked similar to scrambled eggs but tasted more like a cold boiled smashed version. They were on 2 quality pieces of sourdough.
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No.1 Prince’s Terrace, Mid-Levels, Central (on the escalator)
Up in Soho close to the top at Mid Levels and near the escalator you will find this small coffee store selling mainly coffee with a few breakfast foods options including bruschetta as well as smashed avo. Using Redback coffee too. Service was a little slow, but they did have some quality milk based coffee on offer.
22&24 Haven St Causeway Bay
In a quaint street, you will find this superb cafe delivering the best latte art I’ve ever seen. The barista does amazing latte art including 3D. I got a iced cold latte topped with fluffy bear latte art. It was pretty awesome!