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9 Coolest hipster cafes in Hong Kong for your next getaway

Just booked your cheap air ticket to Hong Kong and now looking for the best places to get your caffeine fix while there? From big-time global coffee brands like Starbucks to small independent coffee shops, Skyscanner shares with you a list of 9 hipster cafes in Hong Kong that will put coffee connoisseurs in a state of euphoria.

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1. Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard, Sai Ying Pun

This cafe in Hong Kong welcomes pets in its outdoor area! Photo credit: Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard

With an open door policy that is pet and family-friendly, Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard is where you’ll find quality nourishment for both body and soul. The cafe offers breakfast and brunch menus that include options that are gluten free, nut free, organic and vegan. This is a place where you are certain to meet new friends.

Address G/F 120 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Nearest MRT
Sai Ying Pun A2
Opening Mon–Sat: 8am–6pm
Closed on Sun and Public Holidays
Website Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard
+852 3460 3880

2. Hazel & Hershey, Central

Hazel & Hershey has all the brewing equipment you’ll ever need. Photo credit: Tim Riley / Flickr

Coffee aficionados are guaranteed to have a blast in this cute coffee shop. Whether you’re ordering a piccolo, a cappuccino or a cafe latte, Hazel & Hershey has courteous and enthusiastic baristas to make sure every cup served is an absolute treat. Coffee lovers can also purchase brewing equipment and coffee beans in this retail shop.

Address Shop 3, 69 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Nearest MRT
Opening Mon–Fri: 8:00am–6:00pm
Sat–Sun: 9am–6pm
Website Hazel & Hershey
+852 3106 0760

3. Knockbox Coffee Company, Mong Kok

Knockbox Coffee Company is essentially utilitarian. Even without plugs, comfortable sofas, or even Wi-Fi access, coffee connoisseurs still regard this as the ultimate hipster cafe. Although basic, Knockbox is home to passionate baristas as well as artisanal coffees with freshly roasted beans that are bound to provide an unforgettable coffee experience.

Address 21 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Nearest MRT
Mong Kok
Opening Mon–Thu: 11am–6pm
Fri–Sun: 11am–9pm
Website Knockbox Coffee Company
+852 2781 0363

4. The Cupping Room, Sheung Wan

Boasting a minimalist and hipster chic decor, The Cupping Room is an established independent coffee shop that delights coffee purists with its refreshing aroma of coffee beans, ambrosial coffee varieties, appetising sandwiches and delectable pastries.

Address Shop LG, 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Nearest MRT
Sheung Wan
Opening Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm
Sat–Sun: 9am–6pm
Website The Cupping Room
+852 2781 0363

5. Common Ground, Central

Whether you’re a foodie or someone who loves accessories, you’ll certainly find some common ground with this next entry on our list. Founded by twin brothers Caleb and Josh Ng, Common Ground is ultimately a hip, chic and eclectic cafe that also functions as an accessories store filled with fabulous bracelets among other trendy finds.

Address G/F, 19 Shing Wong Street, Central, Hong Kong
Nearest MRT
Opening Mon–Fri: 11am–7pm
Sat–Sun: 10:30am–7pm.
Website Common Ground
+852 2818 8318

Common Ground is a rising star in Hong Kong’s F&B scene. Photo credit: Tim Riley / Flickr

6. Lof10, Sheung Wan

On the lookout for the best place in Hong Kong to spend a lazy weekday? Lof10, with its chill West Coast vibe and breezy minimalist space is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best hangout spots in Hong Kong. Try their luscious ice latte for a mouthful of heaven – a shot of espresso mixed with a sphere of ice and plunged in cold milk.

Address 1 U Lam Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Nearest MRT
Sheung Wan
Opening 10am–7pm daily
Website Lof10
+852 2540 2210

7. Starbucks Coffee with a Bing Sutt twist, Central

Travel back to the 1950s at the Starbucks Bing Sutt. Photo credit: chee.hong / Flickr

As you step inside this Starbucks outlet, you’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time into the 1950s. Honouring the rich tradition and heritage of Hong Kong, this Starbucks outlet is adorned with wooden chairs, marble tables and old-fashioned patterned floor tiles, creating a nostalgic retro feel.

Address Shop M2, Mezzanine level, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Nearest MRT
Opening Mon–Thu: 7am–9pm
Fri: 7am–10pm
Sat: 8am–10pm
Sun: 9am–8pm
Website Starbucks at Duddell Street
+852 2523 5685

8. The Coffee Academics, Causeway Bay

Inspiring beverages, specialty coffee and exceptional food are just a few of the numerous perks of visiting this beautifully designed hipster cafe in Hong Kong. Full of life and character, The Coffee Academics is also a chic and contemporary venue where coffee geeks gather to share their expertise about this beverage.

Address 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Nearest MRT
Causeway Bay
Opening Mon–Thu: 9am–11pm
Fri–Sat: 9am–2am
Sun: 10am–9pm
Website The Coffee Academics

9. Café Sausalito, Sham Shui Po

Bringing a little bit of the SF Bay to Hong Kong, Café Sausalito sits at the heart of old world neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po where the owner, Michael, grew up in. This little spot was named a must-visit if you only have 72 hours in the city and was started as a community for the busy locals. Be sure to come for the coffee and excellent food, and stay for the warm and friendly staff. Pet-friendly too!

Address 201 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Nearest MRT
Sham Shui Po
Opening Mon–Fri: 10am-7pm
(extended summer hours from Tue-Thur till 9pm)
Sat: 9am-7pm
Sun: 9am-6pm
Website Café Sausalito
+852 3689 3292
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Originally published on 29 January 2016 and updated in July 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.

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