Trendiest cafes in Hong Kong

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You will find some of the trendiest cafes on the western side of the Hong Kong island around Central, Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun. The Hong Kong cafe culture has come a long way from the franchised stores like Starbucks and Pacific Coffee to hipster coffee shops with impressive interior design. This is a list of a few of our favourites.

NOC Coffee CO. (Central)

NOC has had a shop on Graham street Central for a while now. Great place to grab a coffee on your way to work down from the mid-levels to the bustling offices of Central. They have a newer shop with more room nearby if you prefer the extra legroom. Check out the oh so cool concrete inspired design on Gough street.

People come here for:

  • their great coffee
  • its secluded location atop a hill on a pedestrian only street
  • the outdoor seating with street views
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Coffee lounge for days.


What the reviewers are saying

Upon ordering my coffee I was taken aback by the cost attached however trooped on as I was greeted with a smooth, clean looking coffee. The taste was deep and fruity. 

My Flat White HK

NOC Coffee CO. (Central)

34 Graham St., Central, Hong Kong


Elephant Grounds (Wan Chai)

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Beautifully designed exteriors and interiors. Perfect coffee to match.


The stomping grounds of coffee lovers in Hong Kong. The Elephant Grounds started by Kelvin Poon has a few outlets around town. Great coffee always brings a crowd. One sure way to know if a place makes good coffee is if you have to wait to be seated.

Pro tip: Also known for their ice cream sandwiches.

You will find:

  • side hustlers hanging out with their Macbooks, free wifi and coffees
  • brightly lit, wooden decor
  • a buzzing atmosphere

Check out the one in Star Street area of Wan Chai and wander around the neighbourhood afterwards.

Soon Elephant Grounds will be buzzing with hipsters and trendy youth. (Image credit: https://www.instagram.com/mimito810/)
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Soon Elephant Grounds will be buzzing with hipsters and trendy youth.


Elephant Grounds (Wan Chai)

8 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Getting there by MTR

  1. Make your way to Admiralty MTR.
  2. Follow the signs that lead to Pacific Place.
  3. Take the escalators down to the underground walkway that will lead you to the Star Street precinct.

Cupping Room (Sheung Wan)

There are a few of these around Central, Sheung Wan and Wan Chai but our personal favourite is the recently opened one in POHO. The founder Kapo is an award wining barista, coming up on the podium of the Hong Kong Brewers Cup Championship for three consecutive years. Your coffee is in good hands here.

Always packed. Always great coffee. (Image credit: https://www.instagram.com/kim_loves_q/)
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Always packed. Always great coffee.


Cupping Room (Sheung Wan)

Shop 8, Silver Jubilee Mansion, 62-72 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan

Getting there by MTR

  1. Make your way to Sheung Wan MTR.
  2. Follow the signs in the MTR station to the A2 exit.