This hole in the wall coffee joint may be small, but its coffee menu is strong enough to more than stand on its own. Brewing up locally roasted and handcrafted specialty coffee, Bluebird Coffee offers everything from hand-drip and syphon coffee to cold brew and nitro coffee – which is, of course, nitrogen-filled, giving it an even smoother texture. There are also flavoured options for those with a sweet tooth: marshmallow, peanut butter and Nutella lattés. But the highlights are the original coffees created by Bluebird’s own barista, including the Hurricano, a Yakult-infused coffee, and Tropican, a pineapple-flavoured Americano.
Move over Sheung Wan. The neighbouring district of Sai Ying Pun is slowly climbing its way to the top as the next big coffee hub on Hong Kong island. Known for its many steep slopes and its New York-like grid design, this Western district is also home to an increasing number of boutique cafés and coffee shops. Whether you’re looking for popular chain cafés like NOC Coffee Co and Winstons Coffee or indie venues like Coffee by Zion and Jomo Coffee and Cakes, Sai Ying Pun has got it all. Here’s the best of the bunch.
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