A cafe that transforms into a bar in the evening, this Korean coffee shop that has fast become a hotspot in Sai Ying Pun for those looking for quality drinks and chill vibes. Using ingredients imported from South Korea, and menu items inspired by local Korean trends, JMT offers a range of Korean-style drinks. Take your pick from fruit teas or sodas, and their coffees which include the crowd favourite Dirty Coffee ($58). Taking inspiration from ‘dirty buns’ – a chocolate pastry bun covered in cocoa powder – this hazelnut-flavoured coffee is as indulgent as they come. But if you’re feeling peckish, then JMT’s Spam Box ($52) featuring luncheon meat fries will go down well or opt for the Angbutter ($35), a mini muffin served with red bean paste and a generous slice of butter, as a sweet complement to coffee.
For many of us, the past few months may have been unbearable without K-dramas Crash Landing on You, or Running Man, and other Korean shows keeping us sane and entertained. Now, with the pandemic slowly simmering down, but cross-country travelling still very much restricted, the best way to cure cravings for Korean food is to go out and eat some fried chicken and beer, right? Well, how about taking time off to chill at a Korean cafe instead? To tempt you, we’ve rounded up some of Hong Kong’s best coffee shops with Korean food, drinks, and desserts that could very well be in the middle of Gangnam, Seoul. By Elaine Wong