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Best new cafes and coffee shops to visit in Hong Kong

For all your cafe-hopping needs

By Jenny Leung
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We're back with another roundup of the city's newest cafes and coffee shops, and there's something for everyone this month! Whether you're in dire need of some seriously good coffee, want to get some shopping done while you sip, or just hoping for somewhere to relax and escape the daily grind, we've got them all.

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Best new cafes and coffee shops in Hong Kong

14:41

Restaurants Cafés Central

A pet-friendly cafe by day and shisha bar by night, 14:41 is the latest addition to the ever-bustling Peel Street. During the day, the cafe offers a small range of coffees, teas, and mocktails along with some simple bites. At night, the cafe transforms into a shisha bar offering a variety of flavours that are fruity, creamy, floral, and minty. Design-wise, expect minimalistic chic with bare concrete, metallic furnishing, and neon signs. Oh, and did we mention they have a beer pong table?

Coffee Obsession

Restaurants Cafés Fortress Hill
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A small, cosy nook in Fortress Hill for those who are serious (and obsessed) about coffee. You really can't go wrong with choosing any one of their coffee options, though their pour-overs are exceptionally good. If you're not into coffee, however, try their single-origin drinking chocolate made with 70 percent dark chocolate for the ultimate indulgent. Mind you, the shop is small so seats are limited, but you can enjoy your coffee standing by the bar table and chat away with the shopowner and staff who are each as passionate about coffee as the next.

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Fifteen

Restaurants Cafés Sheung Wan

Located on the slopes of Aberdeen Street, Fifteen is a four-storey hybrid store that plays host to a cafe-turns-bar, a boutique, and a shisha lounge. Its bohemian interiors with elegant, vintage touches make the venue a real standout amongst the plethora of cafes in the city.

The ground floor cafe offers Japanese and Western-style cuisine, all of which go perfectly with their wide selection of floral teas and coffees. Head up to the first floor and you'll find yourself in a vintage haven with racks and shelves filled with retro clothing, accessories, jewellery, as well as tableware. Fifteen is also incredibly photogenic from top to bottom, making it an attraction to every cafe hopper and Instagrammer in town. If you're eager to visit, we definitely recommend making a reservation beforehand.

Nggy &

Restaurants Cafés Sai Ying Pun
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Formerly known as Nggy's Kitchen located inside PMQ, Nggy & 'blank' has now grown into a fully realised concept and cafe. Located on Second Street in Sai Ying Pun – a neighbourhood that never seems to run out of space for cafes – the empty space that comes after Nggy & represents the infinite possibilities of what the cafe can bring to the table, whether it's jam, wagashi (Japanese confections), patisserie, tea, or whatever they have up their sleeves. 

We love this concept and what's on their menu certainly lives up to the name. From savoury bites like the Floating Cloud Oyakodon (baked souffle egg white with salted koji chicken and fried rice) to irresistible sweet treats such as miso cheesecake, and a beautiful blue and white Mount Fuji panna cotta, everything here is creative, unique, and most importantly, delicious.

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Slash

Restaurants Cafés Prince Edward
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Adding to Sham Shui Po's forever-expanding community of cafes and coffee shops, Slash is a stylish cafe with a modern, industrial design. Its simple storefront strikes a contrast to the neighbourhood, while the high ceiling and long bar table make Slash one of the most uniquely designed coffee spots in the area. Thankfully, their food and drinks here do not disappoint either. Made with beans sourced from various countries such as Ethiopia, Rwanda, Honduras, Peru, and many more, their outstanding brews speak volumes about the thought and care put into making each cup. The range of homemade pastries available is just as impressive, with our favourites being the financier and the crunchy peanut butter cookie.

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Coffee Analog (安樂珈琲)

Restaurants Cafés Prince Edward
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Cafe by day and whisky bar at night, Coffee Analog is a must-visit for coffee enthusiasts and whisky buffs. Come here for hand drip brews or a double ristretto – highly concentrated espresso – during the day, or sip on drams of whisky at night in the comforts of low light and dark wooden fixtures. There’s also an impressive display of independently bottled whiskies, limited-edition releases, and brands that will tickle any whisky enthusiast.

Must-try: Try the selection of 'mystery cakes' that ranges from Milo chiffon cakes to matcha desserts that changes daily.

Snap this: Capture the laid-back ambience of the cafe by the leather sofa and sound system.

Le Reveur at Flower Market

Restaurants Cafés Prince Edward
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Nestled within the Prince Edward Flower Market, Le Reveur, which means 'daydreamer' in French, opened its doors at the end of August and has already gained the attention of many cafe-hopping foodies in town. The Parisian cafe offers a refreshing change from the plethora of minimalistic cafes that's been popping up around town, donning colourful lampshades and vibrant murals. Since the cafe is still in their soft opening, there's only a limited selection of coffees, desserts, and savoury items, but they'll throw in complimentary canelé with every coffee order. 

Must-try: Flat white ($42), crepe suzette ($68)

Snap this: For food pics, grab a seat by the window for natural lighting, or place it on a black and white rattan chair for a pop of colour.

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Not Just Coffee (不籽是咖啡)

Restaurants Cafés Yau Ma Tei

This newly opened Yau Ma Tei cafe is – just like its name suggests – not just about coffee. The food menu boasts a stellar line up of Japanese and Western cuisine, as well as a selection of coffee from multiple origins including Brazil, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Indonesia. As for the interiors, it features a modern minimalist design with bare concrete, wooden fixtures, large windows, botanicals, you know the drill. We recommend heading to the cafe early in the day as a queue tends to build up as soon as it hits noon.

Must-try: Lobster bisque with avocado prawn Inaniwa udon noodles (a type of udon from Akita prefecture) ($128), cold plum soba noodles with fried shrimp or grilled mackerel ($88), and dirty coffee ($40)

Snap this: Perch yourself on the bench outside the shop and take a photo. Be sure to get the beautiful floor tiles, plants, and concrete wall in one frame. If you're feeling camera shy, it'll work pretty well.

Sean Cafe & Lounge

Restaurants Cafés Causeway Bay
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Popular TST eatery Sean Cafe has just opened up its second location in the heart of Causeway Bay. Aside from light bites, pasta, and a hearty all-day breakfast menu, the cafe also has a salivating range of desserts and drinks to indulge in. The floor to ceiling glass windows also allow plenty of natural light to seep through, giving you all the more lighting for that picture-perfect meal. 

Must-try: Floral and souffle pancakes ($88-$108), butterfly pea tea ($52)

Snap this: Neon sign, a special pink wall, floral accent chairs, and the food!

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Sonne CAD

Restaurants Cafés Tai Hang

This one is for the serious coffee drinkers. Taking up the space of a two-storey pre-war tenement building, Sonne CAD serves up locally-roasted, single-origin coffee from Indonesia, Uganda, Guatemala, and more (their menu regularly rotates). Take a seat by the bar table and chat with the barista about what best suits your palate, or take a seat upstairs where the quiet space is filled with historic pictures of Tai Hang and furniture made out of sustainable materials.

Must-try: Only coffee is available so take your pick and try them all!

Snap this: Do snap a pic outside in front of the store's grand wooden door.

White Hse (白房子)

Restaurants Cafés Causeway Bay
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A dreamy respite for the floral obsessed, White Hse is a hidden cafe tucked away on the upper floors of an unassuming commercial building in Causeway Bay. From the white brick walls, marble tables, and right down to the food, there’s a touch of whimsy and elegance everywhere you look. If you’re planning to visit, be sure to book a table beforehand as the venue is small and space is limited. 

Must-try: Double cheese orecchiette ($118), cookie cup with milk ($58), and Velvet Goldmine: baked prawn risotto with red cabbage cream sauce and gold leaf ($158)

Snap this: The huge pink floral wall!
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#000000 Sammi Coffee

Restaurants Cafés Tsuen Wan
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Sleek, all-black interior, cool artworks by local artists on display, and a selection of top-notch coffee and teas, Sammi Coffee is basically every minimalist's dream. The cafe is currently offering customers free coffee upgrades from 8oz to 12oz for its soft launch period. 

Must-try: Charcoal latte ($30), chocolate fudge cake ($35)

Snap this: The main attraction of the cafe is the stylish Supersize Me figurine by Ron English right in the middle of the cafe!

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