Barcode, short for bar, coffee, and dessert, is one of the recently opened coffee shops in Central. Located on Glenealy Street, just below Smoke & Barrel, the shop serves snacks, desserts, and hand drip coffee in the morning, but once the clock strikes six, a hidden room will welcome you for some after-work drinks. The brains behind the bar is tea-cocktail connoisseur and Tell Camellia's co-founder Gagan Gurung. Expect a menu of classic cocktails and signature drinks that those with a sweet tooth will love because it is designed to pair well with desserts.
Be it artsy, minimalist, stylish, or quirky, there seems to be an endless stream of new cafes opening up across the city. But it’s not easy to please all the discerning coffee drinkers here in Hong Kong, and so, shop owners are going all out to maximise the potential of their single storefront – and that’s how cafe-bars were born. Whether you’re in need of a caffeine fix or a tipple after work, here are numerous cafes that transform into bars that have you covered for all your drinking desires.