The avocado craze is still alive and kicking in Hong Kong and this could well be the peak of it all. The epitome of hipster – even though the drink was originally created as satire – the avolatte at Athletic Juice and Espresso Bar is pretty much what it sounds like – a latte served in a mostly hollowed out avocado skin. Because who needs a proper cup, right?
Although we still love our cup of lai cha in the morning or a Horlicks, more and more, Hongkongers are turning to coffee for their AM pick-me-up. Coffee culture here is bigger than ever, with an independent coffee shop on seemingly every street corner, from Sheung Wan to Kowloon. As more and more speciality cafés pop up around town to cater to all sorts of different taste buds. These days, you have to be able to do more than pour a well-executed espresso or flat white. Even different brewing methods – your siphon or your Aeropress – are no longer enough to impress. You need interesting new flavours to keep things fresh – a simple matcha latte just doesn’t cut it anymore. On that note, here are some of the most unique must-try javas to shake up your morning routine.
RECOMMENDED: Looking for more standard brews? Try any one of Hong Kong’s best cafés and coffeeshops.