The first % Arabica store originally opened in Discovery Bay in 2013. Despite being widely featured, the store eventually shuttered and the chain moved its operations to Kyoto, which led to global expansion with more than 20 branches across the world. Now launching its fourth outlet in Hong Kong, the Kennedy Town café is stylishly designed, serving the same excellent coffee and offering front-row seats to an incredible harbourside view. Aside from the signature espresso drinks, % Arabica also does a mean Spanish latte and matcha latte.
Following the footsteps of Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun, this gentrifying neighbourhood is becoming quite the coffee hub as more and more cafés including % Arabica and Winstons Coffee are making the waterside area their home. It’s also a foodie’s paradise thanks to its wide range of cuisines — claypot rice from the Michelin-recommended Sheung Hei, all-night dim sum at Sun Hing, Egyptian food from Aziza and all-day breakfast, among many other options. What’s more, one of the biggest sustainable and zero-waste stores has set up shop in this neighbourhood as well. It’s all happening in Ktown. So here are just some of the best things to do and eat in Kennedy Town to get you started.
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