Coffee. The legal addictive stimulant we need for adulting. In fact, one might argue it is the sole reason we humans wake up on Mondays or meet for brunch on Sundays. It boasts many hidden talents, skin care among others, and when travelling it becomes practically a necessity to get over the inevitable jet lag. A city like Hong Kong is always buzzing with excitement. Ever wonder why it never seems to slow down? Yup, you guessed it: Coffee. Or more specifically, quality boutique coffee shops. Perfect for rainy days lounging around big arm chairs or people watching, soy latte in hand.
#1 Brew Bros Coffee
With a focus on serving high-quality coffee with beans imported from Melbourne’s Market Lane, this hole-in-the-wall is a hidden gem for your tastebud’s delight. Oh and don’t forget to try their tasty bagels!
#2 Common Ground
Don’t be fooled by its location or size. Common Ground, although ironically named, is a boutique coffee shop located on a stairway between two busy streets. The relaxed atmosphere and surprisingly calm surroundings make it a little haven in a busy street. And if that doesn’t convince you, their “brain juice” (a.k.a coffee) definitely will.
#3 Open Door Cafe
Smoothies, healthy lunches and outdoor seating await at Open Door Cafe, where you can B.Y.O.D (bring your own dog!) and get them a ‘puppacino’ on their patio area. It also doubles up as an art gallery to support local artists in the area!
#4 The Cupping Room
They may have perfected the cappuccino, but there’s another word that comes to mind when you mention Cupping Room: Pastries. Lots, and lots, of beautifully made pastries. Aside from beautifully decorated modern and chic interior, the Cupping Room really take the cake, pun intended.
#5 Mansons Lot
The cosy setting will have you settled into their booths and ready to taste test all that Mansons Lot has on offer. With their larger-than-your-face coffees and mouth-watering brunch menu, it’s definitely worth a Sunday afternoon (how can you resist homemade cheesecake?)
Food comma on a really comfy hotel bed.
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