Are you thinking about where to go in Hong Kong for a steamy cup of joe and some peace? Look no more and keep reading. Hong Kong is home to many speciality and independent coffeehouses. These cafés cater to the unique taste buds of Hongkongers by not just offering the popular macchiato and decaf espresso but rare brews as well as homegrown and roasted coffee too.

Here are 18 of the best unique coffee shops in Hong Kong handpicked by us for your need for caffeine.

Accro Coffee — Yuen Long

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Accro specializes in the newest siphon brew tech (© Accro Coffee)

A lively speciality coffee shop in Yuen Long with a cool, contemporary interior. The highly knowledgeable baristas at Accro keep themselves sharp by regularly competing in brewing competitions, their innovation showing in unique offerings like coffee cocktails. There is a reasonably broad range of coffee beans for you to order, besides the liberty to have either expert pour over or siphon brewing. First-timers to Accro Coffee cannot go wrong with Irish coffee and a freshly baked waffle. Lastly, expect long queues at weekends.

Shop D, G/F, 162-164, Kam Shing Building, On Ning Road, Yuen Long | +852 9430 1433

Africa Coffee & Tea — Wong Chuk Hang

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ACT doubles as a coffee shop and African restaurant (© Africa Coffee & Tea)

Africa Coffee & Tea is singular in Hong Kong for serving up exclusively African coffee as well as accessible, nutritious-minded African food with influences from the many countries that make up the continent. Located inconspicuously on the 15th floor of a commercial building, with views of Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter, their espresso-based drinks made with single origin coffee beans are excellent. They support the women working in Africa on producing the coffee beans by sourcing their coffees and tea leaves directly from makers, producing their own brand of roasted coffee beans and speciality tea sachets.

Suite 1501, 15/F, 41 Heung Yip Rd, Wong Chuk Hang | +852 2180 7536

Bacha Coffee — Central

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The décor of Bacha Coffee is inspired by its Moroccon origins (© Bacha Coffee)

This café chain with roots in Morocco has a century-long history of specialising in Arabica coffee from Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Asia. It is one of the latest additions to Hong Kong’s café landscape, having opened as a boutique outlet in IFC in August 2023. Customers who visit the spacious store will only be able to get takeaway orders for hot and iced coffee or pastries, but they can spend as much time as they like browsing through the over 200 varieties of 100% Arabica single origin coffee beans that they can purchase by the gram, single-serve coffee drip bags, and coffee-brewing accessories.

IFC, Shop 1063, 1/F, 8 Finance Street, Central | +852 2301 1910

Cafe Solo — Tai O

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Cafe Solo’s outdoor seating (© chopsticks7 via Flickr)

Solo in Tai O offers a scenic view of the stilt houses after a long morning of exploring the village, along with a combo of coffee and cake for your famished stomach. Their food menu and range of teas are also extensive. Solo takes their speciality coffee very seriously. Their artisanal coffees are served in heart-shaped mugs, which add to the natural allure of the coffeehouse. Visitors should note that the establishment requests you to pay upfront based on the amount of time you plan to stay, as the waterside location is highly coveted by weekend daytrippers.

G/F, 86-88 Kat Hing Street, Tai O, Lantau Island | +852 9153 7453

Clean Coffee — Lamma Island

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Clean Coffee is a cozy café-laundromat in Sheung Wan. The tap and go, self-service store has one goal in mind: to make waiting for your laundry less of a chore. Enjoy hot and cold coffee and non-caffeine barista-grade drinks, plus vegan pastries, in the cute space centrally located on Nathan Road.

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Coffee Philharmonic — Lamma Island

Philharmonic Coffee is down at the end of Yung Shue Wan Main Street (© The HK HUB)

If you’re in Lamma Island, Coffee Philharmonic is a must-visit coffee stop. A small place with an amazing selection of coffees from Colombia, Costa Rica, Kenya, Ethiopia or Ecuador. All the classic types of coffees are available, from espresso, to flat white or hand drip coffee. Teas and other beverages, hot and cold, are also available. Prices range between HK$20 and HK$70. Our favourite coffee? The Dirty!

No. 106 Yung Shue Wan Main St, Lamma Island | +852 9363 0563

CoHee — Fanling & Kam Tin

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CoHee Studio in Kam Tin (© CoHee)

CoHee Studio is a hidden delight in the quaint village of Kam Tin around ten minutes from Kam Sheung Road MTR Station, a coffee shop sprinkled with Japanese culture and tasteful interior. They also have a branch in Fanling with more seating. The Coffee connoisseurs will love the wall board highlighting the espresso-based coffees on the menu alongside their bean origins. Your hand-brewed coffee is served in lovely Japanese pottery. According to CoHee, your perfect coffee moment starts with a powerful espresso followed by a flat white to heighten your contrasting flavour with a pleasing aftertaste. Food-wise, you cannot go wrong with their chocolate brownies.

  • Fanling: G/F, 302 Jockey Club Rd, Fanling | +852 66990898
  • Kam Tin: 152 Kam Tin Shi St, Kam Tin | +852 9449 7310

Dog99 Coffee — Sham Shui Po

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Latte and vegan pudding (© Dog99 Coffee)

Dog99 Coffee is a small, independent coffee shop in Hong Kong of 10 seats with an enticing offering of cakes and pastries, awesome croissant sandwiches, and excellent hand drip. It is also one of the few coffee shops in Hong Kong that are open 24 hours. Pair their very own “Black Forest gâteau” or special egg tart with the cappuccino or the latte your heart desires. Lastly, you cannot go wrong with Dog99 Coffee’s Mushroom Egg Pudding or Raspberry Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake – all priced very reasonably.

33 Wong Chuk St, Tong Mi, Sham Shui Po | +852 6831 1311

For Single — Kennedy Town

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Single coffee origin combo set (© For Single)

A special concept coffee shop with fantastic single-origin beans, single malt whiskies, and craft beer. For Single’s menu includes elaborative details about the different brewing methods employed in creating each drink to help make your caffeine choices simple. The interior offers a cosy ambience that transitions well from day to night. From 6pm on, For Single turns into a whiskey bar that offers reasonably priced drinks as well as a taster set. It is the kind of speciality coffeehouse and bar that you might find in Japan or Taiwan.

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Shop D, G/F, Full Harvest Building, 6-18 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town | +852 9384 4491

Island Table Grocer Cafe — Peng Chau

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Island Table Grocer Cafe seats around 15 in its cozy space (© Island Table Grocer Cafe)

Island Table Grocer Cafe is an adorable coffeehouse located close to the ferry piers in Peng Chau that serves tasty pizzas, pastries, and great coffee. You can either sit inside – which is air-conditioned – or in the patio area outside. On a hot day, Island Table’s lemonade is perhaps the best beverage in town. Many regulars absolutely love their homemade sausage rolls and cheesecakes.

No.9C Wing Hing St, Peng Chau | +852 6019 7694

Lofe Plus — Tuen Mun

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Vinyl record listening corner (© Lofe Plus)

Lofe is a nice little café nestled in Tuen Mun with the mantra that enjoying coffee and music are the high points of life. Friendly baristas create flower infused drinks and Italian coffees made with carefully sourced coffee beans. Owned by a HiFi music enthusiast, vintage 80s Hong Kong vinyl records set the tone for a calming coffee-house experience. With a range of options for all day breakfast, Lofe would serve you their signature breakfast waffle with your choice of teriyaki chicken salad or smoked salmon salad. Moreover, the café owner occasionally conducts coffee workshops, diving into pour over, Turkish coffee siphon brewing, and more.

No. 54 San Sau St, Leung Tin Village, Tuen Mun | +852 6558 8331

N1 Coffee & Co. — Tsim Sha Tsui

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N1’s Wan Chai branch (© N1 Coffee & Co.)

N1 is the perfect little place for a great, honest single origin coffee and a slice of cake in Tsim Sha Tsui. Don’t take our word for it; the roastery also supplies beans to restaurants and hotels throughout Hong Kong. They have two newer branches in Wan Chai and Sai Kung, but the Tsim Sha Tsui one is its original branch. We also love that they have a nice selection of pies and cakes (looking for a rec? Try the lemon basque burnt cheesecake, carrot cake, or banoffee pie).

  • Tsim Sha Tsui: Shop G, 34 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 3568 4726
  • Sai Kung: Shop B2, Marina Cove Shopping Mall, Sai Kung | +852 2243 1688
  • Wan Chai: 229 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai | +852 2668 0082

NAK Kafé — Tai O

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Watch fishermen’s boats passing between stilthouses on Ling Fung Stream (© Nak Kafé)

Say hello to chill vibes, scenic views, and a great coffee at NAK Kafé. Pocketed in the fishing village of Tai O, this dog-friendly sun terrace café serves delicious breakfast, lunch, and coffee. You are welcomed by a cheerful barista at a counter adorned with colourful action figures and specials of the day. The coffee menu is basic compared to other coffee houses mentioned above, yet every drop is worth it. For first-timers, we recommend NAK Kafe’s Smashed Avacado and Brazilian pour over coffee.

20 Wing On Street, Tai O, Lantau Island | +852 2368 8030

Neighbourhood Coffee — Aberdeen & Repulse Bay

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Neighbourhood’s Repulse Bay location is just across from the beach’s entrance (© Neighbourhood Coffee)

Neighbourhood Coffee, with two locations in Southside, are community hotspots in their respective areas. The Repulse Bay location is literally across from the entrance to Repulse Bay Beach, and with pups running freely around, you can easily feel like you’ve been transported to a beachside holiday destination. If you can, you should really grab a little seat outside to really appreciate the vibes. The food selection is limited; the focus is on the high quality espresso here. We recommend the rose latte or flat white.

  • Repulse Bay: Shop B4, 35 Beach Rd | +852 9500 0051
  • Aberdeen: Shop No. 2 ABBA Arcade | +852 9500 0051

Passepartout Brunch and Coffee — Jordan

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Passepartout moved from Causeway Bay to its Kowloon home in early 2022 (© Passepartout Brunch and Coffee)

As the name announces, this café in Hong Kong offers great coffee and the tastiest brunch options; think Calcutta, Yokohama, and London. The Calcutta comes with masala waffles and crispy butter chicken. Seating around 20, the ambience is lovely, with cool background music. Your latte is smooth as wind, and the pricepoints are just right. Also worth trying are their artisan teas and Mocha. Lastly, expect a crowded Passepartout during the weekends.

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1A Min St, Jordan | +852 2882 0828

Pause Cafe — Mui Wo

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Pause Café is the location of choice for brunch in Mui Wo (© Pause Café)

This is a cozy family-run café in Hong Kong that offers a variety of craft coffees and a range of breakfast options. Pause Café is dog-friendly, and the baristas are well-versed with the dietary knowledge of their menu. For the first-timer, the French Toast with Mascarpone and Seasonal Fruit and the Bagel with Cream Cheese are highly recommended. The breakfast connoisseurs should start their meal with Eggs Benedict and smashed avocado on toast. To complement your food, order their hot Macha Latte; or if you’re feeling spicy, go for Pause Cafe’s Bloody Mary Mocktail.

21 Chung Hau St, Mui Wo, Lantau Island | +852 5267 5549

The Missing Piece — Sai Ying Pun

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The Missing Piece is located across from King George V Memorial Park (© The Missing Piece)

Off the bustling main road of Sai Ying Pun, The Missing Piece is nestled on quiet Eastern Street. This neat little coffee shop offers perhaps the best Piccolo and Cappuccino in the district. The atmosphere is cozy without feeling cramped. There is a wide selection of vegan and gluten-free cakes, and you also won’t regret trying their scrumptious all-day breakfast or salads packed with brain-powering ingredients like avocado, grilled chicken, and pine nuts. The Missing Piece also has a liquor license, which means you can always switch your evening coffee with a glass of wine or whiskey.

35 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun | +852 2547 6636

Wolf Den Cafe — Lai Chi Kok

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Wolf Den Café overlooks the edge of Lai Chi Kok Park (© Wolf Den Café)

Wolf Den Café only promises great coffee, all-day breakfast, and peace and quiet. It is one of the few indie cafés among the chain stores and high-rises that dominate Mei Foo. Enough to merit a visit, right? The interior of the coffeehouse is decorated with illustrations of wolves that cover the entire café. You’re welcomed by a friendly barista, who makes your coffee and hamburger steak choices easy for you. Popular menu items include a honey mustard chicken burger, cheese noodles, and the special tandoori chicken that is served every day.

1 Broadway, Mei Foo Sun Chuen, Lai Chi Kok | +852 3102 9628

Header image credits: Island Table Grocer Cafe

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