Are you craving for a cup of coffee? Many people just use coffee machines at home in Hong Kong. Actually, there are numerous cafés for a lazy or chatty afternoon in Hong Kong, but few are insta-worthy. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words! If you are looking for cafés with captivating, contemporary, unique or quaint interiors, Hong Kong has got you covered! During your trip in this bustling city, taking a coffee break with an instagrammable backdrop is a piece of cake. Fly to Hong Kong on your next holiday! Here’s our pick of top 5 instagrammable cafés:
Situated in the SoHo area of Sheung Wan, the unremarkable facade of Halfway Coffee is indeed a hidden gem. The interior design is quaint and nostalgic, exuding the atmosphere of old Hong Kong. Coffee here is served in vintage porcelain tea cups, taking the coffeeholics back in the day when coffee drinking is posh and stylish. Of course, snap a picture while sitting at one of the small round tables to capture the moment of nostalgia. Every moment can be picture perfect. Maybe to your surprise, the latte art is remarkable and worthy of Instagram. A wide range of coffee options are available here, complemented with some tea options. Coffee here is smooth and rich, lifting your spirits after a few sips. If you are busy and would rather opt for a coffee to go, the cafe uses lovely takeaway paper cups with porcelain patterns! Alternatively, if you are not a coffee person, you might still want to come here for an Instagram shot!
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Address: 12 Tung Street, Sheung Wan
2. Hands-On Coffee
Hands-On Coffee is the ideal place to grab a coffee fix while you are in the busy district Mong Kok, and also take some awesome photos. This cafe is situated above the mobile phone store, China Mobile Flagship Store. Your coffee-sipping experience in this cafe will be very photogenic. Situated in the centre of the cafe is a round bar, where baristas are making the coffee of your choice. The lighting is warm and the ceiling is an array of coil-like embellishments with light bulbs in the centre, drenching customers in shades of cozy yellow light. You are free to choose from a wide selection of coffee from Indonesia and Ethiopian beans to hand drip coffee. What’s more, your coffee break will be very instagrammable.
Address: 3/F, CMHK Flagship Store, No.1L & 1M, Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok
3. Colour Brown X PHVLO HATCH
Situated in Sham Shui Po, Phvlo Hatch features an industrial interior design, with towering ceilings and very insta-worthy retro green staircase. The cafe is part of the project that aims to honor the city’s tailoring industry, thus “Pocket” as the name of the cafe and other areas named after related elements. The cafe is the area which every visitor has to pass through, if you wish to visit other parts of the revitalized building, such as the “Stitch” multi-function area and the “Button”, which is a fashion atelier. Your coffee-sipping experience will not only be photogenic but also delicious. Apart from a wide selection of coffee on the menu, Hong Kong-style caffeinated drinks such as Milk Coffee is also available here. Dishes here also reflect a diverse food culture, from pasta, cheesecake to Demae Itcho instant noodles. You can easily spend a few hours here.
Address: 13 Wong Chuk St, Sham Shui Po
4. Rest Coffee Gin
Rest Coffee Gin is situated in West Kowloon Cultural District, a new cultural hub in Hong Kong. The cafe offers the views of the Victoria Harbour and outdoor seating. With a comforting and laid-back atmosphere, it is the perfect spot to take the weight off your feet while taking some insta-worthy photos during your coffee break. Alternatively, you can spend an afternoon here in the mild breeze with a book. Rest Coffee Gin is a cafe by day and a bar by night. You can order specialty brews here during daytime, from a selection of coffee beans from different countries. When the sun sets, you can order tea-based cocktails and other creative drinks. Some delicious dishes are also on the menu, such as the decadent A3 Wagyu beef cutlet sandwich. What a luxurious complement to a cup of coffee, captured in an instagrammable moment!
Address: Shop GF-04, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
5. On The Hill Coffee Bar
The interior design of On The Hill Coffee Bar is distinctively marble-themed. Located in To Kwa Wan, the cafe forms a stark contrast to the rest of the district with its aesthetically pleasing yet simplistic design. Not only are the beautiful interiors of the cafe worthy of an Instagram post, coffee here is also more than a delightful, adrenaline-spiking drink that deserves to be mentioned. The owner Dorothy grew up in the area and wished to open a special and unique cafe in Kowloon, where cafés offering specialty brews are scarce, compared to districts like Sheung Wan. The cafe serves a wide variety of coffee options, from house blend to coffee beans from foreign countries such as Ethiopia. Looking at the menu, any customer will appreciate its diversity and detail.
Address: Shop 2, Basement, Po Fai Building, 435–439 Chatham Road North, To Kwa Wan
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