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The Best Coffee Shops In Causeway Bay

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Project C

Newly-opened this summer, Project C is fast becoming an Insta-favourite courtesy of its iconic circular window. Nicknamed the submarine, its bold brutalist shopfront radiates aesthetic appeal, but that’s not all this newcomer has going for it. Caffeine enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that coffee is taken very seriously here, with each drink coming with a cheat sheet of tasting notes so you can see exactly where your brew has originated from. As for what to order, the filter coffee has earned rave reviews, along with the Oat Brew ($55) – a Project C exclusive which combines cold brew coffee with oat milk. There’s no seating here at the moment, making this more of a grab and go option. We recommend going at non-peak hours, at least until the hype dies down, or you may risk them running out of their most popular drinks.

Opening times: Daily, 8am to 6pm
Does it have wifi? No
Is it dog-friendly? No
Does it offer non-dairy milk? Yes

Project C, G/F, 29 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/projectchk

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Artista Perfetto

Located just minutes away from the busy wet market, Artista Perfetto is the ideal cosy escape from the hustle and bustle of Causeway Bay. Pull up a stool and treat yourself to one of the coffee shop’s excellent single-origin espresso drinks (from $35), complete with latte art! Or if it’s a warm weather day, we love whiling away an afternoon on the bench outside, Cold Brew ($65) in hand. Don’t miss the selection of sweet treats too, including a rich Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cream Cookie Sandwich ($38) and a slice of the luscious Burnt Cheesecake ($58).

Opening times: Weekdays, 8am to 7pm; weekends, 9am to 7pm
Does it have wifi? Yes
Is it dog-friendly? Yes
Does it offer non-dairy milk? Yes (oat milk is available for an additional $5)
Does it offer an eco-discount? Yes (bring your own cup and get a $5 discount)

Artista Perfetto, G/F, 3 Sharp Street West, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, [email protected], artistaperfetto.com

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NOC Coffee Co.

Best known for its stunning, design-focused locations and menu of curated brews (made from house-roasted beans no less), NOC is a beloved staple of the Hong Kong coffee scene. And while the Causeway Bay outlet may not be as big or as quirky as some of the brand’s other branches, it’s definitely still worth a visit. Here, floor-to-ceiling windows give way to an achingly chic minimalist interior – the perfect backdrop for a Flat White ($35) and pastry pairing. We’re also partial to the non-caffeinated NOC Fizz ($55) – a refreshing blend of lemon, grapefruit and lemongrass juice, topped with tonic water.

Opening times: Daily, 8am to 6pm
Does it have wifi? Yes
Is it dog-friendly? Yes
Does it offer non-dairy milk? Yes (soy milk and Oatly are available for an additional $5)
Does it offer an eco-discount? Yes (bring your own cup to enjoy 10% off your takeaway coffee)

NOC Coffee Co. (Lee Garden Three), Shop No. G23, Lee Garden Three, 10 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, [email protected], noccoffeeco.com

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San Ka La

Cafe by day, shisha bar meets brewery by night, this Causeway Bay coffee shop pick offers the best of both worlds. Brought to you from the team behind Fong Waa Parlour and Morokok, San Ka La exudes the same industrial hipster vibe as its sister establishments (with plenty of Instagram moments for the would-be influencer). Its vibrant menu of East meets West delicacies set the stage for this as a great brunch place, with highlights including the Japanese Style Eel Pizza ($148), Spaghetti “Lao Gan Ma” with Wagyu Cubes ($128) and the Creamy Seafood Risotto ($128). When it comes to the drinks, opt for one of the Barista Specials, which range from the decadent Red Velvet Latte ($43) to an intriguing Osmanthus with Pear Honey concoction ($58).

Opening times: Weekdays, 12pm to 9pm; Weekends, 9am to 9pm
Does it have wifi? Yes
Is it dog-friendly? No
Does it offer non-dairy milk? No
Does it offer an eco-discount? No

San Ka La, G/F, The Vela, 84 – 86 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2871 2269, www.facebook.com/sankalahk

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The Coffeeology

Championing coffee, sourdough and pasta (three of our favourite things!), this newly-opened neighbourhood cafe sits on a quiet stretch of road just behind Times Square, making it a great post-shopping refuge. The Cold Brew ($60) is a must-try here, having been steeped for a full 24 hours to ensure maximum flavour. While the food options change monthly, you’d be remiss not to end your visit with a slice of the seasonal cheesecake ($50), which is as smooth and creamy as they come.

Opening times: Weekdays, 8am to 9pm; Weekends, 9am to 9pm
Does it have wifi? No
Is it dog-friendly? No
Does it offer non-dairy milk? Yes (oat milk is available)
Does it offer an eco-discount? No

The Coffeeology, G/F, 12 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2898 8805, www.facebook.com/thecoffeeology.hk

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Appendix Coffee & Bar

If you’re looking for a coffee meets lunch spot, head over to Appendix Coffee & Bar. While the brew options here are plentiful (with a menu spanning both espresso-based drinks and handcraft coffee), it’s the food offering which has really got everyone talking. Of note is Appendix’s hearty set lunch, featuring the likes of USA Prime Sirloin Steak with Fries ($298), Half Lobster Linguine with Alla Marinara Sauce ($198), Scallop Pumpkin Risotto ($198) and more. Though on the pricier side compared to other cafes, rest assured you’ll find restaurant-quality dishes, along with generous portions. Beyond food, the coffee shop’s prime Jaffe Road location and spacious surroundings make it a great option for business meetings and remote work.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 9pm; Sunday, 10am to 6pm
Does it have wifi? Yes
Is it dog-friendly? No
Does it offer non-dairy milk? Yes (oat milk is available for an additional $4)
Does it offer an eco-discount? No

Appendix Coffee & Bar, 3/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 3102 2001, www.appendixcoffeeandbar.com

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Mamaday

Turn that frown upside down at Taipei import Mamaday, which serves its coffee offering alongside a strong dose of tongue-in-cheek humour. Trust us, the witty wall decals and eclectic decor are sure to brighten up your “ma-ma” (so-so in Cantonese) day. To match its unique aesthetic, Mamaday has included some interesting additions to its beverage menu, including a Tiramisu Coffee ($46), Iced Sweet Potato Latte ($48) and No Surprise Passionfruit Frappe ($48). The all-day dining cafe also offers a range of fusion dishes like the Soft Shell Crab Pizza ($128) and Thai Style Spicy Pork Udon ($108).

Opening times: Daily, 11:30am to 8:30pm
Does it have wifi? No
Is it dog-friendly? No
Does it offer non-dairy milk? No
Does it offer an eco-discount? No

Mamaday, 1/F, Perfect Commercial Building, 28 Sharp Street West, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2164 0066, www.facebook.com/mmd.mamaday

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Urban Coffee Roaster

Founded by two coffee enthusiasts with a dream of supplying freshly roasted specialty beans to the Hong Kong masses, quality and consistency are guaranteed at Urban Coffee Roaster. The sheer range of brew options available here (with each location stocking up to 20 different varieties of filter coffee beans) makes it a top choice for the caffeine connoisseur. Head over to the Causeway Bay branch, which sits inside minimalist lifestyle store Galleon Home, to sample the full selection, complete with a menu of Japanese-inspired foodie bites.

Opening times: Daily, 9am to 6pm
Does it have wifi? Yes
Is it dog-friendly? No
Does it offer non-dairy milk? Yes (soy and oat milk are available for an additional $5)
Does it offer an eco-discount? No

Urban Coffee Roaster (Fashion Walk), Shop B, 1/F, Fashion Walk, 8 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 3594 6569, www.ucr.hk

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HER

Fashion meets coffee at Instagrammable concept store HER. Situated along Fashion Walk (naturally!), this boutique-slash-cafe is a self-styled lifestyle hotspot housing a range of women’s fashion, activewear and sneakers, alongside a fully-functioning coffee shop. Following in the footsteps of couture, the drinks are equal parts aesthetic and outrageous; examples include the lavish Mint Chocolate Lava Frappe topped with mountains of whipped cream, and the dazzling cobalt Blue Orange & Lime Soda. Also on the menu: cookies courtesy of Sassy fave Cookie DPT. The store even has exclusive rights to sell the brand’s popular Nutella-filled option! Consider us sold!

Opening times: Daily, 12pm to 6pm
Does it have wifi? No
Is it dog-friendly? No
Does it offer non-dairy milk? No
Does it offer an eco-discount? No

HER, 55 Paterson Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2856 9907, www.facebook.com/HER.sneakerhead

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Other Causeway Bay Coffee Shops To Check Out...

Elephant Grounds

Nestled along Fashion Walk’s Food Street, this branch of Elephant Grounds boasts a generous amount of outdoor seating – perfect for taking your coffee alfresco. Serving everything from coffee to brunch, and those Insta-famous Ice Cream Sandwiches, this is a reliable spot for a good cuppa, and benefits from being a little quieter than some of the newer options mentioned earlier.

Elephant Grounds (Fashion Walk), Shop C, 42 – 48 Paterson Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2562 8688, www.elephantgrounds.com

The Coffee Academics

Another trusty favourite of ours is The Coffee Academics, which can be found over on Yiu Wa Street (close to Times Square). As the brand’s flagship, this location enjoys bright and spacious surroundings, making it ideal for working. Here, you can expect speciality coffees, teas and cocktails, along with a range of breakfast plates, small bites, pastas, desserts and more.

The Coffee Academics (Causeway Bay), 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.the-coffeeacademics.com

18 Grams

The original 18 Grams sits in a cosy spot on Cannon Street, and still to this day, it remains a go-to for premium locally-roasted coffee. Whilst there, make sure to sample the coffee shop’s homemade desserts. Your sweet tooth will thank you!

18 Grams, G/F, 15 Cannon St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2893 8988, www.18grams.com

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