Looking for something other than your typical Starbucks or Pacific Coffee Company? We’re heading over to Kowloon and scoping out the best off-the-beaten-track java spots sure to cure those caffeine cravings. Order a flat white and enjoy the laid-back vibes of these nine alternative coffee shops across the harbour.
N1 Coffee & Co. is the quintessential espresso stop, with a modern interior and quality coffee and food, it’s no wonder this Mody Road spot is such a hit.
Not only should you come and try a latte in their iconic coffee cups, but also make sure to try their freshly baked pastries. It’s a perfect spot to soak in the good vibes and share a couple treats with friends.
N1 Coffee & Co., No.35, Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/N1-Coffee-Co
Calling all coffee aficionados! The Brew Job is your place. Here you can enjoy a standard latte or cappuccino and also order a ‘tasting flight’ to really test your taste buds.
With roasted beans to buy and fresh pastries to snack on, The Brew Job has a little something for everyone.
The Brew Job, 36-46 Hoi King St, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TheBrewJob
Just off of Pai Tak Street you’ll find a perfect little coffee shop for a special morning or afternoon. Heysonuts not only offers an extensive coffee menu but has a stellar dessert selection.
With a special emphasis on holiday festivities, they offer set menus and holiday specialties so you can make the most of spending time with friends and family on those special days.
Heysonuts, Shop 3, G/F., 149 Pak Tai Street, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, www.facebook.com/heysonuts
A hideaway spot near Nathan Road, Kubrick is the ultimate place to unwind and recharge. A café, bookstore, DVD shop, vintage movie poster archive and indie movie theatre all-in-one, Kurbrick and Broadway Cinemathique offers a selection unlike many other places.
A popular place to work or read for hours on end, enquire about purchasing a membership card at the main counter that will give you discounts on all purchases. Perfect.
Kubrick, Shop H2, Cinema Block, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, www.kubrick.com.hk
Hey girls in Tai Kok Tsui – head over to Craft Coffee Roaster to enjoy an equally satisfying and stunning latte art in a sunny window seat!
They’ve mastered the balance of great design with a comfortable and warm environment. With a gorgeous pastry display and an extensive full-length menu, it’ll be hard to resist spending the whole afternoon here.
Craft Coffee Roaster, G/F, 29 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, www.facebook.com/Craft-Coffee-Roaster
Character cafés are all over the place these days, but a trip to the Moomin Café is bound to spark some nostalgia back to the days of simple cartoons and their beautiful illustrations.
Order a drink with skilled latte art and take Insta-snaps with Moominpappa and Moominmamma on the way out. If you’re lucky, Moomintroll might be there himself to dine with you!
Moomin Café, Shop 32, Level 3, LCX, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, www.facebook.com/moomincafehk
Situated on a rare quiet corner in Mong Kok, Coffee Jobs is a high design café with delicious food options and ideal seating arrangements.
Order from an array of burgers or pastas and sit at the window bar watching people go by. Lots of space and a menu everyone will enjoy, this hip cafe is an unlikely but solid bet for a breakfast or lunch outing.
Coffee Jobs, Shop 3, G/F, Paradis Square, 3 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok, www.facebook.com/Coffee-Jobs
Looking for the high quality coffee house vibe that you can just sit and chat for hours in? You can have your cake and eat it too!
Kelly & Moss is a beautiful, well designed coffee shop with a picturesque front patio situated inside Zero Carbon Park with plenty of seating. The coffee shop is in combination with a retail store, offering delicious and carefully crafted eco-friendly goodies.
Kelly & Moss, Zero Carbon Parkk, 8 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/kellyandmoss
Café Hay Fever is cool, comfy, spacious and has plenty of seating. With it’s curated farmhouse decor, it’s a nice change from the standard ultra-hip industrial interiors of most espresso jaunts.
Also while you’re there, pick up a bag of their fresh roasted coffee beans to take home (try the Ninety-plus Hachira with hints of blackberry and raspberry jam) or some flowers from their floral shop downstairs.
Café Hay Fever, G/F, 62 – 64 Flower Market Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, www.facebook.com/hayfever.cafe