The humble coffee bean – our source of our daily inspiration and motivation to get from A to B each morning. And while we’re no strangers to a brew here at Sassy, we’re constantly on a mission to find the best beans in the bizz – or on this case, in Sheung Wan. And as we rush from meeting to meeting and start getting those creative juices flowing, we’ve rounded a list of our favourite, flavourful spots sure to satisfy those caffeine cravings – because you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy coffee and that’s pretty close….
Using only the highest-quality beans from the world’s finest coffee growing regions, a good brew is not only a given but a way of life at Coco Espresso! Although the Sheung Wan shop may be small, each cup of joe is noticeably fresh with a delicious and unique flavour that’ll have you grabbing a Coco each time you pass… so, err… every morning for some of us Sassy Girls! Psst… they also do fresh bagels and pressed sandwiches if you’re also on the hunt for a good grub.
Coco Espresso, 197 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.cocobarista.com
We love a good, hearty brekky and The Cupping Room‘s creamy avo on toast (with a poached egg) is definitely worth diving fork first into. But great food aside, their coffee is also something to rave home about! From your morning latte and cappuccinos to sweet and aromatic Ethiopian brews, perk up with this top spot!
The Cupping Room, LG/F, 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/CuppingRoomHK
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This cute coffee hub has something for everyone and conveniently located in the heart of Sheung Wan (just by Sassy HQ!) it’s hard not to nip in for a quick caffeine fix or a spot of lunch. Hot, cold, milky or black, Why 50‘s vast coffee selection is both unique and comforting. We suggest trying their Lavender Latte (mind the fresh flowers!) and nomming on breakfast faves like their Rawnola Fruit Yogurt and the delicious Cubano.
Why 50, 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Why50hk
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With a great selection of coffees from around the globe, 18 Grams roasts their beans to perfection, ensuring coffee-lovers across Hong Kong keep on keepin’ on throughout the day! Order a flat white and their signature grilled banana bread with organic honey to fuel the day ahead.
18 Grams, 77 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong www.facebook.com/18gramssheungwan
If you’re serious about your caffeine fix, Barista Jam might be the solution to all your problems, with their ice-drip coffees packing a powerful punch! Pair up your espresso with one of their great breakfasts, or grab a signature sarnie for on-the-go.
Barista Jam, 126-128 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.baristajam.com.hk
With 10 locations across Hong Kong, Classified is well known as a great option for a spot of lunch, and we love its Sheung Wan location for our early morning coffee fix. With two floors of indoor seating, along with a small outdoor terrace, if you’re not in a hurry, make sure to eat in, take your time and munch on some delicious Eggs Benedict. We promise, you’ll like it a latte.
Classified, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.classifiedfood.com/eng
NOC Coffee Co have brought their cool, minimalistic vibes to Gough Street and we couldn’t be happier about it! This location has great coffee, ample space for you to set up for the day and a menu full of delicious food. The baristas know exactly what they’re doing, so if you’re in need of some inspo, ask them for some guidance and you’ll walk out satisfied.
NOC Coffee, 18 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/NOCCoffeeCoGoughStreet
While you won’t get your hit of caffeine here, Bean to Bar does a mean hot chocolate for our non-coffee fans! It stocks organic chocolate, which is painstakingly ground and melted into hot milk, with just the right amount of sugar, to create some of the best hot chocolate we’ve tried in Hong Kong. Plus, you can sample some of their handcrafted chocolate truffles while you wait for your drink! And now that the summer months have rolled around, we can’t resist the delicious iced chocolate drink…
Bean to Bar @ Hakawa Chocolate, Shop1B, 49-51A Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/HakawaChocolate
Not only does this location of Elephant Grounds serve its signature coffees, it also has those Insta-worthy ice cream sandwiches everyone talks about! Head here to grab a generous cuppa, and sit out on the little balcony overlooking Kau U Fong. It’s the perfect place to catch up with a friend on a rainy day (trust us, we’ve tried it!). When you’re done, you can browse through the eclectic items on display at WOAW, where we’ve picked up many a quick gift or card, perfect for an upcoming occasion.
Elephant Grounds, 11 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.elephantgrounds.com/gough-street
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