14 August, 2020
Found in HK - CBD shop and cafe
Found in HK - CBD shop and cafe
Health & Wellness, What's On HK

We Checked Out Hong Kong’s First CBD Cafe & Shop

14 August, 2020
Found in HK - CBD shop and cafe

Looking for CBD products in Hong Kong? You’ll find oils, creams, capsules, coffee, beer and more at Found.

Located in Sheung Wan, Found is a modern, welcoming space with a mission to provide “a new path to everyday wellness”. Whilst CBD may still be viewed with scepticism amongst some, there’s no denying that cannabinoid products have been gaining popularity as more people experience the benefits of natural, plant-powered adaptogens (jump to the last paragraph for info on how CBD works).

Found in HK - CBD products

After the Sassy office tried a handful of CBD products last year, we were excited to check out Hong Kong’s first and only dedicated CBD cafe and shop.

Getting There:

When you get to Sai Ying Pun MTR, take exit C. Turn left towards Bonham Road and and head to Breezy Path (just over 5 minutes). On your left, you’ll see stairs heading up to Tai On Terrace. Start the climb (about a minute) and you’ll see Found’s minimalist branding, white walls and glass doors welcoming you in (it’s where MANA!’s Poho location used to be).

What To Expect At Found:

Found was  launched in June by Altum International, a Perth-based distributor of cannabinoid products. It’s actually the first dedicated CBD shop and cafe in all of Asia!

Tucked away in Sheung Wan’s Po Hing Fong neighbourhood, on Tai On Terrace, it’s not a spot you’re likely to pass unless you’re looking for it. But don’t let the location fool you, if you’re planning on checking it out any time soon, you’re likely to find the place buzzing. As the CBD hype settles (and regulations on group sizes ease), it’s sure to turn into a more relaxed spot in Hong Kong.

Found’s concept works to shift preconceptions around CBD by exploring how plant-powered remedies work. If you’re keen to learn more about the benefits (and limitations) of CBD, the experts here seem happy to share their knowledge.

Found in HK - sheung wan CBD cafe

What CBD Products Are Available At Found?

Found offers a carefully curated selection of high-quality CBD and hemp-derived products. From oils, capsules, tinctures to coffee, beer and CBD-infused dog treats, there’s plenty to explore. Each product is tested to make sure that there are no traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in the cannabinoids group that’s known for psychoactive effects. It’s worth noting that CBD doesn’t have any dependence potential, there’s no way to “overdose” and it won’t make you “high”.

Stop by the store for a CBD coffee or grab a beer to go (only takeaway at the moment). The cafe side of Found is fully launching later this month, with plans to feature a full cafe menu with CBD-infused food and drinks – everything from coffee, tea, juices and kombucha to chocolates, bread, pastries and more.

Brands at Found include: Felix & Company, providing edible and topical CBD products (with natural botanicals), and Life CBD, offering CBD powder and liquid (also available at Elephant Grounds – we recommend a few drops in your morning brew).

How Does CBD Work?

CBD works through the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in our body to generate encocannabinoids and process phytocannabinoids in order to help us return to homeostasis (which is essentially the stable normal we’re constantly ebbing and flowing from). CBD combines with the body to adjust our stress response, balancing the body and mind. Because it adapts uniquely to you, it’s known as an adaptogen. It’s said to have therapeutic effects, like helping ease symptoms of depression and anxiety. CBD is also used for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidising and analgesic (pain relieving) properties. For many, this results in better sleep, soothed muscle tensions and a sense of calm.

Read more: Team Sassy Tried CBD Products And Here Are The Results

Found, Unit A, G/F, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan Hong Kong, 5288 2281, [email protected], www.instagram.com/found_in_hk, www.facebook.com/found.in.hk


All images courtesy of Found.

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