28 March, 2022
Cafes in Hong Kong With Free Wifi
Cafes in Hong Kong With Free Wifi
Eat & Drink, Lifestyle

The Best Cafes In Hong Kong With Free Wifi

28 March, 2022
Cafes in Hong Kong With Free Wifi

Looking for the best place to work remotely? These cafes in Hong Kong with free wifi will have you covered (with top-notch coffee to boot!).

Bent backs ’cause of work from home arrangements? As much as we love the flexibility and working in our loungewear (whoops!), stepping out for a change of scene always helps! Most, if not all, cafes in Hong Kong offer free wifi as a given, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re great places to work from. It’s actually pretty difficult to find somewhere that offers the perfect balance of great signal, optimum noise level and an all-important power socket. Not to mention great coffee! Luckily for you, every pick on this list has all that and more. Keep reading to discover our favourite cafes in Hong Kong with free wifi.

Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Many businesses are taking extra precautions, but please make sure you follow the latest government advice and stay home if you have recently travelled overseas, have interacted with anyone who has been away, or display any symptoms.

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Best Cafes With Free Wifi On Hong Kong Island

Cafes With Wifi In Hong Kong: Winstons

Winston’s Coffee – Kennedy Town

Bustling coffee shop by day and buzzy cocktail bar at night, Winstons Coffee is a bona-fide neighbourhood institution. Immediately recognisable thanks to its signature cinema marquee sign, this Instagram favourite has locations in both Sai Ying Pun and Kennedy Town. We recommend its more spacious K-Town outfit for a productive day of work.

Wifi signal: Excellent!
Power: Only a few power sockets
Coffee, bites and more: Coffee/tea (including chai and matcha) and cocktails (if you’re having one of those days!). Take your pick from toasties, bagels and pastries for nibbles.
Must-order: The Impossible™ Sausage Roll!
Noise level: Quite relaxed during the day, but can get busy. Winstons is a popular morning coffee spot for those on their way to work, so we’d make sure to pop in after rush hour.
Other: Can add CBD to your coffee, tea and cocktails.

Winstons Coffee (Kennedy Town), Shop 8, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2697 1878, www.winstonscoffee.com

Read more: Your Guide To CBD In Hong Kong

Cafes With Wifi In Hong Kong: Brunch Club

Brunch Club – Peel Street & Causeway Bay

Brunch Club has two locations – one on Peel Street and another on Leighton Road in Causeway Bay. Both have a relaxed, welcoming vibe, with books and magazines scattered around and a killer breakfast set.

Wifi signal: Excellent at the Leighton Road location, but flaky in the Peel Street branch.
Power: Sockets are available at both locations.
Coffee, bites and more: Excellent brunch menu, featuring continental classics. Drinks include coffee, teas and alcoholic beverages (their hot chocolate selection really sets this joint apart from the crowd).
Must-order: Marshmallows, cinnamon and cream hot chocolate – melted Belgian chocolate frothed in milk and served with lashings of whipped cream. Need we say more?
Noise level: Weekdays are typically quiet, though Saturdays and Sundays can get loud with the busy weekend brunch crowd.
Other: Al fresco dining at Peel Street location.

Brunch Club (Peel Street), G/F, 70 Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 2526 8861

Brunch Club & Supper (Causeway Bay), 1/F, 13 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2890 2125, www.brunch-club.org

R&R Bagels – Central

Come for the bagels, stay for the generous desk space and unlimited wifi. R&R Bagels’ Central location is a fantastic hidden gem of a remote office. While its small size means R&R can get full quickly, the majority of diners move on swiftly after finishing their meal, so it’s always worth hanging around for a space.

Wifi signal: Good.
Power: Limited power sockets available.
Coffee, bites and more: Bagels for days, and a selection of freshly-baked sweet treats, soups and salads. Drinks include a range of coffees (made from Air Roasted Allpress Espresso), tea by the Brew Tea Co. and fresh juices.
Must-order: Signature Bacon Jam BLT Bagel
Noise level: Usually pretty quiet, even when full.
Other: Reward yourself after a hard day’s work with an R&R cocktail, available from 3pm. Favourites include the Lemon Meringue Martini and The Muddled Earl.

R&R Bagels, 28 Li Yuen Street West, Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 2178 5168www.randrbagels.com

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Cafes With Wifi In Hong Kong: Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard

Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard – Sai Ying Pun

Tucked behind the overpass heading from Eastern Street to Sun Yat Sen Park is the charming Opendoor Cafe. An art gallery, workspace and coffee shop all rolled into one, this unassuming pick has long been a favourite with those in the know. Get there early to nab a spot in the small outdoor courtyard. And if you’re stuck for inspiration, have a browse through the book-sharing shelf towards the back of the cafe.

Wifi signal: Excellent.
Power: USB charging ports and power sockets are available at every table.
Coffee, bites and more: Tea, coffee and a range of nutritious smoothies. The food menu offers breakfast, salads, sandwiches and burgers, pastas and even cauliflower rice.
Must-order: Any one of the Super Smoothies.
Noise level: Opendoor Cafe is never fully occupied because of its off-the-beaten-track location, ensuring it remains nice and quiet all day long.
Other: Don’t forget to look around you – the exhibited art changes frequently and is available for sale if you like the look of it!

Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard, 120 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 3460 3880, www.opendoorcafe.hk

Cafes With Wifi In Hong Kong: Common Ground

Common Ground – Central

Looking for a quiet spot in which to blast through your to-do list? Head to Mid-Levels favourite Common Ground. Charmingly peaceful, it’s hard to believe that this slow-paced neighbourhood cafe is just a stone’s throw away from busy Soho. Grab a cushion and settle on the stairs outside for the ideal alfresco office situation.

Wifi signal: Good.
Power: Power sockets are available but there are only a few!
Coffee, bites and more: The concise menu features a mix of breakfast and cafe classics, including avocado toast and the CG burger. For drinks, we love that there’s a good balance of coffee and non-coffee items, including Salted Chocolate, Tumeric Latte and a Hibiscus Lemonade.
Must-Order: V60 Hand Drip Coffee accompanied by a slice of the Housemade Lemon Tart.
Noise level: Quiet on weekdays, gets crowded on weekends.
Other: Common Ground also sells a curated selection of indie lifestyle design pieces. After all that work, you deserve a treat!

Common Ground, G/F, 19 Shing Wong Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2818 8318, www.twins-kitchen.com/common-ground

DOUBLESHOT by Cupping Room – Central

Occupying a prime location overlooking Hollywood Road, aesthetics and style are everything at DOUBLESHOT. But don’t let that deter you from setting up office here. Friendly staff, freshly-roasted coffee and Japanese-fusion inspired eats are just a few reasons why DOUBLESHOT is worth checking out for an afternoon of work.

Wifi signal: Good.
Power: Few power sockets scattered around the window seats.
Coffee, bites and more: The menu covers a la carte dishes in addition to an impressive range of coffee, tea and cocktails. The dishes are a bit more substantial than your typical cafe fare (think Grilled Turbot, Karage and Galician Octopus), so we recommend coming hungry!
Must-order: The Mille Feuille Potatoes Bravas
Noise level: Expect background noise, accompanied by a playlist of jazz classics.
Other: This pick is generally a lot busier than the rest on this list. For this reason, we’d avoid lunchtimes and weekends, opting to come early morning or mid-afternoon on a weekday instead.

DOUBLESHOT by Cupping Room, 1/F, Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 9225 6639, www.facebook.com/doubleshot.hk

Hazel & Hershey Coffee Roasters – Peel Street

Perched on the slopes of Peel Street, Hazel & Hershey never fails to bring a smile to our faces thanks to its whimsical interior setting and, of course, top notch coffee.

Wifi signal: Good.
Power: Plenty of power sockets available.
Coffee, bites and more: Extensive selection of coffee is matched with a simple food menu of cakes, toast, sandwiches and ice cream. Non-coffee drinks include tea, juice and milk-based beverages.
Must-order: The nutty and flavourful Japanese Drip Coffee and Matcha Latte.
Noise level: Quiet.
Other: Take the escalator to the top of Caine Road before getting to Peel Street via Elgin if you want to save your legs the workout.

Hazel & Hershey Coffee Roasters, Shop 3, 69 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3106 0760, www.hazelnhershey.com

Best Cafes With Free Wifi In Kowloon

Cafes in Hong Kong With Free Wifi Elehpant Grounds K11 MUSEA

Elephant Grounds – K11 MUSEA, Tsim Sha Tsui

A locally-grown micro coffee roaster best known for its independently-roasted brews and delectable range of handcrafted ice creams, Elephant Grounds started off small as a tiny counter at the back of WOAW lifestyle store on Gough Street but now it’s grown into a network cafes across the city. We particularly love the K11 MUSEA location located in the Bohemian Garden, it’s sleek, modern and unlike the other locations. Even the outdoor seating is well-shaded and breezy!

Wifi signal: Good.
Power: Few available for indoor seating but not al fresco seating.
Coffee, bites and more: Healthy bites, sandwiches, sharing plates, desserts and more. Drinks-wise, expect an impressive variation of coffee drinks, alongside teas by Teakha, alcohol and juice.
Must-order: The Thai Iced Tea. Check the Elephant Grounds Instagram beforehand to see if there’s anything special on offer.
Noise level: Usually quiet enough on weekdays.
Other: Very Insta-worthy!

Elephant Grounds, Unit #705, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3468 2669, elephantgrounds.com

Cafes in Hong Kong With Free Wifi NOC Whampoa

NOC COFFEE CO. – Whampoa

Coffee meets design at NOC, with the brand’s sleek minimalist aesthetic and rich quality coffee making for a match made in productivity heaven. What we love about the Whampoa branch is its location right by the waterfront. Working away with views of the harbour in the distance? Yes please! There’s also ample seating space and if you get there nice and early, you can call dibs on the one with the best views!

Wifi signal: Excellent.
Power: Power sockets are available but get snapped up quickly.
Coffee, bites and more: Coffee and non-coffee items are available, alongside an all-day healthy brunch menu (with vegan options!).
Must-order: Any of the coffee selections – all coffee is roasted on-site using only the best-quality beans.
Noise level: Generally quiet but gets very busy during the weekend.
Other: Access to wifi is unlimited – perfect for long stays!

NOC COFFEE CO. Shop G42, G/F, Site 9, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, 2122 9751, noccoffeeco.com

Black Sugar Coffee – Olympian City 2

For those who commute through Kowloonside, Black Sugar Coffee is a must-go pit stop before heading to work (a grab-and-go here is a great pick-me-up). But for those opting to work or study here, we suggest dropping by after the morning rush hour and during the weekday. Amongst all their locations, we prefer their Olympian City branch as it’s more spacious and the floor-to-ceiling glass windows give way to plenty of natural light (helps you feel refreshed!).

Wifi signal: Good.
Power: Few power sockets.
Coffee, bites and more: Coffee and non-coffee drinks, food-wise there’s pasta, sandwiches and cakes.
Must-order: Anyone one of their hand-drip brews.
Noise level: Generally quiet (aside from their playlist in the background) but gets busy during the weekend.
Other: Pet-friendly cafe so expect to be distracted by cute doggos!

Black Sugar Coffee, Shop G16, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Olympian City 2, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong, 3162 8229, blacksugar.coffee

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Cafes in Hong Kong With Free Wifi Out Of Office

Out Of Office – To Kwa Wan

As the name suggests, you’ll be working out of office! Located in the happening streets of To Kwa Wan, Out Of Office is a comforting and cosy space to get work done. Since it’s a rather new cafe (especially in this neighbourhood), it can get packed during the weekend or in the afternoon so we’d suggest going in the morning if you prefer a more quiet environment.

Wifi signal: Good.
Power: Very few, fully charge your laptop before going.
Coffee, bites and more: Great coffee and non-caffeinated options. Pair your cuppa with pastries, salads, toasts, and bagels.
Must-order: Dutch Pancake and Shakshuka (vegetarian), note that the food portions are rather big.
Noise level: Generally quiet (aside from their playlist in the background) but gets busy during the weekend.
Other: Lounge on the bean bags (be warned, it gets a little too comfy)!

Out Of Office, Shop 1-3, G/F, Maisy Building, 8 Maidstone Lane, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, instagram.com/ooo.coffee

Page Common – Jordan

Located by the lobby of Page148, Page Common is a lesser-known cafe making it an ideal place for working or studying. Though the seats are a little limited, you should be able to settle down if you come in the morning or early in the afternoon. The space is sleek, comfortable, yet stylish and this is one of the places where the ambiance gets you in the work mode!

Wifi signal: Excellent.
Power: Mostly by the high seats by the wall.
Coffee, bites and more: Aside from quality coffee, unconventional (yet delicious) bites include Crab Meat, Coriander and Avocado Toast, Scrambled Eggs with Bacon Jam Pizza Bagel and Yuzu Egg Roll.
Must-order: Homemade Tiramisu (can’t get enough!).
Noise level: Generally quiet.
Other: Grab a copy of Page Common’s city guide and explore Hong Kong from a new angle. Also, look out for any pop-ups by reception.

Page Common, 148 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3844 8899pagecommonjournal.pagehotels.com

Best Cafes With Free Wifi In New Territories

Cafes in Hong Kong With Free Wifi Little Cove Espresso

Little Cove Espresso – Sai Kung

This cafe is a breath of fresh air (literally, thanks to the outdoor seating)! Nestled in laid back Sai Kung, working here will be a breeze (okay, we’ll stop now!). Given that this is a popular cafe in Hong Kong, it comes as no surprise that it gets quite packed in the afternoon, especially during the weekend. Plus, the friendly staff and fast service makes this cafe a go-to spot for those in the area.

Wifi signal: Excellent indoors and out.
Power: Most seats come with a power socket.
Coffee, bites and more: Coffee with the addition of soy/almond/oat milk, great tea selection, smoothies and juices, and Espresso Martini and Passionfruit Sour (for when you need that extra kick). Plus, an extensive all-day-breakfast menu.
Must-order: The decadent French Toast!
Noise level: Can get a little noisy.
Other: Paleo-friendly and sugar-free options available.

Little Cove Espresso, Shop 1 and 2, G/F, Siu Yat Building, Sai Kung Hoi Pong Square, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 6397 0875, facebook.com/littlecoveespresso

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Espresso Alchemy – Tsuen Wan

Though one of their more aesthetic locations include the one at Harbour City, we’re particularly fond of the Tsuen Wan branch as it’s less crowded and a little more spacious. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows makes the space more breathable and looking out at the lush greens every now and then is much needed when typing away!

Wifi signal: Excellent.
Power: Mostly by the sofa seats, come charged (productivity and laptop wise!).
Coffee, bites and more: Affordable prices and a variety of all-day food options including panini, toasts, omelettes, pasta, and burgers. Plus, exclusive single origin coffee.
Must-order: Pesto Chicken Penne (comfort food at its best!).
Noise level: Mostly quiet.
Other: Keto options available – the match cream roll cake is definitely a steal but you may need someone to share.

Espresso Alchemy, Shop G02, G/F, Nina Mall 1, 8 Yueng Uk Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 2703 7188, alchemycoffee.net

Cafes in Hong Kong With Free Wifi Kaffee House

Kaffee House – Tai Po

For those looking for peace and tranquility, this village cafe is the best way to unwind and work at a slow pace, basking in the beauty of rural Tai Po. The Bohemian-style cafe adds a touch of warmth (whether it be spring, summer or winter) with soft cushions, fresh blooms, wall tapestry and even a wooden swing! There’s also outdoor seating for those looking for some vitamin D (but you also get ample shade thanks to the umbrellas).

Wifi signal: Good.
Power: Only a few indoors, charge your laptops prior.
Coffee, bites and more: Extensive range of coffee and tea options (may be more on the pricy side) and cake of the day includes cheesecake and more.
Must-order: Any one of their cheesecakes!
Noise level: Mostly quiet.
Other: Pet-friendly! Also, you’ll likely spot cats from the cafe’s owners.

Kaffee House, G/F, 24 Lo Tsz Tin Tsuen, Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong, 2330 0233, instagram.com/kaffeehouse

Editor’s Note: “Best Cafes In Hong Kong With Free Wifi” was originally published in April, 2014 and was most recently updated by Fashila Kanakka in March, 2022.

Hero image courtesy of Daria Shevtsova via Pexels, image 1 courtesy of Winston’s Coffee via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Brunch Club via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard, image 4 courtesy of Common Ground via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Elephant Grounds via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of NOC COFFEE CO., image 7 courtesy of @aimei.hk via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Little Cove Espresso via Facebook, image 9 courtesy of Kaffee House via Facebook.

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