As one of Asia’s most exciting and diverse dining destinations, it comes as no surprise that Hong Kong is a coffee lover’s dream. The evolution of the coffee scene in our beloved city in recent years has been rapid and constant, as we’ve witnessed more and more aspiring roasters and culinary talents reshaping local coffee culture, bringing quality brews and solid food offerings to offer diners a great coffee experience in charming neighbourhoods including Sai Ying Pun, Sham Shui Po, Causeway Bay, and of course, Wan Chai.
For many people, Wan Chai may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about the best cups of coffee in town. But the area has a lot more to offer aside from its nightlife offerings, if you’re serious about coffee and willing to explore new spots to get your caffeine fix. Scroll down to see our roundup of the best cafes and coffee shops in Wan Chai—go on, your tastebuds will thank us later.
1. Elephant Grounds
It's no secret that Elephant Grounds has become a fixture in Hong Kong’s cafe scene since opening in 2013. Now home to five branches across the city, this place has a reputation for dishing up well-brewed coffees, hearty all-day food offerings and warm hospitality. From classic black and white coffees to house specials including salted caramel and bulletproof coffee, all the drinks are executed with dedication to satisfy your discerning palate. If you’re looking for some desserts to pair your drink with, their blueberry pancake is a must.
Elephant Grounds, G/F, Win Fung Building, 8 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2778 2700; elephantgrounds.com