Whether you’re in need of an escape from the daily grind of emails and meetings at work, or simply looking for a place to while away your weekend with friends, a good cafe provides the perfect sanctuary whenever you need a change of scenery and a caffeine boost.
In Hong Kong, we’re lucky to have a plethora of great cafes that serves up excellent food and some of the finest cups of coffees and in Asia, if not the world. From Causeway Bay to Sai Ying Pun and Sham Shui Po, there’s no shortage of charming, independent-owned establishments dotted around the city—but if you’re an avid cafe hopper looking for a truly delightful dining experience, Sheung Wan ticks all the boxes. No matter if you want a cup of superior blend, casual meal or an Instagrammable background for your feed, this island-side neighbourhood will have you covered.
Read on to discover our top picks for the best cafes and coffee shops in Sheung Wan.
1. Halfway Coffee
A steady fixture on Sheung Wan’s cafe scene, this small joint is hidden among a string of antique shops along Upper Lascar Row is a lovely spot for an afternoon break or casual catch-up with friends. Halfway Coffee is most famous for its coffee served in vintage Chinese porcelain cups, but it doesn’t skimp on food offering, too. Get the house specials, such as rose latte and longan honey latte, and pair your drink with some seriously tasty salads, pasta dishes and desserts. If you couldn't land a seat during peak hours, the cafe also has another branch on Tung Street, which is only a few minutes away.
Halfway Coffee, G/F, Tai Shing Building, 12 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2606 1160; instagram.com/halfwaycoffee
Halfway Coffee, G/F, Wah Koon Building, 26 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2606 1160; instagram.com/halfwaycoffee