Hong Kong’s cafe scene is blossoming with a slew of new coffee shops, brunch spots and tea parlours emerging in nearly every neighbourhood, from Central to Tsuen Wan, North Point to Sham Shui Po. The trend has been well documented by diligent cafe hunters all throughout 2020; in a year where many Hongkongers gave up travel to discover their own districts, we rounded up more than 18 brilliant new venues that opened within weeks of each other in the summer alone. In 2021, we see no sign of the demand for great cafes tapering off anytime soon, so stay with us as we attempt to summarise the latest and greatest new openings to check out this year.
1. Alive Eatery, Sham Shui Po
An independent specialist in sourdough breads, Alive Food Co used to peddle their wares in Form Society in Sham Shui Po—a hub for creatives and nurturing local talent. Now, the team have launched their first standalone cafe a few doors down, where they showcase their philosophy and passion for healthy Mediterranean food anchored by their signature bread. Toast toppings include tomato salsa and avocado; peanut butter, banana and chia seed; roasted cherry tomatoes with balsamic. Their caramelised bread pudding, however, looks to be the emerging MVP.
Alive Eatery, 131 Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong