Lifestyle cafes made a prominent mark on the local food and beverage scene in 2020, with an ever-increasing number of new cafes cropping up in all neighbourhoods from Central and Sheung Wan to Sham Shui Po. Jia Group, the local restaurant group behind dining concepts such as 22 Ships, Mono, and most recently, Bibi & Baba, has joined the fray with the opening of Between Coffee, a new lifestyle café in Tai Kwun.
Residing in the heritage complex’s JC Contemporary building, where Jia Group’s Jiangnan restaurant Old Bailey used to be, Between Coffee has completely transformed the space. The newly-opened café takes over the 3,000 square foot venue where the restaurant once stood. The interior invites an abundance of natural light, and evenly-spaced tables are neatly arranged along the lengthy stretch the main dining area; an expansive terrace overlooks other structures within Tai Kwun and surrounding Soho neighbourhood.
Coffee lovers can enjoy brews prepared with the café’s house blend coffee No. 10 which made using beans from Ethiopia and Honduras that are custom-roasted by Craft Coffee Roaster. The quality of coffee offerings, from varieties on the pour over menu to milk-based coffees are monitored by resident coffee roaster Lok Chan and head barista Zac Wu. Other alternative beverages are also highly recommended at Between Coffee, from turmeric or matcha latte to iced sesame mountain, where iced coconut milk is topped with a homemade black sesame puree.