Cover Here’s where to go café-hopping in Hong Kong this February 2022 (Photo: @_seriousfoodblog_/Instagram)

If you want to take a break from your usual café haunt and enjoy a good coffee somewhere new, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our roundup of the best new cafes and brunch spots to visit in Hong Kong this February

Coffee-drinkers and brunch lovers are spoilt for choice in Hong Kong. While some cafes are designed to offer busy urbanites some much-needed respite, others have incorporated eye-catching designs to help brighten your Instagram feed—all while serving quality drinks and food to delight your tastebuds.

Below, we’ve curated a list of the best new cafes and brunch spots to keep on your radar this February. From coffee specialists to dessert cafes and Instagrammable spaces where guests can hang out with furry friends, these places will certainly impress with their menus and environments. 

Miss our roundup last month? You can read it here.

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1. Out of Office

To Kwa Wan suffers from a reputation for lacking quality restaurants, but the opening of this new cafe could be a game-changer for the area. 

Taking up a ground floor space and complete with outdoor seating, Out of Office is a stylish spot that offers coffee alongside a decent range of salads, light bites, pastries and desserts.

Out of Office, Shop 1-3, G/F, Maisy Building, 8 Maidstone Lane, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, +852 5197 9193; instagram.com/ooo.coffee 

2. Cookie DPT

Fans of Cookie DPT’s delicious, soft-baked treats will be pleased to know that the cookie maker has opened its first-ever café in Central, following several successful pop-ups around the city. 

Boasting a dine-in area that allows guests to fully experience their cookies served fresh from the oven, the new branch also offers a selection of coffees to complement the delectable treats. Other than digging into the brand’s signature cookies, give the baked goods and desserts a spin.

Cookie DPT, G/F, 48 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong; cookiedpt.com 

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3. In The Moment

Decked out in a beautiful blue and white palette, In the Moment offers cosy seating that’s made for lazy afternoons spent with friends. 

Besides a variety of coffees, the café has teamed up with famed Hong Kong-based Instagram bakery Hemma, serving up the latter’s much-loved Basque burnt cheesecake. The menu also features savoury dishes like pasta and toast.

In The Moment, Shop D, G/F, Wing To Building, 4 Water Street, Western District, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong; instagram.com/in_the_moment.coffee

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4. Bogu

Boasting a creative concept that you won’t find elsewhere in town, Bogu, a unique mish-mash of coffee shop and pet grooming salon—calls for café hoppers who appreciate good design and enjoy bonding with their furry friends.

The café takes the interior design seriously, where guests can relax in an airy space featuring a soothing white palette, but it doesn’t skimp on quality in terms of food and drinks offerings, too. While you wait for your pet to be groomed and pampered, have a taster of the sweet pastry menu—the earl grey cream cake is a must-try—and pair your treat with their well-brewed coffee.  

Bogu, G/F, 2 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; instagram.com/bogu.hk 

5. Lassana

Local coffee roaster Lassana has cafes all across Hong Kong, but its new branch in Sheung Wan is worth a visit in particular, which is brimming with vintage vibes and photogenic interiors—think black window frames and ceiling fans. Upon stepping into the café, you’ll be mistaken for thinking you’re on the lively streets in Europe.

As well as serving up a wide range of beverages including classic coffees and refreshing fruit teas, Lassana also features a food menu of brunch eats and desserts—the mushroom spaghetti and mixed berry waffle are tasting samplers. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating, but we suggest getting some sun and fresh air outside with your cup of coffee and food. The elegant chairs and geometric flooring make for some good snaps too.  

Lassana, Shop A, G/F, Pong Fai Building, 2-8 Lok Ku Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 6773 5550; instagram.com/lassanacoffee 

6. After You

Following up on the success of its Christmas pop-up last year, Thailand’s famous After You Dessert Café has finally opened its first overseas outpost in Hong Kong.

Nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of Causeway Bay, the café is adorned with a minimalist white colour scheme and wooden décor to offer diners a comfortable space to unwind and satiate their sweet tooth.

This place is most famous for its shaved ice desserts and honey toasts, but their beverages don't disappoint either. Whether you’ve got a penchant for coffees, lemonade and soda, or classic Thai milk tea, there’s bound to be an option that goes well with your desserts.  

After You, G/F, Jing Long Commercial Building, 52 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2117 0665; instagram.com/afteryoudessertcafehongkong

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7. Gokan Lounge

Named for the Japanese word for “the five senses”, Gokan Lounge boasts a unique layout designed to bring guests different experiences.

Seats by the window are good for a spot of people-watching, while the bar area encourages guests to interact with fellow coffee lovers. Seating along the wall, meanwhile, provides a more private space for reading and quiet contemplation.

On the menu, painstakingly created Japanese-style coffees reign supreme. Take the Shady Sour: the cold brew coffee is infused with hibiscus and dried apple and mixed with homemade cacao syrup. There’s also the espresso affogato, with ice cream served atop hot coffee in a martini glass. 

Gokan Lounge, G/F, 192A Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; instagram.com/gokanlounge 

8. Wako2ffee House

If Sai Ying Pun’s mural village Art Lane isn’t enough to attract you to visit the charming neighbourhood again, the idea of enjoying a delicious brunch at a Japanese-style café should do the trick.

Featuring a small and cosy space decorated with wooden furniture and white walls, Wako2ffee House is filled with a soul-soothing ambience that’s perfect for slow afternoon escapes from the city.

As you enjoy a well-brewed cuppa, dive into the food menu of exquisite fruit sandwiches and savoury light bites such as avocado with crispy bread chips and Japanese omelettes for a truly indulgent meal.  

Wako2ffee House, Shop 1, G/F, 2&2A Art Lane, 8 Chung Ching Street, Western District, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong; instagram.com/wako2ffeeP_house 

9. Cupping Room Coffee Roasters

The newest branch of Cupping Room is now open in Kwun Tong, boasting the same minimalist, stylish design as its predecessors across the city. Conveniently located inside the APM mall, the café features top-notch selection of coffees to satisfy your java cravings, where delicious brunch plates including toasts, pasta and salads are also on offer. 

Cupping Room Coffee Roasters, UC-15, APM, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong; instagram.com/cuppingroom.hk 

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10. Nutmad

This Kwun Tong cafe has proven to be a hit since its recent opening: diners flock there for its French toast with caramelise bananas ice cream, carbonara pasta with Parmesan crisps and pork cheek, as well as sous vibe Iberico pork rack. Finish off your meal with a satisfying cuppa: there’s a selection of classic coffees and herbal teas. 

Nutmad, Shop 3, 1/F, Eastcore, 398-402 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, +852 3565 6422; instagram.com/nutmadhk 

11. Flow Float

For coffee lovers and Instagrammers who are all about minimalist, industrial designs, Float Float is the place to be. In its coffee brews, the premium beans are meticulously roasted to bring out distinct flavours—sip on the signature house blends, or opt for a cold brew from the hand-drip selection. Of course, light desserts such as scones and homemade almond cookies are available to liven up your experience.  

Flow Float, Shop E, G/F, Bright Star Mansion, 95&97 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; instagram.com/flowfloat_ 

12. Maison Meiji

Taking up a spot inside the Grade II-listed tenenment building on 7 Mallory Street, Maison Meiji offers a dining experience inspired by Japan’s Meiji Restoration Period of the mid-to-late-19th century. Cuisine of the period is characterised by western influences in classic Japanese dishes. 

At Maison Meiji, fusion drinks and dishes take centre stage: a curated menu of French-Japanese dishes are offered alongside exquisite cocktail creations. Take the Dekopon Chu-Hi cocktail, for example: it is made with the syrup of dekopon, a Japanese variety of satsuma orange, with a sweet potato shochu base as well as hints of lychee, peach and strawberry. 

The space has a Japanese-inspired decor, complete with tatami floor seating, as well as a vinyl library. 

Maison Meiji, 1/F, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; instagram.com/maisonmeiji

13. Halfway Coffee

Tucked away down on a quiet alleyway in Mid-Levels, Halfway Coffee’s new branch is stylishly designed to provide a space for people to take a pause and enjoy a relaxing afternoon break. The brand is most famous for its quality coffee brews served in vintage Chinese porcelain cups.

Our recommendations? Get the house specials, such as rose latte and longan honey latte, and pair your drink with their signature pasta dishes and desserts for a truly indulgent meal. The outdoor seating area is perfect for the ‘gram, too. 

Halfway Coffee, Rednaxela Terrace, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong; instagram.com/halfwaycoffee 

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14. April Coffee Lab

With its grey façade and brown window frames, it’s hard to miss this café in Yuen Long. Aside from all the classic coffee staples, April Coffee Lab also offers specialist pour-overs and hand-dripped brews. Food-wise, the hearty all-day breakfast plate, toasts and youghurt bowls are unbeatable.  

April Coffee Lab, Shop 22, G/F, Ho Wang Building, 11, Yu Wing Path, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, +852 6856 8866; instagram.com/aprilcoffeelab

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15. By Chance

Rounding up our list is By Chance, another gem waiting to be discovered in Causeway Bay. Bright and airy, this newly opened café has no shortage of photo-worthy opps, where guests can enjoy excellent fruity and nutty coffee blends as well. It’s still in its soft opening phase but food and dessert menus will be launched soon. As for the most Instagrammable spot? The corner seat at the back of the café—make sure to arrive early to grab it! 

By Chance, G/F, 92 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; instagram.com/bychance.coffee 

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