Cover Here’s where to go café-hopping in Hong Kong this April 2022 (Photo: @f.o.v_/Instagram)

Whether you want to grab a caffeine boost between meetings on your workday or enjoy a relaxing weekend brunch with friends, these are the best new Hong Kong cafes to visit now

Hongkongers have always had a discerning eye for quality food and beverage, and there’s no denying that our love affair with coffee has been a long-standing one. Over the past few years, the local caffeine scene has grown both more ubiquitous and more exciting, with plenty of exceptional cafes popping up all over the city every month. From artisan roasters to Instagrammable spots, Hong Kong truly has caffeine in spades.

If you want a change of scenery, we've got you covered. Keep scrolling to see our list of the trendiest coffee shops and brunch spots to visit in Hong Kong this April, including a hidden oasis in Mui Wo, a unique cha chaan teng-slash-café in Yau Ma Tei, and more.  

Missed our last month's roundup? You can read it here.

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1. Find The Way

Located in Yuen Long, Find The Way is a tranquil gem that’s well worth making a weekend trip for expertly brewed cups of joe and delicious desserts. Go for the signature black and white coffee drinks, and stay for the hot cake with maple syrup or lemon pound cake.

Brimming with Japanese-inspired décor, this café will take you away from the busy city life as you enjoy their treats and capture Insta-worthy moments.

Find The Way, Shop P3, G/F, Tung Fat Building, 9 Ping Wui Street, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, instagram.com/findtheway.Ip

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2. Tai On Coffee

Whether you’re a coffee enthusiast or Cantonese food lover, you’ll be pleased to know that this old-school cha chaan teng, Tai On Café, has been recently transformed into a new coffee shop, welcoming guests to enjoy a nostalgic dining experience.

From the outdoor window display stacked with of all kinds of fresh baked goods, to the classic booth seats and yellow tiled walls, this place still retains the OG layout of the original restaurant to transport you back to the ‘90s. The coffee here is excellent, including their house special drink, Coffee Now, which features the unique taste of Horlicks. Food-wise, their pineapple puff, lemon tea flavoured cookies, and caramel egg tart are also worth ordering.

Tai On Coffee, G/F, 830 Canton Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong; instagram.com/taion_coffee_and_tea 

3. Tanuki Coffee

The brainchild of local boy band Error's 193 with his friends, Tanuki Coffee is a boutique café hidden in To Kwa Wan that makes for a welcome escape from the bustle of the city, thanks to its stylish Japanese-inspired interiors and laid-back atmosphere. The menu sees a tempting selection of coffees crafted with premium beans sourced from local roasters, accompanied by Korean-style snacks, including egg drop sandwiches and warm brunost cheese croffle. 

For Instagrammers, the café's cheerful white and yellow palette; unique decorations featuring the shop's mascot, raccoon dog; and airy outdoor seating area will give you plenty of great backdrops to level up your feed.

Tanuki Coffee, Shop 18, G/F, The Vantage, 63 Ma Tau Wai Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong; instagram.com/tanukicoffeehk

4. The Hideout

If you’re yearning to escape from the concrete jungle, The Hideout in Mui Wo is the perfect place to be. Surrounded by lush greenery, this airy outdoor café lets you savour delicious coffees and brunch plates in a relaxing ambience. Every spot here screams Insta-worthy, but really, it’s the lounge seating by the pond that will make you fall in love with this place.

The café prides itself on operating its own farm to grow fresh ingredients for its food and beverages, while vegetable farming workshops and beekeeping experiences will be offered in the near future as well. Tatler tip: Book well in advance because it’s always packed!

The Hideout, Ngan Kwong Wan Road, Mui Wo, Hong Kong, instagram.com/thehideouthk

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5. Yama Coffee

A cosy Japanese-style café to put on your radar, Yama Coffee offers great coffees paired with delectable treats and warm service. The coffee here is crafted with quality beans and meticulous brewing techniques, where guests can look forward to classics including black and white coffees, accompanied by non-caffeinated drinks such as matcha latte and hot chocolate.

Their light snacks aren’t to be skipped either—the signature mushrooms and corn cheese tart, macarons, and fried chicken are highly recommended.

Yama Coffee, G/F, 15 Pitt Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, +852 9215 1563; instagram.com/yama.hk

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6. How To Live Well

Conveniently located inside Hysan Place, How To Live Well is designed to bring busy urbanites some much-needed respite from the daily grind. This café is decked out in wooden interiors and warm lighting, where you can easily spend a few hours sipping on coffee, reading a book, and getting some stunning shots for your ‘gram.

On the dining side, there’s a wide selection of comforting dishes on offer, including pasta, pizzas and burgers, alongside coffee, draft beer and wines. Sweet tooths can also indulge in desserts such as freshly baked scones, homemade cakes, and waffles with ice cream.

How To Live Well, Shop 414-417, 4/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2186 7809; instagram.com/how_dept 

7. Ima Coffee

The sister brand of Good Day Coffee Co. in Jordan, Ima Coffee promises to bring a delightful café experience with well-crafted coffees and delectable food. Go classic with a cappuccino or espresso, or try the house specials cucumber latte and Uji matcha soda for something unique and refreshing.

The food here is pure comfort and treated with the same level of care, where guests can look forward to a sumptuous range of sandwiches, desserts, as well as baked goods including cookies and scones.

Ima Coffee, Shop 15, G/F, The Vantage, 63 Ma Tau Wai Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2330 6388; instagram.com/imacoffee.hk

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