Cover Here’s where to go cafe-hopping in Hong Kong this March 2022 (Photo: @hkhungryfoodie/Instagram)

Whether you simply want to pamper yourself, catch up with friends, or find a new work-from-home spot, we’ve got you covered with our roundup of the best new cafes to visit in Hong Kong this month

Even the fifth wave of Covid-19 can’t stop Hongkongers from getting their caffeine fix. Whether it’s a cup of black coffee to beat the midday slump, or a pour-over that’s perfect for slow weekend afternoons, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy quality coffees around town, with a side of delicious brunch plates and charming interiors that will take your cafe-hopping game to the next level.

Ahead, we’ve put together a list of new Hong Kong cafes that are worth popping into this season. Missed last month’s roundup? You can read it here

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1. Hara Kako

For a stylish place to relax and get your quality caffeine fix, Hara Kako will not disappoint. Spanning two floors, this new Sheung Wan joint is beautifully designed and imbued with industrial-chic aesthetics, where you can easily spend countless hours sipping coffees and filling your feed with gorgeous shots of all the action. The brews here are made with premium beans to grace all connoisseurs’ hearts and souls, with delicious cheesecakes on offer to complement your drink.

The cafe is currently in its soft opening phase but we heard pour-overs and a food menu will be available soon, so stay tuned!

Hara Kako, Shop B, Hollywood Centre, 77-91 Queen's Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; instagram.com/harakakohk

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2. Retro

Nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of Wan Chai, Retro is another photogenic cafe to add to your list if you want to immerse yourself into a vintage ambience. From the wine red and white palette to wooden furniture and pendant lights, Instagrammable props are plenty here to impress your followers.

Aside from excellent coffee blends, you’ll love their snacks menu which includes tempting desserts and fresh baked goods. Our picks? Their carrot cake, apple tart, and freshly baked scones are not to be missed.

Retro, Shop G, G/F, Tung Kai Building, 160 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; instagram.com/cafe.retro.hk

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3. GoodDay Cafe

Despite its out-of-the-way location in Kowloon City, GoodDay Cafe is worth a visit for its scrumptious food and airy vibes for a good start to the day. Featuring beautifully white minimalist interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of space for you to linger in, this bright oasis is designed to take you away from the bustle of daily life as you relax and tuck into satisfying brunch plates such as the beef cheeseburger, pasta, risotto and many more. There’s also a decent selection of coffees and teas on offer.

GoodDay Cafe, Shop 11, 1/F, K.Summit, 9 Muk Tai Street, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, +852 9291 4116; instagram.com/gooddaycafehk 

4. Passepartout Brunch and Coffee

The next time you find yourself exploring the vibrant neighbourhood of Jordan, pay a visit to this hidden gem tucked away on Min Street—the second location after the original cafe in Causeway Bay. From the blue façade to the brick walls and wooden furniture, everything is tastefully designed to offer you a relaxed setting that’s perfect for a long afternoon stay with friends.

Choose between the classic coffee and hand-dripped coffees, or grab a steaming mug of chocolate. Feeling peckish? The food here is worth the visit alone, where you can sample a delicious array of Asian-Western fusion dishes such as fried chicken and waffles, lotus root nachos, and Australian wagyu beef rice.

Passepartout Brunch and Coffee, 1A Min Street, Jordan, Hong Kong, +852 2882 0828; instagram.com/passepartoutcoffee

5. Ellipsis Cafe & Lounge

A newcomer to Sheung Wan’s vibrant cafe scene, Ellipsis prides itself on offering a spacious dining space with a menu of delectable food to match. Every spot here screams Insta-worthy—whether it’s the bar area where you can enjoy watching the coffee-making process, or the long table seating by large windows. But the absolute gem here is the cosy corner that’s filled with greenery and sofas where you can soak up the afternoon sun.

Aside from all the coffee staples ranging from lattes to flat whites, the cafe serves up a variety of all-day breakfasts and pasta to delight your tastebuds. Their shisha offering is also part of the memorable cafe experience.

Ellipsis Cafe & Lounge, 2/F, Connaught Marina, 48 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 9376 2492; instagram.com/ellipsis_hk 

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6. The Brew Job Coffee

Known for its top-notch selection of artisanal brews, The Brew Job Coffee has got all the coffee lovers in Hong Kong buzzing again after it moved to a new location at the Star Ferry Pier in Central. Their extensive menu has two categories of drinks at decent prices: ‘Old School’, which features traditional Italian coffees such as doppio and dry cappuccino crafted with freshly roasted beans from their award-winning sister brand; and ‘Modern’, which offers a great sampling of all the usual suspects like flat white, espresso, and dirty.

While you’re there, don’t forget to try their signature Belgian peanut butter flavoured waffle too.

The Brew Job Coffee, G/F, Star Ferry Pier, Central, Hong Kong; instagram.com/thebrewjob 

7. Nodi Coffee Run

Renowned across the city for its consistently good brews served in a cosy setting, Nodi Coffee Run has opened a new branch in Causeway Bay to keep the neighbourhood’s coffee scene vibrant. Conveniently located inside the Lee Garden mall, the branch is more of a grab-and-go concept where guests are welcome to drop by in the middle of a busy day for a quick energy boost, or enjoy a delicious cup of joe after work.

Aside from classic coffee such as dirty and flat white, the coffee shop also features a good selection of lattes featuring flavours such as sesame and matcha, accompanied by refreshing lemonade and cold brew teas.

Nodi Coffee Run, NoDI Coffee Run, Shop G02, Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; instagram.com/nodicoffee

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8. Black Sugar Coffee & Lifestyle

Black Sugar Coffee’s new branch in PMQ is another hipster spot to visit for a stylish cafe-hopping sesh. In collaboration with local design firm Little Urban Mountain, this place is adorned with minimalist interiors and wooden furniture that exudes zen Japanese vibes.

Relax in this urban sanctuary while sipping on excellently brewed coffee such as an Americano, latte, or dirty. Their signature milk pudding is also worth a try if you feel like having something sweet. Tatler tip: be sure to arrive early if you want to secure the Instagrammable outdoor tatami table at the back!

Black Sugar Coffee & Lifestyle, S106, 1/F, PMQ Staunton, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong; instagram.com/blacksugar_coffee_hk

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