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Whether you’re looking for the perfect brunch place or in need of a relaxing spot to enjoy a delicious cup of joe, these are the best new cafes and coffee shops to visit in Hong Kong right now

Coffee drinkers and brunch lovers are always spoilt for choice in Hong Kong. From stylish cafes that offer Instagrammable dishes and décor, to coffee shops serving up primo brews and pastries, our city’s list of restaurants is ever-growing that there’s bound to be a place to suit every taste and mood.

If you’re on the hunt for a new brunch place, or simply want a change of scenery and get your caffeine fix somewhere new away from your usual haunt, you’ve come to the right place. From a chocolate-themed coffee shop to a seasonal pop-up café, we've compiled a list of the newest, trendiest cafes and brunch spots in Hong Kong for your upcoming weekend escapades. Missed our last month's roundup? You can read it here

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Nobis

Not only can you enjoy a decent cup of coffee housed within the photogenic industrial-style décor of Nobis, but the place is also serious with its pastry offerings that guarantee a delightful café experience.

Nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of Prince Edward, the concept behind Nobis is to provide a serene space for people to relax, enjoy a cuppa and connect with like-minded coffee lovers. Here, a team of passionate baristas combine freshly roasted beans and meticulous brewing techniques to create their beverages, so expect to taste some great coffees, including pour-overs, lattes and espresso tonics.

Their menu also features a selection of pastries and desserts that you’re going to be drooling over, including vanilla choux, strawberry tart and Lotus Biscoff affogato.

Nobis, G/F, Nam Fun Mansion, 10G Boundary Street, Prince Edward, Hong Kong; instagram.com/nobiscafe
 

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Major & Minor Music Cafe

Major & Minor Music Cafe is inviting guests to come enjoy fusion comfort food and delicious drinks while supporting a great cause. Adopting a unique music theme with minimalist aesthetics incorporated in its interior design, this cosy nook serves innovative dishes such as mapo tofu mac and cheese, butterfly pea flower pasta with seafood and cream cheese sauce, alongside a range of Instagrammable coffees.

The restaurant has also partnered with Hong Chi Association—a local charity that strives to offer quality service in educating and supporting people with intellectual disabilities—to sell exquisite desserts made by the students. What’s not to love?

Major & Minor Café, G/F, Kew Green Hotel Wanchai Hong Kong, 41-49 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; instagram.com/majorandminorcafe 

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Miss Pisces x Urban Coffee Roaster

Local bakery Miss Pisces is collaborating with Urban Coffee Roaster to launch a limited-time pop-up this season, where avid café hoppers will be delighted to hear that a vast selection of freshly baked pastries is on offer to pair alongside the beloved coffee joint’s quality drinks. From now till the end of November, the pop-up café will showcase some of Miss Pieces’ best-selling creations, including chiffon cakes, strawberry angel cakes and truffle cheese rolls, accompanied by a menu of coffee brews supplied by Urban Coffee Roaster.

This little slice of heaven also features beautiful autumnal décor designed by The Flower Catalogue, making it a lovely spot for urbanites to enjoy some respite from the daily grind.

31 Wing Wo Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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Humain Coffee

A newcomer to Sham Shui Po’s vibrant café scene, Humain Coffee stands out from the pack for its Insta-worthy minimalistic design and delicious handcrafted coffees. Here, the baristas keep things simple and brew up only pour-over coffees and hand-drip drinks featuring premium beans from Kurasu Kyoto and Hushhush Roastery. Their drinks are best enjoyed with the house special affogato and other dainty desserts such as lemon tart and tiramisu.

Humain Coffee, Shop B, 57 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong; instagram.com/humain_coffee (closed every Tuesday) 

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Flash Coffee

With its striking bright yellow and red façade and avant-garde design, it’s hard to miss this Indonesian import on Des Voeux Road Central in Sheung Wan. Boasting over 100 stores across the region including Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan, Flash is a tech-enabled coffee chain that prides itself on serving quality, grab-and-go drinks crafted with 100% Arabica lighter-roasted beans that are specially sourced to retain natural aroma and flavour.

Guests can use the mobile app to order, pay and customise their coffees, before collecting the drinks at the counter or having them delivered to their homes or offices. It’s also worth mentioning that the drinks programme of Flash’s Hong Kong branch is overseen by Omotesando Koffee’s former award-winning barista Timmy Lam, where guests can look forward to a variety of drinks inspired by local flavours such as peanut butter condensed milk latte, red bean iced latte and Ovaltine latte—all offered at wallet-friendly prices.

Flash Coffee, Shop 5, G/F, Golden Centre, 188 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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First Stage Cafe

If Tuen Mun’s scenic hikes and historical charm aren’t enough to attract you to embark on a trip to the New Territories, the idea of enjoying a delicious brunch at an elegant café should do the trick. The latest spot in the neighbourhood’s growing dining scene, First Stage Cafe is designed with floor-to-ceiling windows, wooden décor and a soothing colour palette that offers a stylish setting perfect for an afternoon break with friends.

Go for the signature siphon coffees which come in fruity and nutty varieties, then pair your drink with their homemade sweet treats such as vegan Thai cheesecake and earl grey cake. The café is still in its soft opening phase, and we’re looking forward to seeing a more extensive menu. We hear they might offer baked goods in the near future!

First Stage Cafe, 8 Leung Tak Street, G07, Eight Regency, Hong Kong; instagram.com/first_stage_cafe 

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Artista Perfetto

Kowloon Bay might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about the trendiest coffee shops in town, but there’s a newcomer to the hood’s dining scene that is worth a spot on your café-hopping checklist: Artista Perfetto. This beautiful café is the second branch of the well-loved coffee joint in Causeway Bay, which features a small but refined menu of coffees to delight your discerning palate.

While you’re enjoying all the coffee staples such as black and white coffees, mocha and iced cappuccino, don’t forget to order their homemade pound cakes for an elevated experience.

Artista Perfetto, 39 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong; artistaperfetto.com

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Chokohood

To all chocolate lovers, Chokohood in Tai Hang is where you want to head this month. Walking past that eye-catching coral-hued entrance, you will be instantly greeted by the aroma of chocolate and food emanating from the kitchen, where an assortment of perfectly brewed drinks and tempting brunch dishes await.

Here, guests can indulge in creative chocolate drinks with floral and fruity options featuring chocolates sourced from Taiwan, Thailand, Ecuador and Italy, each offers a unique flavour profile without being overly sweet. If you're after something more refreshing, they also serve cacao teas and cacao fruit sodas.

Food-wise, their home-baked treats such as banana bread and chocolate cake are not to be missed. Still craving more? Treat yourself to a hearty brunch with their signature pasta and toast dishes.

Chokohood, Shop 92(E), G/F, 90-96 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong; instagram.com/chokohood

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Knockbox Coffee Company

Knockbox Coffee Company is no stranger to avid café hoppers in Hong Kong. Known for its consistently good coffee and tasting brunch dishes, this brand always draws massive lines to its Wan Chai and Central branches. They have recently relocated the Mong Kok branch to a new spot right next to its original site, delivering the same delicious beverages and food, but a more spacious, stylish dining space that promises a memorable café experience.

After enjoying an aromatic cup of joe and sampling their signature dishes such as fried soft-boiled egg with BBQ pulled chicken and pasta with sous-vide chicken in white creamy sauce, take advantage of that stunning green coloured shopfront for some #OOTD snaps.

Knockbox Coffee Company, G/F, 23 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong; instagram.com/knockbox 

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Peloton

Strategically located at the end of the New Territories cycle track, this Tuen Mun spot caters to tired cyclists with impressive coffee blends, photogenic interiors and, quite possibly, the best Western delights in the hood. Aside from classic coffees, Peloton also does house specials such as dirty coconut and espresso tonic.

For food, if you can’t decide what to order, go for the signature Angus beef burger with brie cheese and French fries, or the handmade pasta with prawn and Alaska crab meat. Bonus: the café is also pet-friendly, and also offers biking essentials such as jerseys, helmets, wrenches and more for those looking to make a return trip on bike.

Peloton, Shop G14, G/F, Regency Bay, 23 Hoi Wong Road, Tuen Mun; instagram.com/peloton.hk

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HAHAHAppy.P

Joining Shau Kei Wan’s already buzzing food scene is HAHAHAppy.P. A grab-and-go coffee joint that has a small seating area, this place is the very definition of ‘small but mighty’, serving great Italian brews and ice drip coffee featuring medium-roasted beans sourced from the Dominican Republic. It can be difficult to find a seat here, but you’ll certainly find happiness in their excellent homemade pastries aside from the quality coffees, including Basque cheesecake and savoury scones paired with house special peanut butter.

HAHAHAppy.P, Shop G3, G/F, Golden Mansion, 42-45 Shau Kei Wan Main Street East, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong; instagram.com/hahahappy.p 

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Shibui

Hidden within the maze of Kowloon City’s Thai restaurants, Shibui is a breath of fresh air to the hood where yoshoku (Japanese-style western food) takes centre stage. Featuring a quaint wooden shopfront against a lovely yellow wall, the two-storey café comprises a dining space and a shop selling Japanese cutlery and homeware goods.

Their menu parades tempting appetisers such as salads with Shizuoka fruits and tomatoes and Japanese potato and wagyu beef croquette, and you’ll find an array of satisfying main dishes including omurice and fried soft shell crab curry rice. Their desserts are also a must-try—think puddings, and caramelised banana croffle with sea salt ice cream.

Shibui, G/F, 22 Hau Wong Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong; instagram.com/shibui.hk


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