Hong Kong’s diverse neighbourhoods and quirky streets have been the fertile breeding grounds for a talented young generation eager to open up their own little slice of cafe life. Within the last ten years, the quality of coffee has increased exponentially with serious attention being paid to provenance and execution, and a lot of care being put into the food offerings—great news for those of us who love cafe hopping. Combine that with spaces that have an alluring aesthetic and you have a winning formula for independent businesses that thrum with energy. Here are just some of the new cafes that we’ve been noticing on our feeds—why not pay these a visit the next time you need a caffeine fix—and an impressive shot to prove you were there?
1. Bone Studio
A residential stretch of Bonham Road seems an unlikely spot for a zen Japanese-style cafe, and that’s what makes finding this hidden gem all the sweeter. With high ceilings, the tiny space doesn’t feel so cramped, and the light woods lend it a distinct airy expression. They call themselves a coffee and design studio, and you can browse trinkets (woven baskets, ceramics, jewellery) as well as enjoy cakes (Hokkaido creme crepe cake with tangerine, for example) and savouries such as omelette croissants. Japanese hand-drip coffee is recommended here.
Bone Studio, Shop 2B, 38 Bonham Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong