From a cafe that looks just like a traditional Chinese apothecary, to one that’ll cleanse your energy with their healing sound bowls, here are the most unique themed cafes in Hong Kong

There are thousands of cafes in Hong Kong and there’s so little time to explore them all. While we love an aesthetic cafe with minimalistic decor, if you’re looking for something different, we’ve rounded up the most unique themed cafes in Hong Kong that’ll keep you enthralled even after your flat white and scones are long gone.

See also: 7 Must-Try Unique Dining Experiences in Hong Kong

Second Serve Coffee

Located in Peng Chau, Second Serve is unlike any cafe we’ve seen in Hong Kong. It's dreamt up by a husband and wife duo whose life-long dream was to open a tennis court/ cafe. The tennis court is run by the husband, a USPTA elite tennis coach, while the cafe side of things is taken care of by the wife. 

On the outside, you won’t ever suspect there’s a tennis court hidden within. The cafe is linked to a secret indoor tennis court, with large glass windows located in between the two sides separating the tennis court and cafe—all the while allowing cafe-goers to watch if there’s a tennis match in motion. The cafe area boasts comfortable indoor and outdoor seats, plenty of greenery and an extensive coffee and juice menu to keep you hydrated. 

Second Serve Coffee, Shop 10, G/F, Monterey Villas, 12 Po Peng Street, Peng Chau, Hong Kong, instagram.com/secondservecoffee

See also: Island Guide: What To Eat, See And Do In Peng Chau

Tai Wo Tang

Formerly a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clinic, Tai Wo Tang's modern-day reincarnation is a stylish coffee shop. Inside, the rows of wooden medicine cabinets remain as decor, serving as the backdrop behind the barista’s working station. Tai Wo Tang cooks up brunch staples such as eggs benedict and all-day breakfasts, as well as pasta and its famous gai dan zai egg waffle with fried chicken. 

Tai Wo Tang Cafe, 24 Nga Tsin Long Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, +852 2623 2006; instagram.com/taiwotang1932

Major Tom

A spaceship-themed cafe in Sham Shui Po, Major Tom operates as a cafe by day and cocktail bar by night. With ultra-white exteriors and interiors that imitate the surroundings of a spaceship, the cafe also features a unique piece of decor sticking out the wall—a plain white astronaut glove. Why is it stuck on the wall? What is it reaching towards? We’ve got questions. On the menu, find everything from sweet and refreshing tipples, to lattes served in adorable round glasses. 

Major Tom, G/F, 14 Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, instagram.com/majortom_hk

9 3/4 Cafe

Calling all Potterheads—9 3/4 Cafe stirred up a storm when it first opened in 2017, attracting Harry Potter fans from across the city. Inside, you’ll find plenty of Harry Potter memorabilia, magic brooms hung up on the walls, and of course, the famous 9 3/4 platform with a half-disappeared luggage trolley—and did we mention the cafe serves the iconic Butterbeer?

9 ¾ Cafe, Shop 404, 4/F, Prosper Commercial Building, 9 Yin Chong Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, facebook.com/9-34-cafe

Vibes The Place

Vibes The Place is a singing bowl-themed cafe in Sai Ying Pun that’ll make you feel zen the second you step into the space. Their signature high tea set comes with plenty of delicious bites from a salmon cheese tart, toasties and more. A Tibetan singing bowl comes along with every tea set, allowing you to feel the vibration and cleanse your energy—all while you enjoy your high tea. 

Vibes The Place, G/F, 112 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, instagram.com/vibestheplace

Hjem

Hjem, the cafe from the Common Abode team that translates to "home" in Norwegian, will transport you to Norway, where group co-founder Elin Fu hails from. With cosy wooden interiors and a bookshelf filled with curated book picks, Hjem is perfect for getting a taste of Nordic cuisine—smorrebrød and meatballs alike—as much as it is a place to sit back and let the hygge wash over you.

Hjem, Shop 2, G/F, Kam Ho Mansion, 159-163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, hjemhk.com


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