Elevated and Energised: Cafes in Hong Kong you should check out

Cherry Chan
5 February, 2021

Whether it’s part of your daily routine and you can’t function with out it or enjoy it as a casual treat during your weekends, a good cup on coffee can brighten someone’s day up. Why not make your cup of coffee a bit more exciting by going to these cafes that do their own take on coffee?

APT. Coffee

If you’re looking for somewhere to satisfy your specific coffee needs, then head over to APT. With the acronym meaning ‘A Personal Tailor’, APT is a cafe that offers a specifically tailored coffee experience that’s entirely based on your preferences. 

APT’s tailored coffee experience will let you customise your coffee anyway you want, from the flavour of beans, intensity of coffee, and more. Aside from coffee, APT also offers a wide variety of choices of spreads, bread types and ingredients for customers to create their own open toast, creating endless possibilities for you to choose from.

APT, Shop C, G/F, 34 Cochrane Street, Central.
https://www.apt-coffee.com/ Tel: 3590 9629

Halfway Coffee

We might associate coffee with to go cups, flasks or mugs; but have you ever thought about traditional Chinese porcelain cups? Halfway Coffee is best known for serving up coffee in traditional Chinese porcelain cups of various designs, even having their takeaway cups adorned in traditional prints as well! 

The interior decorations consisting of retro furniture and old school movie posters gives a vintage atmosphere, making for an Instagram worthy cafe experience.

Halfway Coffee; many locations.
Tel: 9511 7197

Coffee & Laundry

While most of us might go to a cafe to relax and enjoy our coffees, have you ever thought of being able to enjoy your coffee whilst doing something else at the same time? Doing work or being on the phone might spring to your mind, but have you ever thought about being able to do your laundry at the same time?

Coffee & Laundry is Hong Kong’s first takeaway coffee bar and 24 hour self-service laundromat, giving it a unique edge to other cafes. Aside from your regular cafe favourites, Coffee & Laundry also has a ‘Panda Latte’ which is a sesame latte and the panda motif doesn’t stop there. Adorning the coffee bar are panda takeaway cups, panda stickers along with other merchandise for sale and more!

Coffee & Laundry, Shop F, G/F, 1 Queen Street, Sheung Wan.

Omotesando Koffee

What started out as a pop up store in the neighbourhood of Omotesando, Tokyo intending to only be open for a year comes the creations of Omotesando Koffee. Although the original flagshop store in Omotesando has been closed in 2015, its massive following from fans has resulted in branches being open nationwide in Japan, worldwide, including three stores in Hong Kong.

Taking the philosophy and tranquility of Japanese tea ceremonies and applying it to cafes, Omotesando Koffee offers a minimal and intimate cafe experience between the barista and customer. Focusing on every single detail possible to ensure that every drink served is perfect, Omotesando Koffee takes pride in their work to ensure that their customers are served right every single time.

Omotesando Koffee, many locations.

Rest Coffee Gin

Have you ever wanted to chase your gin cocktail with a side of coffee, or vice versa? At Rest Coffee Gin, you can do just that! Located in the West Kowloon Cultural District and looking out onto the Victoria Harbour, Rest Coffee Gin is a specialty cafe by day and a gin bar by night.

Rest Coffee Gin allows their customers to choose their coffee with a wide selection of coffee beans around the world to create a unique cup of coffee. Aside from their extensive coffee bean selection, they also offer a selection of matcha powders to choose from to customise your drink of choice. As for their gin selections, customers have a generous selection of 80 different gins to choose from. Rest Coffee Gin also has tea infused cocktails ranging from darjeeling, oolong, iron goddess and more, providing a one of a kind drinking experience.

Rest. Coffee. Gin, Shop GF-04, G/F, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2697 8938

Ralph’s Coffee

Did you ever think that your cup of coffee could be stylish? From the worldwide renown fashion brand Ralph Lauren comes their coffee brand Ralph’s Coffee. With pop up locations worldwide from Paris, numerous locations in New York and more, Ralph’s Coffee has finally set up shop in Hong Kong!

From their logo on their cups, menu plaque, tiled walls and even neon sign at the entrance, Ralph’s Coffee is hard to miss with its eye-catching accents of vibrant emerald green decorating everything that you can see. Fashion brands have been expanding their horizons into coffee, allowing them to appeal to both new customers and fans of the brand. With Ralph’s Coffee being adjacent to the Ralph Lauren store at Ocean Terminal, enjoy a cup of coffee right after your shopping trip!

Ralph’s Coffee, Shop OT311A, 3112, OT312A, 313, 3/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Tel: 2376 3936

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