NOT Specialty Coffee @ Wanchai

The Place I’m still coming to terms with finding places in Hong Kong, but after almost two years in my new home, I thought I was getting better at finding places.  That was until I tried to find NOT Specialty Coffee!  I must have walked up and down Jaffe Road three or four times before…

The Hideout @ Sai Ying Pun

The Place Everyone knows about the famous Shelley Street escalators that run all the way up through Soho, right?!  Well, did you know that there’s another set of escalators that runs up Centre Street in Sai Ying Pun?  Not quite as famous yet, but in a part of Hong Kong thats becoming gentrified, it’s only…

Taylor Street Barista @ Canary Wharf

The Place In a city that’s dominated by three big commercial coffee joints, it’s actually relatively hard to find an artisan coffee house.  It’s why I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across Taylor Street Barista; the closest thing to an Aussie cafe that I’d found in London (although I did find some others that…

Green Door Cafe @ TST

The Place Amongst the hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui, there are a surprising number of quiet spots where, if you can find them, hide little gems.  Green Door Cafe was a little hard to find, even with my ever handy Google Maps, but after a few false starts I managed to weave my…

N1 Coffee & Co

The Place The Easy way to get to N1 Coffee & Co is from exit (unsurprisingly) the N1 of the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station, but my rout is normally a bit more circuitous.  This place is my regular coffee spot when I head over to TST to visit Din Tai Fung for lunch (food…

18 Grams @ Sheung Wan

The Place Right across from the A2 exit at Sheung Wan MTR station is one of the best little coffee spots in the area.  18 Grams is a specialty coffee joint and has a roaster attached to the business (coincidentally in my local hood at Wanchai – see post here). The boys at 18 Grams…

{sfs} it’s so hard to find

The Place It wasn’t a good start when we went to look for {sfs}, or otherwise known as Saint Francis Street in Wanchai.  The place was next to impossible to find, also not helped by the little coffee joint not opening on time; so we walked by a number of times before finally finding the…

Lof 10: minimalism in Sheung Wan

The Place Get ready to walk up steps and plenty of them.  Visiting Lof 10 in Sheung Wan is a study in determination and exercise.  Once you’ve ascended to the funky coffee joint that has a very minimalist look and feel, you’ll need a cup of ice cold water; which thankfully we were given once…

Open Door Cafe at Sai Yin Pun

The Place It took us ages to find Open Door Cafe, which was much further along Connaught Road that we were really prepared for.  The busy road is not really the ideal place for a cafe but when we finally walked through its front door, the heavy traffic noise disappeared quite quickly. Open Door Cafe…

NOC Coffee & Roaster in Central

The Place Graham Street in Central is home to one of Hong Kong’s famous wet markets, seemingly a dying breed of space in burgeoning Hong Kong.  While there’s a sad loss of such iconic areas, Graham Street is also home to NOC Coffee and Roaster.  While the place is called NOC, or Not Only Coffee,…

Little Break Coffee & Kitchen

The Place I keep finding great little coffee joints within a few blocks of each other at Sheung Wan, which has to be one of the hottest little areas in Hong Kong.  Whereas the other coffee haunts I’ve checked out in Sheung Wan had a traditional coffee shop feel about them, Little Break Coffee &…

Brew Brothers at Sheung Wan

The Place Described as a Melbourne coffee house in Hong Kong, Brew Brothers is a specialty coffee house in the heart of Sheung Wan.  I’m not really sure why the reference is made to Melbourne coffee houses, but Japanese head barista Hikaru Ono spent some time there.  At the time of my visit, the Brew…