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…

Urban Coffee Roaster at TST

The Place Just around the corner from the TST MTR exit N is an interesting little cafe that sits opposite a massive Starbucks.  It’s no secret that TST is tourist central for Hong Kong and many coffee hunters might make a b-line for the well known US coffee brand.  So, if you find yourself  at…

Why50HK at Sheung Wan

The Place There is a concentration of great coffee joints in a little section of Sheung Wan and it’s easy to overlook one or two.  Why50HK was one of those spots that just didn’t register, largely due to the highly unusual name and the brand advertising on it’s front wall.  But once you notice the…

R&R Bagels with Allpress

The Place Hidden in plain sight is the best way to describe R&R Bagels.  Located in busy 28 Li Yuen Street West, the specialty bagel joint is hidden behind one of the myriad of stalls that dominate the busy little street.  If you weren’t looking for it specifically, it would be easy to walk by….

Filters Lane in SoHo

The Place Right on the fringes of Expat Central, Filters Lane is a boutique coffee joint located on busy Caine Road.  The first thing you notice about this place is the huge roasting machine taking pride of place in the front window.  Filters Lane regularly runs coffee appreciation and tasting sessions, as well as demonstrations…

Hazel & Hershey in SoHo

The Place With quite an unusual and memorable name, Hazel & Hershey have been leading the charge to delight and inform the Hong Kong coffee community sine 2009.  Much more than just a cafe, H&H are a one stop shop for anything coffee. Located at Peel Street in the heart of SoHo, H&H are a…

La Station – all abord the coffee express

The Place The name gives it away, but La Station is designed to resemble a subway station in the swankier parts of Paris.  Located just off Queens Road East, finding La Station was initially confusing; firstly it’s around the corner from QRE and its neon sign out front has an arrow pointing away from its…

The Coffee Shop HK

The Place There is a tiny little coffee joint that I walk past almost every day on Queens Road East Called ‘The Coffee Shop’.  It’s almost always empty, which is generally a sign that coffee lovers should not ignore, but today I did.  Curiosity got the better of me, so I decided it was time…

Winstons Coffee at Sai Yin Pun

The Place Hang a right straight out of the Sai Yin Pun MTR station and you immediately run into Winstons Coffee.  The name is proudly displayed in bold black font, much like a movie theater of old, so it’s impossible to miss.  Doubling as a neighborhood bar, Winstons coffee feels a little out of place…

Barista Jam at Sheung Wan

The Place There are parts of Sheung Wan that still feel a lot like old Hong Kong and walking through the streets to find Barista Jam was like straddling the old and new.  If you didn’t know where to go, it would be easy to get lost looking for Barista Jam, but luckily I was…

The Mixing Bowl

The Place Sheung Wan is one of the thriving coffee hubs in Hong Kong and uber cool Gough Street is home to a couple of baristas worth watching.  Midway up a steep set of steps of Shin Hing Street is The Mixing Bowl, a cafe that is dedicated to the art of baking, which has…

Coffee Roastery Lab by 18 Grams

The Place Part of arguably Hong Kong’s finest coffee outlet, 18 Grams, The coffee Roastery Lab is a place for experimentation, a place to try new brews and extraction methods, a place that should provide amazing coffee. Located in Johnston Road Wanchai, the Coffee Roastery Lab has the look and feel of an old school…