The Best Cafes And Coffee Shops In Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay spoils us: from great restaurants, to rooftop bars and shopping options rivalling Tokyo and Seoul. But another scene that's brewing in Causeway Bay are the cafes and coffee shops that are perfect for any occasion.
The thriving coffee scene in the neighbourhood has grown over the years, boasting a diverse mix of hipster cafes, lunch spots and even Instagrammable décor––all of which work to revitalise and bring new energy to the district and to the city's coffee scene in general.
Whether you're looking for coffee shops serving innovative brews, your next Instagram background, or are just on the lookout for where to eat in the area, here are the best cafes and coffee shops to check out in Causeway Bay.
Preface is a coffee shop that moonlights as a space for learning––with the design said to be the founder's own personal take of how the future classroom will look like. The coffee shop is built with the idea that knowledge thrives on the joy of learning, and what better way to learn than with a coffee at hand?
Other than its caffeinated offerings, you can also find a reading corner, knowledge wall and seating and facilities to interact and mingle with other coffee lovers. The menu is a no-fuss selection of black and white coffee, single origin and a single house special. But if you're looking for something different, a range of non-coffee options are also available.
Preface, 6/F, Parkview Centre, 7 Lau Li Street, Causeway Bay; +852 2777 7821, preface.ai/coffee
2/14 Be Coffee
Be Coffee shouldn't be too hard to find. The red sign with the cafe's name in the window, reminiscent of Hong Kong's mini-bus sign, ensure that this cafe will catch your eye.
This tiny coffee bar is helmed by MeowBox Cafe which owns a cat-themed cafe in Ngau Tau Kok. It's not a surprise that their intricate animal latte art is the main draw here.
Be Coffee, G87, 6–10 Sun Wai Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 6933 2644, facebook.com/be-coffee-meow-box-cafe
3/14 Passepartout Brunch & Cafe
Causeway Bay is filled with busy streets, so if you're after a much-needed escape from the frenzy of the district, this cosy sidewalk cafe is the place to be. Passepartout Brunch & Cafe can be easy to miss with no sign to catch your attention––but don't be fooled, the interiors are aesthetically pleasing, drawing in an Instagram crowd with its colourful accents, large windows and sidewalk seating.
We recommend its signature drink, the miso caramel latte, as well as the Cino which can be enjoyed either hot or cold. If you'd like to grab a quick bite, daily desserts are also available, along with brunch-style dishes named after major cities such as Hong Kong, Paris and London.
Passepartout Brunch & Cafe, G/F, Shop 2, Chung Wai Commercial Building, 334–449 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay; +852 2882 0828, instagram.com/passepartoutcoffee
4/14 Cafe Corridor
Cafe Corridor is a hidden cafe that promises to be well-worth looking out for. Loved for its Melbourne-style coffee, this place offers some of the best aromatic coffees in Causeway Bay, along with a selection of tea, smoothies and sodas.
For those in need for a meal, we also recommend their snack and all-day breakfast items, such as peanut butter and banana toast and the Italian omelette.
Cafe Corridor, G/F, 26A Russell Street, Causeway Bay; +852 2892 2927, facebook.com/cafecorridor
5/14 18 Grams
This unassuming coffee shop started as a small espresso bar in Causeway Bay, but due to its great coffee offerings, branches elsewhere in Hong Kong have now popped up. And while the coffee selection there is just as great, nothing is better than visiting the branch that started it all.
18 Grams is managed by a world-class barista judge which is why the coffee is made using fresh, locally-roasted coffee beans. The espresso-based coffee is some of the best on offer––along with being a perfect match for their homemade desserts.
18 Grams, 15 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 2893 8988, 18grams.com
6/14 Artista Perfetto
Artista Perfetto was founded in 2012 in Taipei by a group of award-winning baristas. After years of serving artisanal coffee in Taiwan, the team decided to expand to Hong Kong.
This sleek cafe is nestled in a cosy corner in Causeway Bay, offering a wide range of speciality coffee from classic black and white, to lattes and cappuccinos. The simple menu is ideal for those who just want a quick cup of coffee while visiting Causeway Bay.
Artista Perfetto, Shop 2, G/F, 3A Sharp Street West, Causeway Bay; artistaperfetto.com
7/14 Ninetys Roastery
The roasting team at Ninetys Roastery is spearheaded by Andre, Man Ho and Yanese, a group of passionate baristas turned professional coffee roasters, with the owner also operating cafes in Taiwan and Sydney, along with a number of branches in Hong Kong proper.
Besides the variety of coffee beans available here, don't miss the Australian-inspired cuisine. Get your cameras ready too, as the dishes here are highly Instagrammable.
Ninetys Roastery, Shop 116, 1/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay; Hong Kong, +852 2167 8684, ninetys.com.hk
Mamaday, meaning "so so" in Cantonese, is a quirky cafe with roots in Taipei. Thanks to its hipster-like interiors from various signages, colourful artworks to cheeky quotes on the walls, the cafe attracts a large crowd of diners.
But if the aesthetics aren't enough to impress, the unique food menu will––especially the pizza served with salted egg.
Mamaday, 1/F, Perfect Commercial Building, 28 Sharp Street West, Causeway Bay; +852 2164 0066, facebook.com/mmd.mamaday
9/14 Project C
The minimalist, circular window outside Project C, combined with the Brutalist-inspired, concrete exterior is certainly welcomed by cafe-goers, if the numerous photos of coffee cups placed in the facade on Instagram are anything to go by. Located in Hysan Avenue, Project C's sleek design certainly stands out among its fashionable neighbours, but beyond just looking good, this coffee shop has everything from filter coffee to espresso and cold-brew on offer.
Each order comes with a sheet of tasting notes and other information for the resident coffee lover. Other than its usual menu, Project C is also the first in Hong Kong to specialise in oat brew, a perfect choice for those looking for milk alternatives.
Project C, 29 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; instagram.com/projectchk
10/14 Appendix Coffee & Bar
Appendix Coffee & Bar is the place to go if you're looking for coffee and a great lunch spot. They have a number of brew options to choose from, on top of delectable lunch sets from sirloin steak and lobster linguine to scallop risotto and more.
Thanks to its location on Jaffe Road, Appendix Coffee & Bar's spacious setting is frequented both by hungry diners and office workers for their daily dose of good food and coffee.
Appendix Coffee & Bar, 3/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 3102 2001, appendixcoffeeandbar.com
11/14 NOC Coffee Co.
NOC Coffee Co. is where coffee meets design. Chances are, you've seen this coffee shop highlighted on your Instagram feed, with the minimalist cafe offering the best of both worlds: great coffee and delectable food. The coffee selection comes from the best beans sourced from around the globe, while the food promises to be both healthy and nutritious.
You'll never get tired of eating here as the menu regularly changes to use only the best seasonable ingredients, with options available for vegans, pescatarians and meat lovers.
NOC Coffee Co. Shop G23, Lee Garden Three, 100 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; noccoffeeco.com
12/14 The Alp at Lounge Hakuba
The Alp at Lounge Hakuba is a lot of things: a cafe offering great food, a coffee shop with a number of brews, a bar at night and a shisha lounge. This Japanese-inspired cafe offers an après-ski vibe so if you're longing to travel to snowy Hakuba, this might just soothe your wanderlust. The interiors are reminiscent of a cute wooden cabin, just like the ones you'd find in ski resorts in Japan. You can choose to be seated at the low tables by the sofa, the normal dining seats or at the outdoor patio to enjoy some sun.
A selection of coffees are on offer, but their signature drink is the hojicha. Whether you're looking for lunch or dinner, this cafe offers both light bites and indulgent meals. The portobello sando is a solid choice, and the beef mountain donburi packs a punch. While the food seems to lean towards modern Japanese fusion, you might also detect hints of Nepali flavours, a unique and unlikely combination thanks to the cafe's Nepali chef.
The Alp at Lounge Hakuba, Shop 302, 3/F Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay; +852 2111 1707, instagram.com/the.alp.hk
13/14 San Ka La
San Ka La is a cafe by day and a shisha bar by night. The coffee shop is conceived by the same team behind Fong Waa Parlour and Morokok, with the same industrial, hipster vibe. Just like its sister establishment, you'll find a crowd of Instagrammers flocking here to spice up their feed.
The food menu also proves popular, offering a blend of East-meets-West dishes. As the coffee shop is also part brewery, the drinks are in a class of their own. The Barista Specials are the favourite, but a range of other drinks are available: from red velvet latte to the more innovative osmanthus with pear honey mix.
San Ka La, G/F, The Vela, 84–86 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 2871 2269, facebook.com/sankalahk
14/14 Urban Coffee Roaster
Urban Coffee Roaster is a favourite among coffee lovers thanks to the freshly roasted speciality beans used in its coffee. A vast range of brew options are available here, making it an easy go-to choice for many. Founded by two coffee enthusiasts, you're guaranteed to be served quality coffee with a personal touch.
To maintain its high coffee standards, Urban Coffee Roaster has its own modern plant complete with cutting-edge facilities and a team responsible for sourcing, roasting, quality control, sensory and brewing.
Urban Coffee Roaster, Shop D, G/F, 9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 3594 6569, ucr.hk