The Best Lifestyle Cafes in Hong Kong
Some shops go above and beyond in order to give their customers the best retail experience possible. When it’s time for a break, or when there are important purchase decisions to make, a coffee and small bite are always welcome to help recharge and clear your head.
Here are Hong Kong’s concept stores:
Looking for beautifully finished sustainable wooden furniture? On the 28th floor of Horizon Plaza in Ap Lei Chau is Tree, a contemporary eco-wood furniture store that is home to an array of stylish furniture items that are built to last. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with decisions and need a break to process it all, recharge at Tree Cafe with a refreshment, a few savoury or sweet bites and enjoy the sweeping views.
Tree, 28/Floor, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing St, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, +852 2870 1582, tree.com.hk
Time slows down once you walk into eco-friendly nail salon Moksa. The salon’s slow beauty approach is all about detoxing and recharging while getting you pampered with toxin-free manicures and pedicures. The in-house juice bar offers healing teas as well as immune-boosting and detox juices.
Moksa Slow Beauty, 1/F, 30 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong (Entrance on Shelley Street); +852 3421 2007; moksa-slowbeauty.com
3/12 Gwee Coffee & More x Khromis Eyewear
Khromis’ flagship store in Sheung Wan’s Tai Ping Shan area offers bespoke designer eyewear in a hip and modern shop which also houses Gwee Coffee & More in an effort to give its customers the ultimate retail experience. Browse through the shop’s stylish collections while sipping on seasonal latte specials or sit down to enjoy their cute little cakes. Gluten-free and keto-friendly options are available.
Gwee Coffee & More x Khromis Eyewear, 1 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 6612 1852, khromis.com
4/12 Tom Dixon x Nodi
The three-story Tom Dixon building stands out on Hollywood Road with its black modern facade. The British transplant has everything to suit your design needs, from rose gold light fixtures to brass or marble tables to elegant upholstered chairs. Just up the stairs on the second floor is the equally stylish Nodi Cafe which offers patrons a selection of coffees and teas along with the perfect view for people-watching.
Tom Dixon, Upper Ground Floor, 52 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2819 1155; tomdixon.net
5/12 Squarestreet Kaffe
Tucked away on a hidden street above Hollywood Road is Hong Kong’s only Swedish cafe. The shop doubles as a lifestyle store selling jewellery and small accessories. Coffee-wise you’ll find everything from Swedish coffee to cafe specials and even a side of Swedish pastry delicacies.
Squarestreet Kaffe, 15 Square St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 5107 0447; 15squarestreet.com
6/12 Potato Head
Potato Head’s multi-concept venue is home to a restaurant, bar, retail space as well as a music room. Restaurant Kaum and Eksotika Bar pay homage to Indonesia’s culinary traditions by using recipes that have been passed down through generations of tribal clans. An audiophile's dream, the Music Room features over 8,000 vinyls and some of the best sound systems you’ll find in Hong Kong. A record is always playing and the space turns into a dance party when the sun goes down.
Potato Head, 100 Third St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2858 6066; potatohead.co/hong-kong
The lifestyle store/coffee shop knows how to get to its female clientele’s heart via Instagrammable coffees topped with cool foam art and a generous amount of whipped cream, baked goods by Cookie Department and trendy clothes, accessories and beauty products. The shop itself is a sight to see with its warm terracotta and white contrasting tones.
Her, 55 Paterson St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2856 9907
8/12 How Department
How’s lifestyle concept store curates a functional and minimal aesthetic through timeless Japanese furniture and goods, a simple cafe and a hair salon with stylists that routinely fly between Japan and Hong Kong. The cafe serves coffee as well as international fare, with all day dining favourites ranging from burgers to chicken wings to omelettes.
HOW Department, 99, Kwun Tong How Ming St, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, +852 2805 1708; how-dept.com
9/12 Colour Brown x Phvlo Hatch
Phvlo Hatch is a space where local sustainability-focused brands and communities come together to work. Inside, you’ll find fashion ateliers where students and professionals come to work on upcycling projects and other services, as well as Colour Brown—a coffee shop that focuses on sustainability in the coffee industry. The cafe regularly hosts coffee workshops and competitions in its industrial space brightened up by pops of green from the plants and matching staircase.
Colour Brown, G/F, 13 Wong Chuk Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, +852 27917128; phvlohatch.com
10/12 Rapha Clubhouse
Rapha Clubhouse brings together the cyclist community of Hong Kong for leisurely bike rides, stamina tests and exclusive events and exhibitions. Patrons can browse the collections of cycle gear as well as enjoy a cup of coffee at the Clubhouse Cafe while catching up on the key races of the season.
Rapha, 56 Sai St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 9442 3507, rapha.cc
11/12 Twenty One From Eight x Tofe Food
Twenty One From Eight believes in creating not just furniture but a lifestyle. The custom furniture is made with a commitment to sleek design, innovation and special attention to details. Their in-house chef, who was trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris and now works at the store’s Tofe Food cafe, has similar aspirations and strives to serve dishes made with the freshest and most natural ingredients.
Twenty One From Eight, 59 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, +852 3956 4557; twentyonefromeight.com
Openground considers itself a design portal for all lovers of art, books, coffee and music. With its duplex that includes a cafe that serves house-made cold brews and beautiful marble cakes, a bookstore and exhibition area that also hosts artist talks, the modern designer space is a source of inspiration for its customers.
Openground, 198 Tai Nan St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, +852 3974 5098; putyourself.in