Coffee is a language in itself. What better way to convey your ideas than having a cup of joe when you’re having a meeting? Mainstream coffee chains like Starbucks and Pacific Coffee just won’t cut it. They're loud, packed, and often serve unimpressive coffee. Here are the best coffee shops in Hong Kong that are guaranteed to impress your guests.
This Belgian bakery has four locations across Hong Kong: The Avenue in Wan Chai, Pacific Place, Tsim Sha Tsui Center, and Elements. With the name to mean ‘daily bread’, the restaurant serves organic, seasonal food with vegetarian and vegan options. The bakery has a rustic, down-to-earth feel to it, with wooden infrastructure and a homey setting. This place is perfect for small, one-to-one meetings.
All chains are equipped with free wi-fi and parking. The Avenue and Tsim Sha Tsui center have outdoor seating as well. The Pacific Place branch is in a mall, with easy access to further amenities as well as being close to many offices.
The coffee ranges from a standard pot to all the espresso mixed coffees: Americano, Latte, Flat White, etc. As a Belgian bakery, the shop wouldn’t be complete without serving Iced Belgian Coffee too!
Addresses: The Avenue, Pacific Place, TST Center, Elements
Located in the business hub, Central, Interval Coffee Bar is part of a larger firm called Twins Kitchen. The hybrid café and cocktail bar is the definition of "work hard, play hard", serving coffee in the morning, cocktails in the evening. This artisanal coffee bar curates their drinks seasonally, impressing customers every time they visit.
Nordic-themed with brass and marble décor, the café fits perfectly among the modern edifices in Central. The interior design is simple yet luxurious in style, so it is great for small formal meetings and gatherings. It is also just a four-minute walk from the Central MTR station.
The coffees are certainly unique. Not only are there the standard espressos and lattes, but also ethically sourced coffee drinks. One of a kind spiced coffee tonic, pour-over coffees from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Columbia, as well as espresso soda for sparkling junkies. They also serve gourmet meals such as sirloin steaks and pastries.
Address: UG/F, 33 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Another Twins Kitchen installment, Common Ground is a slow-paced neighbourhood café of a wholesome community. Unlike the bustling area of Central it’s in, the café offers customers a taster to the residential aspect of Hong Kong. Decorated with rustic and home-like furniture, this café is truly one-of-a-kind. There are seats outside of the café as well, where people can drop in for a quick chat, especially in great weather.
The café has a range of coffees, with special drinks such as HK Honey Americano and coffee ice balls in milk. They also have a coffee tasting set, where you can enjoy the best of both coffees, espresso, and cappuccino.
This café is as Hong Kong as it gets. One-to-one meetings are perfect here, perhaps with a foreign guest so they can experience the lesser-known part of Hong Kong whilst engaging with the business side of things.
Address: G/F, 19 Shing Wong Street, Central, Hong Kong
As the recent talk of the town, it's hard to miss Coffee Academics as a Hong Kong local. Its locations include Causeway Bay, Central, Festival Walk, Harbour City, K11 Musea, Repulse Bay, and more! It’s very likely that you’ll be able to find a Coffee Academics near your office, making it the top contender for coffee meeting spots. Most of their shops are pet-friendly and wheelchair accessible as well.
With recognition from numerous media outlets such as Vogue, Forbes, and TimeOut, the place ranks first in specialty coffees. They have custom blends such as their famous house blend and a Hong Kong blend for a taste of culture. Infrastructure is chic with a dark interior, exuding a serious yet comforting vibe. This place is great for formal meetings and team gatherings, as they do have larger tables for collaborative work.
Their coffee selection is huge, so this is a definite recommendation to major coffee lovers.
Addresses: All Locations
Their motto "roasting perfection, brewing happiness" characterises the simple yet elegant café. Although small and often tightly packed, this place is suitable for casual get-togethers. Locations range from their flagship store at Sheung Wan, to their roastery in Kwai Chung. Most of their stores are in Hong Kong Island, so it’s very close to most business offices.
Despite their stern exterior, the interior is cozy and artistic. The walk between the Sheung Wan MTR station and the café is only four minutes. Seats in the shop have a full view of the barista and their roasting process, as well as a view of the streets outside through their glass pane windows. With great views in a comfortable setting, this café is just made for small meetings.
Their coffee is sourced directly from the farm to ensure the freshest flavors. Specialty coffees include Piccolo Latte, Doppio Ristretto Flat White, and "Volcano on Ice". These unique coffee drinks are perfect for adventurous folks discussing adventurous ideas!
Address: All Locations
This café is a breath of fresh air amongst all the modern-looking cafes of Hong Kong Island. Detour is located in Sai Ying Pun, although further away from the central business district, it is worth the journey. Plywood furniture and a blackboard of coffee drinks to order makes this place a very cozy, warm, and friendly. This quiet meeting spot is tucked away among the bigger café chains, so this place might be more suitable for small friendly meetings with colleagues.
The name "Detour" came from a 1945 noir film, a favorite of the owner. The café is certainly a detour away from the blinding busyness of the city, to a place where you can enjoy roasted coffee, wine, and a millennial favorite, the avocado toast. It is only a minute walk away from the Sai Ying Pun MTR station.
Their coffees are relatively low in price as well, a definite bargain for its good quality. For tea lovers, they serve unique teas like Apple Vinegar and Honey Tea and Turmeric Ginger Tea as well.
Address: G/F, 35-37 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Last but definitely not least, the Japanese-themed MM Café. Minimalistic and well-decorated with plants, this café is fantastic for group gatherings and team meetings. Equipped with lounge sofas and stool sets, the place has seating for every type of work.
The wooden flooring, low ceiling lights, and hung-up pictures make this place the homiest out of all. Decorated with Japanese-style furniture, the café takes you away into a full immersion of Japanese culture. They serve a lot of Japanese bread and dishes as well, ranging from sashimi bowls to tonkatsu.
This is a great place for fans of jazz music, as they often hold jazz nights featuring talented musicians and bands. The relaxed ambience of this café is what makes it perfect for a calm day of meetings.
Address: Basement, One Chinachem Central, 22 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
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