After moving to Hong Kong it didn’t take me long to realize the city has a passion for good coffee. This fact made me not only happy but set me off to explore and discover some of the most Instagrammable cafes in Hong Kong.
I wasn’t only looking for pretty spaces, but also delicious coffee to go along. A few months later, I met Becky from Becky Exploring and we started having our weekly Friday lunch and coffee when we would try a new coffee place every week.
Even though when it comes to the taste and quality of the coffee I definitely have my favorite one, which might not also be the prettiest cafe in Hong Kong.
Thus, without further ado, let’s get exploring coffee shops in Hong Kong.
19 Instagrammable cafes in Hong Kong
With more than one branch in Hong Kong, choosing the best location for your pictures might prove to be a bit of a challenge.
In my opinion, the one in Kowloon right next to the ferry pier, on the Avenue of Stars might steal the top of the list. However, there’s a small one in the Monster Mansion that will offer you the chance to see a pretty cafe, drink a good coffee, and tick off your list one of the most Instagrammable places in town.
Even though the coffee at %Arabica is not one of my favorites, I still think this place should be on any list if we talk about coffee or pretty cafes.
See here all the locations in town and choose your favorite one.
My all-time favorite coffee in Hong Kong! And it comes in a cozy, Instagrammable cafe.
I still haven’t been to all the locations in town, but I’ve been to 3 of them, and while all are pretty and will offer a great setting for a picture, the one in Mercury Street might be the best.
They keep their design simple, with clear lines, tones of grey and white.
Make sure to come in early if you want to have the place to yourself because it usually gets crowded. They open at 8 AM so you can start your day right.
The Coffee Academics
One of the first cafes in Hong Kong I have visited, mainly because it caught my eye while I was walking near my husband’s office in Quarry Bay.
Their design is super nice in all their locations, and they serve also food throughout the day, and cocktails once evening comes.
Try the location in Musea or go to Wan Chai for some delicious breakfast!
Doubleshot by the Cupping Room
A new place in town, or at least for me, is the latest addition to my list of coffee shops in Hong Kong.
Perfectly set in Central, on Hollywood Road, on the first floor of a small building this place will charm you not only with its interior but also with the window view.
There’s no wonder the place was packed on a Friday afternoon when we visited. The places by the window are the most popular because they offer the perfect setting for a picture: natural light, popular graffiti in the background, and delicious food and coffee in the center stage.
Their menu offers a lot of wines and cocktails as well if you are looking for an afternoon or evening cup.
A popular spot for brunch in Hong Kong, this is a place I go to frequently because of its location close to home.
No matter which shop you’ll choose to visit, you won’t be disappointed – the coffee is good, they are dog friendly (at least at the one in Causeway Bay where they have an outside terrace), and they have delicious options for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Their design is simple yet with plenty of picture-perfect corners – from the pretty tables that offer a great background for your cup to the natural walls or plants in all their shops.
Check their list of locations here and choose your favorite one!
One of the most Instagrammable places in Hong Kong I was following since before I actually moved here. Everyone goes to Winstons for that picture, but I’ve realized they go also for the coffee – because I really liked it.
Set in Kennedy Town, packed with expats, but also locals alike, this place is a must-try.
Just one note: those chairs might look pretty cool and are perfect for a picture, but I almost fell off the narrow stair twice. So be careful! Especially if you choose to skip the coffee and go for a cocktail.
N.O.T Specialty Coffee
With 2 locations close to one another, one in Lee Garden One and the other in Hysan Place, this is any photographer’s dream.
Even though I absolutely love all the pictures I’ve seen from here, I don’t understand why it is not as popular as the other coffee shops on this list. Or at least I haven’t seen it as much on my feed.
If you are looking for the photogenic one, head to the 9th floor of Hysan Place and look for the hidden gem outside of my favorite library. I loved the coffee here and they also have delicious bagels perfect to enjoy in the morning with such a breathtaking view.
A somewhat new discovery, tucked away on the small and charming streets of Wan Chai, on the hill, this is a place I’ve been to twice in a week. And that’s because, yes, I liked it!
The name actually stands for “A Personal Tailor” because that’s what you can do with pretty much everything here. In the menu, you will see that you can tailor both your coffee and your food.
Choose from hot or iced coffee, simple or with milk, choose the density of milk’s foam, and even the coffee (nutty or fruity).
Next, choose the type of bread you want and add up to 4 toppings, including omelet, soft boiled egg, avocado, parma ham, and much more.
That’s on top of the simple yet very Instagrammable design.
They serve coffee in some of the prettiest cups you’ll find in town. This small shop is tucked away on a very picturesque street with antiquities, so you might get the chance to buy these pretty cups for home.
Climb the stairs from the MTR station, get lost between colorful tea sets, precious jade pieces, and whatnot, and stop here for a coffee and a picture.
The coffee shop was always filled with people no matter when I passed by it, thus I still haven’t managed to try the coffee itself.
A really tiny coffee place in a very authentic Hong Kong area. Even though it’s on the island, and very close to Kennedy Town where many expats choose to stay, the Sai Ying Pun area is packed with small shops with traditional fish produce.
The coffee place is really small, but it has a lovely design, from the outside to the inside.
Coffee didn’t disappoint either and it was worth taking the trip to the area. It is really close to the tram stop, and once we finished our coffee we wandered around looking for cats. That’s because all the shops around here have at least one cat.
I got here by chance because we somehow ended up in the mall after a boat trip and I desperately needed a coffee. But this little coffee place is so charming and as soon as you step inside, you’ll be transported to New York.
It has that cool vibe, but also that smell of true freshly roasted Italian coffee. Such a lovely mix!
And if you’re wondering, yes it is linked to the famous fashion brand Ralph Lauren. You’ll actually find it right next to its shop in Harbor City Mall, but there’s one also in Landmark.
With 5 locations in town and such a pretty and girly design, Habitu also serves delicious food and great coffee.
I’ve noticed the place in Hysan Place while I was wasting time in my favorite bookstore, and I said to myself that I really need to try this place. It was all pink and flowery, and only by looking at the menu online, I realized this was my kind of place.
I really like the flat white here but they also have various signature coffee options like the Caffe Acai Rosa or the Caffe Brulle.
A great place for lunch since they also have set menus, but also somewhere you will want to go for a coffee and a picture.
Coffee of the day
We found this place somehow led by destiny I would say. That’s because I was with a friend and we took the wrong MTR by mistake and found ourselves in Sham Shui Po. Since we were there and I knew there must be some lanterns around, we stepped out and started exploring the area.
We didn’t find any lantern shops, but we did find this small coffee place with one of the best coffee I’ve had so far in Hong Kong.
It is a very small shop with a simple design, offering lots of picture opportunities.
And if you’re lucky you might find the cat from the neighboring shop roaming around the coffee place.
Address: Tai Nan Street in Sham Shui Po
Another pretty yet simple coffee place on the stairs in Sheung Wan. What makes it special apart from the delicious coffee, is the cat you might see if you’re lucky.
She will help you capture the best picture while savoring a strong coffee.
Five to One
Another brand new cafe in Hong Kong with a sleek clean design located in Kowloon. I still need to explore this place but I can say from the pictures I’ve seen online, that this is easily one of the most Instagrammable cafes around.
One cannot keep track of all the cool coffee places that keep on opening around town. And the Sonne CAD in Tin Hau is another one to put on the list, for both me and you all.
Gary Kwok Flowers & Cafe
Hidden inside Hopewell Center in Wan Chai, here is another reason to come to the office building apart from its outside window elevator.
So if you love flowers, pretty sweets that look great in pictures, and good coffee, this is the place for you! I know I will head there in the next days for sure and shoot a couple of pictures.
Address: Gary Kwok Flowers & Café
Shop 1706-1711, 17, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Infinity C by October
If you like blue, this is the place for you. From their very blue design of the shop to the delicious food and blue cakes, everything about this place screams Instagram.
They serve gluten-free, keto, and vegan food, but also delicious coffee in Sai Ying Pun.
Address: Shop A, G/F, Kings Hill, 38 Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
One extra tip: Teakha
Ok, it is actually a tea place, not a coffee place, but they also have the famous local Ying Yang – coffee mixed with tea, milk, and ice.
The place is hidden on a street in Sheung Wan and it’s very popular also for its delicious cakes and sweets. A must-try is the scone, but also their cheesecake if you manage to find a piece.
I simply adore this place and come back whenever I have the chance.
Address: 18B號 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan