The surge of Hong Kong’s cafe culture is essentially unstoppable. From well-established franchises to independent labels, coffee aficionados never seem to run out of choices to savor the soul-soothing cup. Whether you like yours classically intense or creatively reinvented, you’re bound to discover your newfound love at Harbour City.
Wake up to the wafting aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee and pair that with a classic pastry or two as you kick-start your morning.
Take a seat by the window at Cupping Room and let the unobstructed ocean views and nautical-inspired interiors ease you into the morning with the signature drink Coco Chanel. Premium Uji matcha latte is layered with a shot of espresso before it’s sweetened by a housemade toasted coconut syrup, which would go so well with a variety of savory paninis on the menu.
If takeaway seems to be your only option on a weekday morning, make it count! At the helm of Michelin-starred chef Andrea Alimenti is Da Filippo Trattoria, the Grab & Go counter offers freshly roasted classic coffee with croissants and bagels among other baked goods.
Pair that fluffy egg sandwich all over social media from OMOTESANDO KOFFEE with a quality cup of java, which is thoughtfully brewed by bean specialist Koffee Mameya, so you know you’re getting the very best.
After a whole morning of Zoom calls and meetings, treat yourself to a fragrant Rose Café Macchiato from DALLOYAU and its appetizing Lobster Roll. The light floral scent instantly lifts the best-selling sandwich presented by Chef Nicolas Boutin at the helm of this buzzing hangout spot.
Elevating the classic cha chaan teng combo, Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel recommends pairing the Corned Beef Scrambled Egg Croissant with its Popcorn Caffe Latte. The playful beverage is definitely a coffee’s answer to your quest for a playful dessert. While you’re at it, don’t forget to strike a pose for your #foodgram feed to make your friends really jealous.
It’s not just the specialty Crab Benedict, but the truly authentic coffee experience that draws our attention to NINETYs, where coffee terroir shines. Take your pick between the award-winning Fruity Blend or Choco Blend. Both proudly roasted in Hong Kong, the former offers a complex mix of sweet-tart fruit notes, while the latter is a deep-toned cup with hints of Nutella and nectarine with cedar undertones.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with an afternoon treat to recharge a little.
Among the spectrum of gluten-free cakes Infiniti C has to offer, the Harbour City store exclusive Supreme Chocolate Flourless Cake forms the most flawless bitter-sweet balance with the selection of coffee by the cafe’s house brand Five Elements Coffee Roasters.
Let the individual tasting notes of your favorite brew from Lady M New York slowly unfold on your palate as you sink your teeth into the much-loved Mille Crêpes’ alternating crêpes and light cream layered cake, as you get whisked away to the buzzling streets of New York.
Bring your bestie along to enjoy the tea set for two at LIFETASTIC. The set includes your choices of gluten-free layer cakes, scones and sandwiches, alongside two classic cuppas, so you can pair a silky-smooth Cappuccino with the talk-of-town Watermelon Strawberry Layer Cake as you while away a relaxing afternoon by the waterfront.
Conveniently nestled in over 590 7-Eleven locations across town, 7CAFÉ is your go-to for those brief coffee breaks. That’s where you’ll find premium grade beans from Brazil, Honduras and Indonesia to achieve that distinctive rich and nutty coffee aroma.
Another option for a quick caffeine fix is McCafé, which offers an extensive coffee menu which is really reasonably priced. From a piping hot Americano to a caramel frappe, McCafé has a little something for just about everyone.
Brewing your cup of coffee exactly how you like is both a therapeutic and satisfying experience so be sure to stock up on quality beans.
Espresso Alchemy offers everything from dark to soft blends and single-origin beans that are all sourced responsibly. The roastery currently procures its coffee beans mainly from carefully examined coffee farms in Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Indonesia.
Fashionistas and coffee enthusiasts alike are going to be equally impressed by Ralph’s Coffee. Housed in the lavish art deco filled space, some of the blends on offer include Ralph’s Roast, Decaf, and Espresso. The expertly balanced blend with rich silky tones adds a unique flair to your thirst-quenching iced coffee or any other specialty drinks your heart desires.
The Coffee Academics’ customized roasting workshop provides hands-on roasting experience with your preferred roasting level and chosen coffee beans, so you’re guaranteed to bring home your desired flavor profiles.
If you simply don’t have time to grind the beans fresh every time, the Caffé Espresso coffee capsule by Cova Ristorante & Caffe is the quality pod that is compatible with your handy Nespresso machines. The Soft Espresso is a blend of seven different types of Arabica beans, which offers a bright, smooth mouthfeel with faint notes of berries.
From a good house black to eccentric coffee creations, Harbour City is where the most discerning palates will be pleased.