Hong Kong an Asian city, where hot lemon tea is pretty much the favored drink of choice has in recent years nurtured, a burgeoning coffee café culture. So much so that you can expect to have a perfectly brewed cup of coffee at the many delightful coffee shops littered all over the city.
However, a major concentration of these coffee shops is located in Hong Kong’s erstwhile dried seafood and Chinese medicine district, Sheung Wan. Situated on the western side of Hong Kong Island, Sheung Wan is a rapidly gentrifying enclave, home to many hip restaurants, fashion forward stores and of course, coffee shops.
Engel &Völkers, in fact, are housed at an office within the heart of Sheung Wan. Hence we frequent the various coffee shops located in the vicinity. Listed here are some of our favorites but you perhaps need to venture out for yourself and see if the coffee repertoire of Sheung Wan meets your expectations for a perfect ‘cup of joe.’
Located in the vicinity of coveted residential developments like Centrestage and Centrepoint, and arts hub PMQ, Common Ground situated along a stretch of stone steps in a quiet end of Sheung Wan is a homey, quaint café.
The brainchild of two sets of siblings, twins Josh and Caleb Ng and Sean and Elias Lam of Protest Design Co, Common Ground, exudes a distinct laid back California vibe. Not simply a café, Common Ground operates as a trendy boutique as well.
The café hosts a small open kitchen and features rustic, mismatched tables and chairs. A plethora of plants potted in jars forms part of the décor while knick-knacks and fashion accessories for sale are displayed on the wooden shelves.
The specialty beverage at Common ground is not a coffee, but a rich, salted hot chocolate, which perfectly complements the food menu of hearty comfort, eats like creamy scrambled eggs and more.
19 Shing Wong Street, Sheung Wan
Phone: + 852 2818 8318
The Cupping Room
The Cupping Room stands cheek by jowl to a Macdonald’s outlet at the far end of a quiet Cul-de-sac on Cleverly Street. This sleek, minimalist café occupies a square space and offers seating along long, communal tables and bar stools. The café’s small onsite kitchen rustles up classic café fare for lunch though the menu is seasonal and changes often. As for the coffee, the Cupping Room is renowned for its espressos and single origin filter coffees. The coffeehouse also offers fair-trade beans sourced from various parts of the globe for sale along with machines and other coffee brewing accouterments. Do check the café’s Facebook page for information about operating times/days.
The Cupping Room
Shop LG, 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
Phone:+852 2799 3398
Situated alongside small stores selling housewares, stationary, frozen meats and more, the rather austere-fronted Barista Jam café extends over two-levels. The cafe, which hosts a grand La Marzocco espresso machine, is famed for its intensely flavored ice drip coffees
126-128 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
Phone: +852 2854 2211
The Sheung Wan branch of the specialty coffee chain 18 Grams is conveniently located at the corner opposite an exit of the Sheung Wan MTR station. Renowned for popular brews like the Flat White, the Piccolo Latte the icy Shakerato and the Matcha Latte, this glass-fronted café also offers tea, smoothies and juices for the non-coffee lover. Also on offer are a variety of eats, perfect for lunch or a quick snack.
77, Wing Lok Street,
Located at the entrance of Jervois Street, Veygo coffee offers the traditional coffee café experience by rustling up a smorgasbord of favored coffee lover beverages. Espresso, Flat White, Shakerato all feature on the menu in classic and exotic forms. Salted Caramel Mocha anyone? The café also serves a variety of teas and juices and offers hearty fare like burgers, pastas and a variety of mains.
Basement G/F, Kai Fung Building, 12-14 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
Phone: +852 2205 1011
Do you crave a good cup of coffee to jumpstart your day? Want to reside in Sheung Wan to have easy access to these wonderful cafes? Let Engel &Völkersguide you in your search for a suitable abode. Do get in touch today!