GBA Lifestyle News
By Kate Springer | June 17th, 2016

The hipster-cool western district is becoming a veritable coffee destination—with a new little café on every corner. Here are the 7 best coffee shops in western district for a hit of caffeine to get you through the day.

Cupping Room

A hotspot for meet-ups and brunch dates, The Cupping Room is almost always full. With more space than your average hole-in-the-wall, you can expect big communal tables, seats at the bar counter as well as a few private two-tops. But even better than the urban-chic ambience is the coffee itself: if you don’t know your flat white from your elbow, the baristas here can help direct you to a robust bean to match your preference. The house blends are almost always awesome, as are the single-origin espressos hailing from Central America and Africa.

Wi-Fi? Yep, and it’s free.

LG/F, 287-299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, 2799-3398.

Brew Bros

If it’s an authentic Australian cuppa you’re after, then try your best to snag a seat at Brew Bros—a cute little outpost with white-tiled countertops, wooden touches and a decent breakfast and lunch menu to boot. The narrow little café is always buzzing with caffeine addicts, probably thanks to the rich, fruity Ethiopian house blend. The space is tight, so don’t arrive with more than three in a party, but there’s an outdoor counter where you can spread out a bit—or bring your pooch—if you don’t mind standing.

Wi-Fi? Free!

Shop F2, LG/F, 33 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, 2572-0238.

Brew Bros makes a mean cuppa
Brew Bros makes a mean cuppa

Opendoor Café & Courtyard

A favorite among freelancers and the start-up set, Opendoor Café & Courtyard offers great value, free Wi-Fi, and a growing community of like-minded entrepreneurs. In addition to good coffee, cool graffitied walls and space to spread out, the café also partners with Platform upstairs to host loads of talks, workshops and panel discussions on topics like entering the app scene and the growing travel tech sector.

Wi-Fi? Free as can be.

120 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 3460-3880.

% Arabica Hong Kong

It’s the fifth one in Hong Kong and only a few minutes walk from Kennedy Town MTR station. A great place to hangout with family and friends since % Arabica Hong Kong occupies a two-story, minimalistic space.

Wi-Fi? Instagram friendly at no cost.

Shop 4, Grand Fortune Mansion, 1 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, 2326-4578.

% Arabica Hong Kong

Coco Espresso

A longtime Loop favorite, Coco Espresso blends effortless cool with serious coffee. Though there are several branches around town these days, the original location was on Queen’s Road West. Now, it’s been relocated. The flagship is now on Jervois street. During the Hong Kong summer, we’ve found the cold-pressed bottles to be a lifesaver: the cold bottles have a complex flavor that opens up over time, a development that’s thanks to the slow process—it takes 18 hours to make a batch of 10.

Wi-Fi: Free!

13-15 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, 2542-2228.

Coco Espresso

NOC Roastery

Inviting with clean lines and minimalistic approach, the place is spacious with big wooden tables and benches. If you like to work at a cafe, this might be your go-to place when you want to change scenery. Try their matcha latter and chai latte, both smooth and delicious.

NOC Roastery

Wi-Fi: Unlimited Wifi

321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 3611-5300. 

Winstons Coffee

It’s a small shop yet quite aesthetically pleasing, it’s also a few minutes walk from Sai Ying Pun MTR (exit A1). A great hangout while sipping delicious coffee – so rich in flavor with great rosetta latte art! It also offers bit size treats like avocado on toast and delicious breakfast baps. And at night, it also serves cocktail drinks. In case you bring your four-legged friend, it’s dog-friendly!

Wi-Fi: Bring your own device with unlimited access.

Shop 4, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 2559-5078.