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By The Loop HK Staff | August 22nd, 2019
  • Cafe
  • Central, HK Island, SoHo
  • Address: 2-4 Shelley Street, Soho, Central
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: Daily, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Open Since : May, 2019
  • Phone: 3417-5798
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Australian, Brunch, Coffee, Western
  • Ambience: Casual

Aussie Vibes: Last spring, Bruno Koo was inspired to open Ninetys after a trip Down Under. The cafe concept focuses on Australian coffee, cuisine, and culture, with a healthy dose of Asian inspiration. A year later, the original Wan Chai location boasts a Masterchef Recommendation, and two more branches have opened — a kiosk in AIA Central and this cafe in bustling Soho.

Look & Feel: Tucked onto Shelley Street just off of the Mid-levels escalator, Ninetys Soho is cool and contemporary, with plenty of brushed grey concrete, dangling pendant lights and neat displays of the available coffees and various coffee paraphernalia on shelves.


On the Menu: Two types of coffee are available at Ninetys: custom espresso blends by Melbourne-based Zest Specialty Coffee Roasters and single origin coffees from Taster’s Coffee in Taiwan. Each come with thoughtful tasting notes penned by Koo. All day breakfast is the name of the game when it comes to the food menu. Create your own “brunch board” by combining dishes such as honey-glazed Iberico char siu with honey Greek yoghurt and truffle scrambled eggs ($108 for four items, $138 for five, or $168 for six). You can also opt for a rice, pasta or noodle dish, a meat or seafood main, or a salad or sandwich. Teas and other non-coffee drinks are available, too.

Meet the Founder: Koo is a coffee championship judge and American world latte art championship first runner up.

FYI: All Ninetys branches run various coffee workshops — get in touch or check their social media for details.

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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.