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By Joseph Lam | January 10th, 2017
  • Cafe
  • Sheung Wan
  • Address: 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
  • Open Since : November, 2015
  • Phone: 5239-8013
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Cuisine: Coffee
  • Ambience: Casual, Trendy

So, why 50? Behind the name is the exact number of beans it takes to a make a fresh shot of coffee (18 Grams).

On the menu: Aside from delicious chocolate croissants and brownies, there is an entire brunch menu at Why 50 that sees Australian breakfast lovers traveling all across Hong Kong to devour. Picture: Avocado tartine, avocado on sourdough served with egg and ham or salmon, fresh fruit granola bowls and a perfectly balanced reuben served with a side of tomato salsa.

The perfect Italian breakfast: a cappuccino and something sweet. Why50. Photo: Joseph Lam
The perfect Italian breakfast: A cappuccino and something sweet. Photo: Joseph Lam

Look and feel: Young, a little hip and kind of like your average brunch spot —  a stronger focus on food and coffee is in place.

Great for: A weekend brunch, a little freelance work by the window (power points are plentiful) and even enjoying a cup of joe with the pooch.

FYI: The cafe has recently changed hands, so we’re eager to see what changes will come from this.

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