New Cafes and Afternoon Teas to Try in Hong Kong This February 2023
February 08, 2023
February brings about a slew of emotions for those with and without a better half, whether you're busy getting butterflies in your stomach, prepping for an all-out Galentine’s night out with your besties, or planning out a self-care day to focus on yourself.
What we can’t ignore though, is our collective love – yes, love; of coffee, cafes, and afternoon teas. This February, The Beat Asia has curated our list of cafés, coffee shops and afternoon tea spots to take the edge off and refresh that social battery of yours.
The much-loved South Land café is opening a second branch in Mid-Levels, not too far from its flagship in Shek Tong Tsui. With a strong ‘green-eating’ DNA imbued in every little detail, South Lane is a fan-favourite amongst vegetarians and carnivores in Hong Kong.
Despite boasting a near 80% vegetarian food menu, the South Lane café sets the bar for nourishing meals for people of all dietary requirements and locally sourced ingredients. Leave a couple buttons undone for the Sweet potato coconut pancake (HK$158) for a delicious breakfast, or any of their Wholesome bowls (HK$138) for your daily dose of fibre. Choose from their unconventional lattes including the Broccoli latte (HK$52) or Funk n’ beets latte (HK$52) to start your day.
Location: South Lane, G/F, 30-32 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 5744 8390
Coast Coffee is introducing their second location in Causeway Bay, bringing their gorgeous latte art with them! Fulfilling their mantra of “life’s a coast to coast journey”, Coast Coffee is making their way through Hong Kong, providing little pit stops across the island built specially for the weary traveller.
Sit back and get inspired with their wide selection of brews and juices, including the Peppermint Mocha (HK$48), Hazelnut Latte (HK$48), and Passion Fruit Oolong Tea (HK$45). If you’re feeling hungry, grab a breakfast Shakshuka (HK$88) for a hearty meal.
Location: Coast Coffee, G/F, 4 Sun Wui Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Contact details: Instagram
A happy little goose marches along with a bindle under it’s wing, except, the bindle is a cocao tree branch. The exposed cocoa nut faces visitors from the window, as the goose preens with warm glee – I mean, who doesn’t love a bird themed café?
Some café connoisseurs might remember the goose mascot from it’s “Half and Half” days, a café which used to be a cosy retreat for many Hong Kong residents. Back and stronger than ever, the owner uses cocoa from Tanzania, likened to the taste of cherries, berries, and roasted nuts – sweet and sour and occasionally a little complex. Fan favourites from “Half and Half” such as the Chocolate pudding and the Orange Candied Chocolate will no doubt remain favourites at this new location.
Location: Goose Chocolate, G/F, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact details: Instagram
Bringing speciality coffee to Tuen Mun with their new location, Cupping Room in V-city is currently offering an exclusive ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ deal to celebrate the new opening. Aside from their unquestionably stellar selection of coffee and non-caffeinated drinks, the new Cupping Room venue will be offering an elevated dining experience unlike any of their other stores.
Try out their newly launched Crepe collection, Red shrimp Sakura salad, and Mango Pomelo sago during their promotion period of Feb. 6 to Feb. 19. Main stays at Cupping Room such as the Macchiato (HK$38), Latte (HK$40), Matcha Latte (HK$45), and Hojicha Latte (HK$45) are always a solid pairing.
Secret Garden Tea Gathering, The Farmhouse Café, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong
The Farmhouse Café at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong has partnered with herbal skincare brand belif to introduce a spring garden party to ring in the start of the new season with the Secret Garden Tea Gathering afternoon tea.
Valued at HK$688, the secret tea experience begins with champagne, and includes all-you-can-eat ice cream. From but not limited to savoury salmon tarts, to French North African sausage, grilled lamb, cassis cheesecake, and creamy chocolate praline puffs, you’ll definitely get your full at The Farmhouse Café.
From: Jan. 8
Location: The Farmhouse Café, Hyatt Regency, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 3762 1234
Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea, The Lounge and Gallery at the Four Seasons Hotel
If you’re single or snatched up in time for loving February, there’s something sweet about a Valentine’s Day-themed meal. In collection with their Valentine’s day stays, the Four Seasons Hotel in Central will be welcoming couples, friends, and families alike to a ‘Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea’ at the deluxe The Lounge and Gallery.
Savour morsels of delicious treats including Pata Negra Coque Monsieur, Baked Mini Barbecued Goose bun, Petit Love’s Arrow (a chocolate and cherry crumble cake), and Pink Lamington filled with Rose Jam.
From: Feb. 11
Location: The Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 3196 8882 / dining.hkg@fourseasons
‘Tea-Tastic’ Afternoon Tea Buffet at The Astor
The Astor brings an authentic spread of British classics to transport diners on a culinary journey around the U.K valued at HK$298 per person. Traditional savoury dishes and desserts ready for the taking at the buffet includes an array of cold cut meats, blue cheese and Emmental, bangers and mash, and roast beef brisket and Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
End the afternoon on a sweet note with luxurious desserts including rosehip and hibiscus strawberry mousse cake, and honey and camomile chocolate cake.
From: Feb. 25
Location: The Astor, B1, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 2710 1901
‘Delightful Aura’ Afternoon Tea by 3CE X The Kerry Hotel
The Kerry Hotel partners up with Korean creative make-up brand 3CE to present a Delightful Aura Afternoon tea, featuring the exuberant flavours of spring bursting into a show of colour and taste. Executive chef Michael Clinton and executive pastry chef Jérôme Husson lead the team to create a medley of gleaming treats made with premium ingredients from Korea.
Guests can receive a ‘Love Lock’ to commemorate their love, all after they feast on Scallop Tartar, Wagyu Beef Sanwich, Crab Cake, Korean Strawberry Tart, Lychee and Sakura Cake and more. Diners are also gifted make-up products from the brand itself, including a multi colour eye shadow pallet, matte lipstick, and face powder.
From: Feb. 1
Location: Lobby Lounge, G/F, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 2252 5237 / [email protected]
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