New Cafes and Afternoon Teas to Try in Hong Kong This April 2023
April 21, 2023
Enter Spring, the youngest of the seasons and official envoy of seasonal allergies. Hong Kongers everywhere are trying their absolute best to fight off the pollen, looking to a warm beverage for the antidote.
This April, The Beat Asia has compiled a list of seven cafes, tea bars, and exclusive afternoon tea deals newly opened across the city for you to explore and enjoy! Check out our list below.
If you're looking for a little slice of Paris in Hong Kong, Le Goûter is your pièce de résistance. This new pet-friendly cafe in Kennedy Town offers a delightful selection of French pastries, fresh coffee, and French-inspired decor that will transport you straight to the Champs Elysees.
Le Goûter is the ideal destination for those who appreciate an authentically European cup of coffee and delicious pastries, with the cafe menu featuring a range of pastries and desserts, including the ever-popular canelé with its caramelised crust and the crowd-favourite lemon tart.
Location: Le Goûter, G/F 98 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Contact details: Instagram
Moojoo is a pet-friendly lifestyle cafe in Hong Kong that prioritizes itself on pet-centric hospitality. The pet-obsessed will find themselves knee deep in fluff and paw prints while choosing between delicious egg-waffles and their range of cocktails.
The cafe's décor reflects its love for all of K-towns fuzziest patrons, featuring pictures of pets on the walls and Lego-block sculptures of dogs. Chow down on an egg waffle or burger (and sneak some bites to your furry pal) while you get to know the pet-parents of the neighbourhood. It's the perfect spot to grab a coffee and get together for a doggy play date!
Location: Moojoo, Shop 1, 2, & 22, G/F, Two Artlane,1 Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 3619 5779
If dogs aren’t your preferred lap mate, then stop by Catio Café for some curative cat therapy.
Catio Cafe is the purr-fect place to unwind and spend quality time with friends, partners, or family. Indulge in a variety of delicious dishes, including pizza, pasta, sandwiches, snacks, and desserts as you watch the adorable light-footed mousers walk around, minding their own business.
Many of the kittens housed at Catio Café love to doze off, and there’s nothing more soothing than watching a cat’s eyes wink asleep while you nurse a drink of your choice.
Location: Catio Cat Café, 1502 United Success Commercial Centre, 506-508 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 6413 4929
Sol Mate Club
If you're looking for a new spot to enjoy coffee and snacks, the Sol Mate Club is definitely worth checking out. Managed by the Solar System Council, the cafe recently opened in Cheung Sha Wan, making it more accessible to coffeeholics and cafe hoppers in the area.
What sets the Sol Mate Club apart is its unique basketball-themed decor and memorabilia - you can find everything from basketball jerseys to hoops adorning the walls, making it a great spot for sports fans to relax and enjoy some good food and drink. Offering a variety of light bites, including crowd favourites like tacos and nachos, there’s a little something for everyone at Sol Mate Club.
Location: Sol Mate Club, Shop C1, G/F, Block C, Merlin Centre, 55 Po On Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 9856 6742
Plantation Tea Bar
Nana Chan’s Plantation Tea Bar is an undeniable love-letter to her home of Taiwan. As the tea bar makes its grand opening this month, Nana welcomes newcomers with her carefully curated April tasting menu, showcasing the many faces and colours tea can express.
Discover the world of oolong tea with this month’s debut tasting menu - where the mountains are shrouded in clouds and the taste of home lies in every cup. From sweet and fruity, to grassy and savoury, the aromatic imprint of oolong transforms with each variety and way of brewing. From cold-brews, hot-brews, carbonation, and infusions – the oolong teas take up many different forms with each pour, amplified with nostalgic food pairings.
Enjoy the Alishan High Mountain Oolong, Osmanthus Oolong, and Red Oolong Tea multiple ways – accompanied by salty Macanese Almond Cookies, Handmade Aiyu Jelly, and Taiwanese Chocolate.
From: Mar. 30
Location: Plantation Tea Bar, 18 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 5596 6254
Betsu-Bara Afternoon Tea at The Farmhouse, Hyatt Centric
If you're looking for a sweet escape and a luxurious afternoon tea experience, look no further than Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour's newest collaboration with Luna Cake. This Japanese-inspired afternoon tea menu is designed to pamper your ‘betsu bara’ (an additional stomach for desserts), with unlimited treats like ice cream, made-to-order Dorayaki, and Japanese soufflé pancakes.
Don't forget to make room for the flavourful savouries like the Salmon Tamagoyaki and Unago Taco. Each guest will also receive a set of Luna Cake gift vouchers to take home, making it the perfect indulgence for yourself or as a gift for someone special. Additionally, each guest gets the chance to win a two-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa in Japan – a deal you just can’t refuse!
From: Apr. 1
Location: The Farmhouse, 2/F, West Tower, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 3896 9896
Belgian Chocolate & Blood Orange Afternoon Tea by Pitstop, ALVA HOTEL
If you're a fan of fruit-flavoured chocolate, you won't want to miss out on PitStop's vibrant new afternoon tea. The menu features a variety of sweets and savouries crafted with both Belgian Satongo 72% chocolate and blood orange, resulting in an exquisite blend of flavours.
Why not start with a special soda drink flavoured with blood orange to complement the teatime bites. Indulge in smoked scallop with blood orange and chilli salsa, tiger prawn salad cup with blood orange and avocado tart, blood orange with Belgian Satongo 72% chocolate cake, and Belgian Satongo 72% chocolate crispy dome.
From: Apr. 1
Location: Alva Hotel by Royal, 1/F, 1 Yuen Hong Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 3653 1168
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