By Chloe Wong
Yes, we know. Startup life can get unbelievably hectic from time to time especially during the days when you have to hustle from meeting after meeting. In a densely populated city like Hong Kong, finding a calm spot with free Wi-Fi can be a real challenge. It’s frustrating when the 30-minute free Wi-Fi session times out in the middle of a Skype call! We understand that all you need is a cup of good coffee and FREE Wi-Fi. The Jumpstart Team has picked out our Top 5 coffee spots in Hong Kong for you. Enjoy these new discoveries!
Address: 18 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:00-19:00 Sat-Sun: 09:00-20:00
Teakha is perfect for those who want to have a quick bite and recharge. Located off of a quiet alley in Sheung Wan, it is a lifestyle concept tea café with a little outdoor terrace as well as additional indoor seating. Cozy and homey, it is a must-visit for mocha and tea-lovers. Don’t forget to try their signature Matcha cheesecake!
Tip: Avoid the weekends as it gets quite busy.
Barista Jam Address: Shop D, G/F, 126-128 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 10:00-18:00 Tue-Fri: 08:00-18:00 Sun: 11:00-18:00
Barista Jam is where you go when you need your caffeine fix after pulling an all-nighter. It is a popular spot among the startup community. With a full menu of breakfast options and sandwiches, Barista Jam saves you from hunger pangs during your next meeting!
Tip: Blame it on their delicious menu, lunchtime is always busy!
Urban Bakery Works Address: Shop 322, 3/F, Landmark Atrium, Central Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 07:30-20:00 Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 08:30-20:00
Conveniently connected to the Landmark Atrium, Urban Bakery Works is a convenient spot for meetings.Their high-quality coffee and good food are what you need to chase away the Monday Blues. With a new location opening in Tung Chung soon, it sounds like a spot perfect for jetsetters!
Tip: Urban Bakery Works is busy during lunchtime because of its super convenient location.
Morrison Cafe & Bar Address: 284 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan Opening Hours: Mon: 07:00-16:00 Tue-Sun: 07:00-00:00
Formerly known as Cafe O, this cafe has reinvented itself. Its ground level is where you will find the cafe. Walk up one short flight of stairs and you will find yourself in a bar space. You can sit there for a long time while working. No worries about your phone or laptop dying because outlets are provided. Furthermore, there is a balcony if you need fresh air from time to time.
Tip: Bring a sweater as it might get cold.
HABITŪ Caffè Address: Shop L608, 6/F, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:00-21:30 Fri: 11:00-23:00 Sat: 10:30-23:00 Sun: 10:30-22:00
Located at The ONE in Tsim Sha Tsui, this is an excellent location if you’re looking for somewhere to work or hold a meeting in Kowloon. In addition to its cozy and soothing ambiance, you can oversee the hustle and bustle of the city while sipping coffee. Thumbs up!
Tip: Don’t forget to try their signature Rose Latte!