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Posted Wed May 21, 2014, 5:50pm
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Hi, everyone,

I will be in Hong Kong for a week in June. Any coffee places I shouldn't miss when I'm there?

Thanks!

John
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Posted Wed May 21, 2014, 7:08pm
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Nevermind the coffee, Hong Kong is about tea time.
Tea time isn't about drinking tea, it's about the dim sum.
So many great dim sum houses there.

try this

It wasn't on radar when I was there many years ago, but apparently high tea at the Penninsula Hotel way up on a lot of bucket lists.  My mom needed to sit for a break and I didn't understand why the line wrapped around the lobby couple times.  Maybe you could get coffee with your high tea.
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Posted Wed May 21, 2014, 9:09pm
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In addition to various Michelin starred restaurants, HK actually has a burgeoning coffee scene.

Here is a list of various 3rd wave coffee shops. The list is grouped by districts, and most of them are not too far from the MTR stations.  Although the addresses are in Chinese, the cafe names are in English and you can always google. You might need to zoom in on the jpg to see clearly; hey, it saves me typing.  :)

Click Here (ww1.sinaimg.cn)
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Posted Thu May 22, 2014, 7:38am
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Thanks to both of you! I will definitely be enjoying my share of dim sum :) But I had gathered through various sources that there was some good coffee to be had there as well.
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Posted Thu May 22, 2014, 9:43am
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18 Grams..

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Posted Thu May 22, 2014, 3:24pm
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Yes, definitely try 18 Grams. The jpg I posted has their addresses.

In addition, try hkcoffee.com. This is located at a warehouse in North Point. Not a cafe, but roaster and coffee related items.  On their website for example, has Yukiwa M5 kettle and Kono syphons. These are considered boutique items in Asia and difficult to find here in the US.
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Posted Wed May 28, 2014, 10:20pm
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As Chang94598 says there are many new great coffee shops to check out...

Put these into your google maps ...

Coffee Academics, Coco Espresso, Rabbithole, Knockbox, The Cupping Room

Enjoy!
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Posted Fri Jun 13, 2014, 8:28pm
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Thank you, everyone, for all the suggestions. I have had a chance to try a number of these places and was mostly quite impressed. At 18 Grams Shueng Wan I had a nice cappuccino; it's a beautiful spot, nice people. They were filming some kind of documentary -- fingers crossed that my cameo appearance as "Dorky White Guy" survives to the final edit.

I was most impressed with Coffee Academics (Wanchai? off Johnston). I am more of a brewed coffee guy, but I had a fantastic double espresso. Don't know if it was the house blend or the Slayer, but it was really delicious. Also good were Knockbox and Hazel and Hershey.
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