From pet-friendly spots to cafes offering over 30 different types of coffee, join us as we explore Lai Chi Kok’s emerging coffee scene.
Formerly an area primarily known for its vast array of factories and military establishments, Lai Chi Kok has since transitioned into a bustling metropolis featuring hip eateries, industrial-buildings-turned-shopping-malls, creative boutiques, and a whole litany of unique and varied entertainment options (combat archery, anyone?).
Today, we’re going to take you through our favourite spots to get a hot (or cold!) cuppa joe. From the insta-famed to the more covert, here’s our guide to the five best coffee shops in Lai Chi Kok, as tried-and-tested by our team.
OWLS Coffee House
Hidden among a string of industrial buildings, the elusive nature of this coffee house only adds to its appeal. Offering an interesting selection of hand-drip coffee flavours to choose from, this pet-friendly cafe is one that coffeeholics can’t get enough of. If you have time to spare, turn your coffee run into a weekend brunch by adding a savoury treat onto your tab. With reasonable prices and decent portion sizes, this coffee house is definitely worth the visit.
Address: Owls Coffee, Shop 1, G/F, Billion Plaza 2, 10B Cheung Yue Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Open From: Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm, Sat – Sun: 10:30am – 5pm
One Tenth Coffee
A peaceful hideaway from Lai Chi Kok’s usual hustle and bustle, this Japanese-style cafe is a great spot to fight that inevitable afternoon slump. Featuring an open bar and cosy outdoor terrace, regulars here would recommend that you get your hands on their melt-in-your-mouth Seasalt Cheesecake paired with either a Hojicha or Matcha Latte. A quiet find amongst Lai Chi Kok’s many commercial buildings, cat lovers will be especially delighted to know that this hidden gem is home to a resident feline!
Address: 5/F, Flat 510, Premier Centre, 20 Cheung Shun St, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
Open From: Sat – Tue: 12pm – 7pm, Thu – Fri: 2pm – 10pm
FB: @OWLS Coffee
LHC Coffee House
Another criminally underrated gem nestled within a rundown factory building, the LHC coffee house is bound to be on the radar of bonafide coffee lovers, and now yours too! The sheer variety of options that this cafe provides – the standout feature being the 30+ choices of specialty coffees – easily makes this place a must-visit for coffee in Lai Chi Kok. For all you dessert lovers out there, be sure to pair your coffee with their cake of the day to start your day on a sweet note.
Address: Shop A3, G/F, Kaming Factory Building, 688-690 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
Open From: Mon – Sat: 8am – 6pm, Sun: 10:30am – 5pm
Run by baristas by day and parents by night, 2+2 Coffee is the place to head for a notably hearty pre-workday breakfast. Best known for their crisp, buttery, and perfectly flakey range of freshly baked croissants, we love to start our day here with a warm cup of either rose, coconut, or ginger latte, accompanied by an enjoyable conversation with the ever-friendly owners.
Address: Shop A5A, G/F, Block A, Hong Kong Industrial Centre, 489-491 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
Open From: Mon – Fri: 8:15am – 4:30pm
Little Break Coffee and Kitchen
Conveniently located in the much-raved about D2 Place, head here to indulge in an all-day breakfast in an aesthetically pleasing and pet-friendly environment! Boasting an impressive drinks menu featuring everything from your favourite black and white coffees to your more adventurous flavoured lattes (did someone say Baileys?), as well as an equally diverse selection of popular breakfast foods, stop by with your pet pooch for that all important boost.
Address: G/F, Shop G03, D2 Place One, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
Open From: Mon – Fri: 11am – 10pm, Sat – Sun: 8:30am – 10pm
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