6 most instagrammable cafes in Hong Kong

Instagram has taken us by storm, and like most instagrammers we are always trying to find the next most instagrammable spots.  As a freelance designer I hold a lot of my meetings at coffee shops and I always like to try new places, so here are my top 6 most instagrammable cafes in Hong Kong.

Tom Dixon x Nodi

Upper Ground Floor, 52 Hollywood Road, Central

中環荷李活道521                                                      Tel:28191155

 

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This chic and modern cafe is ideal with instagrammers.  No matter if you style is clean and bright or on the moodier grey tone, Tom Dixon x Nodi is the perfect backdrop for it.  Decorated in trendy marble, black and bronze this cafe oozes in a designer ambiance.

 

I can happily spend a whole afternoon here sipping coffee, doing sketches and watch the world go by.

Working in Nodi Cafe
Wearing : Top – Zara, Bag – Furla, Watch – Rolex, Bracelet – Monica Vinader, Sketchbook – Moleskin, Pen – Kikki.k


Flamingo Bloom

Shop B, G/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central
中環士丹利街50號信誠廣場地下B                                  Tel:24831778

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Wearing: Top – Aly & Rachelle, Trousers – Zara, Necklace – Cos, Bracelets – Monica Vinader
It is hard to miss this trendy flamingo tea salon in Central.  (It does have an inflated flamingo float at the door.)  This tea salon combines traditional Chinese tea with new and exciting new flavours.  They pride themselves as using hand crafted floral teas and all natural ingredients.

 

This place is an Instagram heaven.  With beautiful tropical wallpaper to their flamingo floats, both big and small.  If you want to get a flamingo cup holder for your instagram photo, simply add $15.

 


Halfway Coffee 半路咖啡

G/F, 12 Tung Street, Sheung Wan
上環東街12號地舖                                               Tel:95117197

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This small little alley way cafe in Sheng Wan is a very quant and sweet.  The reason why I love this cafe is because it has an East meets West element to it.  The decor is a simple with lots of little quirks, styled with different type of furniture and style.  What I love most is the little details of traditional Chinese culture mixed in, such as Western coffee served in traditional Chinese pots and cups – even their take away cups are printed in traditional Chinese patterns and their cashier is a plastic bucket hung mid air just like the ones you find in the wet market.
They have a very small menu, but the food is very well done.  As the place is quite small, seating is limited so if you want a leisure cup of coffee and take photos, I would highly suggest going there mid week when there are less people.

 


Agnes B. Cafe L.P.G.

G/F, Chung San House, 8-10 Gough Street, Central
中環歌賦街8-10號中山樓地舖                                          Tel:25639393
We know Agnes B. cafe is not anything new but definitely worth mentioning when it comes to instagrammable factor.  Decorated in the traditional colonial style with a feminine touch.
It is beautiful inside and out, with a small little flower store on the side.  Their cakes are beautifully done too, so good for those who love their foodie pics.  Another bonus is that is dog friendly, so great for pup owners.

十字冰室Cross Cafe

西環西營盤高街48-78號恆陞大樓地下12號舖                              Tel:28871315
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Wearing:  Shirt dress – Zara, Bag – Rabeanco, Belt – Uniqlo, Watch – Rolex, Earrings – Tunique
This cafe is a great modernised Cha Chaan Teng 茶餐廳, (direct translation: Tea Restaurant.)  With the nostalgic decor of a traditional Hong Kong style cafe mixed with modern elements.  What makes this cafe special is not only the lovely decor but also the association with the traditional dairy brand, Trappist Dairy.
I grew up drinking Trappist milk, so when I found out about Cross cafe, I have to try it.  They serve innovative dishes made with Trappist Dairy products, and Trappist milk (original, chocolate or strawberry) in their traditional glass bottles.
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I would happily come back again and again, as the food is delicious and a great cheap eat.  I would highly recommend their Pineapple bun with black truffle scramble egg and Korean noodle stirred with Swiss Chicken Wing.
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9 3/4 cafe – Harry Potter theme

Shop 404, 4/F, Prosper Commercial Building, 9 Yin Chong Street, Mong Kok
旺角煙廠街9號興發商業大廈4404                                           Tel:94326555

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This one is for the nerdy Harry Potter fans (yours truly is one super nerd), this cafe is for you!  Of course it is nothing compared to the Universal studio in London, but it is pretty well done for a little cafe in Mong Kok.  Quite fitting as Kowloon side is known as the dark side of Hong Kong, the perfect spot for the secret passage to Diagon Alley in Hong Kong.

 

This cafe is very well thought out, even on the address.  It is on no. 9 on Yin Chong Street and on the 4th floor, so you can tell this restaurant is all about the details.  From the floating candles on the ceiling in the dining hall scene, Dementors looming in the ceiling to the half pushed in trolley going into platform 9 3/4, this cafe is a Harry Potter Fan dream come true.
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I massively geeked out at the cafe, with my own wand and Harry Potter glasses.  Good news is, if you are not as crazy as me, the cafe actually provides glasses and wands for your perfect instagram pic.

 

Looking around the cafe, you will see a lot of props and memorabilia from the Harry Potter franchise: the Gold Egg from the Triwizard Tournament, Dumbledore’s elder wand and many more.  You can have a lot of fun in the cafe just taking photos and let your imagination run wild.
Useful tips:
  • Book in advance, as they get very popular.
  • They also only accept cash.
  • There is a minimum spend of $80 per head.
  • There is no tissue in the bathroom so bring your own.
  • Love the butter beer and the savoury food was alright, will give the dessert a miss.

 

 

We hope you enjoyed our blog post.  Please tag us and let us know if you visit any of these cafe next time.  We would love to see your instagrammable pics.  Special thanks for Raynie, Caroline, Ka Lai and Jessie for being my photographers and being silly with me.  If you like this post, please let us know so we can do more of these blogs.

Until next time!

With love & quirks,

Iris & Chris xxx

4 thoughts on “6 most instagrammable cafes in Hong Kong

  1. Great list. I found the Flamingo Bloom Cafe interesting xD But the tropical wallpapers do look really nice. Which one was your favorite? 🙂
    glimpsesofdaworld.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you @darshanakoirala for reading our blog post. I am glad you like it. =) As your for question, ooouuu…..this is a hard one, as I like all of them for different reasons. However if I have to pick I would probably say Nodi for the sleek and trendy look and Halfway Coffee for the quirkiness of it all.

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      1. That’s nice and you’re welcome! Feel free to drop by my blog – I’d love to hear from you guys. Your blog is great by the way!
        – glimpsesofdaworld.wordpress.com

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