Us green folk love a good coffee as much as the next person but it is often a struggle to find the right cup around town. Luckily, Green Queen has put together her Top 5 Guide to Hong Kong’s most eco-friendly coffee shops. Did we mention you can find all of them in our awesome new Guide to Hong Kong? Happy Drinking!
Best for Quality Espresso – Rabbithole Coffee & Roaster
If what you are after is a green version of the best espresso out there then Rabbithole Coffee & Roaster is the place for you. With outlets in Sheung Wan and Wanchai (as well as a barista school in Central), they are coffee trendsetters who take making coffee extremely seriously- their methods are scientific! The results are delightful on the palate and easy on the conscience- all their single-origin beans are sourced ethically.
Monday to Friday 7.30AM to 8PM, weekends & public holidays 8.30AM to 8PM.
Best for Non-Dairy Alternatives – Open Door Cafe + Courtyard
Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard is a welcome addition to the Western district. Behind the bustling dried seafood markets of Des Voeux Road West, find this health caf’ gem. They are one of the only places in town to offer almond and coconut milk as a dairy alternative on top of the regular soy option. Parts of their menu have been designed by one of Green Queen’s favourite holistic nutritionists Louise Kane Buckley of Loula Natural and include probiotic smoothies with kefir as well as superfood juice blends with kale and beetroot.
Best for Grabbing a Healthy Bite – Dandy’s Organic Cafe
August 2017 Update: Dandy’s Organic Cafe has now closed down.
Dandy’s Organic Cafe‘s holistic Chef Vivi Cheung’s pride and joy: the Sheung Wan joint is a mecca for those with dietary restrictions and health-food junkies alike. The whole menu is designed with a healthy digestive system in mind. The cleansing and detoxifying dishes are filled with superfoods and clean ingredients. As well as a great cup of coffee and delish detox food, grab some healthy groceries while you are it.
Open Monday to Saturday from 11:30AM to 11PM.
Best for Breakfast & Brunch – Antipodean
January 2015 Update: Antipodean has now close down.
Antipodean has plopped itself in the coolest neighbourhood in town, Hong Kong’s answer to Brooklyn, Tai Ping Shan Street. We love that their authentic Kiwi cafe experience includes using organic milk and eggs straight from New Zealand. They make their own pasta and their own brioche, their own tarragon-flavoured pie pastry, their juices are actually freshly squeezed- this is the real deal and we haven’t even mentioned the coffee, which some say is the best in town- we leave it to you to decide A must try for brunch, breakfast and lunch!
Open Tuesday to Saturday 8AM to 7PM and Sunday from 9AM to 6PM.
Best Newcomer – Kelly & Moss
Newest kid in town Kelly & Moss brings some much needed eco-friendly options to the Kowloon Bay ‘hood. They curate an exciting selection of organic, sustainable drinks and snacks from up and coming small businesses and make use of local produce wherever possible including in their fresh salads. Clean chic for all you fabulous healthy fashionistas out there! Get visiting now- they are part of the Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon Park which means they do not add to air pollution in any way! Yay!
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