Livin’ la vida mocha
Looking for something other than your typical Starbucks or Pacific Coffee Company for those coffee dates or after school treats with the kiddos? We’re headed over to the Kowloon side and scoping out the off-the-beaten-track java spots that are great for you and the whole family. Order a flat white for yourself and a babycinno for your little ones and enjoy the laid back vibes of these 9 alternative kid-friendly coffee shops in Kowloon.
N1 Coffee & Co. is the quintessential espresso stop, with a modern interior, quality coffee and food… it’s no wonder this Mody Road coffee spot is such a hit. Not only is it worth it to come and try a latte in their iconic coffee cups, make sure to also try their freshly baked pastries. It’s a perfect spot to soak in the good vibes and share a couple treats with the fam.
N1 Coffee & Co., No.35, Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/N1-Coffee-Co
Calling all coffee aficionados! The Brew Job is your place. Not only can you enjoy a standard latte or cappuccino but you can also order a tasting flight and really test your taste buds. With roasted beans to buy and fresh pastries to snack on, The Brew Job has a little something for everyone.
The Brew Job, 36-46 Hoi King St, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TheBrewJob
Just off of Pai Tak Street you’ll find a perfect little coffee shop for a special morning or afternoon. Heysonuts not only offers an extensive coffee menu but has a stellar dessert selection that will win the hearts of toddlers everywhere. With a special emphasis on holiday festivities, they offer set menus and holiday specialties so you can make the most of spending time with your kiddos during those special days.
Heysonuts, Shop 3, G/F., 149 Pak Tai Street, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, www.facebook.com/heysonuts
A hideaway spot near Nathan Road, Kubrick is the ultimate place to unwind and recharge at the same time. A café, bookstore, DVD shop, vintage movie poster archive and indie movie theatre all-in-one, Kurbrick and Broadway Cinemathique offers a selection unlike many other places.
A popular place to work or read for hours on end, it’s also the go-to destination for adolescent bookworms to spend some time after they hop off the school bus. Purchasing a membership card at the main counter will give you discounts on all purchases. Perfect.
Kubrick, Shop H2, Cinema Block, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, www.kubrick.com.hk
For all the mamas in Tai Kok Tsui, head over to Craft Coffee Roaster to enjoy an equally satisfying and stunning latte art in a sunny window seat. They’ve mastered the balance of great design with a comfortable and warm environment. With a gorgeous pastry display and an extensive full-length menu, it’ll be hard to resist spending the whole afternoon here.
Craft Coffee Roaster, G/F, 29 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, www.facebook.com/Craft-Coffee-Roaster
Character cafes are all over the place these days, but a trip to the Moomin Café is bound to spark some nostalgia to the days of simple cartoons and their beautiful illustrations. Introduce the characters to a whole new generation as your kiddos enter in through the Moomin house. Order a drink with skilled latte art and take some pictures with Moominpappa and Moominmamma on the way out. If you’re lucky, Moomintroll might be there himself to dine with you!
Moomin Café, Shop 32, Level 3, LCX, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, www.facebook.com/moomincafehk
Situated on a rare quiet corner in Mong Kok, Coffee Jobs is a high design cafe with delicious food options and ideal seating arrangements. Order from an array of burgers or pastas and sit at the window bar watching people go by. Lots of space and a menu everyone will enjoy, this hip cafe is an unlikely but solid bet for a family outing.
Coffee Jobs, Shop 3, G/F, Paradis Square, 3 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok, www.facebook.com/Coffee-Jobs
Looking for the high quality coffee house vibe without the judgmental glares when the kids squabble? You can have your cake and eat it too! Kelly & Moss is a beautiful, well designed coffee shop with a picturesque front patio situated inside Zero Carbon Park with plenty of seating for all those squirmy, high energy family members of yours. The coffee shop is in combination with a retail store, offering delicious and carefully crafted eco-friendly goodies.
Kelly & Moss, Zero Carbon Parkk, 8 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/kellyandmoss
Café Hay Fever is cool, comfy, spacious and has plenty of seating, what’s not to like for the whole family? With it’s curated farmhouse decor, it’s a nice change from the standard ultra-hip industrial interiors of most espresso jaunts. Also while you’re there, pick up a bag of their fresh roasted coffee beans to take home (try the Ninety-plus Hachira with hints of blackberry and raspberry jam) or some flowers from their floral shop downstairs.
Cafe Hay Fever, G/F, 62 – 64 Flower Market Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, www.facebook.com/hayfever.cafe
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