If you’re a remote worker, freelancer, or creative, or maybe you’re studying or designing some homeschooling curriculum, you know that it can be hard to work from. Having a space to go to each day really helps us stay productive and inspires creativity. That’s where Hong Kong shines – the coffee culture is not only top-notch, but there are amazing cafes that are spacious and comfortable to work from. We’ve created this list of top work-friendly cafes in Hong Kong (plus a few co-working spaces) for you to explore. They have everything you need – high-quality coffee, strong wifi, delicious food, you’re all set! Also, while your browsing where to work from, remember that balance is key to a healthy life.
Co-founded by the 2011 Hong Kong Barista Champion Chan Chak Sum, NOC Coffee Co rose to popularity both for its expertly brewed Arabica coffee and contemporary all-white interiors. The largest location of the eight different cafes in Hong Kong is the Sai Ying Pun branch. This work spot features plenty of table space and free Wifi. Expect to see students and freelancers alike getting work done or having meetings. And if you need to refuel the tank, NOC serves baked goods, cereal bowls, and breakfast plates.
NOC Coffee Co, The Roastery Location, Shop 4, G/F, Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, email@example.com, www.noccoffeeco.com/en/. Click here to view other locations including Wanchai, Tseung Kwan O, And Tin Hau.
With long opening hours for people who start work early or who go late, the Elephant Grounds cafe is another Hong Kong Favorite for working. They have five locations, with the Roastery location providing indoor and outdoor seating for guests. They have a wide selection of coffee, as well as a full menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with plenty of sweet and savory snacks in between. They’re known to have reliable wifi throughout the workday, too.
Elephant Grounds, G/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, +852 3580 0554, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.elephantgrounds.com
Desk One claims to be the “first and largest on-demand co-working space in Hong Kong” so we had to put it on this list. They allow people to join on a casual daily basis and it’s also one of the more affordable options if you’re looking for a specific space to work in quiet, rather than being in a public cafe. They have six different locations to choose from, all of which have different collaborative common zones, a reading lounge, private meeting rooms, and plenty of tea and specialty coffee.
Desk One, Causeway Bay Location, 18/F, Honest Building, 9-11 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2185 6660, email@example.com, www.desk-one.hk/
Just as the name sounds, the team at The Coffee Academics takes their coffee very seriously. They serve artisanal coffee brewed in different ways with a range of beans to choose from, so you’ll get superior-quality coffee as you get comfy working from their cafe. They have a whopping 18 different locations to choose from, all different sizes and aesthetics. Most of them are suitable for working from, though you can explore which location is closest to you and looks like the kind of space you want to work from, here.
The Coffee Academics, The Unit Location, 17 Yik Yam St, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, +852 2985 5799, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.the-coffeeacademics.com/
The Work Project offers day passes, part-time work desks, full-time memberships, and private office spaces for rent. The entire space is really big, with plenty of quiet desks, lots of meeting rooms, and of course, freshly ground and brewed coffee. The team at The Work Project has extensive hospitality service expertise, aiming to make the co-working experience a level-up from what regular co-working spaces offer. If you decide to become a member, you also get these extra perks, too.
The Work Project, 15/F Soundwill Plaza II, Midtown, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3896 1000, email@example.com, www.theworkproject.com/hk/causeway-bay
This artisan cafe is more than a great work friendly cafe in Hong Kong, it’s well-known for amazing specialty coffee and food. They have seven different locations which all have a trendy, modern vibe for people who love to be surrounded by beauty as they work. If you want to do more than just visit for some work, get involved in the events that they have happening. They often put on coffee workshops and live music events.
sensory ZERO, SaSa Supreme Coffee Lab Location, Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Rd, Bowrington, Hong Kong, +852 2511 6021, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sensoryzero.com/
This cafe work-spot is a favorite for its gelato, sweet treats, and outstanding coffee. They got four locations in Hong Kong and they pride themselves on creating great coffee. They state on their website that the baristas at Holly Brown are World Barista Champions who regularly go to competitions for their craft. Aside from coffee, the cafe has teas, soft drinks, milkshakes, juice, and comfort food like burgers and pizza, too. If you plan to get cozy on your laptop here, the wifi is strong and there are plenty of power outlets.
Holly Brown, Hong Kong Island Location, G/F, 22 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2869 9008, email@example.com, www.hollybrowncoffee.com/en/
There are five different office locations across Hong Kong to choose from in the co-working collaborative community of theDesk. They have been operating in Hong Kong Island since 2016 and allow people to come to work just for the day, or get a longer membership to visit daily. You can also hire an office for a more long-term workspace. The facilities include printing supplies, meeting rooms to rent, lockers, complimentary beverages, and great wifi. This is a good option if you’re looking for an aesthetically professional, quiet space to work from.
theDesk, United Centre Location, 5/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 3892 2320, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thedesk.com.hk/
Nodi has four locations in Hong Kong and they're places that many people consider as one of the top work friendly cafes in Hong Kong. You can find the NODI Coffee Brewer in Central Hong Kong, which is a good option to work from. The coffee shop is serious about brewing amazing coffee, so this one is for the people who need to do a little work in a sweet space but who also care very much about the quality of coffee. You’re likely to be at Nodi for a while as you try the different speciality brews they offer. Have a peak at their Instagram to browse their epic coffee brews.
NODI Coffee Brewer, Shop 115, 1/F, Landmark Chater, 8 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2886 4168, email@example.com, www.nodicoffee.com/
Pacific Coffee is a well-known cafe chain in Hong Kong that has many locations spread across almost every district in Hong Kong. The spot is a favorite for remote workers as the wifi is always strong and reliable, plus there’s a big food menu if you want to stay all day. We also like that they are dedicated to supporting the environment with their sustainability measures. Ethical-minded coffee lovers will really like working from Pacific Coffee.
Pacific Coffee, Ap Lei Chai Location, Horizon Plaza, Tequila Kola, 1/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, + 852 3417 3118, www.pacificcoffee.com/en/
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