The best expat hangout spots in Sheung Wan

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Sheung Wan is well known for being one of Hong Kong’s premier spots for the city’s expats to live, work and hang out, thanks in part to its ever-increasing community of great cafés and restaurants. Whether you are looking for a cold brew, finely crafted espresso or hip new cuisines, this area of town has an unparalleled selection. The treasure trove of great coffee and dining has also lead to a thriving community, and some great spots for local residents and office workers to meet-up and hang out.

To help readers explore this dynamic neighborhood we wanted to share some of the favorite spots for Hong Kong expats in Sheung Wan to relax and chill out. So grab a coffee to go and follow our guide to some of the coolest and most community-friendly spots in the area.

1. Blue Supreme

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Blue Supreme is one of Sheung Wan’s latest gastropubs, which takes a serious appreciation of quality beer to the next level. Paired with boldly flavored American dishes, the bar offers over 10 craft beers on tap, as well as an extensive collection of bottled brews from around the world. A large communal table offers seating for groups of many sizes, as well a semi-al fresco wooden counter for diners who prefer eating outdoors. Everything at Blue Supreme is well thought out, from the dynamic menu to the creative beer pairings, quickly making it a new favorite for many in the area.

Address: 21 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong


2. Amber Coffee Brewery

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Amber Coffee Brewery brings a new energy to the already busy lineup of cafés in Sheung Wan. What makes this place so special is the award-winning barista, Dawn Chan, who is a two-time champion in the Hong Kong Barista Championship and also placed fourth in the World Barista Championship, an impressive feat that is certainly backed up by the quality of the coffee. Offering modern drinks and a great atmosphere, Amber also transforms into a wine bar at night, making it a great meetup spot almost any time of the day.

Address: Des Voeux Rd Central, G/F No.142 Full View Building


3. 18 Grams

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18 Grams is a small shop that packs a big punch. The menu boasts an extensive list of coffee creations, along with one of the best flat whites in the city. Inside, the dark walnut tables and leather seats create a comfortable, casual and homey vibe. The available counter seats also give patrons a chance to get up-close and personal with the brewing process and watch the baristas in action. A great destination on a hot and humid day, 18 Grams is known for its innovations like the shakerato, shaken iced espresso served up in a martini glass, or the coffee whiskey sour. Started as a small location in Causeway Bay in 2010, 18 Grams is one of the forebears of Hong Kong’s gourmet coffee scene.

Address: 1-3 Mercer St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong



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Once you’ve had your coffee fix, it’s time to check out some of Sheung Wan’s premier restaurants. Clicked is a popular Thai fusion restaurant that brings together East and West on a single menu. The restaurant offers inventive fusion dishes and bistro-style dining. Seating around a central bar opens up to the street on Bonham Strand, making it a great spot to chill out and take in the neighborhood. Whether for lunch or dinner, it’s a favorite spot for people living and working in Sheung Wan, it just next door to theDesk Strand 50 and theDesk members can enjoy a 10% discount.

Address: 40-44 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

5. La Rotisserie

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For lunch spots around the home or office, the lunch set at La Rotisserie is hard to beat and will always hit the spot. At under $100 the set has all you could need including roast meats, hearty side dishes, vegetables, drinks, and even dessert, making it a neighborhood favorite. While authentic French-style roast chicken is the main attraction, La Rotisserie also offers tasty sandwiches, salads, quiche, and vegetarian options. The wide selection and solid food make La Rotisserie a must-try, and a definite hub for Sheung Wan locals who repeatedly return for the authentic Western food. That’s not all, theDesk members can also enjoy 15% off the shop menu and 10% off the catering menu at La Rotisserie all the way until June 30th, 2020, don’t miss it!

Address: G/F, 33 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong


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