[Hong Kong] Those who have experienced Halfway Coffee 半路咖啡 in Sheung Wan will almost always remember it for their coffee served in vintage Hong Kong porcelain cups.
Even the takeaway paper cups have these porcelain patterns.
Halfway Coffee is a charming little coffee joint appropriately tucked away near all the antique shops in Upper Lascar Row.
The concept is all about coffee, community and memory. They are big of nostalgia, even their logo is actually a depiction of the floppy disks used back in the dark ages.
Even their location in Sheung Wan, known as one of the earliest settlements by British forces, is a magnet for history enthusiasts for its beautiful architecture.
If you are commuting via MTR, take Exit A2 of the Sheung Wan Station. Since it is a rather small space, it is best suited for solo or couple diners.
Finding the space could be slightly tricky without Google Maps (or some form of navigation), as the coffee space is located on in between some antique shops, on a flight of steps, its grey walls well blended into its surroundings.
However, this could be well worth the search if you need a space just to wind down, or on a more superficial level some Instagram shots.
They have most of the classic coffee options, from Espresso, Macchiato, Americano, Latte, Flat White, Cappucino and Latte (HKD30 – 50).
Other than those, there are occasional special drinks like Chocolate Milk available hot or cold (HKD45, 50), Rose Latte (HKD60, 55), Longan Honey Latte (HKD50, 55), and Okinawa Black Sugar Latte (HKD50, 55).
Price is on the higher side, considering HKD45 is about SGD7.85 (or USD5.73).
You can refresh minus the caffeine with their Lemonade, or any of their juices. Sun (HKD55) is a combination of carrot, apple and lemon, while Earth (HKD55) mixes beetroot, apple and ginger.
Menu changes but usually you can find brunch grub such as Scrambled Eggs & Bacon on Sourdough Bread, Banana & Apple Toast with HK Honey, Fresh Fruit Muesli Mix with Milk, Yogurt and HK Honey, Apple, Purple Sweet Potato & Pecan Salad, and Avocado & Scrambled Egg on Sourdough HKD128).
There are also occasional cakes such as Opera Cake and Lemon Tart with Ice Cream (HKD88).
People seems to be here for the coffee and cups though.
There was a certain sense of calmness as you sit down at the corner admiring a forgotten part of Hong Kong (while being in the midst of the city), and the space was well detailed with old artefacts.
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