[Hong Kong] This is one of those indie coffee places in bustling Hong Kong Central that you may just walk and miss.

When I saw photos of the space online with its slick golden-brass interior and forward design, I knew I had to put it somewhere in my packed itinerary. I have a thing for geometry and slick lines.

Located in the heart of Central, Interval Coffee Bar is a hangout spot that transforms from an artisanal coffee shop at day to a sleek & chic bar at night.

It is found near the new and popular Chua Lam’s Pho 蔡瀾越南粉.

If Wellington Street sounds familiar to you, the shop is not too far a walk away from Tsim Chai Kee 沾仔记 and Mak’s Noodles 麥奀雲吞麵世家.

Local design studio Hintegro took care in creating a not-so-common Scandinavian-themed space, with organic elements such as algae paint, brass and marble.

It is not every day you see this kind of design in the middle of a bustling business area.

This commuter-friendly place is just a 5 to 10 minutes’ walk from Exit D2 of Central MTR Station.

When I walked in, I did the immediate thing of finding a paper menu of sorts, then I realised it was projected on the wall. How cool is that.

The coffee menu is rather limited to the very basic, ranging from Espresso (HKD28), Macchiato (HKD33), Black (HKD38, 42), White (HKD42, 46), Brown which is Mocha (HKD46, 50), Grey with non-dairy milk (HKD48, 52), to Bubble with soda (HK48).

For their specials, they have Pink Roselle Lemonade (HK48), and Goldy Turmeric Latte (HKD48).

Like in some other coffee shops, almond milk is available as a non-dairy alternative for their coffee. Yes, if you’re lactose-intolerant, order the Grey.

As for the food, both the café and bar menus are curated by Twins Kitchen in Hong Kong, run by Joshua and Caleb Ng.

Using only fresh ingredients and creative techniques, they feature some of the most inventive, and often seasonal, dishes you can find in the area, and recommended dishes include Sweet Corn & Freeze-fried Vegetables with sous-vide egg and sourdough (HKD78) and Pumpkin with Crab Meat (HKD78).

Pastries like croissants and Danish pastries are often part of the café menu, from the usual such as Avocado Toast (HK108), Pain au Chocolat (HK25), Lemon Cake (HKD25) and Banana Cake (HK24).

Outside its usual operations, Interval Coffee Bar hosts activities and pop up F&B events. Some of the best bartenders in Hong Kong and beyond, such as Martin Hukak, Bjorn Frantzen and Nick Tse, have graced these events to the delight of many hard-core bar goers.

Note that there is a minimum order of 1 drink per person for dine-in customers.

Cool, hidden place to check out when you are in the vicinity.

Interval Coffee Bar
UG/F, 33 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2570 7568
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 8pm (Sat), Closed Sun
Google Maps – Interval Coffee Bar

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