5 Best Cafes to Tackle Your Tasks

This is for all you freelancers, entrepreneurs, and cafe fanatics!

Searching for a new go-to spot to get in the zone and be productive? Happyer has compiled some amazing spots for you to tackle your tasks, tried and tested by our beloved team.

  1. % Arabica Hong Kong Kennedy Town
Sourced from: https://arabica.hk/locations/arabica-hongkong-kennedy-town

This coffee shop is situated right by the seafront, with immaculate views of Hong Kong’s harbour and skyline. However, not surprisingly, it is just minutes from the MTR! Its location is definitely ideal, but its main attraction is the atmosphere it provides.

Living in Hong Kong, it can definitely be easy to feel overwhelmed and claustrophobic at times, with all the hustle and bustle constantly surrounding us. When we work, it is pertinent that our headspace is clear, especially after being homebound for the last few months! A great way of achieving this is working is a relaxing space. Originally founded in Japan, % Arabica maintains a philosophy of simplicity — demonstrated in its modern design and tranquil atmosphere. At % Arabica, you will be able to simultaneously wind down and work through all your tasks.

For all the coffee lovers, % Arabica has got you covered, with prices ranging from $30-$55. For non- coffee drinkers, including myself, % Arabica offers options such as matcha lattes and lemonade. The sparkling lemonade priced at $50 is my personal favourite!

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 8:30 am — 7:00 pm
Weekends: 8:30 am — 8:00 pm

Location:
Shop 4, Grand Fortune Mansion, №1 Davis St, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

2. The Coffee Academics

Sourced from: the-coffeeacademics.com/pages/our-story

This is for the coffee fanatics out there!

Coffee Academics is known for its speciality coffee and unique coffeehouse experience, garnering international recognition for its quality products and services.

Its flagship store is situated in Causeway Bay — one of Hong Kong’s busiest districts. However, when you step into the coffee shop, you are greeted with a contrasting atmosphere. The space is calm — composed of like-minded individuals who are all hard at work. There’s no better motivation than watching others around you being productive!

Heading there early? Grab something from their breakfast selection, but more importantly, a cup of coffee for that extra kick needed in a long workday. Choices range from their range of classic speciality coffees to their exotic sugar lattes. Don’t worry tea lovers! You haven’t been left out! Coffee Academics offers a vast selection of teas. I recommend the yuzu kombucha ($65).

Opening Hours
9:00 am — 9:00 pm

Location
Flagship Store: 38 Yiu Wa St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
(Other locations available)

3. Elephant Grounds

Sourced from: http://www.elephantgrounds.com/our-stores/

Not only does it offer a vast selection of artisanal coffee, but Elephant grounds’ menu also includes tea, wine, soft drinks and cocktails! It also boasts an extensive range of food, to power you through your hectic workday. After enjoying my favourite fish fillet sando ($105), I always go for Elephant Grounds’ signature ice cream sandwich ($68).

Opening Hours:
8:00 am — 9:00 pm

Location:
Elephant Grounds (Star Street), 8 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
(Other locations available)

4. NOC Coffee Co

Sourced from https://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/p-noc-coffee-co-p9067428

NOC is separated from the crowd with its simplistic and minimalist aesthetic that brings ‘calm to the chaos’. With sleek architecture and open spaces, you will be able to channel all your attention into your work.

Another notable feature of NOC is its efforts in allowing customers to make their own health decisions. Whether you’re vegan, pescatarian or a meat lover, NOC has got options just for you! The dish of choice for me has to be their ‘Buddha bowl’ ($118) that’s jam-packed with nutrients and flavour! A close contender would be the ‘loaded potato waffle’ ($78). For a great wakeup call, go for the ‘NOC Fizzpresso’ ($55) or their classic ‘Coldbrew’ ($55).

Opening Hours:
8:00 am — 6:00 pm

Location:
Shop 4, G/F, Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
(Other locations available)

5. Mr Wolf

Sourced from: https://mrwolf.hk/

Although technically a restaurant, Mr Wolf had to share a spot on the list! At just a 3 minute walk from Central MTR Station Exit D2, you can’t miss it!

After being sat indoors with air conditioning for a while, I love having the option to move outdoors for some warmth and fresh air, and you can do exactly that at Mr Wolf’s! Not only does Mr Wolf provide spacious indoor seating, but it also offers outdoor seating in its cosy terrace. If you’re spending a long day there, Mr Wolf has got you covered in the food and drinks department! After work, you can indulge on its irresistible Happy Hour drinks, with prices starting from a mere $40 HKD!

Opening hours:
7:00 am — 11:00 pm

Location:
5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong

Working day in and day out can become very repetitive, making it increasingly difficult to put our 100% in. This is why you should give all these cafes a visit, to break through that monotonous cycle and finally reach your goals!

Written by Natalie Lee

Natalie is a food fanatic, photography enthusiast and animal lover. You can find her either exploring the streets of Hong Kong with her film camera or searching for the next best spot to catch a tan.

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