7 Wi-Fi Café Spots For Remote Working In Hong Kong
Say you’re in Hong Kong for a vacation, and your boss just pinged you to get some urgent work done. Doing that at Starbucks would be a major buzzkill since you already do that usually, so naturally, you’re feeling pretty miffed.
Thankfully, the streets of Hong Kong are pregnant with Wi-Fi café spots with ample table space and multiple power plugs. Now you can do your work and let the novelty trick you into thinking you’re still on vacation!
Here are 7 such cafés you might want to dog-ear for current/future reference:
A café, retail store and event space rolled into one lifestyle platform, Ethos is built on minimalistic designs that celebrate creativity and fine craftsmanship. Embrace its philosophy as you work by the full-height windows and delight in its airy space. Satisfy your rumbling tummy with its Seafood Risotto (HKD$168), Salmon Ricotta Salad (HKD$98) and Mocha (starts from HKD$40).
Operating Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)
Address: 93, 97, 99 Hill Road, Kennedy Town, Sai Wan, Hong Kong
Work in comfort and silence at LGB, a French tea salon that serves up a lovely collection of French pastries, gourmet coffee and teas, afternoon tea sets and savory meals. Get your day started with a pot of Fleurs Black Tea with orange, blossom and rose notes, and try their LGB High Tea Set (HKD$220) and Seafood Paella (HKD$155). If you’re traveling with your BFF, this will the perfect place to continue where your conversation had been left off.
Operating Hours: 8am – 9,30pm (Mon – Wed), 8am – 10pm (Thu – Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat), 10am – 9.30pm (Sun)
Address: LHT Salon, Retail 2, 1st Floor, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Dolce 88 @ JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
Relax in the spacious, grandiose lobby of Dolce 88, which is home to delicious, precise artworks crafted by talented pastry chefs and baristas. Indulge in the best of their creations like the Passion Lime Meringue Tart and Coconut Espresso Frappe. Dolce 88 also likes to spice up its repertoire with seasonal offerings like the decadent White Peach Compote. You’ll never get bored of this place!
Operating Hours: 7am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Address: Lobby Level, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Brunch Club & Supper
Feel right at home at Brunch Club & Supper, a black-piped, vintage European café that will whisk you away to old Italy. Get work done in the company of Iced Caramel Latte (HKD$28), and allay your hunger with Red Prawn Risotto (HKD$168) and Eggs Benedict With Parma Ham (HKD$96). If you need to escape from your laptop, delve straight into its collection of donated books. Trust us – this is one café you’ll keep coming back for!
Operating Hours: 9am – 10.30pm (Mon – Fri), 8.30am – 10.30pm (Sat & PH), 8.30am – 10pm (Sun)
Address: 1st Floor, 13 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Housed in the historical Woo Cheong pawnshop, The Pawn features an exciting restaurant and bar concept. Try the unique spins that British celebrity chef Tom Aikens has put on his beloved British cuisine – don’t miss its Yam Fries With Lemon Yogurt (HKD$60), Mini Beef Burger (HKD$95) and Green Curry Beef Taco (HKD$98). If you need some booze to get your mood on for work, ask its waiters about its impressive collection of ales.
Operating Hours: 12pm – 1am (Mon – Thu), 12pm – 2am (Fri – Sat), 11.30am – 1am (Sun)
Address: 1st Floor, 62 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
With exposed pipes and grey cement floors, Why50 is every inch of a modern industrial café. Don’t let its hipster vibe fool you though, this café does serve pretty good grub. Treat yourself to its Rawnola Yogurt (HKD$68) and Salmon Salsa Tartine (HKD$68). If you’re a coffee snob and an alcohol-lover, you’ll be very happy with its Cold Brew Coffee In Hibiki 17 (HKD$80).
Operating Hours: 8am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), 8.30am – 6pm (Sat – Sun)
Address: Shop E, Ground Floor, Fu Fai Commercial Centre, 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Rosie Jean’s Café
Serving fresh coffees, savory meals and an assortment of yummy desserts, Rosie Jean Café’s cozy, vintage interior will convince you to stay long after your work has been done. Get your hands on its DIY Salad (HKD$60), Cottage Pot Pie (HKD$65) and Banana Berry Crunch Smoothie (HKD$55). This café houses a playground in its backyard, so your kids can roam freely (and safely) whilst you’re hard at work!
Operating Hours: 7.30am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)
Address: Shop 3, Ground Floor, Kam Kim Mansion, 119-125 Caine Road, Hong Kong
Working remotely can be so much fun. Don’t let your boss murder your holiday spirit – take the chance to explore Hong Kong’s beautiful restaurants and cafés! Not sure where to go? Here are some suggestions over in our Hong Kong Travel Guide.