You know how there are just some tourist landmarks that are instantly recognizable? There’s the Eiffel Tower for Paris, of course, and Namsan Tower for Seoul, and Victoria Peak for Hong Kong.
And while that’s well and good, sometimes seeing yet another photo backlit against said notable landmarks is just so… unoriginal.
If you can relate, well, you’ve definitely come to the right place. We’re kicking things off with one of the most popular travel destinations right now: Hong Kong, of course!
Here are some undiscovered, new hipster spots in Hong Kong you should check out the next time you take a trip over:
Yup, what was once Police Married Quarters has now been converted into a creative hub containing a slew of design studios, restaurants, and more! This boxy building is actually home to countless young entrepreneurs and indie enterprises, which means you’re guaranteed to pick up a few unique pieces and souvenirs here.
They also have regular pop-up stores and eye-catching exhibits that are sure to make the most gorgeous (and unique!) photos, so keep your eyes peeled if you decide to make a visit.
Address: No.35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong Island (Google maps)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 7am-11pm
Contact: Site | +852 2870-2335 | [email protected]
2. Broadway Cinematheque
Fellow filmophiles are sure to consider this as one of the best new hipster spots in Hong Kong.
The venue to several notable film festivals such as the Asian Film Festival, the Korean Film Festival, as well as the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Broadway Cinematheque also houses a visually stunning bookstore, café, and DVD store that is sure to look amazing on the ‘gram.
In the mood to catch a film? Well, you can click here to check out their showings before making a trip down.
Address: Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong (Google maps)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10.30am-10pm
Contact: Site | +852 2388 0002 |
3. Little Bao
Serving up traditional Bao burgers with a twist, Little Bao is known to be one of the best new hipster spots in Hong Kong that you just can’t miss out on.
Not only can you get some great photos at their adorable storefront, you can also enjoy delectable eats loaded with a variety of fillings such as braised pork belly, Szechuan chicken, and even ice cream! Bear in mind that the queues get long fast, though, so make sure to head down earlier before they all sell out completely.
Address: G/F, 66 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong (Google maps)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 6pm-11pm, Sat-Sun: 12-4pm, 6-11pm
Contact: Site | +852 2194 0202
4. MOM Livehouse
An underground venue space that allows for amazing live performances, MOM Livehouse is the up-and-coming space in HK these days. The line-up alternates frequently, but you can check their Facebook for frequent updates as to who will be performing for the night.
According to the reviews, it’ll be an experience like no other! Our very own Sam Willows performed there as well and loved it, so if that isn’t a glowing commendation, we don’t know what is.
Address: B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong (Google maps)
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 11.30am-6pm, closed on Sundays.
Contact: Facebook | +852 9770 0200
5. Oddies Foodies
Oddies Foodies may not be new to Hong Kong per se, but the dessert joint’s second outlet is definitely quieter and more visually appealing that their first takeaway only joint.
Head up the stairs to the length of tables to enjoy their yummy gelato or head down to the picturesque streets to get a shot of you biting into their perfectly crisp waffles. Oh, and remember to order their quintessential egglets, of course!
A subtle and classy way to let all your followers know you’re living it up in HK? Yes, please!
Address: 45 Gough St, Central Hong Kong Central, Hong Kong (Google maps)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 12.30pm-10pm
Contact: Facebook | +852 2750 2111
6. Cat Street
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift or piece for your home, look no further than Cat Street. Located on the Upper and Lower Lascow Row in the Sheung Wan District, the lanes are full of antiques and unique knickknacks that undoubtedly make up one of the new hipster spots in Hong Kong that has all the cool kids buzzing.
Pick up a present or two over by the stands, or get some artsy shots amongst the brightly coloured tents, cluttered tables, and gorgeous artwork. Trust us, it doesn’t get more authentically Hong Kong than this.
Address: Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island (Google maps)
Opening hours: Varies from booth to booth.
7. Cupping Room
Coffee lovers are sure to swoon at one of the best new hipster spots in Hong Kong! Located in an up and coming district and known to have one of the best coffees and brunches around, Cupping Room is also conveniently located close by to Sheung Wan MTR stop, which makes it super easy to grab a quick brunch or bite before heading out for the rest of your day.
The minimalist furniture and clean, sleek design also makes it ideal for an Instagram shot or two but be warned: it can be pretty hard to get a table once the work crowds come flooding in.
Address: 299 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong (Google maps)
For a full list of their outlets, click here.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 8am-5pm
Contact: Site | +852 2799 3398
8. Hong Kong Global Geopark
We all know that Hong Kong has great food, shopping and attractions, but did you know that it also has a gorgeous Geopark with stunning views? Yup, with towering volcanic rocks, wildlife tours, and hiking trails, you’re pretty much set when it comes to planning a day out over here.
We recommend checking out the East Dam of High Island Reservoir, which has unparalled views that are sure to take your breath away. This hidden gem
Address: Sai Kung Waterfront Park, Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories (Google maps)
Opening hours: –
Contact: +852 2394 1538
9. Books & Co.
This quaint and cosy bookstore is definitely a top contender when it comes to being one of the best new hipster spots in Hong Kong. The brick wall, bright green doors and beautiful oak shelves is enough to set just about anyone in a reading mood. Pair that all with a cup of tea? Perfection.
Sit back, relax, and curl up with a book here. We guarantee that you wouldn’t want to leave anytime soon.
Address: 10 Park Road, Mid Levels, Hong Kong (Google maps)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 11am-7pm
Contact: +852 2559 5199
10. Mum’s Not Home
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With greenery spilling out just about everywhere, interesting knickknacks (did you see those plant-holders that are a pair of feet?) and strange drink concoctions, Mum’s Not Home is the ultimate café space for all the hipsters out there.
They don’t serve full-on meals, but you can get drinks and coffee whilst listening to a live band. Yup, apparently they get local indie bands to come in to play from time to time, though we’re told that Mayday made a surprise appearance once. Nice!
Address: 302 Shanghai St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong (Google maps)
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 2pm-7.30pm, Sat-Sun: 2pm-8pm, closed on Tuesdays.
Contact: Instagram | +852 9770 5760
Expect to get gorgeous specialty tea, cakes, and brunch over at Teakha. Seriously, they have over 19 different tea brews on its menu alone, as well as classic brunch favourites such as avocado toast and pancakes.
Their appeal also lies in the stunning shopfront and interior, though. Pose by the bar counter whilst sipping on your tea, or against the mint green walls inside decorated with various plants and greenery.
Can you say perfect Instagram shot or what? With all this at their fingertips, it’s no surprise that they’re considered to be one of the best new hipster spots in Hong Kong, really.
Address: Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Google maps)
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun: 8.30am-7pm, closed on Tuesdays.
Contact: Facebook | +852 2858 9185