Stylish modern minimalist, clean, cozy and picturesque. Elixir Coffee has got those elements about their shop down pat, quite similar to many other new designer coffee shops. But what we think sets them apart is how they’ve kept a very friendly, small neighborhood cafe vibe going. You walk into the room, hear the barista casually chatting with a couple of customers, see a small group of people enjoying conversation on a bench outside the window and you immediately get the sense of how comfortable everyone is. It’s the kind of place where you want to kick back on a Saturday afternoon or meet up with friends straight after a long day at work. It also helps that they serve delicious coffee. We heard about their homemade honeycomb latte and just had to try it. It’s essentially an espresso shot topped with foamy milk and a sprinkling of their special honeycomb crumbs. As you drink, the honeycomb melts and blends more into the coffee, giving you a slightly burnt caramel sweetness that’s delightful at every sip.
Elixir Coffee has recently moved to Sheung Wan from the last time we visited them at Haven St, Causeway Bay, but they have managed to carry over the same inviting atmosphere, together with their exquisite design sensibilities and enjoyable coffee. Make sure to include them in your Hong Kong cafe hit list.