Halfway Coffee is located on one of the famous ladder streets in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, that starts at sea level at the harbor and goes all the way to the top of the hill where people live and work. Halfway Coffee is right in the middle, hence the name. Located in the antique and collectables area of Hong Kong Island’s hipster haunt that is the Sheung Wan area, this vibe is perfect for an afternoon chat over some much needed afternoon caffeine.
The interior of Halfway matches the feel of the location, which all produces a welcome kind of cluttered vibe, where you can find maps and a lot of little trinkets around. They also have a pulley system for their cash fund, in which they place money inside a bucket that hangs on the ceiling to protect it from robbers—it’s those quirky things that make this cafe interesting.
Whether for coffee or tea, for here or to go, Hong Kong’s Halfway Coffee has some of the most interesting and unique serviceware in Asia. They manage to balance an oriental chic with retro nostalgia in a manner that adds delight to each drinking experience.
This is their original branch but they have a new and bigger spot that’s just 150 meters away, so if you’re ever meeting someone in Halfway Coffee make sure you’re in the right one. For us, this is definitely the right one.
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