Among the busiest and trendiest spots in Central Hong Kong is Peel street. All the food lovers and bar hoppers gravitate towards this area because of the restaurants and bars that have popped up over the last half decade. Cafes have taken over too, of course. One of the stronger coffee brands to have rooted themselves along Peel Street is Hazel & Hershey, a family run roastery and coffee lab, fully dedicated to serving high quality coffee.
Upon entering their store, we were immediately drawn to their retail section where they have a plethora of coffee gadgets and equipment for sale. Any coffee geek would enjoy perusing their shelves too because they have great prices! But after ordering coffee, we also noticed how creatively they’ve designed and utilized their space, making it ideal for meeting with people, study as well as chilling out.
In case you aren’t familiar with Peel Street, it is a small and very steep street. The hike up can be quite grueling if you’re not used to it, so having Hazel and Hershey somewhere midpoint is quite the perfect rest stop. They’ve even set up outdoor seating and ledges with cushions so you can take it easy and catch your breath while enjoying a cup of coffee. It can be quite pleasant, too, during the chilly months in Hong Kong like right about now.
Unlike many coffee shops, Hazel and Hershey’s general look and ambiance is not serious at all. Even their logo has playful elements in it. Their storefront is chocolate brown with giant drips of teal color which is definitely a head turner. If their vibrant facade does not instantly draw you in then the smell of coffee and the idea of a quick break with a good cuppa definitely will.