When I first got to Hong Kong I promised myself that I would eat only Chinese food. I soon broke that. I also promised myself to break the coffee habit that developed in London. But soon after arriving I got desperate and started hunting around for proper coffee.
Then I started getting nervous. All I could see were Starbucks and Pacific Coffees (think Starbucks). The one place I followed a Time Out HK recommendation to – Fuel Espresso IFC – was distinctly average and something like 50hkd (£4.50) for a coffee. And then… I was walking home in Sheung Wan and smelt a familar smell. And there it was, Barista Jam (though they cheated on making me love them by having a guest appearance of Square Mile beans that day). Barista Jam is perfect. Knowledgable staff. Good coffee. Cool space to relax and drink. Nice design. Good prices. All those things you want from a coffee shop. Just where the cast of Friends would now be hanging if they were hipsters and in Hong Kong.
- Price – 24hkd (I think but its cheap regardless)
- 126-128 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
PS if you like coffee tech you can go upstairs at Barista Jam and invest in some cutting edge stuff as they have a shop