Large coffee chains like Starbucks are moving into Hong Kong, but several small independent coffee shops are keeping coffee and coffeehouses fun. Many shops have hidden themselves by moving out of street level shops and taken refuge on higher floor levels in Hong Kong's commercial buildings. These higher level cafes can keep prices down while offering something quirky that the main chains can't offer. They're almost like speakeasys for coffee lovers!
Many of these new spots not only pride themselves in their superior brews, but also the themes and the friends they cultivate. Some shops set up board games or boast larger than average coffee house libraries.