It may surprise some to hear that Hong Kong’s coffee scene wasn’t always as wonderful as it is now. Back in the day, one could only make morning pre-work pit stops at international chains like Starbucks, so it’s hard to believe how fast that’s changed over the past few years. With coffee stores popping up left, right and centre, it’s almost essential to showcase something really unique to stand out against the crowd of hipster cafes. Brew & Crew does exactly that—it’s a coffee shop by day, and natural wine tasting lab by night. Shannon Dawson stopped by the hidden Sheung Wan gem—which is also newly-opened—to try the “natural” wine selection.
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An undiscovered gem
If you wander past the antique stores ubiquitous to Hollywood Road, and take a right onto Wing Lok street, you’ll find another hidden treasure by the name of Brew & Crew. Offering single origin cold-drip coffee by day and a selection of exotic natural wines by night, this café slash wine bar is a charming little hidden gem in the heart of Sheung Wan.