Thursday, January 31, 2013

Free WiFi Cafes in Hong Kong :: An Ongoing Compendium

I don't post here regularly but I think a list of Hong Kong cafes that offer free wifi deserves a home on FFE. Since moving to Hong Kong, I've been adjusting to a work-from-home situation. It has its highs and it has its lows. One of the lows being that it is terribly lonely. (cue sad violin music) So, I've been forcing myself out of my apartment to work amongst the people! And I've found some great wifi hot spots around HK.

Here's an ongoing list of Free WiFi Cafes in Hong Kong that are tried and tested (plus a handy public Google Map)


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Heirloom Eatery & More
226 Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Notes: Solid lunch joint for creative and flavorful sandwiches, salads and tacos. If you work late enough to warrant a cocktail, they have a great selection. Closed Mondays.


Teakha
Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Notes: They don't advertise free wifi but if you ask for the password, they'll share it with you. Such a lovely place with a rotating lunch plate and carefully made teas. It's a small and new space, so be mindful of others and maybe don't post up for a whole day sipping on 1 cup of tea. Closed Mondays.


Java Java Coffee & Tea Lounge
188 Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Notes: Friendly staff, simple snacks and drinks. Ask the friendly staff for the password. Plenty of seating. By far my go-to spot for afternoon work sessions.


Classified
108 Hollywood Road
Central, Hong Kong

Notes: Great for people watching. Very good lunch menu.


Holly Brown
22 Stanley Street (Between
Central, Hong Kong

Notes: HUGE. Free wifi not available from noon-2pm weekdays and only accessible from the first floor. Take a break with good coffee and ice cream.


Brunch Club
70 Peel Street (Between Elgin and Caine Road)
Central Midlevels, Hong Kong

Notes: Hike up Peel Street to this all-hours brunch cafe. Very good lunch, shabby chic decor with outdoor seating.


Cafe O (multiple locations)
284 Queens Road Central
Central, Hong Kong

62 Bonham Road
Central Midlevels, Hong Kong

Notes: A chain with healthy food and juices. WiFi can be spotty in my experience.


Cafe Loisl
Tai On Terrace
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Notes: A small Austrian cafe with a terrace. Delicious lunchtime sandwiches, cakes and tortes. Extensive tea and coffee menu. 90 minutes of free complimentary WiFi. Closed Mondays.


The Coffee Academics (multiple locations)
38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay

35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai

Notes: I really like the location in Causeway Bay. It's big, airy and the food is quite good. WiFi is free flowin' and the waiters don't give you much grief if you come post-lunch rush.



Sociolito
  • Shop 2, G/F, The Centrium, 
  • 60 Wyndham Street, Central
  • Hong Kong

Notes: OK, not really a cafe but one of the better Mexican restaurants in Hong Kong. They offer free wifi on their outdoor counter service seating. Great for warmer weather when you want some tacos, guacamole and margaritas. The waitresses here are super friendly and nice too!

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for this, very helpful. Would be great if you could keep expanding to include other neighborhoods -- Kennedy Town and Sai Ying Pun especially.

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    1. In K-Town there is good wifi at Bisto du Vin on Davis Street

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  2. I've been to Bistro du Vin for dinner but I didn't know it had free wifi. I should check that out for lunch soon. Thanks for the tip!

    @GRAVIS - Should be easy for me to cover more Western District wifi spots since that's my 'hood. People who live in Sai Ying Pun are the best ;)

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  3. Thanks so much for these recs! This is a great list.

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    1. No problem! I'm always updating so check back often and add to the public map.

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  4. Hi, Hi, I have the same situation as u, I just move back to Hong Kong from US, but still working for the US company, I will stay in Hong Kong for a couple months, maybe we can make friend and work together. I am very honest.

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