Barista Jam

Price guide: Budget

126-128 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Price guide: Budget

Barista Jam

By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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#25 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
3.8
3.8
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, No fuss

Expert review of Barista Jam

Get in at the vanguard of Hong Kong's indie coffee revolution.

The problem with Hong Kong's chain coffee shops is that they're chains. Step forward William So, pioneer founder of Barista Jam and a man on a mission to provide a rather better cuppa Java. About time.

Food and drink: 

So, you're primarily here for the coffee, of which there is a palatable gallimaufry ranged about the place. They also do salad, sandwiches, pasta, and patisserie, in case you are feeling peckish. These are made with the same care and passion that goes into the coffee - so for a meal or a snack, BJ fills the bill.

Recommended dishes: 

As well as the regular range of coffee, there are usually some guest blends which are worth experimenting with.

Ambience: 

It's not quite Messianic, but there is a touch of new wave, at least. Better still, it's somewhere locals love to come and hang out.

Service: 

Ask and you will receive a whole treatise on all things coffee.

Location: 

Sheung Wan's the (not terribly) wild west of Hong Kong. The streets around are photogenic and entertaining. I am quite happy to make a side trip to the area just for a quick BJ, so to speak.

Price advice: 

HK$24 for a cup - more bucks than Starbucks but, oh, so much better.

More information on Barista Jam:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Coffee shop
Food:
Snacks
Address:
126-128 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Telephone:
2854 2211
Website:
http://www.baristajam.com.hk
Opening times:
Mon 10am-8pm, Tue-Fri 8.30am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Java

Have you been to Barista Jam? Would you recommended it?