Fancy a hot cappuccino? Or perhaps you’re more of an iced latte lover? If you’re having a chill day exploring Taipa Village, make it a point to stop by these amazing coffee shops. Local entrepreneurs have been doing a lot for the development of this industry in Macau, so be sure to be part of this change. This article takes us on a coffee trip through Taipa Village so you can be sure of the options you have while strolling or relaxing in this beautiful area of the city. Here, we tell you if the beans are locally roasted, where you can have a relaxing atmosphere or just take-away a cup and more. Read on and find out more!
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This quirky little cafe has a distinctive detail: a French bulldog greeting visitors! Isn’t it wonderful? If you are into dogs, coffee and relaxing on the terrace, this is the perfect option for you. Selling designer products, great hot and cold beverages, this cafe is a must-try. Their coffee is made with a Macau-based roasters’ brand, Beans Aloud.
With almond milk options, there is an array of drinks to try: from classics such as cappuccino and espresso, they also serve caramel lattes. If you’re the only coffee lover in the group, don’t worry! This place also sells tea and tea-based products, such as Thai or matcha lattes. Quarter Square’s design products are to die for and include homeware, candles and much more.
Opening hours: Daily, 11:00am–7:30pm
With an incredibly tiny, yet well-decorated terrace, Rooftop Macau might not be the best place for people with mobility issues (the staircase is steep), but it’s surely a to-go spot when looking for a hidden away spot, at Rua do Cunha. The coffee here is amazing and, as any proud Macau boutique coffee shop, it’s made with locally sourced beans.
Besides classic options such as americano or espresso, give their signature rose coffee latte and caramel macchiato a try. There are non-lactose options (oat milk) and no rush at all. Ice chocolate or matcha latte are some of their specialties but make sure not to miss their ultra-local egg tart latte!
Opening hours: Monday–Thursday and Sunday, 11:30am–8:00pm; Friday and Saturday, 1:00pm–10:00pm
Pier Coffee Macau
With a modern twist to its decoration, Pier Coffee has everything when it comes to this delicate beverage. With bean brands hailing from Guatemala, Honduras, Ethiopia and other parts of the world, there is an array of ways you can have yours here: be it Americano, espresso fizz, shakerato, latte or drip, there are lots of choices! Be sure to go with a few friends so you’ll be able to taste a bit of everything. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing and you can either sit overlooking the street or inside.
Opening hours: Thursday–Tuesday, 11:00am–5:00pm
The Blissful Carrot
The hand drip organic coffee brings in long-time customers, but this vegetarian shop has everything from salads and soups to sandwiches, smoothies, and other healthy options. Health-conscious customers are in for a treat with diverse options of caffeine treats that include their highly popular range of dairy-free milk options like almond and coconut. As for coffee, although choices aren’t abundant, the staples are present.
If you’re not so much for their straight black cup, go for coconut milk instead and have their signature chai-spiced coffee. Chai is usually associated with tea, but The Blissful Carrot is one step ahead and even though coffee has a naturally strong flavor, chai is also intensely scented. Combined, these two make drinking coffee a different experience. Seating might be scarce, but don’t worry, because takeaway is their specialty.
Opening hours: Thursday–Tuesday, 10:00am–8:00pm
Black by Single Origin
Black is a concept co-created by blooom and the renowned motorbike company, Harley Davidson. With a counter giving way to the street, it’s easy and very convenient to get coffee from here, especially if you’re in a rush. All their coffee beverages are made with blooom coffee beans.
We recommend their espresso and, for a different flavor, the salted caramel latte is a good option too. Besides drinks, they also sell chocolates from Hungary and Madagascar, mugs, brewing equipment and beans for customers to make their own coffee at home, if they want.
Opening hours: Thursday–Tuesday, 12:00pm–7:30pm
Lamgo Coffee & Roasting
After traveling through the world and tasting coffee all over, the owner of this small quirky Taipa Village takeaway stall has crafted an original menu made of–yes, you guess it right–coffee. From roasting machines to drip structures, this place is one that’s not to be missed especially if you’re a serious coffee drinker.
Costa Rica-Trazzu and Guatemalan Huehuetenango beans are on offer here, but if you’re down for the classics, Lamgo’s South Italian Espresso might just be your cup of coffee. Their signature iced drip coffee, which ferments for eight hours, is a strong blend, great for any coffee lover. With a soothing and yet maturated flavor, it’s a must-have when at Lamgo’s.
Opening hours: Daily, 12:00pm–5:00pm
Fong Da Coffee
This small joint behind Taipa Village’s main street serves homemade coffee made with beans from all over the world and also beans that are roasted in-house. Owned by a local coffee lover, it features rare delicacies such as kopi luwak (coffee cherries passed through Indonesian civets’ digestive tract), Panama geisha, Yirgacheffe, and from locations such as Cuba, Kenya, Colombia, Brazil, among others. Iced coffee is their signature drink, so be sure to try it when looking for a strong, yet slightly sweet blended coffee. There’s also siphon coffee: we recommend Fong Da’s own brand, which is smooth and rich.
Opening hours: Daily, 12:00pm–6:00pm
With a wide array of drinks and foods to choose from, Cuppa Coffee is a good choice of place for breakfast, snack time, a light lunch, or even an informal meeting. With lots of different seating areas, one can choose chairs, the sofas upstairs, and even read a book from their shelves! When it comes to coffee choices, there’s plenty; from espresso to latte, mocha to macchiato, one will find it difficult to select from the wide list. If you’re hungry, we suggest the combo above: a sweet bread with ham and cheese (oven pressed and heated) and a soy milk latte–just perfect!
Opening hours: Daily, 7:30am–7:30pm