Everyone needs a go-to place where they can get lost in a book or a good conversation while enjoying their favorite beverage. For most people, that would be one of the many coffee shops and cafes all over the city. But if you’re part of that strange minority that just doesn’t like coffee, where do you go? There doesn’t seem to be nearly enough hangout spots for coffee haters, but we’ve rounded up a few places where you can get your non-caffeine fix!
This shiny, gilded tea salon might just be the best place to tita it up with your best friends. Its bright lights and super sosyal art-deco interiors create an ambience that’s perfect for an afternoon gab. The interiors are very Instagram-worthy, too. Of course, the main attraction is their luxury tea, which goes best with their macarons as the perfect midday treat.
2Milk Trade at Hole In The Wall
As part of the hipster food hall that is Hole In The Wall, Milk Trade’s unique concept of just dairy dishes appeals to novelty-driven foodies. The steamed milk cups and eggette waffles at this new dessert place will take you straight to the side streets of Hong Kong. And with Hole In The Wall’s sunny space, Milk Trade puts it on the shortlist of hangout spots for coffee haters.
3Scout’s Honor at Hole In The Wall
Scout’s Honor’s menu will make any millennial happy. For one, their craft cookies are unique creations that appear to have been dreamed up by a sweet tooth with a wild imagination. But also, you can pair the craft cookies with a bottle of milk from their milk bar, and you’ve got a combination that’s equal parts novel and nostalgic.
You can’t go wrong with fresh, handmade ice cream on the menu. This is especially true if you’ve got flavors like candied bacon and moonshine (read: whiskey). In addition to serving their ice cream straight up, Farmacy does amazing things to it. From sundaes loaded with toppings to ice cream floats with soda, they do it all. Apart from being one of the potential go-to hangout spots for coffee haters, it’s also a must-try for anyone who wants to experience ice cream like they never have before.
Froyo may be past its days as the ultimate food fad, but it’s still a treat, especially when you’ve got like a gazillion flavors to choose from as in Pinkberry. The dessert bar also serves up some seriously creamy fruit smoothies and fresh fruit parfaits. This makes it one of the great hangout spots for coffee haters who are also on a health kick.
While the neighborhood coffee shop will always be a staple place for conversations and general chilling, non-coffee drinkers can still enjoy the pleasure of a drink-fuelled hangout. If you can’t stand coffee and just don’t get the hype, just head to any of these hangout spots for coffee haters. After all, you don’t need that caffeine buzz to have a good time!