Sharp Street East is becoming a bit of a wellness hub! Located just behind Times Square, this narrow road is home to plenty of established and emerging wellness brands, from casual eats to yoga gear, spas to gyms. Here are a few of our favourites.
This vegan snack shop is all about coconuts. It first became popular in Hong Kong thanks to its plant-based fresh coconut puddings and vegan ice creams made with coconut milk. It has since expanded to its very own standalone shop, where in addition to pink coconut water, fresh coconuts, vegan ice cream and delicious coconut-based coffees and juices, you can try their signature dessert bowl. Served in a hollowed-out coconut, these Insta-worthy bowls are packed with shaved ice, grass jelly, toasted coconut chips, shredded coconut meat and your choice of either coconut ice cream or coconut pudding, with an additional topping of either taro, boba or red bean. The result is utterly addictive – and not too sweet. It’s the perfect plant-based indulgence on a hot summer day.
9A Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, sococo.com.hk
Fresh from winning hearts in H Code on Pottinger Street, Treehouse has opened a new grab n’ go, with a few dine-in seats, right next door to So Coco. It’ll be serving up its signature plant-based bowls, sourdough flatbreads and other vegan dishes such as vegan pho and burgers, as well as smoothies and plant-based coffee.
7 Sharp Street East, treehouse.eco
Located right on the corner of Sharp Street East, this building is a haven of wellbeing. Inside you’ll find outposts of Ikigai yoga studio, Anhao Pilates and a Thann Sanctuary spa. On the ground floor, there’s an expansive beauty and skincare store, with a focus on natural, sustainable and local brands. You’ll also find slimming, body toning, hair removal and medispa services.
3 Matheson Street, artpiecehk.com
Founded by Wong Peggy, Yoga Insider is a cozy, brightly-lit studio that offers regular classes, just opposite So Coco and Treehouse.
1/F, 2 Sharp Street East, yogainsiderbywp.com
The Matcha Tokyo
This popular cafe is dedicated to all things matcha. With a prime position right on the corner of Sharp Street East and Matheson Street, it’s ideal for people-watching. Try their signature plant-based matcha latte, or treat yourself to a croffle – that’s a croissant cooked in a waffle press – for a tasty mid-afternoon snack. For a nutritional punch, try one of their superfood smoothies, or a pure matcha tea from Japan, which comes packed with antioxidants.
8 Matheson Street, thematchatokyo.com.hk
Try underwater cycling at this women-only gym, which claims to help reduce cellulite and burn calories faster than regular cycling. The class is performed in individual jacuzzi tubs, with water jets that provide a massage as you pedal. Finish the treatment with an infra-red sauna.
14/F, Oliv, 15-21 Sharp Street East, velocitystudio.hk
This newly opened day spa is all about combining soothing interiors with highly efficacious treatments, from facials to body treatments, many of which hail from Korea. Whether you want a soothing, relaxing lymphatic drainage massage or a Pico laser treatment that helps to resolve a whole host of skin complaints, you’ll find it here.
32/F, The Sharp, 11-13 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, leblanche-hk.com