Shantou & Xiamen, China: Coffee Shops

It was a pleasant surprise we found quite a few quality coffee shops in Shantou and Xiamen. Many of these shops are owned and run by young enthusiasts, who are internationally certified.

Soga Lab

  • A petite coffee shop with only 6 seats
  • Very affordable and a wide range of single-origin coffees (using clever-dripper
  • Friendly staff

Shop 105, Block 1, 19 Xingyuan Street, Shantou
+86 18675313864


四人咖啡 Four People Coffee

  • Roastery workshop that is open to the public irregularly to offer free tastings
  • Renowned in the local coffee industry
  • A wide range of beans with various processing methods, including Anaerobic process

coffee 3金新南路37号
37 Jinxin Nan Road


Smile Smile Café

  • Top class espresso machine & grinder (Slayer & Mythos I)
  • 2-storys, spacious, ideal for groups
  • Knowledgeable staff

coffee 5汕头市长平路碧霞庄北区中国银行旁25栋101室
Room 101, Block 25, next to Bank of China, Area North, Bixiazhuang, Changping Road, Shantou
+86 0754-87225285



  • Instagrammable
  • Affordable coffees

2-116 Hexiang Xi Road, Xiamen



  • Also a coffee academy
  • One of the owners is an expert in siphon coffee, and that is the only brewing option with choices of different beans
  • Delicious coffees, though a bit expensive (at least 50rmb)
  • Gorgeous colonial building which keeps you interested easily for an afternoon

32 Huaxin Road, Xiamen

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