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Your Key To Macao 2024 Les Clefs d’Or Award Nominee

Macao is a vibrant city that never sleeps, where locals and tourists alike are constantly on the move day and night.

Notably, the drinking culture in this city sets it apart from other urban areas, especially in the late hours. However, Macao has recently experienced a coffee renaissance with an increasing number of 24-hour coffee shops popping up. Whether you’re an exhausted office worker in need of a quick caffeine boost after your shift or a trendy hipster looking for that perfect Instagrammable cuppa to share online, join me in exploring Macao’s one and only 24-hour coffee shop.

Being the first 24-hour coffee shop in Macao, ‘Anytime Coffee’ exhibits an impressive level of ambition. This coffee shop is not just any ordinary café to grab a quick fix, but a haven for coffee aficionados who appreciate the art of roasting and brewing. In addition to its unwavering commitment to non-stop operation, the establishment boasts baristas with a remarkable eight years of experience in coffee roasting, ensuring that each cup of coffee is a testament to their dedication and skill. They take pride in their craft, painstakingly perfecting the art of roasting to bring out the best flavors in each bean. In tribute to its name, the shop offers a selection of 12 distinct flavors of coffee beans for customers to enjoy. The cafe’s interior design is as impressive as the coffee it serves. It has been carefully crafted by a team of professionals, paying close attention to every detail, and drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese medicine elements. The lighting arrangements, in particular, are worth noting, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that is both soothing and stimulating. The fusion of traditional Chinese elements with a modern coffee shop design adds an intriguing layer of depth to the overall aesthetic, making it a truly unique space. But Anytime Coffee doesn’t just stop at serving great coffee, they also want their customers to learn and appreciate the complexities of the coffee-making process. Each coffee cup is accompanied by an informative introduction about the corresponding coffee bean variety, enlightening customers about the origin, cultivation, and processing methods of the beans, effectively immersing you in the captivating world of coffee.

Anytime Coffee’s owner has said that due to its 24-hour operation, the café has attracted a significant number of students who require late-night studying during review week. Owing to the need for extended study hours, these students frequently turn to coffee as a reliable stimulant to help them stay awake and focused. The owner has observed that the café has become a haven for these students, providing them with a conducive environment to cram for their exams. And because of this, the owner has successfully mastered the exam schedule of Macau colleges and universities.

From little snacks that complement the aromatic coffees to the peaceful ambiance and convivial atmosphere of gatherings, Anytime Coffee is an ode and oasis to all those who savor the art of coffee.


Focus Tong is a candidate for the 2024 Les Clefs d’Or Award. This article has been published in its original form.

Meet the Author
Focus Tong

I am Iek Tong, Tong from Macao and 2024 marks ten years that I have worked as a concierge. My professional career began in 2014 as a bellman intern at Sheraton Grand Macao, and upon graduating from university, I became a concierge for The St. Regis Macao’s opening team Over the past decade, I have had the honor of serving guests from different backgrounds and cultures. My job requires me to be professional, friendly, and attentive so that I can meet the needs of our guests. It has been a privilege to develop these skills and take pride in what I do. I was recently promoted to Assistant Chief Concierge at The St. Regis Macao and have been responsible for training new associates. This has given me opportunities to develop leadership skills and gain deeper insights into providing quality service that meets customer demands. Although my work primarily takes place within the hotel's internal environment, collaborating with other departments has also been vital to ensure smooth hotel operations. Each of my professional experiences have shaped me to understand what travel means to our guests and the level of luxury service offered at a hotel such as The St. Regis Macao

The St. Regis Macao

The St. Regis Macao is touted as the most prestigious address on the Cotai Strip, offering 400 exquisitely styled and lavishly appointed guestrooms. St. Regis hotels are renowned for delivering exceptional bespoke service, and The St. Regis Macao is no exception. It is the only hotel in Macao to offer the signature St. Regis Butler Service for all guests, 24 hours a day, customizing each guest’s stay to their specific needs, tastes, and preferences. Food and beverage venues include The Manor, offering an exquisite contemporary European culinary experience with an emphasis on the finest sustainably sourced ingredients from all over the world, and presented by renowned Chef Michele Dell’Aquila. The Manor is the perfect venue for every occasion to gather, celebrate, and create memories. Another venue is The St. Regis Bar, the destination for luminaries to come together to connect, converse and celebrate. Macao’s finest bar destination, The St. Regis Bar is imbued with a rich New York heritage that’s synonymous with the St. Regis brand, and spoils guests with an extensive list of specially crafted artisan cocktails and beverages, a sumptuous menu of chef-crafted culinary fare, in a glitteringly elegant, yet contemporary setting inspired by the House of Astor.


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