Rise & Shine!
One of Hong Kong’s best new restaurants, Mercedes Me, is now doing breakfast daily! We stopped by this sophisticated Central spot to check out the morning offerings and fuel up for the day…
Although hungry and here for a good feed, I had to stop and take a proper look at the small, but sleek showroom at the entrance (complete with a Mercedes F1 race car!). The spacious dining area and bar were equally impressive, with a grey and black palette for the Mercedes touch, the addition of wooden and leather seating creating a nice warmth and cosy vibe.
First stop was the semi Breakfast Buffet ($150), filled with a variety of seasonal fresh fruits, simple colourful salads, cheeses, homemade juices and freshly brewed teas. I’m not really a pastry person, but the freshly baked French Butter Croissants ($25 each) and Almond or Chocolate Puff Pastry Rolls ($30 each) smelt heavenly.
After filling my plate with fruit and sipping on a perfect cappuccino, I was pleased to see I could continue my healthy breakfast vibe with the a la carte menu items created by Culinary Director Malcolm Wood and Corporate Executive Chef Edgar Sanuy. I loved the 62 Degree Slow Cooked Eggs with a choice of two sides – sautéed spinach and avocado for me ($80, or $60 as an add-on to the buffet). The egg whites were silky and almost translucent, and the yolks more liquidy than what you get with poached eggs; a bit too runny for me, but this is in line with the cooking style and something you either like or you don’t. Next time I’ll go with the fluffy Scrambled Eggs ($90, or $60 as a buffet add-on), perhaps with a side of smoked salmon and manchego cheese?
There wasn’t an option of toast, not necessarily an issue if you’re on a gluten free/paleo diet. If you like something a little carbier at breakfast, the bite size Toasted Bikini Sandwiches with organic smoked salmon and cream cheese or sobrassada and mozzarella (both $120) will go down a treat; Kat, our Sassy Mama Editor (and my breakfast buddy!) was a big fan, and our table ordered a second round.
Prefer to start your day on a sweet note? The Plain Yogurt and Cookie Crumble ($50) looked delicious (I had a bit of food envy when I saw this, but at this point I was full!). I also liked the sound of the Greek Yoghurt with Fruit Tartar and Passion Fruit Sauce ($65)… for another morning!
If you’re after a quiet weekday breakfast spot, Mercedes Me is worth checking out, with something on the menu for most dietary requirements and budgets. Perfect for a business meeting or girly catch up… or why not bring the laptop and take yourself out for a leisurely, cheeky weekday breakfast while you get some work done?
Breakfast is from 8am – 11am.
Brunch is priced at $490 per person, which includes 1 coffee, buffet and a la carte Main Course (with the option to add on Free Flow beer, Champagne, Bloody Mary and Red/White wine for $280).
Mercedes me, Shop C & D, Ground floor, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2895 7398; www.mercedes-benz.com/hk/mercedes-me/store